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John E. Boyle

I went the other route with roleplaying: RuneQuest, Stormbringer, TnT, Traveller and others. I was familiar with Sandy Petersen's work and was an early buyer when CoC came out, and never regretted it for an instant. My campaign owed a lot to Howard's El Borak and Talbot Mundy's Jimgrim, but dealt in threats such as vampires and Mythos monsters as well. Call of Cthulhu was a game of pulp adventure as much as it was Lovecraftian horror.

I was a backer of the 7th ed of CoC, and I think Chaosium did a great job, but I think you're right: that 1st edition boxed set might be all you need for a weekend of brawling adventure and/or eldritch horror.

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