“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
–H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”
The most iconic story from H.P. Lovecraft has to be “The Call of Cthulhu” which has lent it’s name to numerous other things, including role playing games and card games, the latter is which the article is about. Anyone who knows me know that I love the Cthulhu Mythos and pretty much everything involved with that, so of course it is up to me to transcribe the festering dreams that bring me this information.
The next and newest deluxe expansion for the Call of Cthulhu LCG from Fantasy Flight Games is called “The Sleeper Below” and will, like a few of the previous expansions, will focus on one of the factions. Those privy to Eldritch knowledge will have already realised that the term “The Sleeper Below” is in reference to Cthulhu Himself (yes, the capital is most deserved). This expansion is all about the Cthulhu faction.
This set will see the introduction of a new keyword, Dormant. A dormant card is placed, face down, under a story card, and the owner must pay resources equal to the amount of success tokens they have on that story (0 – 4). Once that story is won, the owner of the Dormant card plays that card, with a casting cost of 0. There will be a total of 5 cards with this keyword, including a new print of Cthulhu.
The set will also feature heavily in Cultists, which this faction already has a fair number.
I look forward to this expansion, I’ve liked the Cthulhu faction for a while, and have had a Deep One Cthulhu deck for a while. It didn’t work all that well, but that could have just been my sub-par deck building abilities.
You can go here to the FFG announcement page to read up a little more. The vast horrid Terror of the Depths (pictured below, reigning death and destruction from atop my bar fridge) arises in third quarter this year.
Fear the plushy DOOOOOOOM!!