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Tackle The Elder Gods In CMON’s Newest Kickstarter – Cthulhu: Death May Die

Tackle The Elder Gods In CMON’s Newest Kickstarter – Cthulhu: Death May Die

Tabletop gamers can’t seem to get enough Cthulhu. The Arkham Horror Files series of games have been central to Fantasy Flight Games success for many years, but it seems like almost every other game company has had at least one dalliance with the Great Old Ones.

Game publisher Cool Mini Or Not revealed its dance with the darkness, currently funding on Kickstarter, entitled Cthulhu: Death May Die. The company, already known for its big boxes, gorgeous game components, and hefty miniatures, brought in a pair of game design heavyweights to call Cthulhu’s tune; Eric Lang (Rising Sun, Blood Rage) and Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy, Betrayal at House on the Hill).

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Cthulhu: Death May Die features a diverse array of investigators from around the world coming together to battle the forces of the Great Old Ones. Players mix and match the ultimate boss monsters with the scenarios but they also must make choices during the game that will affect them in the future. Allies often offer two benefits for an investigator and once one is chosen, the other half of the card is slid under the investigator’s board. The players choose their investigators but they also their madness, which does some bad things when it goes off. Characters become more powerful the closer to insanity they grow but if they dive too deep, their death or madness emboldens the forces of Cthulhu to enact their plans to summon their chosen leader. The players must take caution to explore locations and battle cultists to stop the summoning from being a success. If the Great Old One is summoned onto the board the game becomes a lot tougher to win.

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With vintage investigator designs by Karl Kopinski and monster designs by Adrian Smith, Cthulhu: Death Can Die continues the stunning look of previous releases from this company. The most impressive miniature, however, is the one included in the exclusive R’lyeh Rising expansion. The base game comes with an impressive Cthulhu piece, but the expansion turns it into a massive statue that starts on the table that the game board is built around. It serves as a big, cinematic finish to the Cthulhu: Death May Die campaign as players must work together to send Cthulhu back to the depths of the ocean.

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The Kickstarter features two levels of backing. The first includes the base game and all stretch goal minis. The second adds in the R’lyeh Rising expansion. Stretch goals seem to be following in the Cool Mini Or Not tradition of adding more investigators and more cultists to the box. The expansion is available in limited quantities, with more backer slots being added as demand requires. The stars are right for a limited time; Cthulhu: Death May Die is only on Kickstarter until July 24th, when the Kickstarter exclusive figures and expansion disappear back into the void forever.

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Images Credits: Cool Mini Or Not

Rob Wieland is an author, game designer and professional nerd. He’s worked on dozens of different tabletop games ranging from Star Wars and Firefly to his own creations like CAMELOT Trigger. He can be hired as a professional Dungeon Master for in-person or remote games. His Twitter is here. You can watch him livestream RPGs here. His meat body can be found in scenic Milwaukee, WI.

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