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    Running two parallel 1st ed AD&D campaigns (with houserules) set in Tekumel. One on Roll20, the other face-to-face with dads & kids.
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  1. As you can see, you can discuss anyone's products that might be of interest -- this isn't a company-owned site. I second the recommendation of Achtung Cthulhu, which has some gonzo stuff. WW Cthulhu seems a bit drier. I haven't seen Weird War 2, but it really sounds right up my alley! I'll have to try and remember to check it out. Have fun!
  2. Yes Mandilaras, that is exactly how you should handle it. Secret rolls. You should also take every opportunity to twist his request however possible. And if you can think of a way that there might not be an answer, go with it. If you can make Divination inconvenient, or debilitating as Castings suggested, that's fair game as well. But honestly, I can't imagine even giving a player, let alone a starting one, such a potential game-breaker. Your feeling about his plans only reinforces my urge to limit his ability any way you can. You might even talk to him before the game, so he understands that you're not going to let him spoil everyone else's fun. Good luck.
  3. Congratulations! I've been running and playing CoC since its birth. Feel free to bring any concerns.
  4. Yiddish is close enough to German that if someone spoke Yiddish, I could usually figure out what they were trying to get across. I don't think Yiddish is as similar to Hebrew though. Yiddish is more of a dialect of German, used by the Jewish population among themselves as a first language. Hebrew was supposed to be reserved for prayer. If one had no other language in common, I can see it being used for secular conversation. Unless your game is set post-WWII, in which case that issue goes away and Hebrew is opened up for daily use.
  5. Just thought I'd share this site in case anyone is unaware. Excellent selection of figures available! Pulp Figures
  6. "Charile's Angels versus the Mythos." Brilliant. People who try to invalidate either the use or non-use of miniatures in gaming (or any other gaming habit) have an axe to grind. My friends and I bought CoC on release in '81 and used the paper miniatures. When Citadel's CoC figure line came out in '85 we used them too.
  7. Thanks, but as you conjectured, I'm looking for the BRP version. I already own the 2nd ed AD&D Glory of Rome and the Basic D&D Dawn of the Emperors, so I've got gaming perspectives on a Roman setting. If I'm going to buy something BRP-related, I'll hold out for the BRP version. I'm in no hurry.
  8. If anyone has a copy of BRP's Rome: Life and Death of the Republic at a non-collectible price, I'd be grateful. What I've found online is a bit too rich for my blood. I also have some items to trade, if that's more your style. Located in California. Thanks!
  9. I have lived in a 25mm world since the 70s, 15mm for Traveller. These figures would be nice for adding to my Traveller stable. Thanks for posting.
  10. I ran Shadows of Yog-Sothoth when it was first released. My players and I had an amazing, top-notch experience with it. I agree that Masks and Orient Express will require a huge amount of effort to run. By contrast, Shadows was a breeze to run. If you're playing CoC, I would say that you should expect PC attrition. If you don't like that, either change the rules or the scenario. But that doesn't make Shadows any less than a great campaign choice. Alternatively, I would suggest Arkham Unvelied / Miskatonic University as a great campaign setting. If you want an over-arcing struggle against a Big Bad, it's simplicity to introduce. Good luck to you and your players.
  11. Here is a link to a blogger who makes templates for papercraft figures. This link is to a few Cthulhoid monsters he made. I built the shoggoth, it looks pretty good. Mythos Creatures
  12. What he posted so far is here: https://basicroleplaying.org/files/category/47-middle-earth/ If he wrote more, I'd be very grateful to see!
  13. Every game I run, in every setting, is pulp. As in, the feel and style of the fiction published in the pulps. And I don't hesitate to introduce Cthulhoid elements into other games. I prefer my "Call of Cthulhu" in the 20s, although I'll make a few exceptions. I imagine that you're considering pulp to mean a 30s setting. I haven't seen the pulp cthulhu book, so maybe it's influencing your outlook. Bottom line, if you're not sure how your players might react, ask them. 😉
  14. No, all three that I mentioned have magic that's based on BRP, but tweaked. None of them do the RM Spell Lists by magic "type."
  15. Tywyll, while I don't recall where that specific link led, there was Fergo's adaptation hosted here on BRP Central, plus one more by an author I referred here; I think he may have uploaded his file here after that, as well. Finally I also recommend Age of Shadow. It's a monograph edition. If you need me to refresh my memory, I have all three works sitting around, so I can get more specific.
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