Call of Cthulhu 7th edition layout in full swing…

For the past couple of weeks, i’ve been actively pounding away at laying out the text for CoC 7th edition. After meetings and swapping of emails, i’ve got a much better handle on what’s expected in the next couple of months.

So far, i’ve knocked out the first three chapters, which are admittedly pretty easy and not very big. The next chapter, dealing with creating Investigators, is going to be the first real large chapter, and certainly the most challenging by far. Feedback on my progress has been positive, which is real encouraging.

Some artwork is starting to trickle in, as well, for the DPS pages (here’s something i’ll reveal right now about the core rule book- each chapter will be preceded by a double page spread, containing the chapter title and a quote from ol’ HPL). And…man, do they look fucking amazing. I’ve been…hoping that we would line up some artists, and they would create some captivating work. If these first pieces are any indication of how the rest of the art is going to turn out….holy crap.

6 Responses to “Call of Cthulhu 7th edition layout in full swing…”

  1. Deepfire says:

    … looking forward for your designs – can you show us some first impressions?

    C. – Layout-Wiz of the german Cthulhu

    • Badger says:

      Hi, great to hear from you! I’ll have to confer with Mike and Charlie about that, but i hope i can!

  2. Phillip says:

    First, I think you guys are doing a fantastic job on this new edition! Sorry to be critical, but do you know if the Character sheet that is provided in the 7th ed. quick start guide will be the same in the final rules book? I just feel that this new one seems kinda jammed up and not the best use of space.


    • Badger says:

      Hi Phillip! Thanks for writing! As far as i know, the character sheet in the quickstart guide is the one that we’ll be going with, but i’ll certainly pass your feedback along. Thanks!

  3. Andreas says:

    Hi Phillip,

    I’m very excited by and really look forward to 7ed. Do you have any idea when we’ll be able to get our grubby hands on it?

    – Andreas

    • Badger says:

      Hi Andreas,

      I’m assuming you meant this question for me (Badger), and not Philip. 😉 The intention is to get these both out (the core book and the Investigator’s Handbook) in late Spring.