|The front cover of the Investigator's Guide. The artwork is just sumptuous!|
|The Keeper's Guide. I think this cover conveys the 'pulp' nature of these books, rather than the more traditional investigation theme in Call of Cthulhu.|
So, aside from the quality of the books themselves, what can you expect to find in them. First off, there are a couple of versions of them for different RPG systems. I received the Call of Cthulhu/Savage Worlds versions and you will find rules for both systems side by side throughout. The relevant sections are nicely denoted by 'Cth' for CoC and 'Sav' for Savage Worlds, as illustrated below. Further to that, the character creation chapters are duplicated in their entirety (not word for word, obviously) for each section, which makes a lot of sense.
|Some more atmospheric artwork graces a page that amply demonstrates the dual nature of the books.|
|More lovely artwork. Just makes you want to grab your mates by the collar and make them play this!|
|Well...CoC is notorious for being lethal to characters! :)|
|Here you can see the sort of extra skills you'll find in the book. Let's hope you never need Artillery!|