I’ve been playing Call of Cthulhu since 3rd Edition was the new, shiny hotness. The game has been a staple of our group for decades and we are deeply invested in the system. One of the things I and my group have appreciated is that all six editions have been compatible. Rules changes have been minor and the differences between some editions has been little more than organization and clarifications. I could pick up a book written for 1st Edition and use it in a 6th Edition game with ease.
When we heard that 7th Edition would be making significant rules changes my group and I were concerned. Thoughts of the D&D edition wars came to mind and the specter of that game’s 4th edition were hard to shake.
However 19th Level’s review has helped ease my sanity-deprived mind. While the changes described are significant, it sounds like the core of the game remains intact and that while conversion will take effort, it will still be possible. Unlike new editions of D&D, where compatibility after 2nd edition is virtually non-existent, it appears that Call of Cthulhu will still allow you to mix-and-match your old horrors with new offerings.
Make sure to give his review a look!