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New at-table ToC resource - Vade Mecum de Vestigio Cthulhus

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Tony Williams

It's now available for download from the Pelgrane Press Trail of Cthulhu Resource Page.

 

The Vade Mecum de Vestigio Cthulhus <-click that link

 

I tried making a Keeper Screen for ToC, I really tried, but I can't stand broken English so I could only get it down to 7 sides.

 

You can either print it out as a flip-booklet or, personally, I chose the 6 pages I make most reference of and made a double-sided 3-page landscape Keeper screen ( printed out on card reduced to 80% page size and trimmed ).

 

The upside is it has more rules and tables in it than the Condensed Rules for ToC PDF.

 

It only covers in-adventure rules ( not character creation ) nor clue-giving ( but that should be second nature to a GUMSHOE GM ).

 

Some parts of the PDF are highlighted in mauve - these are to show the rules that are not actually in the ToC rulebook. Hovering over the highlight will explain why the rule is different to the rulebook or which other GUMSHOE games it has been imported in from. You should be able to unlock and delete the mauve highlight in a PDF reader if you don't want it to print out ( or your PDF reader may give the option not to print highlights from the print dialogue directly ).

 

 

So what's all this Latin ?

 

VADE MECUM

/ËŒvÄdÄ“ ˈmÄ“kÉ™m,vädÄ“ ˈmÄkÉ™m/

noun - a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation. Literally a "go-with-me".

 

 

VESTIGIO CTHULHUS

I'll let you work that bit out. Fun fact - I decided "Cthulhu" was a 4th declension neuter noun in Latin.

 

 

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Lammomedes

Thanks...that brilliant. It will be helpful the next time I run ToC (or frankly most Gumshoe based games).

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rylehNC

Your hard work is much appreciated!

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Tony Williams

Just a FYI:

 

The Vade Mecum has all the crunch from the ToC rulebook except:

 

i) Some occupations and abilities ( e.g. Disguise and Hypnotism ) have crunch involved - adding those bits would be taking the mickey I think - just consult the rulebook.
ii) Split Ability Pools for Mythos creatures (on page 125 of the ToC rulebook). This section does not seem to work as written and, unfortunately, the examples that follow contradict each other and the written rule. In consultation with Simon at Pelgrane it has been left out. You can probably work out what it is getting at and work out a rule for yourself. The issue will not happen terribly often anyway.

 


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Aaaaaaarrrgh!
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Stupid error on page 7 - Mind Blasted should be -6 to -11 Stability (it's down as -5 to -11).

 

Hold off any printing until I have it fixed on the Pelgrane Press site.

 

Will notify here when uploaded.

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numtini

Thanks again to you and Pelgrane for these. It makes GMing so much easier.

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Tony Williams

The fixed version 1.8 has been uploaded to the Pelgrane Press site for download now.

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