I know the visceral and outright reaction that anything "new" has on this group, so I only present this as a curiosity, not a suggestion.
I was reading about this year's ENies award winners
from GenCon, and I stumbled across a new system and book that seemed interesting.
has released, in their GUMSHOE system
(a system specifically designed for investigative or research-based games), a new licensed version of "Call of Cthulhu" called Trail of Cthulhu
. This version takes place in the 1930's, and can be ran either with a "traditional" or "pulp" feel to it (there's rules for both). It is primarily focused on research and moving the story forward, not on combat (although, of course, it does contain those elements). It seems the follow-up will be called Shadows over Filmland
, and is based on the monsters and themes of Golden-Age Hollywood. The art for it looks really cool as well (see the previous link for a sample).
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