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Everything posted by klecser

  1. That's a really good start. I personally wouldn't include "sexual disorder" on any table because there are just too many veil or "touch the X" issues there, especially given that investigators don't have any control over what happens in a bout of madness. As a Keeper I would ignore that result on the table. One I've been thinking of: Physiological accident: The Investigator urinates or defecates in their clothes. Penalty die to social encounters until addressed. I just see my players and other Keepers I talk to wanting more variety that we can just rely on in the moment.
  2. My read was options for bouts of madness and temporary insanity. There are only ten of each. Yes, we can do whatever we want, but a "bigger table" to roll on is something I consistently see as desired. It probably exists out there somewhere as a fan creation.
  3. Agree completely. This could be a great include in a near future supplement.
  4. Nothing to add to the great advice above. Just here to wish you success! 😄
  5. Test Subjects is currently on sale as part of DriveThruRPG's GM's Day Sale! For less than three bucks you can get a full-length scenario complete with Keeper aides to help you execute the consequences of https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/333222/Test-Subjects
  6. I'm hoping there hasn't been some kind of catastrophe here. 😬 Any news? Are we waiting for product to arrive at all warehouses worldwide before release? If that is the case, I totally support it!
  7. There are plenty of role-playing games that do just fine without new editions. I've never understood this desire to get to the next edition soon after the newest is released. Some people seem to think that the grass is always greener in the new edition, and then they get there and complain about it anew. 7th is fine. If you don't like 7th, house rule. 🙂 A lot of people just stuck with 6th. That's fine too. It's not like they're that different. For me the 40th anniversary is an excuse to do special things. And if you don't view it that way, that's just fine. But I'm not sure why you'd deny anyone a desire to get special things?
  8. Are Leatherettes being printed at the same time and included in the same shipment?
  9. Rick coyly teases the possibility of a two-inch box set for the 40th in the latest Out of the Suitcase... https://www.chaosium.com/blogout-of-the-suitcase-10-can-some-investigators-help-solve-this-mystery-with-library-use/
  10. Kind of an updated Cthulhu Classics, but with the ability to draw on a much wider selection of older and mid-age classics. I like it.
  11. Hold up. Are you saying that you don't make editorial decisions as a deliberate personal attack on specific gamers? Because I have it on poor authority that you do! 😉
  12. Yeah, I thought about this, and I'm wondering if a layout update is the great equalizer. Let's be honest, and no offense to Paul or Mike, or anyone, but I think the layout of the main rulebook is among the least attractive layouts of any product available for 7E (excepting Canis Mysterium and Nameless Horrors maybe). I'm not trying to insult or anything, just pointing out that the core layout change was a very good idea, in my opinion. So, to what extent does Chaosium now have the capital to produce perhaps a limited print run of an updated rulebook? My publishing knowledge is infantile, so I defer to anybody who knows better. As a fan, I just wonder if the collector market of this game is large enough to make a limited run worthwhile? I recognize that "core books drive profit" has long been a mantra of the industry, and price point influences accessibility, but I've always heard that in the context of DND. How might a smaller publisher have their own conventional wisdom?
  13. *Begins careful study of Kevin Ross scenarios for evidence of focus*
  14. To be clear, it's the art in general you want to see, right? Not specifically just the 'nads? 😜
  15. I'm in total agreement. The hidden monster is the more frightening. I find Children of Fear very interesting, in this regard. There is a lot of potential for role-playing and ritualism in that campaign. It is far more skewed to the investigative and story-focused side of role-playing, in my opinion. Monsters DO appear often, but they don't necessarily have to be "in your face." What's stopping you from just changing it for your games if your group agrees it should be played differently? 🤔 Good on topic questions for people: What play aides might we get? What art pieces/props? To what extent will redbubble.com open up the possibilities of celebratory products that wouldn't have been possible for the 30th?
  16. There is so much great stuff forthcoming. I am also eagerly anticipating the Dreamlands. I also think it would be awesome to unveil an updated Shadows of Yog-Sothoth for the 40th. It would be appropriately poetic to update the first campaign for a major anniversary. Everybody has their favorite, of course. I wouldn't be surprised if the "Cthulhu Cults" book that Mike Mason teased in a recent interview was part of the 40th. Celebrate the most sophisticated and established of cults of the game's Great Old One namesake...
  17. Hey everyone, Many of us are eagerly anticipating the 40th anniversary of Call of Cthulhu that we are celebrating this year. If you are late to the party, know that several Chaosium employees, including President Rick Meints, have confirmed products are being developed for the 40th Anniversary, perhaps with a late October release (not official/certain). What would everyone like to see? What do you think is likely to be seen? One thing that I think is both likely and something that I would like to see is a 40th Anniversary Leatherette Edition of the 7th Edition rulebook, with all errata and corrections included, and with a new layout to match the layout of the post-Kickstarter books. What do you think is likely? What are you hoping for? Nerd out! Discuss!
  18. This is the exact reason why I continue to post about a need for patience and consideration of tone. Chaosium employees are people. Chaosium is also a small company, and cannot participate in the "release date certainty" that a lot of companies can, based on their size.
  19. *sigh* Ok, with this and Lovecraft Country it may be time to sign up for another streaming service....
  20. Hardly angry. I'm asking you to consider the (perhaps unintended) secondary messages you communicate with your tack. Where I'm from "ehem" is a deliberately passive-aggressive way of coyly and impatiently avoiding asking a direct question. The search function is a thing. This isn't the first time Mike has commented on "something special in October" being planned for the anniversary. I'm not Chaosium's spokesperson. But I also see them as people. And asking eight months in advance of what we've heard before isn't going to alter their news schedule. And whether you intend it or not, it makes you look like you can't take "we have plans for October" as an answer. And if you didn't know that there were prior updates, fine, but you have the means to find out.
  21. It's hard not to take it as that when Mike M said they were considering it in February 2020, in this very thread. You either trust his response or you don't. "Ehem" is impatience. Chaosium will announce officially on their schedule. Or is this a case of people not taking the effort to read back through the thread?
  22. I'm thinking about adversaries throwing glassware in a lab situation and there are a couple of things I'm considering: 1) The likelihood the glassware breaks. 2) The likelihood the glassware breaks on exposed skin or clothes. 3) The thickness/nature of clothes. 4) The likelihood the investigator would take damage from glassware and/or liquid contents. 1d2 glassware cuts + 1d6 contents, etc... That's a lot of rolls. And my gut as a Keeper says to Keep It Simple Stupid. I can make it simpler by saying that glassware that hits always breaks. But I can also hear players saying things like: "I'm wearing a leather jacket and wouldn't be cut by that glass!" And then we get into hit location minutia. Did it hit their jacket, a single lair of clothes, or exposed skin? Ugh. Not the level of detail I enjoy, but I know there are a lot of role-players out there that expect "realistic" chances to avoid damage. Maybe the real issue is Keeper-management of but realism! players. I'm asking because I'm developing this for a future DTRPG product, and I can land anywhere on the continuum from "A hit always does X no matter what" to "a series of rolls determines a 'fair' outcome based upon a bunch of factors." I could also present both a KISS option or a more complex option. The Keeper Rulebook has "2D6 + burn" for a Molotov cocktail, which seems to just take the simple route. Clothes may be irrelevant for burning and I could always acknowledge that investigators don't know what is in the bottles, making crunchy rolls pointless? Thoughts?
  23. Just your friendly neighborhood fan pointing out that: 1) prodding devs doesn't make devs turn out product any faster and 2) you not knowing things doesn't mean that things don't exist. Patience, friends. 😉
  24. Thank you for taking steps to help fans improve readability!
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