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Once Men... COC Monograph


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I keep eyeing this Chaosium Monograph for COC.

It's a subject I'm interested in... Lovecraft's ideas of the future... but I'm not sure what's in the Monograph.

Anyone here have it or know of a review online somewhere?

Anyone have End Times? It's by the same author...

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End Time is a well detailed setting where mankind had to flee to Mars to

escape from the devastation of Earth by the mythos creatures. The best

way to get an impression of End Time and to decide whether you want to

buy the monograph is to visit the Yog-Sothoth website (see links) and

take a look at the free End Times material available as downloads there.

Once Men is a series of four adventures from different points in mankind's

future. The rules are only about 20 pages, all the rest (plus about 40 pa-

ges of player handouts that come with the PDF) is adventures, and the

background informations about the four time periods are mentioned in the

adventures. I did not yet play the adventures, but they look good to me.

"Mind like parachute, function only when open."

(Charlie Chan)

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Thanks for the info...

What are the time periods presented in 'Once Men'?

Is there stuff about the Tsan Chan and the Dark Conquerors?

Short of finding an extended review I suppose I'm left just buying the thing... which normally wouldn't be a problem for a subject that interests me... one great idea out of an otherwise pedestrian attempt is often worth the admission price... but somehow, the subject being tackled in 'Once Men' seems like it will either be right up my alley... or irritate the snot out of me (like some of Derleth's attempted 'revisions' to Lovecraft's essentially atheist Mythos).

I guess I'll have a look at the YS end times stuff and see if that irritates me... that might give me a clue.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry for answering that late, I went through this forum in a hurry during

last week, and missed your post. :o

The time periods of Once Men are not very well defined, and the adventures

usually deal with mythos creatures that are not a part of the core mythos.

However, I did still not take a closer look at Once Men, and therefore cannot

tell you more about it.

In any case, I very much prefer Cthulhu Rising, which is a detailed, complete

science fiction setting for Call of Cthulhu, not just a series of almost uncon-

nected adventures.

"Mind like parachute, function only when open."

(Charlie Chan)

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