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    Call of Cthulhu
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  1. Diving for Cover

    Diving for Cover doesn’t care about someones DEX Order, right? It is used as a response to when someone is shooting at you? So even if you have a lower DEX Order then your opponent, or if you have already shot at your opponent during the current round, you can still choose to Dive for Cover when your opponent tries to shot at you? And then you just forfeit your next attack/action? And how does Diving for Cover work if more then one person is shooting at you? Does the first Dodge roll apply to all attackers, or do you make separate rolls for each attacker? Or you can only choose to Dive for Cover once?
  2. Burst Fire

    What are the ”positives” to using Burst Fire with one of the few listed weapons that has Burst Fire as an option? Have I understood it correctly? Is it as bad as I think it is? Because rule-wise, why would you ever choose a Burst Fire weapon over a Full Auto weapon if you can? We have only three weapons (three assault rifles) listed that can be used with Burst Fire in the Keeper Rulebook. And they are all Burst 3 weapons. (Even though the Burst Fire rules under Automatic Fire on page 114, talk about both 2 and 3 Bullet Bursts, there are no Burst 2 weapons listed in the book.) Only one Burst attack can be made per round, and if I make a successful attack with it, only one of the three bullets hit, according to the Automatic Fire rules on pages 114-116. Unless I make the roll with an Extreme Success, then all 3 shots will hit and the first of the shots will also impale. So the only potential ”positive” about the Burst Fire option is the small chance of me rolling a Extreme success and then hitting with all 3 bullets and the first of them also impaling. But most of the time, it will just be two extra bullets that are wasted. And the other option I have when firing one of these Burst Fire assault rifles is to shoot it as a single shot weapon, however, then you have to use the Rifle skill instead of the Submachine Gun skill. Then I can either shot a single shot per round. Or with the Multiple Shots option, shoot up to 2 bullets per round, but with one penalty dice added to both rolls. (The Multiple Shots option is only available to two of the three assault rifles though.) My main complaint is that it feels like there should have been something in the rules that gave using a Burst Fire weapon a small bonus of some kind.
  3. Updated PDFs

    Mike, I was wondering if you could post in this thread when the Keeper Screen Pack-zip file at Bits and Mortar has been updated? Because I tried downloading the zip-file again on the 27th of October and it wasn’t updated yet. And the download links you get from Bits and Mortar only allow you to download the files a few times before the links stop working. And did you mean that all the PDFs of the 7e books are to be updated again with the still missing (and some new) errata that I have listed above, or did you just mean that the Keeper Screen Pack-zip file will be fixed with the updated version of the Reverse Side of the Keeper Screen on Bits and Mortar? Because I think that the PDFs of all the 7e books on Bits and Mortar are the same as the PDFs that you get from DriveThruRPG or directly from Chaosium. Because the PDFs I got from Bits and Mortar show to have been updated the same date as you updated them on DriveThruRPG. It is just the reverse side of the Keeper Screen that hasn't been updated in the Keeper Screen Pack-zip file on Bits and Mortar. So what I mean is that the errata above isn't only for the PDFs on Bits and Mortar, but probably also for the PDFs at DriveThruRPG, Chaosium and where ever else they are available.
  4. Updated PDFs

    I’m still wondering if the updated PDF of the reverse side of the Keeper Screen will be uploaded to the Bits and Mortar servers? Because I would really like to have that file so I could try and ”fix” my Keeper Screen by gluing the changes to it. As I wrote in the post above, the files at Bits and Mortar seem to be updated now, even though some errata still isn’t incorporated into the PDFs. But the Keeper Screen Pack zip-file still has the old version of the reverse side of the Keeper Screen. Only the Keeper Screen Booklet has been updated in the Keeper Screen Pack zip-file.
  5. Just wondering if the Resource Pack is gonna be updated with the missing Handouts and Map?
  6. The Pulp Cthulhu Character Sheet

    These are really great, just what I wanted. Thank you very much for all your help. Just to let you know, the Simplified Fillable version of your Modern era sheet in the zip-file in your first post, does not have the “Know” under EDU, in case that is something you want to fix.
  7. The Pulp Cthulhu Character Sheet

    Thank you Dean! Either I go with that new version or I go with the one with the background image, I can just cut the sheet if I don’t want the ornaments on there I guess. :-) I wondering though, do you have the latest versions of the sheets for the 1920s era, the ones that are included in the back of the Keeper Rulebook? Because all the sheets (except the Pulp Cthulhu ones) on Chaosium’s site lack the “Know” under EDU. And the base (non fillable) sheet I linked to earlier also has a slightly different order to the characteristics as well as lacking the “Know” under EDU. So if you got a Non Fillable version of the 1920s era sheet that is on pages 430-431 of the Keeper Rulebook that would be great. And if you have them done, the Simplified and Autocalc versions would be nice too.
  8. The Pulp Cthulhu Character Sheet

