Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Call of Cthulhu Starter Set

Product– Call of Cthulhu

System- Call of Cthulhu, 7th Ed

Producer– Chaosium

Price– $25 here https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-starter-set/  

TL; DR– Solid intro for a solid system. 100%

Basics–  Come here kid, want to try to some Cthulhu?  The Call of Cthulhu starter set is a basic intro box set for Cthulhu.  It’s got multiple scenarios, character sheets, and basic rules to help you start playing in about 15 minutes after opening it.  It even has dice!

Mechanics or Crunch– Do you like 7th Edition?  Do you want to learn it if you don’t know it?  If you like 7th Ed, then its 5/5.  You don’t get character generation or most of the big rule book, but you do get enough to play.  If you haven’t played before, you get a solid intro to the rules.  And if you are completely alone and don’t want to start your first game as a keeper (the GM/DM of the system) with live players, there is a solo adventure that teaches rules and will help you play.  I love this.  5/5

Theme or Fluff– Welp, for theme, its Call of Cthulhu from Chaosium.  I like their stuff and think they have a good grasp of Lovecraft, so it’s an easy review-SOLID WORK with the stories and rules!  5/5

Execution-Check out our unboxing here: https://youtu.be/436RBEYEK0s That’s the pieces you get: handouts, rules, characters sheets, and even dice!  It’s done in the style I like as I think Chaosium does good layout, formatting, and text.  It’s honestly everything you absolutely need to start playing.   5/5

Summary– I miss box sets.  The base books are always fun to hold or download, but box sets are always a fun way to get into a game or get a setting to play with.  This is Call of Cthulhu.  I run this monthly, so I love the base system.  This is just an amazing way to get new players and keepers in quick.  Plus for 25 bucks, it’s a steal with four adventures AND dice.  If you want a cheap way into to CoC and to get running in about 15 minutes, here is your easy way to do it.  100%


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