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All the new CoC books (Pulp Cthulhu, The Two-Headed Serpent, the new Starter Set) and even the free quick-start rules on the Chaosium website have the new design.

Will the main CoC books in the 7th edition ever be updated to this design?

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Fonts, page layout, background. The 7th edition Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook look completely different than the newer 7th edition releases.

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I see what you mean. The supplements have indeed similar style, but as far as the two core books are concerned - that’s the idea IMHO. I love how the books differ and convey different feelings when you open them.

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I don't dislike how they look, I just wondered because they updated even the free quick-start rules along the way, and now the Starter Set has the same design as well. Maybe it's just easier to use the new template :)

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Depending how their InDesign master files are set, it might be easy or not that easy to put the new style into use.

But even if it was something possible - why? : ) I find the Investigator Handbook and Keeper Rulebook designs superior to the new one, because they are unique. It would have been awesome if each supplement had its own special style, but this has extra costs. Also we should not forget the fact that those books are offered as hardcovers, which has another set of complications :)

 

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I meant that it's probably easier to to use the "new" template for everything going forward. That's why they used it for the new Starter Set and not the old look of the Keeper Rulebook or Investigator Handbook. 

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We don't have any plans to update the Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook to match the new template, at least not any time soon.

We are focusing on new product as much as possible. We have chosen to update some 7th edition products to the new standard layout if they had a much more dated layout.

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6 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

We have chosen to update some 7th edition products to the new standard layout if they had a much more dated layout.

Can you expand on that, Rick? Are there two versions of some 7E books, or are you talking about books updated to 7E from earlier editions?

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1 hour ago, TheHistorian said:

Can you expand on that, Rick? Are there two versions of some 7E books, or are you talking about books updated to 7E from earlier editions?

I think Rick means the 7th Ed Quick-Start rules - it had a fairly rudimentary layout initially.

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If Chaosium plan update on PDFs, the most beneficial one will be to allow background layer to be hidden for toner-saving printing. Currently it is single layer for everything (at least for the PDFs I own), which is not very useful.

I often print adventures as PDFs are far from the convenience of printed material.

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The 7th edition quickstart and Alone Against the Flames both had their layout updated.

We plan to do likewise with Cthulhu Through the Ages and one or two other smaller 7th ed. B&W products.

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On 12/28/2018 at 11:57 PM, Rick Meints said:

The 7th edition quickstart and Alone Against the Flames both had their layout updated.

We plan to do likewise with Cthulhu Through the Ages and one or two other smaller 7th ed. B&W products.

Does that include Dead Light, Rick?

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