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CoolMiniOrNot CMNDMD001 Cthulhu: Death May Die, Mixed Colours

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The models are designed with horror in mind and look incredible, and they’re of brilliant quality too! If you’re a fan of painting miniatures, you’ll appreciate the quality of these and enjoy making them look more grotesque. The investigators too look awesome. Each one looks like they’re straight out of the 1920s and fit well into the themed tiles of the maps. The artwork across the cards is awesome as always with CMON games, and are of a lovely quality. Being a poor quality painter myself, I would have appreciated having the miniatures pre-painted, however this isn’t something that will keep me up at night. What does keep me up at night is how incredibly designed the inserts of the game are. User functionality is at the heart of this design, and it may seem minor, but it makes a difference! Final Thoughts Cthulhu Death May Die is a cooperative game for 1-5 players. Players take on the roles of investigators trying to stop rituals and eventually the Elder God behind them. Each investigator is unique in their set abilities and can level up throughout the course of the game. Also, each investigator is afflicted with an insanity of sorts which will trigger when their sanity decreases. Set-Up

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The game has multiple episodes, and each of them has a similar structure of two acts, those being before and after you summon whatever it is you happen to be summoning. If any character dies prior to the summoning, then the game ends and you lose; once the Elder One is on the board, as long as one of you is still alive, you still have a chance to win. Category Board Games Tags BGG Top 100, CoolMiniOrNot, Cthulhu: Death May Die, Eric M. Lang, Exceptional Components, Halloween, Rob Daviau, Zatu Platinum Award SKU ZBG-CMNDMD001 AvailabilityLovecraftian horror is undeniably one of my favourite genres of board game, game, book and sandwich fillings. It’s everything you want from the psychological horror, as it’s not what you can always see that you should fear. Nowadays we’ve become so desensitised to everything that film makers have to resort to full blown gore and disembowelment to get an audience to flinch. Lovecraft and authors like him always made sure their characters were incredibly human. And incredibly flawed. They were greedy for gain, for knowledge, for power, and that was often their downfall. He had quite a bleak view of humanity, and in honesty, he wasn’t the nicest bloke himself. But he saw people as broken from the off, and this is reflected in the characters and their abilities. No matter who you choose to play as, they’ll always have a unique ability and two shared ones. The way these are written and sound don’t come across as those of a sane person, but one obsessed. It suits the theme beautifully but also makes you realise why these characters are taking on these tasks. They’re haunted with visions of madness. The monsters described in the writings mentioned are described as being unimaginably horrific. The thing about things being unfathomable and unimaginable is that there won’t be a universal idea of what it looks like. What’s agreed is that they’re disgusting and not necessarily logical. Tentacles left, right and centre, claws, wings just because. Or they’re just writhing messes of flesh and mouths. They should drive men insane with just their sight, and Cthulhu Death May Die’s impressions of these beasties is quite accurate. In one game, one player’s ability was to keep a mythos card and replay it when they went mad, which helped at some points and was unhelpful at others. As best we could, we ensured they triggered their insanity at a particular point or in a particular place, ensuring minimal threat to other players. Other afflictions were a lot less helpful and impractical. Kleptomania was the bane of my first win, as I constantly increased stress whenever I couldn’t steal from another player. Our game plan wasn’t to stay together, and it impacted my progress negatively. There were situations where we thought we could use it advantageously, but you can’t always manipulate a dice roll. By triggering it early I nearly lost us the game, so it’s very double-edged in its function. Aesthetically Horrifying In Cthulhu: Death May Die, inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, you and your fellow players represent investigators in the 1920s who instead of trying to stop the coming of Elder Gods, want to summon those otherworldly beings so that you can put a stop to them permanently. You start the game insane, and while your long-term goal is to shoot Cthulhu in the face, so to speak, at some point during the game you'll probably fail to mitigate your dice rolls properly and your insanity will cause you to do something terrible — or maybe advantageous. Hard to know for sure.

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