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MikeM

Any chance of a modern campaign?

 

Of course. Bear with us.

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AdamAlexander

Thanks, Mike. I'm patient.

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KnygathinZhaum

Yes, we're doing this for all new releases at Chaosium.com. You get the full price of the PDF off the cost of the physical book when it becomes available. 

 

Just wanted to chime in and say thank you for doing this. It is one of the most 'respectful-toward-patrons' business models I've come across in this miserable life and I truly appreciate it.

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Cangarwbach

Crystal ball time and possible sanity check. When 2018 release date is stated, anybody care to hazard a stab on likely timeframe?

I've got very slightly mixed feelings about new material in MoN. I was heavily into MoNC, and really love the kick-off prequel of Walter Kimble in Yucatan. Hoping to find it possible to add both this, and the South American prequel to my Masks campaign without suspending the disbelief of my gaming mates. (I was going to start MoN this month, but back on the backburner for obvious reasons).

 

Really love Pulp Cthulhu and the sliding scale of Pulp it offers. 7th Ed MoN +/- pulp will be perfect. Now, for railroading my eventual characters between London and Cairo - hmmm, that Orient Express looks enticing...... My next post will be in 2039.

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nclarke

At The Kraken the Chaosium team said that a release was likely in conjunction with FFG's release of their game so around March timeframe.

 

Looks like Chaosium are making a lot of use of synchronous release of their IP in multiple formats to ensure widespread market penetration. Expect to see some tablet/phone games based on the Mythos and on Glorantha in the future.

 

As part of their licensing agreements Chaosium are also using a lot of the  art produced for non RPG games to enhance their print products. I saw a lot of art for the new Runequest that featured a French artist that IIRC had done material for the French versions of Chaosium IP

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Cangarwbach

At The Kraken the Chaosium team said that a release was likely in conjunction with FFG's release of their game so around March timeframe.

 

Looks like Chaosium are making a lot of use of synchronous release of their IP in multiple formats to ensure widespread market penetration. Expect to see some tablet/phone games based on the Mythos and on Glorantha in the future.

 

As part of their licensing agreements Chaosium are also using a lot of the  art produced for non RPG games to enhance their print products. I saw a lot of art for the new Runequest that featured a French artist that IIRC had done material for the French versions of Chaosium IP

 

So, the suggestion of March 2018 (which I'd never hold anyone to) is for PDF or hard copy; or both?

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BagelsForByatis

>in conjunction with FFG's release of their game so around March timeframe.

 

Sorry which FFG game would this be?

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Professor

Keeper's Guide

Page 161   

Entry 79

Personamania: Compulsion to wear masks

 

See? the guy's just confused 

 

I've recently discovered Masks of Nyarlathotep is being updated for the 7th edition. Will it be kickstarted, will it be released in hardcopy, and do we have an ETA?

 

Thanks all.

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PoC

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MOB

Keeper's Guide

Page 161   

Entry 79

Personamania: Compulsion to wear masks

 

See? the guy's just confused 

 

I've recently discovered Masks of Nyarlathotep is being updated for the 7th edition. Will it be kickstarted, will it be released in hardcopy, and do we have an ETA?

 

Thanks all.

 

Won't be Kickstarted, will be in hard copy, ETA is Q1 next year.

 

These links will bring you up to speed:

 

Masks of Nyarlathotep - Fantasy Flight's newest expansion for Eldritch Horror is based on the classic Call of Cthulhu campaign

 

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Masks of Nyarlathotep to feature an all-new chapter: Peru!

 

A new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep for Call of Cthulhu

 

We will also have another update about the project later in the week.

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Professor

Brilliant.

 

Thank you.

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willmize

I would love, love love it if there were some tips and tricks in the new Edition how to run it as Pulp C'thulhu, because that's exactly what I plan on doing.

 

My credit card is at the ready!

