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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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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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Sanity loss cap for seeing dead body

Does 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 ...
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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 ...