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    Bug in Call of Cthulhu ruleset

    Hi guys,

    I guess there is a bug in the Coc rules: if you roll the d100 dice, the die with the 1's (not the die with the 10's) is added wrong to the die with the 10's if a 10 is rolled. Hm, sounds confusing, so here's an example:

    d100 roll= 5 + 40 = 45 => correct
    d100 roll= 10 + 40 = 50 => incorrect, should be 40.

    Anybody noticed that?

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    This is a 'feature' of FG, not of the CoC ruleset. the 1-10 dice rolls 1,2,3...10, not 1,2,3...0. That means you can generate numbers 1,2,3...99,100 by adding the two die totals together, so 10+40 really is 50.

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    seems odd to me, as you usually count the 10 as a 0 when rolling a d100.

    Any chance to change that? Maybe in the prefs - and maybe in your BRP ruleset as well? :-D

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    It's the way the FG engine works, and you get used to it. When counting 10 as 0 in 'normal' PnP games, you also tend to count 00 as 100.

    If the engine were changed so that 10 was counted as 0, then rolling 00 with a +10 modifier would add up to 10 (not 110) and with a -5 modifier it would add up to -5 (not 95). To fix that problem, you'd have to introduce a second modifier in FG to capture 00 and change it to 100, but only when there were modifiers, otherwise you'd have to report it as 00.

    BTW, if a die total is 00, it can only be displayed as 0, because the result is reported as a number, not a text, and there is no mechanism in FG for creating bespoke number formats.

    All in all, having 10 as 10 and 100 as 100 is much easier for the FG engine.

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    I can see your point - and yes, I can live with that.

    But an other thing:

    When adding a monster to the Combat Tracker, it will roll its statistics (DEX) and put it in the list - but it will not resort the list by DEX rank. I need to insert an other Monster (or create a NEW blank one) into the Combat Tracker.

    Any idea?

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    That looks like an oversight: no obvious fix, short of editing the ruleset

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    BTW, I checked the draft BRP ruleset and that doesn't seem to suffer from the same problem, but thanks for prompting me to look!

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    Thanks Foen for looking at it. So far I can live with the workaround, and I really want these BRP ruleset now Hope Chaosium will be fast at looking and approving it.

    Thanks for your work!

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    NP. You can use the BRP ruleset with your CoC campaigns and modules if you create a campaign extension. It doesn't give you the CoC skin, but you do get to use new BRP features.

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    I am attempting to open up the section in CoC with item prices to the players but it does not appear in their library even when I set the module to be loaded to players. Am I missing something here to make it visible?

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