Call of Cthulhu: Malleus Monstrorum

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Gathered from every professionally published Call of Cthulhu book and scenario, Malleus Monstrorum is the most comprehensive collection of gods and monsters ever assembled for Call of Cthulhu. Entries for the monsters have been tweaked, edited, updated, and corrected. A few have been significantly expanded from previous descriptions.

    Entries are divided into the following broad sections:
  • Creatures of the Mythos
  • Deities of the Mythos
  • Creatures From Legend & Lore
  • Animals of Earth

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Buttloads of Beasties

5/5

I don't think this is all-inclusive of the C'thulhu creatures, but nothing else comes close.
It's great stuff.
Just about every creature has a mocked up photograph, painting, woodcarving, or newspaper clipping to go along with it. Part of what makes Lovecraftian horror so endearing to me anyway is that imaginary sense of history that is often woven into the mythos. I have fun with the book just for those pictures.


Liberty's Edge

What's really great about this book, though, is soooooo many Paizoites are statted up in it's pages.
Lilith, Mr. Shiny, Great Green God....;)

And everybody wonders why I'm so kooky.


Am I now? Is it better than WotC's version of me? :P

Liberty's Edge

Where's the Wotc version at?

Liberty's Edge

And can the Wotc version turn into a giant gug in the Dreamlands?!!!?

Liberty's Edge

This book is an outstanding resource, like most CoC Chaosium books. Even if you don't Call, and only enjoy reading Lovecraftiana, you'll love this book. I can't believe it took ten years to get an English language version, but it was well worth the wait! You can only find it in collector markets now, but there's a very-very limited print run of a leatherbound edition, though it's a bit pricy, it's very well-made and worth your attention...

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

This book is a translation of the German original (it has been available for 2-3 years). And it is rock solid.

The German crew have taken the Cthulhu game to the next level...

... and I know what kind of books you can further expect. If they are gonna translate some of the new ones from German, you are in for a treat (or a trick or two). (Dementophobia, Arcana Cthulhiana... just to name 2 further gems available in Germany)

I do not own these books, nor have I read through them, but a friend of mine has them, and loves them madly (his favorite is the German version of Cthulhu Now).

Scarab Sages

Oliver von Spreckelsen wrote:

This book is a translation of the German original (it has been available for 2-3 years). And it is rock solid.

The German crew have taken the Cthulhu game to the next level...

... and I know what kind of books you can further expect. If they are gonna translate some of the new ones from German, you are in for a treat (or a trick or two). (Dementophobia, Arcana Cthulhiana... just to name 2 further gems available in Germany)

I do not own these books, nor have I read through them, but a friend of mine has them, and loves them madly (his favorite is the German version of Cthulhu Now).

I do own the mentioned books - and i can only wish for the american cthulhu players out there that they will be translated - as well as the "Niemandsland" sourcebook, one of the newest gems of german cthulhu book describing gaming in the years of the great war.


Heathansson wrote:
And can the Wotc version turn into a giant gug in the Dreamlands?!!!?

No...but that would be AWESOME! :D

Liberty's Edge

Where is the Wotc version? All I saw was the LILITU.

Dark Archive

Ya Ive wanted a copy of this sucker for a while.Unfortuanatly Ive been throwing most of my spare gaming money a Paizo.


Heathansson wrote:
Where is the Wotc version? All I saw was the LILITU.

Go here.

Liberty's Edge

Hmmm....I don't see her as exactly the consort type....


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Does this have d20 stats as well?

Dark Archive

I'm pretty sure it dosent. Chaosium seems to have decided against anymore d20 product. Im not sure if this was a licencing issue of if they wernt to fond of the d20 CoC rules.


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Destro Fett wrote:
Does this have d20 stats as well?

No, it's all BRP stats.

Liberty's Edge

Rauol_Duke wrote:
Destro Fett wrote:
Does this have d20 stats as well?
No, it's all BRP stats.

HERE

is a guy who did quite a few Lovecraftian d20 conversions.
I like it a lot.

