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  1. Does this latest reprint include corrections that were discovered after the first printing went to press ?
  2. It's all detailed by Mike here: https://www.yog-sothoth.com/forums/topic/32272-call-of-cthulhu-starter-set/?do=findComment&comment=340992
  3. Thank you for the time you took to research and post this very illuminating <ouch> info.
  4. I use https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor but it isn't free, however it is quite quick to render pages in MoN 7e. You could try their discontinued free app https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer but I don't remember if it does layers.
  5. Just want to second the problem for those with RED/GREEN colour blindness - RED/BLUE is always a better combo. Probably too late to make the change now though but please, Chaosium, work this into your procedures somehow for the future.
  6. I'm no RQ expert, but isn't the movement rune on Orlanth's shoulder ( if it is the movement rune ) spinning the wrong way around ? Otherwise, fantastic cover and new logo ( but I think the logo needs something to make it pop off the cover art a bit - maybe a small dropshadow, or very thin black outline ? )
  7. I also think it would be useful to give date stamps to the PDF files somewhere ( either in the filename or in the PDF itself on the credits page ) so users know which version they have and whether an update is available.
  8. If I was in charge I'd actually cut out the werewolf adventure from the new edition - it is totally out of context and not even near the main England setting geographically. It is a real needle scratch off the record moment when it drops. Plus, as stated, totally non-Mythos. Having just been an investigator and finished Masks I think it still stands the test of time but it really does need guidance for the Keeper on ramping up or down the danger/pulp so the investigators don't end up with TPKs every other session.
  9. The second cover is excellent - two books does sound strange though. What is the split ? Is one handouts ? Or is a single volume too thick for ease of use ?
  10. Big round of applause for Dave and André for their hard work.
  11. I don't think you'll find many for a single player. "In Media Res" by Pagan Publishing in their collection The Resurrected Vol III - Out of the Vault (originally in The Unspeakable Oath #10) is for multiple players.
  12. The cover to Pendragon 1st Edition is the best it has ever had.
  13. Page 7 - American Indians call-out box 7th line: "The authors wish to [be] culturally sensitive..." Missing the "be"
  14. Sadly I must agree with several of the posters that the new logo is not to my taste - the design is a real throwback to noughties tropes and looks like it came from sometime then. I'm a supporter of the RQ3 logo too. Or go to the quickstart logo and have a go at jujzing it up a bit.
  15. Realms of Cthulhu by Reality Blurs is for the Savage Worlds ruleset and I think that does a good job of explaining the various flavours of Mythos campaigns you can run as well as covering all the usual bases of investigator archetypes and Lovecraft's monsters. The new 7th Edition of Call of Cthulhu has a chapter (10) devoted to running the game but overall it's not that many pages for the price you would pay for a copy as the chapter deals with game rule questions as much as handling Lovecraftian theme. A cheap copy of an older version of the Call of Cthulhu rules might be a good bar
  16. The Keepers Companion is a hodge podge of info - it wouldn't really be a basis for what you want, it's not really a Mythos primer. What actual game system do you play ? BRP/d100, d20/OGL, FATE, Savage Worlds or something else ? I'd start with that question and then see if there is a Mythos add-on for your preferred system. If you just want a big list of creatures then Chaosium's Malleus Monstrorum is the biggest book of same for d100 systems.
  17. Not thinking this through too much but doesn't your example just prove that Mythras is the "best" (most flexible/adaptable) version of the 4 rulesets ? Is there a setting you can think of where Mythras is not as appropriate as, for example, AH RuneQuest III ?
  18. You can POD "The Gaslight Equipment Catalogue" from DriveThruRPG.com
  19. At least you know now you are not delusional ( well, about obscure 80s comics anyway ).
  20. The answer, I believe, is "Haywire" http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Haywire_Vol_1
  21. There is a historic problem with Spot Hidden When CoC was first launched it was still riding on the back of the nascent RPG fantasy trope (D&D, RuneQuest, The Fantsy Trip, etc.) and I don't think Chaosium, Sandy, early scenario authors or original play adopters quite realised the different play style CoC was to develop ( a more mystery-busting trope with monsters on the side ) than what it was first perceived as ( monster-busting with mysteries on the side ). As such, there wasn't really any thought or guidance given to new Keepers in the rulebooks about how mysteries were to be
  22. It's probably a viewer-specific thing. I'm using Windows 10 and PDF-XChange Viewer. I've just tried it on Android with a PDF viewer and the black boxes aren't there on pages 256-258 but the price on page 398 for rimfire is still justified wrong. Does "the strips of graphics" issue I mention above ring any bells ?
  23. Mike, some "bad stuff" has happened in the new Keeper Book PDF edits: a) Page numbers on pages 256-258 inclusive now have a dark box superimposed. Page 398 correction has made the price justified incorrectly compared to the other prices in the list. c) It's lost the back cover. "Bad stuff" with the new Investigator Handbook PDF: a) Some of the amended pages have weirdly shrunk in size i.e. pages 46, 93 and 253 Page 93 is still the wrong colour background with a red ink page number (as opposed to black). c) Page 176 table heading needs a font fix to l
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