Cthulhu: Death May Die
Von CMoN kommt ein neues Brettspiel im Cthulhu-Setting.
Something has awoken the Great Old Ones. An unstoppable incantation has begun, and the fate of the world lies in the hands of a few brave Investigators. However, time is short. An unspeakable horror is making its way to our world with each passing second. The only hope is to disrupt the ritual just enough so that when the ancient god from another dimension arrives, the Investigators will have a brief window when it’s vulnerable… and that’s when they shoot it in the face.
Cthulhu: Death May Die is the all new game from CMON, coming to Kickstarter soon. It brings together the creative forces of Eric M. Lang and Rob Daviau. Both designers have been making games for decades, with their own unique style and approach. Death May Die unites their talents in an experience that blends narrative, theme, and action together.
Players take on the role of Investigators working cooperatively to combat evil. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the odds are definitely stacked against the heroes (and the rest of the world, for that matter). As each Chapter begins, the investigation has been completed, the ritual is underway, and the clock is ticking down until one of the Great Old Ones arrives and makes their presence known. The very mention of these ancient beings is enough to drive a person mad, and it should come as no surprise that the Investigators start the game insane. Afterall, you would have to be crazy to face off against these monstrosities.
To create the perfect aesthetic for this dark battle against evil, CMON recruited some of the most talented artists and sculptors in the gaming world. Karl Kopinski illustrates the Investigators that players get to control in the game. Adrian Smith is responsible for the Monsters they face (so you can thank him for the nightmares). Each of their designs were used in the creation of highly detailed miniature figures under the supervision of legendary sculptor Mike McVey. It all comes together to put players directly in the middle of an atmospheric, Lovecraftian tale.
In Cthulhu: Death May Die, the wheels are already in motion to summon an ancient evil. The Investigators must take advantage of their skills, lean into their loss of sanity, and work together if they hope to survive. Stay tuned for more articles, artwork, and miniature reveals as we march ever closer to the launch of the Kickstarter and the arrival of the Great Old Ones.
What we know so far:
– Fully Co-op (No traitor/secret mechanics)
– 1-5 players
– Release date: TBA (This year) on Kickstarter
– Scenarios are called “episodes”, each have individual stories, setup, and rules giving different experiences. No overarching story, each are self contained.
– Dice mechanics, no cards for performing actions etc.
– Each episode has 2 acts. 1. Before the Elder One is summoned where investigators are trying to disrupt the summoning and weaken the Elder One; and 2nd act is after the Elder One is summoned. If anyone dies during act 1 the game is over. During act 2, as long as someone is alive and manages to kill the Elder One you win.
– Difficult game expect to lose a lot.
– Your character starts the game insane (effect is drawn from a deck of cards) and can/will perform actions you can’t control if triggered. But you can use it to your benefit too if you time it right.
– The more power you get, the more insane your character gets.
– Turn order is up to the players.
– It’s not The Others v2, but a very different experience enough to validate having both.
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