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Questions tagged [call-of-cthulhu-7e]

Call of Cthulhu 7th edition incorporated more new rules and rules changes than any of the previous six editions and questions about it should use this edition-specific tag. For all other editions, use [call-of-cthulhu] instead.

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Can you spend luck points on an opposed roll?

Can you spend luck points on an opposed roll? Specifically, an opposed POW roll, but presumably the answer would apply to other opposed rolls as well. The rules tell us that: Many types of roll can ...
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How to bring together characters from different walks of life?

Let's take a random, straightforward Call of Cthulhu scenario, where someone, Miss Jane Doe, hires you (the party) to find their brother who has been missing for 3 months. (Another fine example would ...
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In Call of Cthulhu 7e, how does one increase their HP Max?

I’m recently starting to play Call of Cthulhu 7e, and really enjoying it. My Investigator is also enjoying it so yay, this Keeper is happy. However, we just finished our first Scenario and she asked ...
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How would a police raid on Ju-Ju House work in Masks of Nyarlathotep?

I've just started Masks of Nyarlathotep with a few friends, and they are half-way through the "America" chapter. The best outcome for this part of the campaign, according to the book, would be to ...
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Is a Hound of Tindalos stopped by a curve if it has already materialised?

The constraints upon a Hound’s arrival in the present day out of the time stream are clear: it can only materialise through an angle of 120 degrees or less. An entirely curved environment — hiding in ...
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What SAN value is 'one fifth of current sanity' measured against to determine indefinite insanity?

The rules for Indefinite Insanity state that it kicks in after a character loses… a fifth or more of current Sanity points in one game “day” Given that SAN loss might be occurring at various ...
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Mythos skill increases from full study of a tome

7th edition Call of Cthulhu rules give two mythos skill increase values for each mythos tome: CMI (initial reading) and CMF (full study). The general principle is clear: you gain a bit of knowledge ...
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Can a player character increase stats?

I'm a new GM. With friends, we had two sessions, and after each of them, I've let them roll for skills increase. But recently one of them asked if he should roll for STR because his character is weak ...
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Do I understand the Became a Believer rule correctly?

I'm searching for some clarification for the rule "Became a Believer" (Ch. 9 - Magic, page 179 of Italian edition CoC 7e manual). The explanation in the manual is quite unclear. This is what I’ve ...
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Does damage to an attribute heal naturally?

Some attacks or spells may cause damage to an Investigator's attribute score. For example, in the module Dead Light, the titular creature has an attack: Consume (fighting maneuver): If it succeeds ...
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Do investigators regain sanity from slaying creatures?

I could have sworn that killing a monster would allow investigators to gain sanity equal to the loss that seeing the monster incurs. However, searching through the CoC 7th edition rulebook, I can ...
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Do the sanity loss cap rules apply to seeing dead bodies?

Do the sanity loss cap rules apply to seeing corpses? The rules for sanity loss state that once an investigator have suffered the maximum sanity loss for seeing a mythos creature, any further loss is ...
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How do you cast a spell when you've run out of Magic Points?

I'm confused about the rules for casting spells when you run out of Magic Points. The core book mentions in several places that you can spend Hit Points, taking visible damage, eg: Once an ...
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What's the differance between max sanity and start sanity?

I just started playing Call of Cthulhu, and decided to pick up the 7th Edition. When creating my character I got confused about the sanity numbers. Theres a max (99-Cthulhu Mythos), start (POW) and ...
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What is the maximum damage a player character can consistently deal?

Assuming max starting skill level of 75 and access to 1920s weapons, what is the maximum damage a PC can do consistently? The character should be able to carry the weapon, equipment, or apparatus ...
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Which Call of Cthulhu edition should I get? [closed]

My boyfriend wants to GM a game of CoC, and for his birthday I was planning on getting him a handbook. He likes 2nd edition the best in AD&D, and I want to try to get him an edition closer to that,...
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Help me hide/protect a location in my Call of Cthulhu game

I'm currently writing up a campaign for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition set in modern day. I've never GMed this system before or any earlier editions, and my knowledge of Cthulhu Mythos and its canon is ...
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Players are “double dipping” on skill checks

The system we are using is Call of Cthulhu, which focuses heavily on investigation. My players will "line up" to re-do skill checks/rolls when they want to achieve something a certain way. In practice ...
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Is there an action cost to draw a weapon?

In Call of Cthulhu (7e), is there an action cost associated with drawing and/or sheathing a weapon? If so, would a pirate with a brace of flintlock pistols be able to thus have one attack per round ...
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Where in the Book are the Full-Auto Rules?

Where in the Investigator's Handbook are the rules for full auto fire? Neither my Keeper nor I can find them anywhere.
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Can firearms be used during close combat?

Fairly new Keeper here. During the last session, almost all of the players used their readied small firearms (pistols) during close quarters combat. Together with firing multiple shots when it was ...
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Does a GM need only the Keeper Rulebook from Call of Cthulhu 7th edition?

To start GMing* Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, would I need both the Keeper Rulebook and the Investigator Handbook, or just the previous? (I did google and check out some reviews online, but they ...
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Are the dreamlands compatible with the Cthulhu Mythos-like RPG?

Reading the stories of H. P. Lovecraft always felt like glimpsing a dark realm in which mankind is insignificant. The greater powers (mythos creatures) at work are so powerful and alien to us that the ...
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If you have 99 in a skill, and roll a 96, is it a success or a fumble?

To succeed a roll in Call of Cthulhu you have to meet or roll under your skill threshold, but rolls that are between 96-100 are fumbles (critical failures). What happens when you roll under your ...
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Is “Masks of Nyarlathotep” compatible with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition?

I'd like to purchase "Masks of Nyarlathotep," but I can't seem to find a definite answer on seventh edition compatibility. Does anyone know for certain?
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Does Cthulhu Mythos increase on a failed roll?

In CoC 7th edition, you gain 1d10 skill points every time you fail a skill test. Does this also apply to Cthulhu Mythos? And does Cthulhu Mythos get subtracted from your sanity as it did in previous ...