Welcome to a New Year of Horrors

Happy New Year from all of us here at Cthulhu Reborn! May 2016 bring you all the horrors you wish …

I thought that it would be a great idea to kick off the new year in style by releasing something that’s been sitting around on our hard disks for a while gathering dust — a customised 7th Edition character sheet, skinned with a “Masks of Nyarlathotep” theme.

MoN 7e Sheet - letter - Front sml

Where did this come from? Well … a bit over a year ago I was contacted by Ben Patey, whose ill-fated Kickstarter to create a physical prop set for Masks has been well documented over on YSDC and other blogs (so I won’t rehash its tale of woe here). Ben wanted to have a special “Masks of Nyarlathotep” character sheet designed as a reward to go along with the props. He had previously run an online poll to see whether people wanted a sheet aimed at the older (6th) edition of the rules, or the new (7th) edition — most people wanted the latter, hence this sheet was born.

I believe that some physical character sheets were produced and included along with the prop sets for the small number of backers who have received them. Since there is no current time-line on when any of the other backers (of which I myself am one) will be getting their props, I thought I would go ahead and release these sheets as free downloads for backers of Ben’s Kickstarter and anyone else who might like a Masks themed character sheet. You can grab the sheet either as a pair of high-resolution PNG images (front and back, 300 DPI colour) or you can download the PDF version which has the same autocalc logic as the official Chaosium 7th Edition character sheets.

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Masks of Nyarlathotep Sheet (front side)

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Masks of Nyarlathotep Sheet (reverse side)

  Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Character Sheet, 2 sided – Masks of Nyarlathotep edition (autocalc) 

Like all the official CoC 7th Edition PDF sheets, this one will probably only work properly when opened with Adobe’s free PDF Reader or with Adobe Acrobat. It uses a whole bunch of dynamic mojo that most PDF software doesn’t support.

As with every free download provided here on Cthulhu Reborn, this sheet is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license — that means you can do pretty much anything you like with these files, as long as it is not for commercial purposes. I hope folks find this a useful addition to their collection of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition character sheets 🙂

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6 responses to “Welcome to a New Year of Horrors

  • Spooky Mizu

    Thanks for this. Happy New Year!

  • jlv61560

    Thanks Dean! Between you and Delphes, this and her “Eye of Light and Darkness” sculpt are the only two things I’ve gotten for my $600 out of the Patey fiasco. Sadly, they’re likely to REMAIN the only two things I’ll ever see from that, so thanks very much for sharing this.

  • Lev Lafayette

    Needs a special section for “Cause of Death/Permanent Insanity”. Because, let’s face it, that’s how it rolls.

    • deanadelaide

      Fair point … but realistically that’s true for EVERY CoC sheet. Maybe the standard sheet needs an additional page titled “Horrible things and unplesant end” 🙂

    • jlv61560

      Doesn’t that get handled automatically in the “players’ war stories” part of the game? Or, alternately, you could make up a really big rubber stamp that reads “Cause of Insanity: ___________” and another one that reads “Cause of Death: ____________” and just fill in the blank (probably with red ink) after stamping it across the character sheet…

  • Derek

    Thanks for this. I’m one of those other unlucky backers yet to see anything from that kickstarter, this is a wonderful character sheet that goes a little way to dulling the pain! 😉

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