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#1 PelgranePress

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:15 AM

We are looking for people to write free downloadable conversion notes for Chaosium's great adventures. They'd be written in such a way that the original would be required to play the game. Chaosium are happy to let us do this.

You would need to be familiar with both CoC and ToC and have played an enjoyed both systems.

Payment would be in product. You are interested, please list the supplements you'd be willing to convert (you could do as many or as few as you liked), and email me simon@dyingearth.com off-list.

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Completed conversions and a Word template can be found here. Now updated.

Completed: * Conversion Template 1.1 with sample styles and a font, created by Arseny Kuznetsov with additions by Ben Phillips
* Beyond the Mountains of Madness from Chaosium, converted by Arseny Kuznetsov, David Bruce Cousins and Belinda Kelly.
* Death in Luxor from Goodman Games, converted by Arseny Kuznetsov
* The Reeling Midnight from Miskatonic River Press, converted by Christopher Smith
* Wasted Youth from Miskatonic River Press, converted by Christopher Smith
* Our Lady of Sorrows from Miskatonic River Press, converted by Kevin Ross
* The Haunting (PDF), converted by Arseny Kuznetsov
* The Haunted House (PDF), converted by Arseny Kuznetsov
* The Edge of Darkness (PDF), converted by Arseny Kuznetsov
* Song of the Sphere (PDF), converted by Evlyn Moreau
* Horror of the Glen (PDF), converted by Ken Hickman
* Horror of the Glen (PDF), converted by Ken Hickman
* Masks of Nyarlathotep, converted by Dustin Stevens
* Our Ladies of Sorrow, converted by Christopher Smith Adair
* Trail of Tsathoggua, converted by Harris Burkhalter
* The Curse of Tsathoggua, converted by Harris Burkhalter
* Crack’d and Crook’d Manse, converted by Sam Friedman
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:50 AM

Are you looking for conversion notes just for an adventure or for whole books? Ex: "The Case" or all of Curse of Cthulhu?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:49 PM

Are you looking for conversion notes just for an adventure or for whole books? Ex: "The Case" or all of Curse of Cthulhu?


As much CoC stuff as possible!

But, we don't have a proper format for doing this yet, so we'll start small and work upwards.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:28 PM

Why not just create a conversion system and wash your hands?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 04:30 PM

Why not just create a conversion system and wash your hands?

They did, more or less, towards the back of the Trail of Cthulhu core book. This allows for the conversion of stats and such, but not so much of key plot points. See the The Haunting for Trail of Cthulhu thread for an example of what I believe Simon is seeking.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 05:39 PM

Why not just create a conversion system and wash your hands?


Because conversion is an effort, and I see no need for duplication of that effort. Plus, it would be fun to dust off some old CoC adventures and give them a run-through!
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:50 PM

Why not just create a conversion system and wash your hands?

They did, more or less, towards the back of the Trail of Cthulhu core book. This allows for the conversion of stats and such, but not so much of key plot points. See the The Haunting for Trail of Cthulhu thread for an example of what I believe Simon is seeking.


Well, it is a sample of what Pelgrane is looking for. Just not a very good one. It has a few problems that need tweaking -- no core clues and the bad guy needs redesigning.

I did a better job on my conversion of Terror.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:26 PM

I sent you an email regarding some adventures I'd be interested in converting. I have a couple of questions though, although the conversion would of course need to require the original supplement to play are we allowed to change or add anything? To really be Gumshoe adventures, they're going to need some suggestions for extra information gained through point-spending and perhaps some minor restructuring of clues.

In addition I'm wondering if you wish to convert the Dreamlands supplements since they play somewhat differently and aren't much mentioned in ToC aside from the box on page 84.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:00 PM

Are you still going through with this project? I sent an email but never heard anything back.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:44 AM

Are you still going through with this project? I sent an email but never heard anything back.


I haven't received anything from your email address, but we'd certainly like your help. PM me with the adventure(s) you'd like to convert.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:56 PM

We've now got an updated version of The Haunted House, plus a Word document template you can use (if you wish) to perform the conversion.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:51 AM

I think this an excellent idea. I just purchased "Mansions of Madness" that I am planning to run using ToC... Haven't had a chance to read through but I will try using the conversion notes and document to prepare.
I don't think I am experienced enough woth CoC or ToC to do much of a job but the conversion example and format will give me somewhere to start.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

Horror of the Glen is now available. http://www.pelgranep.../resources.html
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

The bottom of page 3 of "Horror of the Glen" is the same as in my conversion of Haunted House, and among other things gives me the credit for writing it (which is not exactly true). :oops:

I think the text should read something like this:

All products and trademarks mentioned here are the property of their respective owners. Trail of Cthulhu is ©2008
Pelgrane Press Ltd. Call of Cthulhu is © Chaosium, Inc. Green and Pleasant Land is © Games Workshop. The Horror of the Glen is written by [insert author's name here]. This conversion is written by Ken Hickman (I presume that "Kev" in the text is a misprint).

And maybe it's worth inserting a empty line before each heading? That would make the text easier to read.

If you need any help with formatting the document, I'll be glad to help. :)

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

That's true and my name is Kev not Ken :wink: 8)

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:42 AM

Did anyone do a conversion for Masks of Nylarthotep? I'm going to start using Trail for my current campaign. We've already gone through the New York chapter, so I'll be starting at the London section.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:36 AM

Did anyone do a conversion for Masks of Nylarthotep? I'm going to start using Trail for my current campaign. We've already gone through the New York chapter, so I'll be starting at the London section.


No, they didn't, and that would be great.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:42 AM

That's true and my name is Kev not Ken :wink: 8)


I'll sort this out on Wednesday.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

I've uploaded improved guidance a corrected version of Horror of the Glen, and a new conversion template with guidelines written by converted by Arseny Kuznetsov.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 08:36 PM

The London chapter of Masks of Nyarlathotep has been converted by Dustin Stevens. You can download it here.
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