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Coming in November.

The box includes three books: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames, Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules, and Adventures; as well as five pregenerated Investigator sheets, blank investigator sheets, dice, a player handout and four classic adventures. MSRP is $24.99.

The adventures are Alone Against The Flames (solo), plus Paper Chase, Edge of Darkness, and Dead Man Stomp.

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41188/lure-new-players-call-cthulhu-starter-set

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I've played Alone Against the Flames...

I have Dead Man Stomp, Edge of Darkness and Paper Chase from older editions...

But, I might pick it up just for the pleasure of having a new Chaosium boxed set!

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I've become the default expert on CoC at my local FLGS based on my running the only game of it in store (and 7e  keeps flying off the shelves) so the employees ask my recommendations for stocking. I've already told the owner about this, but turns out I didn't need to. He says he already saw it at GenCon and plans to order. I love seeing the local players expand their horizons beyond D&D and PF.

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I definitely expect them to be updated to 7e. I wonder however whether they will be expanded with more info and extensive keepers notes like the Haunting scenario in the quickstart. That would be a boon for an old grognard like me to avoid relapsing into running it old school.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Augusto Antunes said:

I'm assuming Paper Chase, Edge of Darkness and Dead Man Stomp will be updated to the 7th edition rules, correct?

Yes

12 hours ago, Augusto Antunes said:

Will they be made available in PDF as well at some point?

Yes

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Starter Sets are a great idea, it has worked well for D&D so I hope it also works foe CoC 7E.

Of course, a RQG Starter Set will also be a good idea 

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The box proofs for the new Call of Cthulhu Starter Set just arrived at Chaosium HQ - fits in beautifully on the shelf with other Chaosium classics.

The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set will be out in about six weeks!

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This week our printers couriered us the finished boxed prototype for final approval. We approve - it's AWESOME!

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On 11/8/2018 at 9:50 PM, MOB said:

The #ShipsOfCthulhu have set sail again...

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Is it possible to pre-order these? Or when will they be available for purchase? I need to get this for Christmas!! :) 

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We do not take pre-orders on products on chaosium.com. That said, we expect to have the US bound ship dock in Tacoma on November 23rd, and then it's usually about a week or so later that we have the books in the warehouse, barring any unforeseen delays. Thus, I expect we will have the CoC Starter set for sale in early December in plenty of time for the holidays.

PS: The leatherette bound books version of the Masks slipcase set is on the same ship, so that should be on sale in the same time frame.

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I'm really looking forward to this.  I plan on getting it for my son as an introduction to CoC since he loves the fiction.  But honestly, since I haven't played myself, it will be as much for me as for him.

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On 11/15/2018 at 11:04 AM, Rick Meints said:

We do not take pre-orders on products on chaosium.com. That said, we expect to have the US bound ship dock in Tacoma on November 23rd, and then it's usually about a week or so later that we have the books in the warehouse, barring any unforeseen delays. Thus, I expect we will have the CoC Starter set for sale in early December in plenty of time for the holidays.

PS: The leatherette bound books version of the Masks slipcase set is on the same ship, so that should be on sale in the same time frame.

Oh, and since I live in Washington state, any chance I could just stroll down to the docks and....

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On 11/15/2018 at 2:04 PM, Rick Meints said:

That said, we expect to have the US bound ship dock in Tacoma on November 23rd, and then it's usually about a week or so later that we have the books in the warehouse, barring any unforeseen delays.

So @Rick Meints, if my math is right, this means about now! :) Just fishing for an update... The holidays are coming fast, and those deliveries do take forever... 

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On 10/22/2018 at 10:58 AM, Der Rote Baron said:

Very nice indeed! I am sure as hell getting the box when it hits the shops faster than I can say Nyarlothop ... Nylarthopop ... HASTUR!

ROFL (I tried to laughie-face react, but somehow couldn't)

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