View Full Version : Upgrading Call of Cthulhu

06-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Hi, folks. I have a question for long-time (and maybe even not-so-long-time) Call of Cthulhu players and GMs:

I own a copy of the 5th Edition of the corebook (original 5th, not 5.5). It's still in great shape and I am quite happy with it. I have been looking at the 6th Edition and wondering a few things.

Are there any compelling reasons why I should update to 6th Ed? What changes, corrections or clarifications does 6th Ed. offer over 5th Ed.? Is there additional material not present in the earlier book? Were there minor system tweaks or updates? Do you think the layout and readability of 6th Ed. is favorable to 5th?

Basically, why should I drop $34.95 plus tax on the 6th Ed book? Sell me.

06-05-2009, 10:56 AM
I would say no.

06-06-2009, 10:56 AM
I seen Cthulhu Tech at my LGS the other day and that looked very interesting, kinda like a mix between Shadowrun and Cthulhu...http://www.cthulhutech.com/

07-19-2009, 07:52 PM
There is also the new Dark Aeons: The Atlantean Chronicles RPG that was released through Stardust Publications (http://www.stardust-publications.com)


08-04-2009, 01:50 PM
I bought a 6th edition book brand new, and after spending an hour reading through it and comparing it with my tired, marked-up, and dogeared 5.6 edition book, I promptly returned it as they were virtually identical. IIRC there were some more substantial differences between the 5th and 6th editions in character generation (how many skill points), but nothing worth paying any money for. I also believe that in 5.4/5+, the section on treatment of mental illnesses was rewritten, more/better intro fiction was added, stuff like that.