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  1. I downloaded The Two-Headed Serpent Keeper Resource Pack, and found that a couple of handouts and a map are missing in the Resource Pack. The missing stuff can be found in the main book on the following pages: Page 54 - Handout: NYC 5 Page 55 - Handout: NYC 6 Page 200 - Handout: Calcutta 6 Page 214 - The Map on that page
  2. I recently downloaded the PDFs from Bits and Mortar again, and they now seem to be the versions updated with the latest errata. However, I found that some of the errata is still missing from these PDFs. And I also found a few new things, marked with an asterisk. Keeper Rulebook Page 402 - .25 Derringer (1B) - end of row - change ”1920a” to ”1920s” Page 402 - .45 Revolver - end of row - change ”1920S” to ”1920s” I would recommend to remove the first empty page after the cover from the file, so that the page numbering is the same as the page of the PDF. You have already done this with the updated PDF of the Investigator Handbook. *In both of the updated PDFs for the Keeper Rulebook (page 4 or 5, depending upon if you go by the number of the page or the page of the PDF) and the Investigator Handbook (page 6) now says that the book was printed in Germany instead of China. Is this in preparation of a new printing or something? However, in the PDF of the Keeper Rulebook, on the back cover, under the ISBN, it still says ”Printed in China”. Investigator Handbook *Page 73 - Big Game Hunter - Skills - Put a space in front of ”Natural World” (This wasn’t in the older PDF) Page 93 - White Collar Worker - Clerk/Executive - ”Language” should be: ”Language (Own or Other)” Page 181 - column 2, header ”Winchester M1887 Shotgun and M1901Shotgun” - insert space between ”M1901” and ”Shotgun” Last page of the PDF, I do not know what this called, but it is a spread of the back cover, spine and front cover. If possible I would like to see this to be only the back cover, like in the Keeper Rulebook PDF. Cause since this is so wide, it is causing some problems for me in certain PDF readers when working with the PDF. Keeper Screen Pack - Keeper Screen The Keeper Screen Pack zip-file doesn’t seem to be fully updated. The reverse side of the Keeper Screen seem to be the original file and hasn’t been updated. As I understand it, there is an updated version of this file and I’m thinking to perhaps ”fix” my Keeper Screen by printing out the changes to the Firearms- and Chases-boxes and glue them to the screen. Keeper Screen Pack - Keeper Reference Booklet The Keeper Reference Booklet-PDF seem to have been updated in the Keeper Screen Pack zip-file. However alot of the of the errata is still missing from it. *Page 1 - The address to Chaosium hasn’t been updated to the new address, as you have done in the updated PDFs for the Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook Page 10 - Hand-to-Hand Weapons - Spear (cavalry lance) - delete the asterisk and replace with ”(i)” Page 11 - .25 Derringer (1B) - end of row - change ”1920a” to ”1920s” Page 11 - .45 Revolver - end of row - change ”1920S” to ”1920s” Page 12 - .22 Bolt-Action Rifle - end of row - change ”1920S” to ”1920s” Page 12 - 12-gauge Shotgun (semi-auto) - Base Range - change “yeards” to yards Page 13 - Thompson – change 1920s era cost to: $200+ (insert “+”) Page 13 - Model 1882 Gatling Gun - end of row - insert comma after "1920s" Page 15 - Chainsaw [footnote] – line 3: "towards to user's head" should be "towards the user's head” Page 15 - Garrote [footnote] – line 2 - "again" should be "against" Pulp Cthulhu Page 73 - The Pulp Cthulhu errata-file has some changes to the example on this page, but I’m guessing this hasn’t been done yet, since that change seem to have been added to the errata-file a couple of weeks after you did all that PDF updating back in the beginning of april.
  3. I recently got the PDFs of the newer 7th edition books from Bits & Mortar, and they all seem to be the original PDFs. None of them had been updated with any of the errata. This applies to all the following PDFs: Keeper Rulebook Investigator Handbook Keeper Screen Pack S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Doors to Darkness Pulp Cthulhu I don't know if The Two-Headed Serpent and The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic have been updated at Bits & Mortar. But I'm guessing they aren't available there yet, since the print versions haven't been released yet.