 

- Bill

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KnygathinZhaum

I would love, love love it if there were some tips and tricks in the new Edition how to run it as Pulp C'thulhu, because that's exactly what I plan on doing.

 

My credit card is at the ready!

 

- Bill

 

This is exactly the case from what I've read. Running the anniversary hardcover edition with light Pulp rules myself right now. Dancing like a kid who has to pee in anticipation of the 7e PDF. Might have to do a "Flashback" session for the Peru chapter. ;)

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numtini

Two books? I guess it IS going to be expanded! Looking forward to this.

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gabrielconnor

Stop teasing us already and take our money!!!

 

Seriously though this edition looks like it's gonna be amazing! I can't wait! I really hope that the PDF will still make it for a 2017 release. I can't stall my players any longer!

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PoC

It will be interesting to see the price point for the print edition. As a two-volume set there would be a logic to having it in a slipcase (since you need both parts as one).

 

For a possible comparison the Call of Cthulhu 7e slipcased set is currently £98.

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willmize

It will be interesting to see the price point for the print edition. As a two-volume set there would be a logic to having it in a slipcase (since you need both parts as one).

 

For a possible comparison the Call of Cthulhu 7e slipcased set is currently £98.

 

Very interesting point, indeed.

My assumption is that page count is connected to price point, but I may be a fool for believing that.

The current cost for the US slipcase edition is $130, not including tax, and shipping.

 

The Investigator's Handbook is 288 pages.

The Keeper Rulebook is 448 pages, for a total of 736 pages, or  about 17.6 cents per page.

 

My copy of Masks (23118) is 248 pages.

Let's say they double that in the two volumes, which would be an astounding 496 pages.

Doing the magical math 496 pages times 17.6 cents equals $87.30.

 

I would totally pay that for the above, without even blinking.

For wonky comparison, the Masks Companion rang in at about 610 pages.

 

- Bill

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AdamAlexander

This looks fantastic

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MikeM

The campaign is written for Call of Cthulhu but running within the text in handy call outs are Pulp Cthulhu revisions/adaptations, so you can run with either. In fact, for Call games, you can use the Pulp call outs as added advice for ways to handle situations differently, thus inbuilt are differing ways to handle certain events and scenes - allowing you to use as is or be inspired to riff on the ideas.

 

Wouldn't it just be lovely, two hard back books in full color, held within a slipcase. We shall have to see what Santa Great Cthulhu brings...

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KnygathinZhaum

Wouldn't it just be lovely, two hard back books in full color, held within a slipcase.

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jlynn

I must say this is tremendously good news -- Masks has always been far and away my favorite campaign, though Chaosium has produced so many excellent products!  Updating it to 7th, adding in the call-outs, and providing player advice sounds like completely setting a new (and very high) standard for RPG campaigns!  I'm also seriously hoping for a "prop" update as well!

 

I can only hope that a completely revamped Shadows of Yog Sothoth and and updated Beyond the Mountains of Madness will soon follow!  (And maybe an updated Brotherhood of the Beast too?)  It would be really nice to see some of those older campaigns updated to the new format and with Pulp call-outs and player advice in them too.  Maybe Masks would merely become "one of many," instead of unique...

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unraveler

I would like to know: Is there's gonna be a special offer for buying both the books and Eldritch Horror's expansion together?

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MOB

I would like to know: Is there's gonna be a special offer for buying both the books and Eldritch Horror's expansion together?

 

They will be released around the same time (Q1 next year) but there are no plans for a bundle per se.

 

I can only hope that a completely revamped Shadows of Yog Sothoth and and updated Beyond the Mountains of Madness will soon follow! (And maybe an updated Brotherhood of the Beast too?) It would be really nice to see some of those older campaigns updated to the new format and with Pulp call-outs and player advice in them too. Maybe Masks would merely become "one of many," instead of unique...

 

Masks is but the first: we are looking at re-releasing other classic campaigns too over the next several years.

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