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« on: February 28, 2006, 01:36:29 PM »
I personally love CoC, any edition, and Kult.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 01:39:33 PM »
I have never actually played the CoC system, but I have used CoC adventures in other game systems, most notably 3.5 Masque of the Red Death.  The detail and intricacy of the modules are pretty much second to none, and worth the effort.  Though it would be nice to find a group to play CoC at some point cause it can be a bit of work to do the conversion.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 01:42:59 PM »
Well I guess the World of Darkness series by White Wolf would qualify as horror.  Had a lot of fun over the years playing various vampires, werewolves and mages.

CoC is a close second and I prefer the d20 version as just being easier to play.  But I do have fond memories of the original version as it was one of my mainstays my first couple of years of college.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 01:59:19 PM »
I like the BRP version of CoC. Doubly so after this weekend.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 02:02:13 PM »
CoC and even though I've never gotten to play it really, Kult.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 02:04:17 PM »
Kult has my favorite setting, but I prefer the system of World of Darkness, which also has a cool setting. CoC is very functional.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 02:05:33 PM »
CoC is a classic, deservedly so, and it still plays well for both one-shots and campaigns. Its flexibility for settings and eras is marvellous, and its Cthulhu-based resources are long, many, and mostly all useful.

I'm a sucker for Maque of the Red Death, despite the cheese in the official products, because I like the period, and I think it does Ravenloft better than Ravenloft does.
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 02:05:36 PM »
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Kult has my favorite setting, but I prefer the system of World of Darkness, which also has a cool setting. CoC is very functional.


Do think it would be easy to transfer the Kult setting to new WoD rules?
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006, 02:09:35 PM »
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I'm a sucker for Maque of the Red Death, despite the cheese in the official products, because I like the period, and I think it does Ravenloft better than Ravenloft does.


Yep, I agree.  I just wish the rules were cleaned up a bit for it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 02:10:20 PM »
I'm running d20 CoC and it's more effective than you might think in capturing the feel and genre of Lovecraft's stories.

Good, solid game.

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2006, 02:20:35 PM »
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Do think it would be easy to transfer the Kult setting to new WoD rules?


Yeah, I don't see why not. I think almost anything should be relatively easy to transfer to the new WoD. With only minor squeezing of the square setting into the round system, if you follow me. :)

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006, 02:26:01 PM »
CoC is the only one that I have much experience with.  It has a few oddities but it's decent and easy to learn/run.  I have given character sheets to new players and had them playing in five minutes.  I actually like it less deadly - characters lasting multiple sessions and having a chance to go insane. I really like having handouts and clues.

I have CoC D20 but haven't played it.  It seems to do some things better than the BRP version as long as you can get past the fact that it doesn't have to play like D&D.

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006, 03:10:35 PM »
CoC is a oldtime favorite, I like how they have some cross adventures into dnd, such as the freeport line.....

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2006, 03:17:16 PM »
Call of Cthulhu for me.  I used to like Ravenloft before all the Soth escaping and Iuz entering the Demiplane bullshit; now it just sucks.  

All Flesh Must Be Eaten isn't too bad either.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006, 08:50:25 PM »
CoC, I much prefer the classic to the d20.
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