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“Always carry a firearm east of Aldgate, Watson.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Creeping Man” (set in 1903)

The last decades of the nineteenth century see the transition from black powder to cordite, and the birth of modern firepower.

Investigator Weapons Volume 3 for Gaslight & Wild West presents a carefully chosen selection of fin de siècle weapons for use by late 19th century Call of Cthulhu investigators and Keepers.

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“I make no apology for detailing it at length, as every experienced hunter will know how vital a proper supply of guns and ammunition is to the success of an expedition.”
H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines (1885)

Investigator Weapons 3 covers handguns, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, mêlée weapons, explosives, and special ammunition; and gathers together all the spot rules for injury, environmental conditions, and firearms combat in one place, as well as introducing many optional rules for enhanced play.

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Each weapon is illustrated and described in detail, as are variant models. Significantly, each weapon’s operation is described, as are its typical malfunctions. Finishing each weapon description is the movie use of the weapon—so you can see it in action—and a comprehensive statistics bar.

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Keepers are not forgotten either. Typical weapons for non-player characters are suggested, as are likely weapons for cultists from around the world. A Keeper’s chapter examines the consequences of magic on firearms and ammunition, and the effect of firearms on Mythos creatures.

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Hans-Christian Vortisch (author of Investigator Weapons 1: The 1920s and 1930s, Investigator Weapons 2: Modern Day, CthulhuWaffen-Handbuch, GURPS High-Tech, GURPS High-Tech: Adventure Guns, and GURPS Tactical Shooting) has selected several dozens of the most iconic or typical weapons available to the discerning shooter from the 1860s to the 1900s. These range from the famous Colt .45 Single Action Army revolver and the Martini-Henry rifles to lesser known but more widespread firearms.

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“Immediately after Heaton’s mad return, three desperate and determined men had gone out to the lone hill together; heavily armed, and with spades and pickaxes.”
Zealia Bishop and H.P. Lovecraft, “The Mound” (set in 1891)

Investigator Weapons 3—the essential weapons book for Keepers and players of all editions of Victorian-era Call of Cthulhu, Cthulhu by Gaslight and Down Darker Trails.

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Eugene D February 28, 2024 10:04 pm UTC
Interested in this volume & Vol. 1, with no interest in modern Vol. 2. Is there a guesstimate or rough idea as too when the revised Vol. 1 will be available as POD?
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Apostol Apostolov A August 03, 2023 10:50 am UTC
Any hope to have Volume 1 back and revised for 7e soon?
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Thomas W December 26, 2023 10:19 am UTC
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Any news on volume 1 for 7e
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Dale E July 19, 2023 4:46 am UTC
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No Lebel?
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Antoine M February 10, 2024 8:33 pm UTC
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No Lebel...
But there is the Fusil Gras Modèle 1874
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Christopher D April 19, 2023 10:55 pm UTC
Does this contain the Whitworth sniper rifle with Hexagonal bullets?
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Tony M March 09, 2023 8:36 am UTC
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What happened to Volume 1?
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Adam C March 10, 2023 6:43 pm UTC
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As part of our licence renewal with Chaosium, we had to stop grandfathering IW1 which was 6e, so we withdrew it from sale whilst we update it to 7e.
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Ian M March 20, 2023 11:53 am UTC
Does this mean that Volume 2 is compatible with 7E?
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Ian M March 21, 2023 12:12 pm UTC
To answer my own question. Yes it is. An update for 7E is presented in the book.
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Adam C January 22, 2023 12:20 pm UTC
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All new 3rd party CoC supplements have to be written for the seventh edition which IW3 is. However, there are considerable amounts of weapons rules in previous editions which IW3 references where necessary. So written for 7e, compatible with all previous editions as well.
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Aitor F January 22, 2023 10:17 am UTC
Hi, this is intended for 7th edition or for the 6th one, like the previous supplements?
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Julian B January 13, 2023 12:07 am UTC
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Hello again Adam. Same problem as Iratxe G below. Softcover ordered but no PDF!
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Adam C January 14, 2023 3:11 am UTC
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For everyone who used the combo voucher but didn't receive a PDF, and has not received another voucher for the PDF, please drop me an email at sixtystone.press@googlemail.com using the subject line "Missing IW3 PDF". Make sure to include the date and order number of your purchase in your email.
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Egoitz G January 12, 2023 11:00 pm UTC
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Bought the PDF+POD version with voucher but no PDF. Help, please.
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Adam C January 14, 2023 3:13 am UTC
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For everyone who used the combo voucher but didn't receive a PDF, and has not received another voucher for the PDF, please drop me an email at sixtystone.press@googlemail.com using the subject line "Missing IW3 PDF". Make sure to include the date and order number of your purchase in your email.
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Douglas B January 12, 2023 10:11 pm UTC
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Hmm. I ordered the PDF + softcover bundle for $34.99, and Sixtystone Press sent me two messages: one thanked me for buying the PDF and included a voucher for the print book at $14.99 (oops, too late), and the other thanked me for buying the print edition and included a voucher for a free PDF.

