Rivers of London, RuneQuest Gods, Regency Cthulhu Coming Soon From Chaosium

Chaosium has been posting preview graphics of some of its upcoming games, all marked 'Coming Soon'.

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Magic has returned to our world. The London Metropolitan Police Service’s special magic branch take to the streets to come to grips with the “demi-monde”—those who have been irreversibly changed by magic. Welcome to Rivers of London.

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The Prosopaedia: An Encyclopedia of the Gods of RuneQuest! An essential reference for all Glorantha fans. Discover the deities of RuneQuest and inspire your adventures and characters for years to come.

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A time of social niceties, grand balls, romantic intrigues and disappointments. Twisted horrors Have lain dormant for centuries now seek to burst forth into England. Welcome to Regency Cthulhu.
 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey



So I'm jazzed for the Regency CoC offering. I am curious to see if this is in effect replacing the Cthulhu by Gaslight setting for 7th edition. Not exactly the same time period but I could still see the drive to do CbG for the current edition diminished.
 


Ulfgeir

Hero
So I'm jazzed for the Regency CoC offering. I am curious to see if this is in effect replacing the Cthulhu by Gaslight setting for 7th edition. Not exactly the same time period but I could still see the drive to do CbG for the current edition diminished.
As far as I could understand from an interview they had it is not a replacement, but another setting. They were planning on doing more stuff with Gaslight that they had not done before.

 

Michael O'Brien

Hero
Publisher
So I'm jazzed for the Regency CoC offering. I am curious to see if this is in effect replacing the Cthulhu by Gaslight setting for 7th edition. Not exactly the same time period but I could still see the drive to do CbG for the current edition diminished.
A new edition of Cthulhu by Gaslight is in the well in works, it's just not ready enough to say "Coming Soon" though.
 





Samurai

Adventurer
I've never read the Rivers of London books, but from the art and description, it sounds like it would be great for playing in the setting of "The Nevers", a mini-series on HBO max about a bunch of people that suddenly gained superhuman abilities in Victorian England (its premise is sort of a "what if some Victorian London citizens one day suddenly gained supernatural powers, like the X-men?")
 

Wow (....without any sarcasm)!

I looked up 'demi-monde’ on an internet dictionary. Rivers of London could be an interesting game....

Anyway, the Jane Austin supplement for Call of Cthulhu is a good curve-ball and the The Prosopaedia looks to continue with RQ:G looking like the most spectacular RPG around.
 

I’m … actually kind of loving the current mini-boom in Regency-era RPG material. Good Society’s been around for a few years now, but as well as that we’ve got Unexpected Wedding Invitation and Dandies and Dandizettes crushing it on Kickstarter, and now Regency Cthulhu? Nice!

Makes me want to get serious about writing up my Regency(/Napoleonic/industrial revolution) rewrite of Ravenloft and getting it on DMsguild. Though sadly, that’ll unlikely ever happen cos DMGuild bars crowd funding and there’s nowhere else to get the art, other that fund it all myself up-front…
 


Michael O'Brien

Hero
Publisher
Chaosium has been posting preview graphics of some of its upcoming games, all marked 'Coming Soon'.

There was one more preview graphic announced at Chaosium Con, for the Starter Set of the new edition of Pendragon:

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What Kind of Knight Are You?

The Pendragon Starter Set contains everything you need to step into Arthurian Legend. Begin with a solo scenario to learn the core rules, and then enjoy 5 in-game years of group play in King Arthur's Britain!

Coming soon!


[Pendragon Starter Set cover art by Mark Smylie; Rivers of London cover art by Lin Hsiang; Prosopaedia cover art by Katrin Dirim; Regency Cthulhu by Riley Spalding]
 



Tempted by Rivers of London. An article on the game development:

I love the concept, but looking at the image in that link...the one of the character sheet...I see there's a long list of fairly specific skills.

I know that's a common thing in RPGs, but I...I...I'm just not sure I want that anymore. The existence of those skills suggests they are supposed to be used, and I find myself wanting less RNG in my games, not more.

Then I thought, Wait, maybe those skills are meant to be used in a different way, more like 'traits' and less as numerically ranked skills. But then I saw this quote:

The Common Skills with universal base success percentages is a strong innovation...

Bah.

And the real kicker is that I'll probably buy it anyway.

Here's the image, for convenience:

solo-playtest-landscape.jpg
 

Mezuka

Hero
I love the concept, but looking at the image in that link...the one of the character sheet...I see there's a long list of fairly specific skills.

I know that's a common thing in RPGs, but I...I...I'm just not sure I want that anymore. The existence of those skills suggests they are supposed to be used, and I find myself wanting less RNG in my games, not more.

Then I thought, Wait, maybe those skills are meant to be used in a different way, more like 'traits' and less as numerically ranked skills. But then I saw this quote:



Bah.

And the real kicker is that I'll probably buy it anyway.

Here's the image, for convenience:

solo-playtest-landscape.jpg

It's a variation of BRP (Call of Chtuluh) so it is skill intensive.
 

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