Growling Door Games Acquires License For Chill RPG

By Polar_Bear
In Horror
Jun 15th, 2014

Growling Door Games has acquired the license to recreate the horror RPG, Chill.



From the announcement:

Today, Growling Door Games, Inc. is proud to announce that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Martin Caron, the owner of the Chill RPG. The agreement gives Growling Door Games the English-language rights to publish the Chill RPG core book and supplementary materials for that game, setting the stage for a new release of a classic property that helped make horror gaming a staple of the RPG landscape.

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.”

Growling Door Games is planning on releasing the new core book for Chill, 3rd Edition in August 2015, with a Kickstarter in late summer 2014 to launch the project. The initial release of the core book will be as a full-sized hardcover, available in both print and PDF.

About Growling Door Games, Inc.: Growling Door Games is a roleplaying game publisher based in Cleveland, OH. Founded in 2012, Growling Door has published two successful games, curse the darkness (which received an ENnie nomination in 2012) and A Tragedy in Five Acts (named “one of the best storytelling games” on io9). Growling Door Games is made up of Michelle Lyons-McFarland and Matthew McFarland, both of whom have over a decade of experience in the game publishing industry.

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  • KelRiever

    Oh my god the mechanics for this game were awful,

    BUT for its time, it was the first of its kind! I had many great games of Chill, and oddly, the bad mechanics made us lean on role-playing more! And what system was there was, in fact, quite deadly.

    This is one of those games that could use a good rules lawyer on, and really be worth it again. Good luck to them!

    • Soulfinger

      Glad you said that, because I was thinking how much I always enjoyed seeing the covers but never actually liked the game. I even remember passing on it when Mayfair was liquidating a bunch of their inventory, because nostalgia wasn’t enough to override the risk of actually having to play it. Although you can still buy on Mayfair’s website a case of 432 Sim City booster packs for $108, marked down from the MSRP of $1,080.00. To this day, that game haunts their warehouse shelves.

      • KelRiever

        Yeah, well, first Marvel Superheroes rpg…remember that? :where’s my sick emoticon? :

        • Soulfinger

          Unfortunately, I have fond memories of that one. I bought it as a gift for my cousin without ever playing it together, so there was that cool, jealous sense of longing. Then, all I did have was this Dragon magazine article about the Mutant Marauders, who were just too f’ing cool.

  • KelRiever

    Why thank you!