Dark Archive

Thats wicked cool Heathy!

Liberty's Edge

Yeah...that dude should get an honorary PhD from Miskatonic U.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Sweet sweet conversions... thanks guys.

Scarab Sages

Hard or soft covered?


Softcover.


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I'm very late to the discussion, but as I'm new around here (first post), I hope that can be overlooked.

As the author of The Malleus Monstrorum (or maybe gatherer???) I'm thrilled to see so much love for it. I'm currently talking with the cool Paizo guys about doing work for Pathfinder, so hopefully you'll get to see more of my Mythos monster madness soon.

And a bit of inside info: there is a SECOND Malleus Monstrorum volume just waiting to go... the recent release of the new CoC7 has put a bit of a wrench in the manuscript, as I wrote it for the "classic" BRP CoC rules. But I'm in discussions with Chaosium about doing the CoC7 edition of MM and hopefully MM2, as well.

Unpleasant Dreams,

Scott David Aniolowski

Sovereign Court Contributor

SDA wrote:

I'm very late to the discussion, but as I'm new around here (first post), I hope that can be overlooked.

As the author of The Malleus Monstrorum (or maybe gatherer???) I'm thrilled to see so much love for it. I'm currently talking with the cool Paizo guys about doing work for Pathfinder, so hopefully you'll get to see more of my Mythos monster madness soon.

And a bit of inside info: there is a SECOND Malleus Monstrorum volume just waiting to go... the recent release of the new CoC7 has put a bit of a wrench in the manuscript, as I wrote it for the "classic" BRP CoC rules. But I'm in discussions with Chaosium about doing the CoC7 edition of MM and hopefully MM2, as well.

Unpleasant Dreams,

Scott David Aniolowski

Second volume...? Can you spoil me/us with a few inclusions?

Liberty's Edge

Woah.

My whole day's been like this.

I'm going to buy lottery tickets for sure.

Liberty's Edge

My pbp group is in the Dreamlands right now, so I've been perusing that book and the Mal Monstrorum a bit lately.


This book is fantastic...I got a pdf copy Drive Through RPG some months back, and would recommend it to anyone who like Mythos stuff

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

1 person marked this as a favorite.

This book is by far my favorite RPG monster book.

Shadow Lodge

SDA wrote:

And a bit of inside info: there is a SECOND Malleus Monstrorum volume just waiting to go... the recent release of the new CoC7 has put a bit of a wrench in the manuscript, as I wrote it for the "classic" BRP CoC rules. But I'm in discussions with Chaosium about doing the CoC7 edition of MM and hopefully MM2, as well.

Unpleasant Dreams,

Scott David Aniolowski

Hardcover compilation of both would make me throw money at you.

Shadow Lodge

SDA wrote:
And a bit of inside info: there is a SECOND Malleus Monstrorum volume just waiting to go... the recent release of the new CoC7 has put a bit of a wrench in the manuscript, as I wrote it for the "classic" BRP CoC rules. But I'm in discussions with Chaosium about doing the CoC7 edition of MM and hopefully MM2, as well.

With no offense towards you, I've learned to take "upcoming products" from Chaosium's with a grain of salt. I just hope it avoids falling into the black hole that ate Pulp Cthulhu...a volume so long delayed I think it started life as "Modern" Cthulhu. :P


Kthulhu wrote:
With no offense towards you, I've learned to take "upcoming products" from Chaosium's with a grain of salt. I just hope it avoids falling into the black hole that ate Pulp Cthulhu...a volume so long delayed I think it started life as "Modern" Cthulhu. :P

No offense taken, and I fully understand. Chaosium's publication schedule has always been "fluid!" Many years ago when I visited the office they had a wall with works in progress and future releases on it -- over the course of a few days that wall kept changing with products moving up and down in the schedule or coming off the wall all together.

SDA


Kthulhu wrote:
Hardcover compilation of both would make me throw money at you.

