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In the latest version of BRP and CoC, the San attribute can be seen.
The relationship between CoC and BRP is very close.
So I am curious to know whether the concept of San appeared first in BRP or COC?

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2 hours ago, sadz said:

So I am curious to know whether the concept of San appeared first in BRP or COC?

I cannot remember SAN appearing in BRP before it appeared in CoC.

Don't forget that BRP was just a little booklet in the RQ2 Boxed set, back in the early 80s. CoC came out at about the same time, based on the BRP engine, so the SAN mechanic was probably invented for CoC.

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8 hours ago, sadz said:

In the latest version of BRP and CoC, the San attribute can be seen.
The relationship between CoC and BRP is very close.
So I am curious to know whether the concept of San appeared first in BRP or COC?

SANdy Petersen created the Sanity game mechanic for Call of Cthulhu, 1st edition in 1981.

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2 hours ago, sadz said:

May i know which version of BRP  had begin included san?

From 1981 the BRP booklet (16 pages) was included in various of Chaosiums boxed RPG sets, but never included rules of SAN. 

The first time SAN was included in the BRP rules was with the publication of preview edition of the Big Golden Book "BRP Zero" edition in December 2007. 

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