Call of Cthulhu

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grodog
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Re: Call of Cthulhu

Post by grodog » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:29 pm

Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm
Hey Allan and welcome to our small abode in cyberspace.
Thanks! :D
Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm
I'm still tossing around the idea of picking up 7th Edition so no feedback yet, I've read the good and the bad points that many CoC fans have had and I'm staring at my 5.5 edition books here on my desk wondering if I really want to push those aside for the newer model. If Chaosium plans to push out or reprint some of their older adventures for 7E I'd probably be sold pretty quick. I'll have to make time to read over those reviews.
I've read that they plan to republish Masks of Nyarlathotep for 7th edition for sure, but I haven't really been following 7th edition news otherwise. I'm not really thinking that I need to upgrade particularly either, since I've been pretty happy with CoC as a system for the past 35 years or so ;)
Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm
I've not played in MoN, but I've heard a lot of good things about it, along with Beyond the Mountains of Madness and Horror on the Orient Express. Unfortunately, no one in the area that I know is much into running CoC so if it were to happen I'd probably have to run it myself and find some willing players.
Yeah, I'm playing ArM remotely using Google Hangouts right now, and it's OK-ish. I might consider playing CoC that way in the future, perhaps, but in my preference is to play at the table/face-to-face, so we'll see....
Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm
On a side note, if you enjoy Ars Magica, then you should hit James up, he's also a huge fan of the game. I've never played myself.
I think I've only run 2 campaigns, one of which wasn't really ArM---we simply used the ArM magic system in our Warhammer FRPG 1e game, back in college (since Warhammer didn't have a magic system in 1e).
Cloak-n-Dagger wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm
PS. Your sig is fine, no problem here.
Thanks!

Allan.


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Post by Ancalagon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:03 am

grodog wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 pm
CoC is definitely in my top 4 RPGs of all time, but which spot is which is always hard for me to say. (The other 3, on most days, are AD&D 1e, Ars Magica, and probably Blue Planet, but that last slot could be Paranoia or Amber or WFRPG 1e or Fading Suns or something else depending on what's been percolating in my backbrain for the previous few months).

I haven't picked up CoC 7th edition and could be curious to get your feedback on it if you have? I've not yet read Matthew Pook's reviews of it yet, @ http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015 ... first.html and http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015 ... nd_31.html (mostly because I've simply not considered picking up the rules yet, but Matthew's reviews a generally excellent if you're not familiar with them).

Jon Hershberger (my business partner @ BBP) was able to snag a copy of The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion at GenCon this year, and I've been prepping to run this campaign since I was an undergrad, so perhaps I'll manage to pull it off before I die now, with 700+ page book for additional guidance and inspiration ;) I have to decide if I want to run it as a traditional 1920s CoC game or to amp it up by running it Delta Green style. Both options are good in my head, so far....

Allan.

PS - just saw the link in your .sig @ DF Jay, which is how I popped over here :D

PPS - is my standard .sig OK, or should I tweak it for here?
Allan! Welcome to the 3Ps! Hope things have been good with you since last we spoke.
Ars Magica.... my favorite RPG I never get to play. I wonder if there would be any takers at GaryCon?

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Post by grodog » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 am

Ancalagon wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:03 am
Allan! Welcome to the 3Ps! Hope things have been good with you since last we spoke.
Work's been busily draining my sanity for the past several months, but things may finally settle into some semblance of normacly by the time GaryCon enters the present. Hopefully so anyway ;) Life's otherwise pretty good, and I've been noddling on some CoC gaming in general, of late:

- picking the pieces up from my failed effort to get "Grace Under Pressure" table-ready for this year (hopefully in time for GaryCon!)
- reading the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion, prep for running Masks, which I've never done despite spending considerable time over the past 25 years prepping it
- reading the continual releases from the Pagan Publishing/Arc Dream Delta Green Kickstarter; definitely looking forward to the Handler's Guide when it's printed in a few months!

Allan.
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Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:50 pm

grodog wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 am
- picking the pieces up from my failed effort to get "Grace Under Pressure" table-ready for this year (hopefully in time for GaryCon!)
I'll keep an eye out if you end up submitting a CoC game, I've only played in one since we started attending GaryCon and it was more of an intro to 7e. The system ran well enough, but the entire session just felt rushed for the sake of getting through the adventure and the GM had said he didn't "prep much" prior to the session which meant he had to constantly read ahead as we played which made for a poor time, unfortunately.
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Post by Cloak-n-Dagger » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:12 pm

I found a pretty good deal on the newest edition of Delta Green from a guy on one of the RPG Trade/Sell groups on Facebook. I was able to get the core book, the Agent's Handbook, the starter module Need to Know, and the Keeper's Screen. When it's available I'll pick up the Handler's book, which is essentially the Keeper's book for the game.

If you're not familiar with DG, it's a modern take on the Cthulhu mythos in which real world agencies and their agents work to kill, banish, or try to contain these cosmic threats. Players play agents, soldiers, mercs, scientists, etc. as opposed to some of the more "common" people that is usually found in typical CoC games though it doesn't necessarily mean it gets any easier.

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