  4. Just to be on the safe side, I'm pasting below all the things that is missing from the errata for The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic. Because I saw that the errata had been updated and it is still missing all the errata/corrections from the first three replies in the ”Grand Grimoire - Corrections Thread” (https://basicroleplaying.org/topic/5864-grand-grimoire-corrections-thread/). --- Reported by Insanity pg. 29 Appear Human Second paragraph, there should be a space between "appearance" and "and" in the first line. --- Reported by trystero p. 5, column 2, paragraph 3, lines 5–9: "In many traditional fantasy games and fiction, magic is often a source of wonder, possibility, and utility, a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost. Very much a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost." - repetition, and second sentence is a fragment - change to "In many traditional fantasy games and fiction, magic is often a source of wonder, possibility, and utility, a tool used to achieve a result for little or no cost." p. 5, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1: "Wielding otherworldly energies damns the wielder, the more one drinks of the unnatural power…" - comma splice; should be a colon - change to "Wielding otherworldly energies damns the wielder: the more one drinks of the unnatural power…" p. 7, column 1, paragraph 6, lines 8–9: "Some wizards will ritually bathe; others may use foul–or sweet-smelling oils to purify their flesh." - en dash in place of a hyphen and a space - change to "Some wizards will ritually bathe; others may use foul- or sweet-smelling oils to purify their flesh." p. 7, column 2, paragraph 8, lines 5–6: "…the life of human sacrifice" - missing indefinite article - change to "…the life of a human sacrifice" p. 7, column 2, paragraph 8, lines 9–10: "Understanding the nature of such sacrifice is vital tool for the Keeper." - missing indefinite article - change to "Understanding the nature of such sacrifice is a vital tool for the Keeper." p. 8, column 1, paragraph 2, lines 6–11: "The spell might call for the sacrifice of an animal and just stealing one from a farm might sound like a brilliant solution, but as the beast has no value to the caster the spell will fizzle. Whereas, the sacrifice of a favored pet or an animal of great significance to the caster is exactly what the spell is asking for." - fragment - change to "The spell might call for the sacrifice of an animal and just stealing one from a farm might sound like a brilliant solution, but as the beast has no value to the caster the spell will fizzle, whereas the sacrifice of a favored pet or an animal of great significance to the caster is exactly what the spell is asking for." p. 8, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 12–15: "…overtly penalizing the spellcaster and increasing the likelihood of failure (i.e. nothing to happening) can be very anticlimactic…" - ungrammatical parenthetical - change to "…overtly penalizing the spellcaster and increasing the likelihood of failure (i.e. of nothing happening) can be very anticlimactic…" p. 8, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 16–18: "Better for the spell to go awry and cause some unexpected calamity than for it to fizzle and nothing happen." - verb disagreement - change to "Better for the spell to go awry and cause some unexpected calamity than for it to fizzle and nothing to happen." p. 10, column 2, paragraph 8, line 3: "Transitins" - typo - change to "Transitions" p. 11, column 1, paragraph 6, lines 4–7: "Mythos magic draws upon the hidden cosmic realities of existence, something humanity is ill-equipped to understand or employ." - singular/plural disagreement ("realities"…"something") - change to "Mythos magic draws upon the hidden cosmic realities of existence, which humanity is ill-equipped to understand or employ." p. 12, column 2, paragraph 1, lines 4–5: "But, consider whether such an alteration is actually warranted." - superfluous comma - change to "But consider whether such an alteration is actually warranted." p. 12, column 2, paragraph 6, lines 3–8: "A ritual sacrifice is a cold-blooded act of murder, very different from the frenzy and heat of pitched combat where there is little time to think. Investigators wishing to cast certain spells will have to question whether the means justify the end. Whether they can take another’s life in such a manner—often on no more authority than the text in a moldy old book claiming to be a spell, which to any rational mind is plainly ridiculous." - fragment - "A ritual sacrifice is a cold-blooded act of murder, very different from the frenzy and heat of pitched combat where there is little time to think. Investigators wishing to cast certain spells will have to question whether the means justify the end, and whether they can take another’s life in such a manner—often on no more authority than the text in a moldy old book claiming to be a spell, which to any rational mind is plainly ridiculous." --- Reported by TK_Nyarlathotep Pg. 29, first paragraph under "Ascend the Stairs of Immortality": "This spell is said to have been used by Taoist alchemists when they wished to find immorality", assume it means "immortality". --- By the way, have The Two-Headed Serpent and The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic been sent of for printing yet?
  5. I’m wondering about the errata-PDF for The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic. Is that the errata for the first version of the Grand Grimoire-PDF, or is it the errata for the coming printed version of the Grand Grimoire? Because the errata-PDF is missing all the errata from the first 3-4 replies in the "Grand Grimoire – Corrections Thread”. Same thing with the errata-PDF for The Two-Headed Serpent, is it the errata for the first version of the Two-Headed Serpent-PDF, or is it the errata for the coming printed version of the Two-Headed Serpent? If the two errata-PDFs only contain errata for the PDF versions of Grand Grimoire and the Two-Headed Serpent, I would suggest waiting with releasing such files in the future until the print version of a book is released instead. Because the PDF versions will be updated to match the printed version anyway. I think it is great that Chaosium is releasing and updating these Errata-PDFs for their new Call of Cthulhu books. Because to me it shows that they still care about their books, even after release. Not enough publishers do that nowadays.