Sixtystone folks, something seems off here.

Purchase shenanigans aside, I'm delighted to see the third volume of Hans-Christian Vortisch's magisterial work for Call of Cthulhu weapon mavens. I'm a big fan of Herr Vortisch's RPG writings, and the Victorian/Wild West period is a great one for him to cover.
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January 12, 2023 3:46 pm UTC
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Hello, I got a coupon for this but it didn't work. I would glad purchase if I could get a working code.
Thank you and love the previous volumes!
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Julian B January 12, 2023 9:59 am UTC
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@Adam C: Hey Adam, you've sent me an invalid discount link for the above.
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David J January 11, 2023 6:17 am UTC
Is volume 1 no longer available?

Your link above takes customers to volume 2.
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Ben P January 04, 2023 5:44 pm UTC
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I cannot wait for this book to be released. It gives me visions of steampunk games. We will be informed when it has a release date right?
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Ben P December 28, 2022 5:33 pm UTC
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When the physical copy does come out will it be available at sites like amazon and ebay?
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Adam C December 06, 2022 12:04 am UTC
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The POD version is coming as soon as the files are approved and we have a good test print. Anyone who buys the PDF version before the POD version is released will get a voucher discounting the cost of the PDF from the POD version so you don't pay any more for buying the PDF first.
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Eugene D December 19, 2022 9:49 pm UTC
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Two questions and you've answered both already! Thanks Adam, loved the first two and looking forward to this
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Ben P December 22, 2022 5:14 pm UTC
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When you mean POD, do you mean a physical print copy of this product or is that something else? p.s. I own the first two volumes and cannot wait to buy this if it ever gets a print copy.
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Ben P December 22, 2022 5:26 pm UTC
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I did not see that coming, but it does not matter, I am too excited for this volume to come out. I just hope it comes out soon. I am a big fan of games based on H.P. Lovecraft. Which reminds me I have to get back to playing The sinking city and kick Cthulhu's butt. I was always on the side of the Investigators.
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Ben P December 22, 2022 5:50 pm UTC
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personally, my favorite weapons of the gaslight era were the ones used by the lawmen of the west. so, this book is right down my alley.
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Ben P December 23, 2022 10:40 am UTC
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I hate to ask this but will there be an announcement when the physical copy of this book is ready?
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Ben P January 06, 2023 8:12 pm UTC
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I am sorry to ask this but when will there be a release date for this book?
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Ryan B January 12, 2023 8:33 pm UTC
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I bought this on the first day when you had issues, the PoD/PDF combo deal. Still haven't gotten the PDF version.
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Adam C January 12, 2023 8:42 pm UTC
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Sorry about that Ryan. Have you checked your Library today? DTRPG did some magic in the background but I don't know if it went that far. I will send all book purchasers a voucher for a free PDF just in case.
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Adam C January 12, 2023 8:59 pm UTC
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OK, vouchers for free PDFs have been sent to previous purchasers. If you are one of the 40% opting not to receive emails from DTRPG please contact me directly for your voucher. Please include your purchase number in any correspondence so I can verify the purchase.
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