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  1. Chaosium is also a small publisher. I can't tell you how to feel, but by ordering from them direct, I also view it as small company support. I'm willing to bet that Miniature Market might actually have more employees than Chaosium in the US.
  2. So this is really more about you saving money than supporting small stores or publishers. I get it. The price of saving money is distribution time.
  3. Order from Chaosium. Cut out the middle man. Get it sooner. Links are open folks. Update: They've disappeared again, so they may have needed to fix something. I ordered my hard copy of BTMOM! After four years of collecting CoC supplements I finally have access to this campaign in hard copy.
  4. Hoping we don't crash the system when they go live. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. It is so great to see authors from the Polish CoC community convert scenarios to English. THANK YOU! Purchased.
  6. My post was not directed at you simply because it came right after your post. I read the first post in the topic and commented my general thoughts on the topic.
  7. I'm wondering if this is a cultural symptom of how people approach role-playing. Many players I know (myself included) interpret augment-induced penalties as role-playing opportunities. We also know there is the segment of the hobby that has been trained to "make big number and win. If I don't win, I don't have fun." I play at tables with players like this all the time, from young to old, and if they aren't making big numbers, they are convinced they aren't having fun. I find it sad.
  8. My understanding is no additions. Layout from three column to two column? Or maybe the other way around. Can't remember. Some TYPOS corrected.
  9. The Kickstarter Journal d'Indochine is close to the printing stage and focuses on southeast Asia. A majority of it focuses on Vietnam. A search for Cambodia in both books reveals sporadic references and one scenario that seems to take place on the Vietnam/Cambodia border, but certainly not featuring Angkor Wat. It honestly would surprise me if someone hadn't leveraged Angkor Wat as one of the wonders of human civilization for a CoC scenario. Yet, I agree, I'm not finding anything. Decades-long veterans have any thoughts? This makes me want to research and write a scenario related to Angkor Wat, but I would be wary of cultural respect in publishing something like that. Can't help with your second question.
  10. I also don't have my copies on me, but the Investigator's Handbook surely has some of these as well. The Sixtystone Press release "Investigator WeaponsVolume 1" has additional stats for machine guns and for flamethrowers.
  11. Not even close. Golden Dawn is where it's at, and that's why copies go for 250+ USD.
  12. Greg: "It has been properly moved and seconded to make products that don't suck, in perpetuity. Discussion? Seeing none, I'll call the question."
  13. I don't have my copy on me, but all Summoning and Bind spells share common mechanic characteristics that are described in the broader text at the front of those sections. It applies to all Summon/Bind spells respectively.
  14. Love it. Of course, I'm imagining the stereotypical company board of rich fat-cats completely out of touch with any product or consumer. I know that isn't Chaosium's board. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  15. That could be the GM version? It wouldn't surprise me if there weren't two copies, one blank...
  16. Those of us who follow the broader industry know this, are darn sick of this practice, and are absolutely delighted that Chaosium is challenging this rancid status quo. As I Tweeted earlier today on this topic: Chaosium makes products truly by Gamers for Gamers. Not by a board room.
  17. I've been collecting old CoC supplements during the pandemic. I recently secured a copy of Blood Brothers and have really enjoyed reading through it. What is everyone's thoughts on Blood Brothers 2? More of a good thing? Needlessly repetitive? Must have? Skip it if BB scratches the itch?
  18. Great discussion everyone. So many great Modern tips above!
  19. I just scored a copy of this on The Auction Siteโ„ข for 30 USD. I checked my usual "Call of Cthulhu RPG" search at exactly the right time!
  20. I'm glad you brought this up Mike. I've noticed that there is this common perception in the hobby (not saying it is anyone here per se) that officially published-products are/should be immutable. I'd call it an "attenuation to canonism." I've met a lot of role-players who think that altering published products is inappropriate or even sacrilegious. I understand that some people prefer to do zero alterations to adventures and that the argument is "I don't have time." But I also don't fully buy even that argument. Any good GM needs to adapt anything to their group and adapt it in situ when running it. I don't know of a single published adventure or campaign, even when I'm attempting to run it "by the book," that I haven't had to do some alteration for. I think adapting some 1920s scenarios to Modern is probably easier than some believe.
  21. Great question. There are certainly differences between layout. So, I guess it comes down to whether or not Chaosium feels compelled to take a financial chance on a large modern campaign? Maybe something is in the works already and we just don't know about it? We have Petersen's Abominations, but those scenarios aren't connected.
  22. The obvious answer is that 1920s sells. Arkham Now is still overstocked many years after release and H.P. Lovecraft's Arkham goes for collector prices. I think that if we actually looked at the sales records, I wouldn't be surprised if there is a vast difference in sales numbers. Game companies are, after all, businesses. That said, I'm all for development of product that gamers want. Maybe sales of modern scenarios on MR will make a case for an A-list release?
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