  6. Thanks Mike, but I’m still wondering about the collected errata-PDF that is only available through this forum thread, which was last updated on the 6th of december 2016. Will you be updating that one as well, and make it available here in this thread? As I wrote above, I hope you will continue to do so, with stuff like the things I found above, the Spear - Firearms/Fighting errata, the few corrections found for Doors to Darkness and now also the Resilient Talent errata found for Pulp Cthulhu. And also any potential new stuff that is found in the future. So that we can have one PDF with all the errata collected for all the 7th edition printed books, from the 7th Edition Rulebook and forward.
  7. Does that mean that the Errata-PDF will be updated again at some point, or is it only the PDFs of the books that will be updated? Also, I'm still wondering about the Mortars & Bits part, so I repeat that here: I’m also wondering if the PDFs that are available through Bits and Mortar have been updated to the latest versions of the PDFs? If not, will they be updated? And if so, any idea on when that will be?
  8. Took a quick look recently in the Keeper References Booklet that came with the Keeper Screen Pack and found some things that probably could be added to the Errata. Page 3 - in the ”Skills: Base Chance” list, by Spear, change Firearms to Fighting Page 3 - under Sample Phobias, number 38, remove the extra spacing before the word Agoraphobia Then all the errata that are in the Keeper Rulebook for the weapon lists also apply to the the Keeper Reference Booklet: Page 10 - Hand-to-Hand Weapons - Spear (cavalry lance) – delete the asterisk and replace with “(i)” Page 11 - .25 Derringer (1B) - end of row - change ”1920a” to ”1920s” Page 11 - .45 Revolver - end of row - change ”1920S” to ”1920s” Page 12 - .22 Bolt-Action Rifle - change "1920S” to ”1920s” Page 12 - 12-gauge Shotgun (semi-auto) - Base Range - change “yeards” to yards Page 13 - Thompson – change 1920s era cost to: $200+ (insert “+”) Page 13 - Model 1882 Gatling Gun - end of row - insert comma after "1920s" Page 15 - Chainsaw [footnote] – line 3: "towards to user's head" should be "towards the user's head” Page 15 - Garrote [footnote] – line 2 - "again" should be "against" However there are also some new errata for the weapon lists in the Keeper References Booklet: Page 11 - Hand-to-Hand Weapons - Sword, heavy (cavalry saber) - end of row - add a space after the comma, and make ”Modern” end up on the row under Page 11 - .45 Automatic - remove the line that separates the two rows of this entry Page 13 - Remove the extra spacing above ”Assault Rifles (i)” --- And here are some new minor errata for the weapon list in the Keeper Rulebook Page 402 - Hand-to-Hand Weapons - Sword, heavy (cavalry saber) - end of row - add a space after the comma, and make ”Modern” end up on the row under Page 406 - GE Mini-Gun, remove the extra space or spaces between ”GE” and ”Mini-Gun” (Same change should then also be made in the Investigator Handbook on page 255.) --- I hope that the Errata keeps getting updated as new things are found. Like the stuff I have found above, and the errata about the Spear in the post above. It would probably help incase of newer versions of the PDFs or a new printing of any of the books in the future. I would also suggest to add the minor errata that has been found in Doors to Darkness to this errata also. So all who have the printed books have all the errata collected in one PDF. Perhaps also put the errata that aren't included in the newest PDF versions of any of the books, in another color, so that the new stuff is easier to identify for those with the latest versions of the PDFs. --- I’m also wondering if the PDFs that are available through Bits and Mortar have been updated to the latest versions of the PDFs? If not, will they be updated? And if so, any idea on when that will be?
  9. The reason I thought the price for the Vickers .303 was supposed to be on the list on page 253, even though it is an blackmarket price, is that the Mark I Lewis Gun and the Browning M1918 do have their prices in the list on page 253 and both those prices are also blackmarket prices according to pages 182-183. Also I still wondering about the following one in the Investigator Handbook: Page 246 Right Column Under Firearm Ammunition When comparing this list to the same list in the Keeper Rulebook, on page 398, the four last entries are not included in the list in the Keeper Rulebook. Though the Keeper Rulebook has a more generic ”Extra Magasin” with a cost of $1.90. I’m thinking that the ”Extra Magazine for 32 Cal Colt Auto” and ”Extra Magazine for Colt 22 Pistol” should be replaced with the more generic ”Extra Magazine” for $1.90 instead. Isn't the Keeper Rulebook more correct then Investigator Handbook here? Cause if we are supposed to go after the Investigator Handbook, are there only supposed to be extra magazines for a "32 Cal Colt Auto" and a "Colt 22 Pistol"? --- Minor errata for the new Errata-PDF, it has the date 11 november in the filename, should be 22 november.
