By Christopher Helton
Growling Door Games has announced the acquisition of the license to produce a third edition of venerable horror roleplaying game Chill. Growling Door Games are the publishers of Curse The Darkness and A Tragedy In Five Acts roleplaying games.
Matthew McFarland, President of Growling Door Games, said, “We’re thrilled to bring such a classic of horror gaming back to print. Chill has a great history of success in the market. There’s been a lot of enthusiasm for the game even during its long stint out of print, and we hope both those fans and new ones will enjoy our revival of Chill.”
Originally created by Pacesetter Games, an edition of the game was published by them in 1986. A second edition was published in 1990 by Mayfair Games. An “emulator” of the original edition, using an updated version of the rules as published by Pacesetter Games, was released by Goblinoid Games (the current owner of much of the Pacesetter Games properties) under the name Cryptworld.
In 2009 a previous third edition of Chill was announced by Otherworld Creations and early playtest documents were created. This edition was never published and disappeared under questions of proper licensing.
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