Yeah I'm a bit out of the loop too, I've decided not to touch any more Chaosium stuff until I have Malleus in my hands. Why? I'm not sure but I haven't bought any new CoC stuff in a while.Doctor Jest said:What is the latest on BRP? The last I saw it was being sold as a monograph (yeech) on Chaosium's website. Are there new developments?
A new single rulebook, title Basic Role Playing:Chaosium's d100 Role Playing System (or something similar) is in development/playtest at present (I'm in the playtest) - Jason Durall, the author, has had real life issues to deal with (job, moving etc) but is on the case revising the manuscript - which is basically a synthesis of the various BRP games over the years - if you know RuneQuest II, Elric!/Stormbringer 5 and Cthulhu 5+ you will find it very familiar, and many variants from those (and other BRP) games are mentioned as optional rules.Doctor Jest said:What is the latest on BRP? The last I saw it was being sold as a monograph (yeech) on Chaosium's website. Are there new developments?
Unless the new BRP changes radically from the version we've been playtesting, no conversion will be necessary. Whether Chaosium will take ideas/content from it and use them in the next revision of the Call of Cthulhu core rulebook I don't know: but they recently announced they were reprinting the current (6th edition) book again, so I imagine any major revision is a while away as yet.Nick Warcholak said:I wonder if the new version of the Basic Roleplaying Game will result in an update to Call of Cthulhu's system, either through a new rulebook or conversion documents. Has anyone heard if this is a possibility?