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Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2012, 09:40:43 PM »
Haven't looked at the PDF but I'm guessing those are calculated by the form. Idea is always 5 X Int, Luck is always 5 X Pow, and Know is 5 X Edu (max 99)

I use Hero Lab for mine.. let's me track things too.

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2012, 09:46:18 PM »
This I know now, by looking at them online. But the auto calculations aren't working for me. Not sure what's going wrong. :/ I might have to resort to using a written sheet, or printing one off, filling it in and then scanning. :(

I just looked up hero lab, I need something I don't have to buy and the one other place to get a pdf (from Chaosium) won't let me create an account because it's verification thing is bugged. :/
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 09:52:19 PM by Lumasan »

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2012, 10:14:37 PM »
This I know now, by looking at them online. But the auto calculations aren't working for me. Not sure what's going wrong. :/ I might have to resort to using a written sheet, or printing one off, filling it in and then scanning. :(

I just looked up hero lab, I need something I don't have to buy and the one other place to get a pdf (from Chaosium) won't let me create an account because it's verification thing is bugged. :/

I've been using Herolab a LONG time.. like since version 0.90. As a result I got A LOT OF Licenses over time. (My pathfinder section is WIDE)

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2012, 10:18:45 PM »
I forgot to role income. I literally just rolled a 9 on a d10. What. What kind of occupation with my stats could I possibly do to give me that much yearly income. Or should I just go with oil tycoon's daughter. *facepalm* I knew this was going to happen. Roll my stats (everythings practically the same) roll income, get second highest. X3

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2012, 11:22:37 PM »
Hi guys!

I think our best bet is to use the fill-able one I linked in the first post. You can save it from the wiki, fill it out, and re-upload it so that we can all see it.

Lumasan, go ahead and replace one of those 13s with a 16. You can pick which. I call shenanigans on those dice. =)

nyarlathotep, if you want to play one of your old characters shoot me a pm and I'll take a look at them. Of course new characters are welcome as well. It's up to you.

I apologize for any confusion. This is my first time running a dice based game via a forum, so things might be a little bumpy at times. I'm going to put it out there right now that this isn't just my game, it's your game too so if there's anything I can do to make things better feel free to point them out to me. ^_^
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 11:25:26 PM by angelic traces »

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2012, 11:49:15 PM »
UPDATE!
I've figured out the solution to the character sheet problem. I've formatted it after the one's provided in my campaign book. If you've already sent me something, don't panic! I am going to convert everything I have over to the new format and put it in the first post. Feel free to start on your own if you'd like but don't worry about it. I caused the confusion, so let me get things reorganized for you. =3

Edit: I've done AndyZ's sheet, so you can check it out in the first post.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 11:59:40 PM by angelic traces »

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Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2012, 03:41:55 AM »
Do you still need players, Angelic? 

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Looking for Players
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2012, 04:40:35 AM »
We have two completely done, two halfway, and one in progress. We could take on one more! ^_^

Everyone, I typed up a description of Providence. I hope it will help with the backstory writing!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 11:33:44 AM by angelic traces »

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2012, 04:34:51 PM »
Wait... do you still want me to put in the app as a pdf? *confused by the changes*

Okay now I'm really confused. It says in the quick start guide to take 8 skills as class skills... so how come everyone else has more than that? *confused*

*epic facepalm* I just derped. There's hobby skills too. *facedesk*
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 05:15:40 PM by Lumasan »

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2012, 01:53:50 AM »
I'm sorry. =(

You can still use the pdf for your own reference, but I want the stats posted in a block like the ones I have up. If you want, I can copy it over from the pdf for you. =)

As for skills, you get occupation skill points equal to EDUx20. These points can only go into your eight choosen skills. After that you get INTx20 in personal interest points. These points you can put in any skill to flesh out your character. Does that make sense?

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2012, 04:25:36 AM »
EDU*20 as well as INT*20?!  Crap, the quickgen just said EDU*15.  I have a lot more to spend!

Offline nyarlathotep

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2012, 04:37:57 AM »
The version 5.6 rules had skills as EDUX15 I believe. I think the 6.0 rules changed it to EDUX20. It's been a while so I could be wrong.

When I've run Call of Cthulhu games in the past I haven't been too bothered about stats and skills so long as they are reasonable. A game like this has such a low survival rate and relies so much on mystery solving and intellect that most of the time it's fairly pointless anyway. Even a muscle bound genius can be reduced to a quivering wreck or ripped into tiny pieces even by a member of a lesser servitor race.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 05:19:40 AM by nyarlathotep »

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
Yes it's EDUx20. I lied on the personal points though. When you asked I went and looked at the book a second time to double check and that is only INTx10. Sorry again for any confusion. >.<

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2012, 01:57:11 AM »
You know what sucks? Migraines and people who get in the way of me finishing a character sheet. >.> Is there a limit to personal/hobby skills we can have? There's no statement I can see in the quickstart guide regarding max number of hobby/personal skills.

Also are we taking in to account anything from the 1920's Investigator's Companion (particularly the occupations)? Was a bit curious, because I was looking at it for an idea of common occupations at that time, and they brought up things about added things for choosing an occupation (like con bonuses, int bonuses, keeping your cool and what now)

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2012, 06:01:37 AM »
I'll be out for the next two days.  I may get some posting done but won't really be back until tomorrow night.  I'll try to add the other points when I can.

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2012, 01:22:50 PM »
I am running into problems left and right with this pdf, and it isn't the auto-calculating one. I have no idea what's causing them since no one is having my problems. I officially cannot add any skill points, only check my boxes. >.>

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012, 01:08:47 AM »
Hey guys! Lumasan, I don't have the Investigator's Companion but if there's something from there you wanted to use you could pm it to me and I will consider it. I'm sorry that you're having so much trouble with the sheet! If you'd like, shoot me a pm with the character you'd like to create and I'll see what if I can make it work. ^_^

Offline Lumasan

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2012, 05:13:03 AM »
Alright, I'm thinking I'm going to have to do something to make this organized. Idk what yet. I will not let this pdf defeat me. X3

Offline BraveEarth

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 05:53:34 AM »
Because I live very close to Providence I am going to be looking over your guys' shoulder to make sure you did your homework

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2012, 02:03:01 PM »
I'm pulling my content from a campaign book, but I would be interested in knowing if they got anything wrong. =p These guys may not stay in Providence very long though. Were you interested in playing Brave?

Offline BraveEarth

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2012, 02:18:41 PM »
I'm wholly unfamiliar with the system other than its infamous lethality.

Offline angelic tracesTopic starter

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2012, 02:29:36 PM »
Aw, too bad. It's a pretty easy system to learn, since it's all percentage based. It is certainly a dangerous game for characters though. It takes a good keeper to to keep the players just on the edge of dying/insanity and not send them over the edge without making it obvious that you're doing it. =p

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2012, 02:54:31 PM »
Okay, Katrina's PDF has been updated to give me Edu*20 and Intel*10 skill points.  I only had Edu*15 before.

Offline ChaoticSky

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2012, 12:28:35 PM »
O.o Wow, this looks very.... interesting, too bad I'm late to the party  :-(

Offline AndyZ

Re: Call of Cthulhu - Planning and Character Creation
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2012, 12:32:21 PM »
I'm sure there's still room if you want in.