  10. Thanks for the errata. --- But here is some more errata and corrections from the errata-thread on Yog-Sothoth.com that seem to be missing from the Errata-PDF: Page 146 Right Column Last Sentence ”Any pursuers who are slower than the slowest fleeing character are left behind, and do not participate in the case.” Case should be chase. From the post about the Weapon Section: - ”The webley revolver is in the weapons list apparently considered both an automatic and a revolver and costs 50$ compared to the 25$ or 30$ costs of those in the reference sheet and has a malfunction of 97 and up compared to the 100 and 99 listed in the reference sheet.” - The price has been fixed in the errata, but not the Malfunction value. Because on page 180 it has a Malfunction value of 97. But on page 251, the entry ”.38 Automatic” (which I guess we should look at since it is a ”Automatic Revolver” and has a capacity of 8 bullets) has a Malfunction value of 99 and since the other version uses a .455 ammunition, I'm not really sure where to look for those values. The ".45 Revolver" seems the closest. But then if we look at the new cost for the weapon, $30-$40, it is probably the ”.45 Automatic” we should look at, but that entry says it has a capacity of 7, but that is not correct since on page 180 it says the .455 version has a capacity of 6. But both the ”.45 Revolver” and ”.45 Automatic” has a Malfunction value of 100. What are the correct entries we should look at for the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver? And what is the correct Malfunction value? - ”The 2 barrel shotgun costs $45 in the weapons list but $40 in the reference sheet” - On page 181 the Remington M1889 has a cost of $45, but on page 252 it has a cost of $40. - ”The vickers is listed as 5k$ in the weapons list and N/A in the reference sheet.” - On page 183 the Vickers has a cost of $5000+, while on page 253 it has a cost of N/A. --- And here is some new errata and corrections that I found in the Investigator Handbook while looking at the weapon-errata, most of them are minor though: Page 181 Right Column Missing a space between M1901 and Shotgun Page 246 Right Column Under Firearm Ammunition The ”.25 Rim Fire” entry, I think that should be changed to ”.25 Rimfire”? (Same change should then also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 398.) Page 246 Right Column Under Firearm Ammunition Missing a space between .45 and Automatic Page 246 Right Column Under Firearm Ammunition For the entry ”12-gauge Double-barrel Shotgun Kit (30”), change ”gauge” to ”Gauge”. What are the 12-Gauge Single-barrel Shotgun Kit (30”) and 12-gauge Double-barrel Shotgun Kit (30”) for? These two aren't included in the same list in the Keeper Rulebook, on page 398. But first see the next note. Page 246 Right Column Under Firearm Ammunition When comparing this list to the same list in the Keeper Rulebook, on page 398, the four last entries are not included in the list in the Keeper Rulebook. Though the Keeper Rulebook has a more generic ”Extra Magasin” with a cost of $1.90. I’m thinking that the ”Extra Magazine for 32 Cal Colt Auto” and ”Extra Magazine for Colt 22 Pistol” should be replaced with the more generic ”Extra Magazine” for $1.90 instead. Page 246 Under Firearm Ammunition I don’t know if it is intentional, but there are a lot of missing ammunition types in the Firearm Ammunition Cost Table. (Any changes done here should also be made in the same table in the Keeper Rulebook on page 398. Here is some of missing ones (these types are mentioned on the Firearms pages, 179-183): .41 rimfire short (For the double-barreled Derringer.) .22 rimfire 9mm parabellum .45 (For the Colt Peace Keeper. I don’t know that much about guns, but I’m guessing it uses another type then the .45 ACP?) .455 7.92mm Mauser .30-30 .303 British Page 251 Under Handguns The entry for .25 Derringer (1B) Column: Common in Era Change ”1920a” to ”1920s” (Same change should also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 402.) Page 251 Under Handguns The entry for .45 Revolver Column ”Common in Era” Change ”1920S” to ”1920s” (Same change should also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 402.) Page 252 Under Rifles The entry for .22 Bolt-Action Rifle Column ”Common in Era” Change ”1920S” to ”1920s” (Same change should also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 403.) Page 253 Under Machine Guns The entry for Model 1882 Gatling Gun Column ”Common in Era” Missing a comma between ”1920s” and ”Rare” (Same change should also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 404.) Page 255 Left Column The Entry ”1/2, 1/3:” Maybe also add the ”1/4” cause there are at least 3 weapons that can only be used every fourth round. Then also change the description text. (Same change should then also be made in the Keeper Rulebook on page 406.) Page 255 Right Column Unnecessary space between the entries Garrote and GE Mini-Gun --- And here is some errata for the current Errata-PDF: There are two entries for the same thing in the Investigator Handbook section: Page 71 - Animal Trainer. I’m guessing the second one is the more correct one. The last entry in the Investigator Handbook section has the wrong page number. Change ”Page 2501” to ”Page 250”. --- I would also appreciate it if we could get all the entries in the Errata-PDF sorted by page number. It would make the errata easier to use.