As we all know by now, somewhere out there dark gods are sleeping their dreamless sleeps, waiting for the day to rise up and devour the world. Now fans of the Cthulhu Mythos can feel the joy of destroying the world in as little as 30 minutes thanks to Chuck D Yager‘s new kickstarter.
In Rise of Cthulhu, 2 rival sects of dark cultists wage a quick tactical conflict to see who will be favored by the emerging dark ones. The game promises quick and simple gameplay, compact and easily portable components…and finally darkly beautiful art to tie it all together.
I’ve always wanted to create a Cthulhu inspired game. Even when I was designing and producing my last game (Zombies versus Werewolves), I was already thinking of a way to produce something simple but tactical set in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I have spent countless hours reading Lovecraft’s stories and playing similar themed board games like Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness, Elder Sign and Witch of Salem (to name a few).
I wanted to create something that didn’t take hours to play, was easily portable, and felt tactical and different each time. In addition, I also wanted to create something that would showcase a series of unique style of “graphic novel” art into the already elaborate Cthulhu genre. I decided to have the players play as the “bad guys”. I figured there were already plenty of games out there where the heroes try to stop Cthulhu; why not give the guy some help for a change.