Yesterday, while killing time waiting for a doctors appointment to start and I finally got a chance to read the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition quick start rules. While I have owned the 6th edition core rulebook for a long time, I never actually sat down to read it (nor played CoC). I think that was mainly because by the time I got it, I learned 7th edition was on the horizon and decided to wait, but I digress. I devoured the quick start rules and found the mechanics super easy to read and understand, albeit in a hyper-stripped down version. It has spurred my interest in wanting the full-blown rules. What spurred me in this direction? I decided the other day that since I had spent quite a bit of money to purchase the new Horror on the Orient Express box set that I needed to run it instead of letting languish on the shelf. To do this, I would have to choose either the 6th or 7th edition of the rules. Being the type of person who always gets excited over new rules, I opted towards 7th edition.
The way ahead will be as follows:
1. Read the Horror on the Orient Express box set (already begun)
2. Read the full rules (PDF or Physical book when it comes out)*
3. Create the Roll20 campaign
4. Assemble a group of players and build a schedule
5. Run the game (I’m thinking this will be recorded)
Chime in with your opinions about either the 7th edition rules or Horror on the Orient Express box set? If you have an interest in playing when I get this off the ground, please also chime in.
* The PDF of the rules are currently available and the physical book looms on the horizon. It would seem that a printers proof was just received by Chaosium, so I am hopeful that the physical book will be available by the end of the summer.