    Thanks again Dean. I forgot to mention that I wasn’t able to open the Autocalc-versions, cause I wasn’t at home and didn’t have access to Adobe Reader then (and I’m sick with a bit of fever). So I’m sorry about that. I have tried out the Fillable versions now and they look and work great, but I’m too old-fashioned and just want the basic version. So these new Non-Fillable versions are great. Especially if I’m not at home, and don’t have access to Adobe Reader. Also I don’t have to mess around with the portrait part of the sheet with these. However I have one last request if possible, I’m wondering if there is a Non-Fillable version of the Pulp Cthulhu sheet like the one included in the Pulp Cthulhu? Hopefully I can explain what I mean by this… a version that doesn’t have the “decorations” on the edges of the sheet. On the first page there is a decoration on the right edge of the page, and on the second page of the sheet there is a decoration on the left edge of the page. These "decorations" seem to be other "pages" under the sheet. I would just like it to be the nice papertexture as the background for the sheet, just as in the Pulp Cthulhu PDF. However looking in the Pulp Cthulhu PDF again, it just seems like the "decorations" have been cut off there. But there is still the problems of the Portrait picture, the resolution quality and the sheet not being centered.
  9. The Pulp Cthulhu Character Sheet

    Thanks dce, but those are the versions that are already available from Chaosiums site. The versions I'm looking for are with the classic layout for Hit Points, Sanity, Luck and Magic Points. To see what I mean by classic layout you can look the following character sheet from Chaosiums site: https://www.chaosium.com/content/FreePDFs/CoC/Character Sheets/Character Sheet - base - Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed.pdf It is for the 1920s era, but I would like the same for Pulp Cthulhu (and the Modern era). It is that layout that is included in Pulp Cthulhu and the Keeper Rulebook. (Look at the "Hit Points, Sanity, Luck and Magic Points"-part of the sheet.) As I mentioned in my original post, I prefer that layout as it is easier when you use the sheet in print. Because then you only need to circle your current value in either Hit Points, Sanity, Luck or Magic Points. No need to erase and replace the value every time, like in the fillable versions. And just like the sheet I linked to above, the versions I'm looking for doesn't have to be fillable or anything.
  10. The Pulp Cthulhu Character Sheet

    I’m wondering if it is possible we could get the standard character sheet for Pulp Cthulhu that is in the Pulp Cthulhu book, as a separate PDF for download. The versions of the Pulp Cthulhu character sheets that are available on the Chaosium site have a different design and lack the classic layout for Hit Points, Sanity, Luck and Magic Points. I prefer the classic layout, where you can mark your current value, instead of having to erase the value every time. I feel that the versions available on the site at the moment are more for when you want to manage your character digitally. There is a couple of problems with the character sheet included in the PDF of Pulp Cthulhu. The biggest problem is that there is a grey profile picture in the area where you are supposed to draw your character. Making that area pretty useless. I’m guessing that the grey profile picture wasn’t supposed to be there!? Also the resolution of the sheet seem to be pretty low. This is probably since the whole character sheet is a picture in the PDF and not text. And I would then also like to see the sheet centered, and not as now, where one page is aligned to the right and the other side is aligned to the left. By the way, I just checked and the standard Modern Era character sheet included in the Keeper Rulebook isn’t available as a separate download as well. And the resolution of the sheet in the PDF doesn’t seem that good either. Perhaps this could be released as a seperate PDF as well?
  11. Down Darker Trails - Corrections Thread

    Some errata has been posted in a thread on the YSDC-forums. I thought I would copy it to here in case it hasn’t been seen by Chaosium. It was reported by Tristan on YSDC. Here is a link to the post: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/30948-old-west-for-cthulhu/?p=331976 --- Some mistakes in the character creation tables : Personal description, pp. 11-12. • The range of options should be 2-20, it's on 2D10. • The 19 and 20 lines are duplicated (which solves the "20 options for 19 slots" issue) Why are they significant, p. 13 • Options 9 and 10 are from the "Meaningful location" table. --- I think that Chaosium should give an end date (or at least an approximate date) in these kinds of threads, so the people who wants to contrbute to the errata know when to report things for the errata so that it can be fixed before the book is sent off for printing. And also something about continuing reporting errata after that date, so that it can be included in an official errata document, and also so that these things can be fixed in a potential future printing of the book.
  12. 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
  13. Updated PDFs

    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.
  14. Updated PDFs

    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.
  15. About the Errata Updates

    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?
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