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HomoLupusDomesticus

I was hoping the old west volume would cover, say the 1840s-1860s as well. Any other volume in the works for that period?

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HANS

I was hoping the old west volume would cover, say the 1840s-1860s as well. Any other volume in the works for that period?

 

The oldest weapon in there is the Colt Walker (1847), and there is quite a number of other "old" guns (in respect to the "Gaslight" era, which is nominally set in the 1890s), but no, this book is not and has never been intended to cover the 1840s to 1860s. That's not "Gaslight." I might write a volume covering the early 18th century, but at this point, that doesn't look likely. Certainly not before the four already planned volumes are done, and even after those Adam and I have other ideas (including WWI and the Cold War).

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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HomoLupusDomesticus

@HANS

 

Fair enough. I guess I tend to think of it more as an Old West than strictly a Gaslight book. I guess we will get a more specific Old West weapons list if and when Old West Cthulhu ever comes out.

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@HANS

 

Fair enough. I guess I tend to think of it more as an Old West than strictly a Gaslight book. I guess we will get a more specific Old West weapons list if and when Old West Cthulhu ever comes out.

 

Most Western tales I know (certainly most films) are set in the time period covered (ie, 1870-1910). Off-hand, I can't think of many set in the 1840s and the 1850s except for The Big Trail, and most of the ones set in the 1860s can be covered with the stuff in my book. "Old Guns" covered include several early caplock Colts, a number of different derringers, the Henry Repeating Rifle, Spencer Model 1865, and Winchester Model 1866, and even the Gatling Model 1866.

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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HomoLupusDomesticus

Most Western tales I know (certainly most films) are set in the time period covered (ie, 1870-1910). Off-hand, I can't think of many set in the 1840s and the 1850s except for The Big Trail, and most of the ones set in the 1860s can be covered with the stuff in my book. "Old Guns" covered include several early caplock Colts, a number of different derringers, the Henry Repeating Rifle, Spencer Model 1865, and Winchester Model 1866, and even the Gatling Model 1866.

 

Cheers

 

HANS

 

Oh, it does sound useful enough to pick it up, don't get me wrong ;). It's just that the earlier 19th century, though used far less often, seems like an fantastic period to set old west adventures in. Ravenous (1999) and Jeremiah Johnson (1972) were set in the 1850s, and the sense of sanity-affecting isolation I get from those movies seems perfect to throw in some mythos elements.

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Gorgon

Any news on the publication date for IW2? My wallet is ready!

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Black-Seal-Editor

Any news on the publication date for IW2? My wallet is ready!

 

At the last update, we are waiting for the cover to be finished, and the index compiled.

Soon I hope.

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Gorgon

Thank you. I'll eargerly wait for another entry in this most excellent line of books for CoC. My only complaint is that Gaslight is my favourite period and at this rate it will take years until IW4 sees the light of day. Thank you and Hans for such an awesome series of products.

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Jebediah

Just checking in, any word yet on the new book? It never really dawned on me how much I was missing an informed guide to weapons within the system until I played a '30s game of CoC, and discovered that thanks to this wonderful source I didn't have to tweak a thing to fit my tastes.

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HANS

We're still waiting on the layout of Investigator Weapons 2: Modern Day to be finished.

 

On the bright side, I've recently turned in the final draft for Investigator Weapons 3: WWII and we're talking interior illustrations. The draft for Investigator Weapons 4: Gaslight and Wild West is also nearing completion.

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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SJE

I keep meaning to finish my play test review of Lost in the Lights- it's good stuff with a nice take on what a Mythos Cult would look like in 2014 and where they might operate.

 

Plus you'll never look at Cirque d'Soliel or The Blue Man Group in the same way again.

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Black-Seal-Editor

Just checking in, any word yet on the new book?

 

Sorry, its still in layout. Chris is working hard to get it finished as soon as possible but he has other assignments to juggle as well.

 

But as Hans says the mss for IW WW2 is finished. We're going to go a different production route for that book so hopefully it will be available by next year.

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Gorgon

Great news! One print copy of Modern Day will come this way. I'll skip WWII, but I'll eagerly await for Gaslight.

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qstor

What ever happened to this? I checked drivethrurpg and I and 2 are there but not 3 or 4. 

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Gorgon

What ever happened to this? I checked drivethrurpg and I and 2 are there but not 3 or 4. 

 

3 and 4 haven't been published yet.

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Black-Seal-Editor

What ever happened to this? I checked drivethrurpg and I and 2 are there but not 3 or 4. 

 

Hans has finished the mss for the Gaslight and WW2 volumes. Pookie has edited them. Hans and I have to agree the final picture choices. Then the books go to Chris for layout. They *should* be out in 2016 (fingers crossed!).

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HANS

Believe us, we'd like to see these out more than anybody! I've just taken a new look at both MSS and I must say I'm very happy with both of them.

 

In the mean time, I've started working on a number of articles for future publication, and I've started researching for a possible Investigator Weapons 5: Cold War (1950-1990) and Investigator Weapons 6: WWI (1910-1920). With that, I would have covered the entire period between 1870 and 2015 8)

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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rylehNC

I've started researching for a possible Investigator Weapons 5: Cold War (1950-1990)

 

 

Finally the Stechkin will get its due!

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HANS

Finally the Stechkin will get its due!

 

Indeed; APS and APB. Plus a whole lot of other stuff that people have been requesting ;)

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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pony_tail

HANS, will there be any updates to allow compatibility with the new Delta Green?

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HANS

HANS, will there be any updates to allow compatibility with the new Delta Green?

 

Not in the immediate future. I've done some thinking along those lines but hesitate to speculate here. Do note, however, that the generic rules in Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game and the detailed rules in Investigator Weapons 2 are quite compatible. Just establish the weapon class (Medium Pistol etc) for some specific gun in Investigator Weapons 2, then use the specific stats such as magazine capacity rather than the generic stats, where applicable. All the generic information in Investigator Weapons 2 on weapon acquisition, laws, use, etc still applies, and the information on technical specifications, historical use, law enforcement/military service, and so on is still useful as well.

 

Cheers

 

HANS

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