I am in talks with the new CoC Line Editor right now to determine what direction MM and MM2 will be taking.

SDA


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Jeff Erwin wrote:
Second volume...? Can you spoil me/us with a few inclusions?

Well... a bunch of Walt DeBill's Mythos creations are in there; several new avatars for Nyarlathotep and other Mythos deities; creatures that have appeared in scenarios since the original MM was published have been collected here, as well as some left out of the original book; several original monsters from the German CoC Malleus Monstrorum have been translated for inclusion; more cryptids and non-Mythos horrors; "uncollected" Dreamlands monsters; a few more from classic literature... etc. There's plenty of monstery goodness in the second volume to please everyone.

SDA

Shadow Lodge

SDA wrote:
several original monsters from the German CoC Malleus Monstrorum have been translated for inclusion

My ideal version would be a large hardcover that collects both MM1 and MM2 together, and is just as awesome as the German edition. Really, Chaosium's should hire a few of the Pagasus Press guys away...they put out better looking CoC books than Chaosium's themselves.

Sovereign Court Contributor

The art in the German CoC/MM was Boss. Honestly, one of the best things about it.

Scott, you are also Boss. Everything you do for Cthulhu (I almost wrote CoC but that might be confusing) is awesome. He loves you.


Kthulhu wrote:
My ideal version would be a large hardcover that collects both MM1 and MM2 together, and is just as awesome as the German edition. Really, Chaosium's should hire a few of the Pagasus Press guys away...they put out better looking CoC books than Chaosium's themselves.

That was one option I offered to Chaosium, but I don't know how well received that would be as it would be a really big book with an equally big price tag. I love what Frog God did with The Tome of Horrors Complete, but don't know if Chaosium could sell an 800 page book (and honestly, I'd hate to have to carry that thing around to my games!). Its most likely going to be a two volume set at this point.

SDA


SDA wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:
Second volume...? Can you spoil me/us with a few inclusions?

Well... a bunch of Walt DeBill's Mythos creations are in there; several new avatars for Nyarlathotep and other Mythos deities; creatures that have appeared in scenarios since the original MM was published have been collected here, as well as some left out of the original book; several original monsters from the German CoC Malleus Monstrorum have been translated for inclusion; more cryptids and non-Mythos horrors; "uncollected" Dreamlands monsters; a few more from classic literature... etc. There's plenty of monstery goodness in the second volume to please everyone.

SDA

Is the Dreamlands stuff allready in the big ole Dreamlands book, or are there new things as well?


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
Is the Dreamlands stuff allready in the big ole Dreamlands book, or are there new things as well?

New monsters from The Dreaming Stone campaign are included in MM2.

SDA

Dark Archive

Is this book back ordered or is it just plain gone? I'm seeing outragous price on secondary markets. I'd order one here but would like to know if I can expect it to actually come back in stock. Thank you.


Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Is this book back ordered or is it just plain gone? I'm seeing outragous price on secondary markets. I'd order one here but would like to know if I can expect it to actually come back in stock. Thank you.

If it matters it's available right now on DriveThru for about $15 thanks to the Lovecraft sale they have going on; normally the price is more like $20. And you can send the PDF to an outfit like PrintMe1, and they'll run off a copy and bind it for you, free S&H.

I hope that's some help.

Dark Archive

Eric Hinkle wrote:
Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Is this book back ordered or is it just plain gone? I'm seeing outragous price on secondary markets. I'd order one here but would like to know if I can expect it to actually come back in stock. Thank you.

If it matters it's available right now on DriveThru for about $15 thanks to the Lovecraft sale they have going on; normally the price is more like $20. And you can send the PDF to an outfit like PrintMe1, and they'll run off a copy and bind it for you, free S&H.

I hope that's some help.

It does! Thank you.

Scarab Sages

Heathansson wrote:

What's really great about this book, though, is soooooo many Paizoites are statted up in it's pages.

Lilith, Mr. Shiny, Great Green God....;)

Wait, seriously?!?

Am I in it?

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