- Sep 23, 2017
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I played in a run-through of Dead Light. I liked it a lot but according to the GM we Players skipped/missed big chunks of it, so I'm not even sure I even know what's going on in it...
IIRC we didn't even see the monster, if there was a monster. Paranoia set in quick and had us trying to flee, suspecting each other of being possessed.Does anybody every really know what's going on in Call of Cthulhu? More to the point, should anybody ever really know?
Agreed!We need to break the grip of 5E.
Green?(together with my red, blue, and green D&D boxes).
I like Call of Cthulhu but seldom get to play it. I've run it without bothering to look up any of the write-ups for creatures...always seemed weird to me that they even have stats rather than just descriptions since many are beyond the ken of mortal man...
That's for the latest edition, right? I'm so getting it ASAP !The PDFs for the starter set just dropped:
If I had more time, I would be doing exactly that... that, or Traveller, or Unknown Armies, or something like Two-Fisted Tales. There can never be enough Traveller, Unknown Armies, or pulp games!I like Call of Cthulhu but seldom get to play it. I've run it without bothering to look up any of the write-ups for creatures...always seemed weird to me that they even have stats rather than just descriptions since many are beyond the ken of mortal man. Somebody (not me) should run a play-by-post!
They still have non-Mythos monsters. The "Traditional Horrors" section includes Ghost, Mummy, Skeleton, Vampire, Werewolf, and Zombie. The "Beasts" section has Bat, Bird, Bear, Crocodile, Dog, Horse, Lion, Rat, Shark, Snake, Giant Squid, Wasp and Bee Swarms, and Wolf.The bestiary was the only letdown for me in 7e. They took all the non-Mythos monsters out. Granted, I kept my old editions and could easily convert creatures over, but it was not at all expected.
Any game that is serious about increasing its player base needs a box set that has everything a group needs to get started.
Haven't seen a really clear image but from what I have seen the faces are bad and the woman's pose is particularly awkward.I entirely agree. Boxed sets seemed out of fashion for the longest time, but they appear to have returned.
As stated, 7th Edition is not for me, but I am pleased to see it get a starter set to attract others. Though the cover art is so terrible it might cause sanity loss.
That's too bad about the editing. As you say, they've been quite good about that, so I suspect it was rushed, probably to get the boxes in stores in time for the holidays. On the bright side, they've also been really good about fixing typos and other errors, updating the PDFs and cleaning up subsequent printings of the physical books, so I'm guessing they'll get this fixed too. With that in mind, I'll probably hold off a bit on buying the actual box, and just stick with the PDFs for now.Yeah, that cover is awful. The editing is pretty bad in the pdfs at least. My initial skim saw a lot of typos, some incorrect page references, and there are no bookmarks in the pdfs. 7th edition has been really raising the bar on art and production values, so I'm not sure what went wrong here. The value is still pretty great, but it feels sloppy.
That's it, I'm getting it!Yep, intro rules for 7e, some adventures, handouts, etc. The actual boxed set comes with dice too.
I fail to care about cover art, TBH.Should have reused the same cover for this box set. That cover art is awful
Wonderful cover--and one of the few images of Cthulhu that manage to make it seem truly otherworldy and not just another monster