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.
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, so 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.
Cthulhu Gloom is a stand-alone card game that's also fully compatible with Gloom and its expansions.
It also introduces Story cards and Transformation cards.
- One or more Story cards can be placed face up on the table at the start of the game. The first player to meet the conditions of a card can claim it and gain the benefits it lists.
- Transformation cards have ongoing 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.
- 2 Decks of 55 Transparent Cards Rulesheet
Designer: Keith Baker