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Offline Darksider

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New to the mythos
« on: May 28, 2018, 06:02:01 PM »
Hi, this is my very first post here in this forum ;).

So as my thread titel says i am new to the mythos and i have no idea which way i should take (from a gaming perspective).

I am more a skirmish gamer, not so much an RPG player, but i like rpgs too=).

Call of Cthulhu RPG looks good, but i have only played some other RPGs a few times  (most of the time pathfinder and Iron Kingdoms RPG, but together i get maybe 5 Sessions of playtime).

I have Fear and Faith from Ganesha Games at home, is this a good ruleset for lovecraftian horror?

I also have two Cthulhu War Games and some expansions for it, do you think the miniatures will be good enough for RPG and Skirmish Games? I don't know if they fit the exact size, the creatures have in the books.

Any other recommendations for a beginner?  ;)

Offline diehard

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 08:15:40 PM »
Greetings Darksider and welcome to the LA forums. Lots of really great and helpful people here. My go to Mythos game is Strange Aeons which also conveniently has a sub forum here to the CoC board. Skirmish with a little RPG thrown in, a nice line of miniatures to go with it plus the option to add any nice creature model you have in your collection to one of the "Lurker" profiles. And I also have the Cthulhu Wars games and in fact one of the reasons I got them was for the miniatures regardless if I play CW at all. Lot of great Mythos models out there and even more in the pipeline (Death May Die game upcoming.) Have a Fhtagn day! :D
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Offline Darksider

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 09:28:12 PM »
Thank you for your answer =).

I don't know, i saw some reports on youtube about strange aeons and I don't know if it's really for me. I don't like the activation mechanic. Another problem is to get the book here in my country.

Yeah the miniatures from the cthulhu wars game are great. I have the first edition unfortunately, and some minis had some broken parts. I fixed them, but it was a bit of a let down.

Ordered the dagon model from reaper with some deep ones^^.

Thanks, you too ;).

Offline ced1106

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 05:41:38 AM »
> Call of Cthulhu RPG looks good, but i have only played some other RPGs a few times  (most of the time pathfinder and Iron Kingdoms RPG, but together i get maybe 5 Sessions of playtime).

The CoC RPG is easier to learn than the other two RPGs. IMO, The game system isn't good for cinematic RPG (my players would have died frequently midgame had I not fudged the die rolls), but you can download the Quickstart from the Chaosium RPG site for free.

> I also have two Cthulhu War Games and some expansions for it, do you think the miniatures will be good enough for RPG and Skirmish Games?

Yes, although CW has the cobblestone bases that other Cthulhu miniatures don't have. CMON will have its Cthulhu-with-combat game later this year, date TBA.

EDIT: Looks like Modiphius has a free download of its WWII Cthulhu skirmish game. Glad I kept those Tannhauser miniatures! : https://www.modiphius.net/collections/achtung-cthulhu-skirmish
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 05:44:33 AM by ced1106 »

Offline Darksider

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 03:48:45 PM »
Thanks for the help =).

I bought the COC Book anyway, as i think it is a great source for ideas and inspiration.


Yeah the bases from Cthulhu wars are mold with the figures, but that's okay for me. I only have some concerns about the size of the figures, as they are only a bit bigger than humans. Some of them should be gigantic. How do you handle the size in your stories or games?

Thx for the link btw^^.

Offline ced1106

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 06:48:15 AM »
How do you handle the size in your stories or games?

I guess I don't worry too much about it. I even have the 25mm Grenadier and RAFM Cthulhu monsters and investigators, so that's going to be my problem.  :)

The Cthulhu Wars migo are far too large, though. But that's about it.

Mebbe I should get a slew of cobblestone bases so that all my miniatures are compatible with Cthulhu Wars, but I'm not going to work *that* hard at it! 

Offline Darksider

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Re: New to the mythos
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 06:40:04 PM »
Thanks for the answer ;).

Yeah maybe i shouldn't worry too much about the size.