Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Munchkin Cthulu: Risk Your Sanity Against the Elder Gods

Battle the reaching tentacles and stay sane!

Buy Munchkin Cthulhu on: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk!

Munchkin Cthulhu is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the many horror games based on them (especially The Call of Cthulhu). Lovecraft fans and Cthulhu gamers will love this, but people who have never heard of the Elder Gods (you lucky innocents) will probably be a bit lost. A quick trawl through Wikipedia or hunting out a couple of his books is recommended to appreciate the depth and the jokes.

This is a very solid, very funny, parody, full of monsters from outside of reality, Lovecraft references, threats to your sanity, four original classes (the Investigator, the Monster Whacker, the Professor, and the Cultist). Cultist has an interesting twist, the cult is on the side of the Elder Gods, it can't be discarded and if everyone joins the Cult, the game ends! There are no secondary modifiers (e.g. Races, Loyalties), as everyone is just human. In keeping with the horror theme, this is one of the nastier games, full of monster enhancers for players to ruin each others fights with.

Some of the cards are Shoes of Only Having to Run Faster Than You, Necrocomicon (and assorted puns based on that), Flashlight Goes Out!, Sole Stealer, Tht Whch Hs N Vwls, Shallow Ones, the Dunwich Snorer, Flashlight Goes Out!, Fun Guy from Yuggoth and the Grape Old Ones.

Expansions and Extras for Munchkin Cthulthu

Munchkin Cthulhu 2 Call of Cowthulhu
An expansion for the original game.
56 cards

New card type: Madness (similar to Curses but with a positive random upside).
More items, Lovecraftian parody monsters and tongue in cheek humour to build on the original game. Beware the cows. 

Munchkin Cthulhu 3 Unspeakable Vault (Rev.)
An expansion for the original game.
56 cards

Parodies the webcomic Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) and features the creator Goomi as a guest artist. More monsters and items and silliness, no notable new game-play elements. 

Munchkin Cthulhu 4 Crazed Caverns
Expansion for the original game.
Contains 16 Door cards and 20 Dungeon Cards.

A Cthulthu themed version of Munchkin 6: Demented Dungeons, adding locations that affect the whole party and that you can randomly travel between.

Weird Bonus Stuff

  • The Munchkin Cthulhu Cursed Demo [check Amazon.co.uk as well] : Usually out of stock and out of print, the demo pack is a a special 17-card demonstration deck for playing out scripted moves to show new players. The cards are all from the main Munchkin Cthulhu set. It comes with 39 promo cards to keep or give away. 

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