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Badmike wrote:Hey Allan, when you met Larry awhile back, did you ask him for where he got the idea for this?  Was it a campaign he actually ran, or did he just write it up without ever having run it?  Was he ever concerned that the complicated/convoluted plot would confuse/turn off prospective players?  Man I'd love to pick his brain on this one. I would agree it is probably the best RPG campaign ever written, and I've run it once, and it played like an absolute dream.
 


grodog wrote:I didn't, but I'm sure he'd be willing to do an interview for yog-sothoth.com if I asked.  I pinged Paul to see if he'd be interested (I can't imagine that he wouldn't be  :  thanks for the idea Mike!


We actually (audio) interviewed Larry D. about Masks of Nyarlathotep for our 10th Anniversary DVD (itself a limited edition), along with video/audio interviews with the likes of Sandy Petersen, Greg Stafford, Charlie Krank and others. There's even an audio discussion by the authors of Horror on the Orient Express on there.

Details here: Lovecraftian Tales from the Table DVD

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Post Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:37 pm 
 

Beyond the Mountains of Madness now available as a PDF from Chaosium. $29.37

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Post Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:50 pm 
 

I managed to snag a 20th anniversary edition (red Elder Sign version) a little while ago for $60, which made me very happy :D

Also, in addition to Goodman Games now licensing CoC, Adamant Entertainment has hired Ken Hite to run their new CoC lines of adventures and rulebooks:  http://www.chaosium.com/article.php?story_id=403 and http://princeofcairo.livejournal.com/140839.html


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:10 am 
 

grodog wrote:I managed to snag a 20th anniversary edition (red Elder Sign version) a little while ago for $60, which made me very happy :D


Nice snag Allan - still one of the best looking best produced books for any rpg in the last 20 years.

grodog wrote:Also, in addition to Goodman Games now licensing CoC, Adamant Entertainment has hired Ken Hite to run their new CoC lines of adventures and rulebooks:  http://www.chaosium.com/article.php?story_id=403 and http://princeofcairo.livejournal.com/140839.html


Recent passings notwithstanding, this is really a golden age for Call of Cthulhu.  new publishers, new adventures, and loads of small conventions running too  :D  :D


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:33 pm 
 

Hey, in case anyone is still curious, here's what I ended up with (I began this thread, for those who might be saying, "Huh?"):

Second edition boxed set;
Both of the Chaosium solo adventures;
Both of the Chaosium companion books;
Shadows of Y-S;
Some Different Worlds issues with Cthulhu content;
... and ... and ... I know I'm forgetting at least one more. Hell with it.

I also bought a 6th edition hardback to compare where the game is now with where it was BITD.

Lots of good stuff. I'm not sure I'll ever play again (and I've got the Arkham Horror boardgame to help scratch the Mythos itch), but the purchases were worth it just for the atmosphere alone. You just can't beat CoC for atmosphere.

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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:45 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Nice snag Allan - still one of the best looking best produced books for any rpg in the last 20 years.


Thanks Steven, and I have to agree---it is awfully nice :D  

red_bus wrote:Recent passings notwithstanding, this is really a golden age for Call of Cthulhu.  new publishers, new adventures, and loads of small conventions running too  :D  :D


Hear hear!  I'll have to throw some CoC critters into the dungeon I'm writing for the North TX RPGCon, just on principle! ;)


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Xaxaxe wrote:Hey, in case anyone is still curious, here's what I ended up with:

Second edition boxed set;
Both of the Chaosium solo adventures;
Both of the Chaosium companion books;
Shadows of Y-S;
Some Different Worlds issues with Cthulhu content;
... and ... and ... I know I'm forgetting at least one more. Hell with it.

I also bought a 6th edition hardback to compare where the game is now with where it was BITD.


That's great Duke.  You should also pick up some of Pagan's products---quite good stuff! :D

Xaxaxe wrote:(and I've got the Arkham Horror boardgame to help scratch the Mythos itch), but the purchases were worth it just for the atmosphere alone. You just can't beat CoC for atmosphere.


ArH rocks :D


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Post Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:16 am 
 

Question: Is CAN $45 too much to pay for the 3rd Edition Call of Cthulhu hardcover? Whyte Knight, in Edmonton, has it for that price.

