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There are a large number of Call of Cthulhu articles on my blog, Shooting Dice, including: Lovecraft and His Guns, about HPL and his guns and gun use. The Investigator's Load, about typical kit carried by investigators in HPL's stories and encumbrance issues in the game. Lovecraft's Investigators and Their guns, an entire series of articles examining HPL stores for the weapons of his investigators. Disarming in Call of Cthulhu, comparing the Disarming rules in Call of Cthulhu Sixth and Seventh Edition, illustrated using a scene from The Maltese Falcon. Cthulhu Gangster, the latest book by German Call of Cthulhu licensee Pegasus Press. Plus gun reviews, film and TV series reviews, all with an eye towards using them in the game. Cheers HANS
So if this is not the place for this, please feel free to move... I have been going over different rule ideas and was toying with alternate attack methods. Long story short I contemplated what fanning a six gun in a BRP might look like Fanning Fanning of a revolver was a common means of firing multiple shots in a short amount of time. To do so in combat a character declares he or she is "fanning" on their attack and picks 1 to 3 targets in their line of sight. On the character's normal attack SR, he or she makes a single attack roll at a 25% penalty. If the roll succeeds, roll 1d3 to determine which target is hit and allow that character to make a dodge roll (if applicable). Even if the attack fails, the firing character pits his or her POW against the POW of each of the targets. If the attacker succeeds against a target, that target has a 15% penalty on all actions for one round. So the idea is that even though inaccurate, fanning can be intimidating because of the hail of bullets. Here are some thoughts I had on it Is 25% enough of a penalty for the shooter? Is 15% too big a penalty for the targets? If using Special Successes, 2 targets are hit on a special success If the roll is a critical, all three targets are hit Just curious what others might think. I may actually do a Wild West version of Q21 after Skaerune' and Runed Worlds, so it is not just a throw away thought.