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  1. He avoided asking us for Sanitary checks, but at one point last night asked a player if he was dogging this round. I hope he meant Dodging!! Dogging would be a very different proposition! (If you don't know what dogging is, DO NOT google it at work!!) 😁
  2. The Curse of Seven brings to mind Mark Frost's excellent Victorian occult adventure novel The List of Seven. Is there a link?
  3. And we're playing again on Friday, and it will only take one of us to say it and he'll be doing it all night! 😁
  4. Agreed on the cover Kevin, it's a beautiful (and very fitting) piece! Delighted to hear of a future reprint, too, it deserves a wider audience. Did it ever see a pdf release?
  5. @kross you know I said in that private message that I was grateful to you for your work? Yeah, this... 😁
  6. This. 1000% this. Our Ladies of Sorrow is one of my favourite RPG books ever! I am halfway tempted to state in my will that I'd like to be buried with it!
  7. Check out the Lovecraft Investigations podcasts on BBC Sounds. Updated takes on classic Lovecraft tales (with additional conspiracy theories) which would be perfectly runnable as adventures straight out of the notebook. The podcasts themselves aren't perfect, but are very entertaining!
  8. And, I will put this proposal to Chaosium. If you have slipcase sets in stock, you could unpack on demand, sell the slipcase box separately and then put the two books and screen into inventory to sell separately. Looks like a win-win to me!
  9. And as I bought my Masks of Nyarlathotep set from a friend and it came without its case...I'd buy one of those too!!
  10. Having recently acquired a copy of this boxed set, I thought it might be fun to do a public WIR thread to record my impressions. I know a couple of other posters recently got hold of copies too, so their comments are more than welcome, as are any other readers who have the set. Back in 2013 Cubicle 7 announced a Kickstarter campaign for a boxed set covering London in the 1920s. back in't day, I was a huge fan of the old Green and Pleasant Land supplement written and published by Games Workshop when they had the license. As a Brit, I enjoyed setting games in my homeland. Whilst Arkham, Miskatonic University, Innsmouth and the like had their charm, they were too unfamiliar to the players in my group, many of which only had experience of the Mythos via the RPG and not having read the original works by Lovecraft. As a result, saying "this game takes place in the USA in the 1920s," often led to assumptions that appropriate characters would be gangsters and G-Men. So out went Miskatonic and in came the Comparative Theology Department of Ebor University. No, they were too poor to have a Necronomicon in the library. But I digress. At the time, I lacked the disposable funds to back the Kickstarter Campaign, figuring I would pick up a copy when it was released. Little did I suspect that in the intervening time, Cubicle 7 would lose/surrender (no-one outside the two companies is completely sure which) the license to produce and distribute works compatible with the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Fast Forward to now, when I do have the disposable income and I finally have not only the box, but all the stretch goals in my grubby little mitts! For this thread, I will just concern myself with the core boxed set. The first thing which struck me when the Postie arrived and handed over the parcel was the weight. I knew there were extras in there (the Curse of Ninevah campaign, the two journals, pad of character sheets and two packs of card, but this was a hefty box. On opening and picking out the core box, this too was weighty. There was a lot of paper in there! The box itself is beautiful. Not too deep (an inch or so), deep red in colour with a high-quality matte finish. The logo is a superb art deco style affair which looks like it could have been designed in the day, but with added tentacles. The back gives an overview of what the contents are about - and as you would imagine from the title, this is about London. Not the UK, not even England, but London (the Greatest City in the World, according to the blurb on the back). As I am not a Londoner, this will need to be comprehensive. Having visited London just a handful of times, I am not very familiar with the geography. So it's not Green and Pleasant Land, but its a start. There are other supplements in the Cthulhu Britannica line covering a couple of areas of the UK (Scotland and Somerset) and another covering Folklore to add non-Mythos beasties. These books were for 6th Edition or earlier, but conversion to 7th is a breeze. So what's in the box? The largest is An Investigator's Guide to London, which appears to be a completely Mythos-free guide to the city, A Keeper's Guide to London (added weirdness and gribblies) and Adventures in Mythos London, which is a book of scenarios. There are also 6 sheets of die-cut handouts and 4 poster maps. On opening the box, it's full. No spare room for even a bunch of character sheets! Next time, I will give my first impressions of the maps and handouts.
  11. Well don't forget to share the contents of your next clearout here mate! 😁
  12. @AtG_Toby you're welcome...not sure what inspired me. After trying all.my usual places and posting here, someone pointed out eBay, which I hadn't even considered! @Ejlertson I explained myself badly, my apologies! 'Where I Read' threads are when a number of people read the same thing at the the same time and post their comments. ...and there are three of us now...
  13. We should do a "where we read..." thread!
  14. It's beautiful...very much the successor to the old Green and Pleasant Land supplement. So glad I managed to score the Pearly King in Yellow bundle too. Thanks again @deleriad
  15. I understand Rick, and thanks for clarifying...I have a lot of year's in the logistics and fulfilment industry, so I get it. I read into the announcement above that stock was in the UK for retailers to have their orders fulfilled, but that incorrect assumption was mine. My original post was enquiring of end-users if any actual customers had received books here yet.
  16. Ah, I get you...Chaosium have stock for direct retail sales, but resellers haven't received stock yet? That makes more sense, thanks for clearing that up 🙂
  17. Has anyone in the UK actually received theirs? I ordered mine from Leisure Games months ago (and paid for it, I might add), and whilst I received the pdfs recently, on chasing up the hard copies this weekend was informed: "The distributors have put out a statement about delays to many lines brought about by several factors, mainly in this case delays at ports due to both Covid and Brexit." which seems at odds with MOB's statement above that it's in stock in the UK warehouse. Is it available over here or not, does anyone know?
  18. Brilliant company name!!
  19. Our fortnightly online game is ongoing, and our Keeper is running The Saturnine Chalice (successfully, I might add!) But there's drinking as we play...and the Keeper can't help mispronouncing the word Sanity. Hearing someone ask for Sanitary Checks every time is hilarious!
  20. Likewise! I didn't vote for the bloody thing!! 😁
  21. Have a chat with @Pseudopod Although the UK isn't in Europe any more...
  22. Found and purchased...I'm somewhat delighted! Wish I'd asked here aeons ago!
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