This one...
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Post Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:39 am 
 

Knightfall wrote:Question: Is CAN $45 too much to pay for the 3rd Edition Call of Cthulhu hardcover? Whyte Knight, in Edmonton, has it for that price.

This one...
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The Noble Knight web store has one in stock right now in a stated VG condition for $25.20.
I usually see them sell on eBay in the $10 - $20 range. If you are a patient eBay auction watcher you can pick them up for under $10.
Occasionally you will see them sell for more but I suspect the buyer is looking for the item and wants the first one they see.


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Post Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:28 pm 
 

I managed to snag a 20th anniversary edition (red Elder Sign version) a little while ago for $60


Lucky. Mine cost $90. :(


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serleran wrote:Lucky. Mine cost $90. :(


I got it from the UK, Robert, so interested buyers might keep and eye out there for such:  sometimes good bargains are worth the shipping cost :D


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Post Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:34 am 
 

The same guy who posted a bunch of early RQ stuff on ebay has now added the folowing (the link is at the end of this post!):



Call of Cthulhu 2nd Edition

Terror from the Stars

Dreamlands

Spawn of Azathoth

Trail of the Loathsome Slime

Nightmare in Norway

Cthulhu Companion

Statue of the Sorcerer

Cthulhu by Gaslight

Green and Pleasant Land

Alone Against the Dark



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ericthecleric wrote:The same guy who posted a bunch of early RQ stuff on ebay has now added the folowing (the link is at the end of this post!):

Call of Cthulhu 2nd Edition
Terror from the Stars
Dreamlands
Spawn of Azathoth
Trail of the Loathsome Slime
Nightmare in Norway
Cthulhu Companion
Statue of the Sorcerer
Cthulhu by Gaslight
Green and Pleasant Land
Alone Against the Dark

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The Terror from the Stars should do well since he is showing that the Theron Marks Field Manual is still attached.

Trail of the Loathsome Slime, Green and Pleasant Land and Nightmare in Norway have been fetching some good prices over the last few years.

All three were Games Workshop publications from the mid-80's.

He has some Runequest items that usually fetch a handsome price such as Big Rubble and Pavis.

It is too bad that Moon Design Publications has not reprinted their 316 page book that combines both.

I was searching for that for quite some time for a friend of mine who is a longtime Runequest fan.


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jasonw1239 wrote:It is too bad that Moon Design Publications has not reprinted their 316 page book that combines both.  I was searching for that for quite some time for a friend of mine who is a longtime Runequest fan.


If you're still looking, I think I ended up with two of those.  Will have to check after my game today, if you'd like, Jason.


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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:37 pm 
 

Goodman Games will have a new "Age of Cthulhu" module out late this year.  Here's a preview of cover art I found on eth forums of their website...

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[edit] From the cover art and some other bits and pieces floating about the web, looks like they will be using Stonehenge as one of the locations. Not a bad idea - personally I think it has been a little underused in published scenarios.


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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:52 pm 
 

That looks interesting. I enjoyed their first Call of Cthulhu release "Death in Luxor", although I have yet to run it.
I agree, there are many neolithic sites that could be used in scenarios.
Not only Stonehenge but places such as Carnac, Skara Brae, Nan Madol and Machu Picchu.


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jasonw1239 wrote:That looks interesting. I enjoyed their first Call of Cthulhu release "Death in Luxor", although I have yet to run it.


The reviews over on Y-S.com were less-than-stellar, so I haven't picked it up yet, although Harley writes very good adventures, in general.

jasonw1239 wrote:I agree, there are many neolithic sites that could be used in scenarios.
Not only Stonehenge but places such as Carnac, Skara Brae, Nan Madol and Machu Picchu.


We made it to Stonehenge but not Avebury on our Dec 2006 trip to the UK.  When we go back, that's very high on my list of places to go!  It would also make an excellent adventure site, I think (I've actually been adapting parts of it for use in my Maure Castle expansions...).


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Post Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:11 am 
 

Most of the complaints that I have seen about Death in Luxor is that there is insufficient information about Egypt for the keeper and that some of the information presented is not entirely historically accurate.

I was at Stonehenge while on a bus tour back in 1985 but I certainly would like to go back to that area.
What I can remember was that the site is situated on a hilltop giving you quite a view of the surrounding area.
Scattered around in the distance you can see various burial mounds.


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