Posted by Thomas Deeny as RPGs
Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen have returned to Chaosium. Greg Stafford, Chaosium’s founder, is the new president of the company. Sandy Petersen, designer of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, returns to the company as vice president. This announcement was made as an update to Kickstarter backers of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition campaign. The campaign raised $561,836 in June, 2013, but has not completely fulfilled rewards. “My number one concern is seeing that the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition gets out to backers,” Sandy Petersen stated on yog-sothoth.com’s forums. “One way of looking at it is that the old Chaosium team is back again. Personally I think this is cause for rejoicing not worry.”
Mr. Stafford echoed those statements with a list of action items. The new management’s plans are to evaluate Chaosium’s current problems, ship the outstanding backer rewards for Chaosium’s September 2012 Horror on the Orient Express campaign, fulfill the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition‘s Kickstarter campaign, and “return to regularly making awesome new games”.
Mr. Petersen also said that the new management hasn’t been able to completely examine everything that has gone on with Chaosium, but his “hope and plan is that we do not lose ground with the takeover but in fact that the production is accelerated.” On Kickstarter, he also stated that he is “a big fan of transparency and communication and I expect to bring this to Chaosium’s campaigns as well.”