From Dunwich to Innsmouth, from the halls of Miskatonic University to the Charles Dexter Ward at Arkham Sanitarium, trouble is in the air. The stars are nearly right, and terrors from beyond space and time are beginning to break through. When Cthulhu rises, we are all doomed — but whose downfall will be the most entertaining?
In Cthulhu Gloom, you control a group of Lovecraftian protagonists and guide them down a path of horror and madness to an untimely death, while keeping your opponents happy, healthy, and annoyingly alive. While your characters Gibber With Ghouls and Learn Loathsome Lore to earn negative points, you will encourage your opponents to be Analyzed by Alienists and to Just Forget About the Fungus to pile on positive points. When one group finally falls prey to the interdimensional doom that awaits us all, the player whose characters have suffered the most wins.
Cthulhu Gloom is printed on transparent plastic cards. Multiple Modifier cards can be played on top of the same Character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played Modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You can immediately and easily see the point value of every character, no matter how many Modifiers they have piled on.
Cthulhu Gloom is a stand-alone card game that is also fully compatible with Gloom and its expansions. It introduces Story cards and Transformation cards.
One or more Story cards can be placed face up on the table at the begin of the game; the first player to meet the conditions of a card — drawing the attention of The King in Yellow or heeding The Call of Cthulhu, for example — can claim it and gain the benefits it lists.
Transformation cards have on-going effects that remain with a character throughout his life, along with a picture that replaces the character’s original art with something hideous and slimy; when you have Felt Rather Fishy or been Minced by Mi-Go, the squamous results aren’t easily forgotten!
Binding : Toy
Brand : Atlas
Feature : For 2-4 players, Takes about an hour to play, The first player to meet a Story card’s conditions – e.g., drawing the attention of The King in Yellow or heeding The Call of Cthulhu – claims the card and gains its benefits (or drawbacks), Transformation cards mutate a character for the remainder of the game, no matter which modifiers might come its way later
Feature : For 2-4 players
ISBN : 1589781244
Label : Atlas Games
Manufacturer : Atlas Games
ManufacturerMaximumAge : 180
ManufacturerMinimumAge : 180
Model : AG1330
NumberOfPages : 110
PartNumber : 1330
Publisher : Atlas Games
Studio : Atlas Games
Warranty : No Warranty
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