Investigator Weapons for the Classic Era

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Publisher: Sixtystone Press

Product Code: 60-IHB01

Publishing Year: 2012

Pages: 132 plus 12 pages of additional sheets, tables and rule summaries

Cover Price: $14.99

Author(s): Hans-Christian Vortisch

Artist(s): Chris Huth (cover); interior is illustrated with period photographs and advertisements

Setting(s): 1920s

Format(s): PDF only (at present: will be published as a softcover book)

ISBN: TBA

Contents

Investigator Weapons for Call of Cthulhu in the Classic era is a comprehensive collection of weapons available to stalwart investigators of the Cthulhu Mythos and their crazed cultist opponents.

Investigator Weapons covers handguns, rifles, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, flamethrowers, melee weapons, explosives, and special ammunition; and gathers together all the spot rules for injury, environmental conditions, and firearms combat in one place, as well as introducing many optional rules for enhanced play.

Hans-Christian Vortisch (author of Cthulhu – Waffen-Handbuch, GURPS High-Tech, GURPS Martial Arts: Fairbairn Close Combat Systems, and GURPS Tactical Shooting) has selected several dozens of the most typical or iconic weapons available to the discerning shooter in the 1920s and 1930s. These range from the famous Colt M1911 and Thompson submachine gun to lesser known but more widespread firearms.

Each weapon is illustrated and described in detail, as are variant models. Significantly, each weapon’s operation is described, as are its typical malfunctions. Finishing each weapon description is the movie use of the weapon – so you can see it in action – and a comprehensive statistics bar.

Keepers are not forgotten either. Typical weapons for non-player characters are suggested, as are likely weapons for cultists from around the world. A Keeper’s chapter examines the consequences of magic on firearms and ammunition, and the effect of firearms on Mythos creatures.

Investigator Weapons – the essential weapons book for Keepers and players of all editions of Call of Cthulhu.

Also included in this purchase are separate weapons summary charts, weapons record sheets, and a rules summary sheet.

This book is Volume 1 of a planned series of books covering weapons in different eras of Call of Cthulhu.

Front Cover Text

Investigator Weapons Volume 1: The 1920s & 1930s

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the Complete Guide to Bean-Shooters, Choppers, Gats, Heaters, Mohsakas, Pieces, Rods and Roscoes by Hans-Christian Vortisch!

Packed Heat for G-Men! Hoods! Private Dicks! Torpedoes! The Law! and the Concerned Private Citizen!

Back Cover Text

Then, in spite of my daze of fright and disgust, my morbid curiosity triumphed; and as the last of the monstrosities oozed up alone from that nether world of unknown nightmare, I drew my automatic pistol and shot it under cover of the thunder. – H.P. Lovecraft, "The Lurking Fear" (1922)

'Investigator Weapon for Call of Cthulhu in the Classic era is a comprehensive collection of weapons available to stalwart investigators of the Cthu lhu Mythos and their crazed cultist opponents.

Investigator Weapons covers handguns, rifles, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, flamethrowers, melee weapons, explosives, and special ammunition; and gathers together all the spot rules for injury, environmental conditions, and firearms combat in one place, as well as introducing many optional rules for enhanced play.

Hans-Christian Vortisch (author of Cthulhu – Waffen-Handbuch, GURPS High-Tech, GURPS Martial Arts: Fairbairn Close Combat Systems, and GURPS Tactical Shooting) has selected several dozens of the most typical or iconic weapons available to the discerning shooter in the 1920s and 1930s. These range from the famous Colt M1911 and Thompson submachine gun to lesser known but more widespread firearms.

Each weapon is illustrated and described in detail, as are variant models. Significantly, each weapon’s operation is described, as are its typical malfunctions. Finishing each weapon description is the movie use of the weapon – so you can see it in action – and a comprehensive statistics bar.

Keepers are not forgotten either. Typical weapons for non-player characters are suggested, as are likely weapons for cultists from around the world. A Keeper’s chapter examines the consequences of magic on firearms and ammunition, and the effect of firearms on Mythos creatures.

Investigator Weapons – the essential weapons book for Keepers and players of all editions of Call of Cthulhu.

Shoot Dr. Allen on sight and dissolve his body in acid. Don’t burn it. – H.P. Lovecraft, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"(1927)

Comments / Trivia

This book is dedicated to Alan Fuoco, "1967--2010. His Own Man, Factsmith, Ninja, Gamer, & Good Friend. Missing in Play."

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