Just released: Four-Bit Characters for Call of Cthulhu RPG

UPDATE: a great video review of Four-Bit Characters from XPLovecat is here.

I am very pleased to announce the release of Four-Bit Characters for the Call of Cthulhu (7e) tabletop role-playing game, published through Chaosium’s Miskatonic Repository Community Content program.

This is a collection of 10 pre-generated characters based on real historical people.

Click here to purchase on DriveThru RPG

Contents For the Classic 1920s:

  • Sonia Greene Lovecraft – shopkeeper & writer who supports her struggling husband, the author H.P. Lovecraft
  • Wilfrid Voynich – book dealer & linguist trying to decipher an arcane tome
  • Bashford Dean – museum curator & armorer with access to millions of institutional dollars
  • William “Pussyfoot” Johnson – federal agent & prohibitionist, so reviled by bootleggers they wrote hate songs about him
  • Hiram Bingham III – professor & archeologist, famed for introducing Machu Picchu to Western tourists
  • Mildred Mathias – researcher & botanist who drove thousands of miles with two girlfriends in a beat-up Ford for her thesis

For Pulp 1930s:

  • Bessie Coleman – thrill-seeker & aviator, the first African-American woman and Native American to earn a pilot’s license
  • Richard Halliburton – adventurer & author, famed for his daring travel exploits recounted in best-selling novels

For Gaslight 1890s:

  • Ida Tarbell – investigative journalist & activist whose reporting destroyed the Standard Oil company
  • Granville Woods – engineer & inventor with more than 60 patents and considered by some to be “The Black Edison”

Each character is extensively researched, hand-drawn based on existing photos, and appears on a new, gorgeously custom-made auto-calculating 7e sheet ready for printing (black and white) or digital use (color background).

PLUS: Extra images and text for each character from the public domain!

PLUS: six blank auto-calculating character sheets for Gaslight, Classic, and Pulp eras, in both a printable and digital format, ready for your input!

PLUS: an informative essay on the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and how it might affect your classic and pulp characters!

Art: Luis Miguez

Character sheet design and interactivity: Kirsten Hageleit

Research and writing: Aaron Vanek

REVIEW from Rolling Boxcars

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