Basically it's enough to get starter packs (and perhaps a couple of boosters) to begin playing, whether you want to start collecting cards or stick more or less to the starter packs is up to you.
The focal points of the game itself are the story cards, which are drawn at random from a fixed common story deck. During the game, players take turns playing character and support cards from their hands, then using these cards to achieve success at these stories. While characters are committed to a story, they may face opposition in four different arenas: Terror, Combat, Arcane, and Investigation. Every turn, as a story resolves, the active player may receive success tokens on his side of a story card.
Beside the great and original gameplay, the very special atmosphere (created by the stunning graphics and the well thought-out characters and events) makes this collectible card game outstanding. The rules are clear and rather simple, and playing time is also suitable (45min). So, if you like card games, then check it out!
At this point I just do know about the first base set (arkham edition), but as there already exist a couple of expansions and also a second edition (eldritch), I'll try to write about that sometime soon.
The "Cthulhu Mythos" is a loosely interconnected series of short stories and novels that deal with a race of monstrous beings known as the Great Old Ones. These alien creatures have lived since the dawn of time among the stars and have sometimes been worshipped by cults of human beings and other, less normal creatures. Ages ago, the Old Ones were free to roam the universe, but something changed, and now they wait, imprisoned or sleeping, until "the stars are right" and they can return.
Human beings who encounter the creatures of the Mythos risk insanity, death, or worse, since the human mind is too fragile to incorporate the true cosmic horror of the Old Ones. Mankind can know sanity, or it can know the Truth, but never both.
The Cthulhu Mythos was created by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1936).
In the Call of Cthulhu CCG, investigators battle horrors from beyond time and space, risking life and sanity while conspiracies of cultists and malign servitors seek gateways for their outer gods to return. Players take on the roles of intrepid investigators trying to solve their cases, or the servants of the Mythos seeking to carry out their vile conspiracies, or any combination of the two. Players can construct decks from a lot of cards available in the different Call of Cthulhu Editions.
- The Agency
- Miskatonic University
- The Syndicate
2 players, 45 min
category: card game
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