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#21 Black-Seal-Editor

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:24 AM

I really am looking forward to anything from Sixtystone Press. But with the French weapons manual from Editions Sans-Detour and the German Waffen Handbush from Pegasus Spiele, won't we end up with 3 different stats for the same weapon models/types?


I think you are worrying over small details. The English-speaking audience to a very large degree don't read German or French, and I think Hans wrote the German book anyway. Your problem is primarily for English-reading French and German players and they are already addressed by their native publishers.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

I really am looking forward to anything from Sixtystone Press. But with the French weapons manual from Editions Sans-Detour and the German Waffen Handbush from Pegasus Spiele, won't we end up with 3 different stats for the same weapon models/types?


Only if you are trilingual. Which would be impressive for all concerned.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

I think you are worrying over small details. The English-speaking audience to a very large degree don't read German or French, and I think Hans wrote the German book anyway.


1. Adam is right. I wrote the German CTHULHU WAFFEN-HANDBUCH, so there's a great amount of continuitiy between these products -- although this doesn't mean all the stats are identical (and all the text is completely new; I didn't simply translate it). In the years since the German book's publication, I've interviewed dozens of shooters of all descriptions (target shooters, soldiers, police officers, SWAT officers, Federal agents, etc, from four continents and dozens of countries and several generations), read hundreds (!) of new books, and shot many thousands of rounds myself, all of which helped to make a better book.
2. While there are differences in stats, they aren't substantial. Most are explained in the text or are so minor you won't even notice them.
3. We already have several sets of different stats, between the different editions of the basic rules, works like FATAL EXPERIMENTS or the 1990s HANDBOOK, and the non-Chaosium material such as DELTA GREEN. In fact, one of my aims with these new books is to provide a coherent set of stats that takes all the previous material into account and streamlines or corrects them where necessary, but otherwise leaves them untouched. Despite some of the obvious problems of the basic rules, I've made sure that my books are fully compatible, and most of my new rules are completely optional.
4. Finally, the INVESTIGATOR WEAPONS books are not, actually, all that much about game stats, but rather about use and users. Yes, I list the stats, cause you need them for play, and yes, I have tinkered with some of them. However, most of the text deals with questions like: Where would I find this weapon? What can I do with it? What does it cost, both retail and on the black market? Do I need a permit and what happens if I don't have one? What can I do in the way of accessories or special ammunition? Which kind of character might own one of these? How do you actually load or unjam it (I describe this step by step, almost like a manual)? How much time does this require both actually and in combat rounds? Etc, etc. No CALL OF CTHULHU book has ever lavished much attention on these details, many of which being actually more important to an investigator in his actual, day-to-day life than knowing whether the thing will do enough damage to a Shoggoth.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

one of my aims with these new books is to provide a coherent set of stats that takes all the previous material into account and streamlines or corrects them where necessary, but otherwise leaves them untouched.


Wow! That's way more than I could expect. I can't wait for these supplements now!

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

(...)Oh and IW 3? That's going to be Gaslight - British Empire and Old West orientated. Other than that I will say no more.

Not so interested in modern era weaponry personally, but the other two books definitely have my interest. Will Colonial Call of Cthulhu include plenty of colonial era weaponry or might that also get a separate weapons supplement later on?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

Very much looking forward to this.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

This is pretty cool.

Question, is this related to the old Pagan weapons book? I've heard of but never seen it.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

Question, is this related to the old Pagan weapons book? I've heard of but never seen it.


Hans has seen the Pagan book and its in the bibliography, but this book is completely unrelated other than subject matter. It's all new, based on author experience.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Here's another question - hope I didn't already miss it. Will this be heavily illustrated? I'd love to see pics of all of the weapons as well as their stats.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

Here's another question - hope I didn't already miss it. Will this be heavily illustrated? I'd love to see pics of all of the weapons as well as their stats.


There is at least one illustration of weapon per entry, plus the book is profusely illustrated with period photographs.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

There is at least one illustration of weapon per entry, plus the book is profusely illustrated with period photographs.

You have got to post here the minute this is available and a link to order it. You've got yourself a sale sir.

And a review.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

I'm with Max. I'll definitely be picking one of these books up (or two as it were) when it/they come out. This is looking brilliant.

Any other tasty factoids you could share? ;)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

Sold.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

Any other tasty factoids you could share? ;)


OK, pouring oil on water....
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#35 Max_Writer

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

WANT! WANTWANTWANTWANTWANT!!!!

I guess what I'm really trying to say is I will be purchasing these books.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hmm... I don't play in the 1920s and I still want this book.

Actually I just visited Sixtystone Press's website and I'm already sold on every single book up there.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

Kerching! I'll be needing them, then.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

Sold! Hurry it up already! ;)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

I'd like to remind people that thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can all see the weapons referenced firing live ammunition:-


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Any chance of a deal that would include buying the books and getting pdfs of the material for free?





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