dont mess cthulhu

Having come out previously as TimeBomb overseas, Don’t Mess with Cthulhu is a social deduction game for 4-6 players in which two teams are either trying to save the world or destroy it.  In this game you will have a set of cards which will either have flashlights, rocks, elder signs, or Cthulhu on them.  After giving out people’s secret roles you will deal out the cards to everyone, they will look to see what they have and then shuffle the cards into a stack in front of them.  From there you will flip over a number of cards equal to the number of players, but that is where the social deduction comes in because you have to pick who’s card you turn over.  After that the remaining face down cards are shuffled, dealt again, and the new round begins again.  The game ends when either Cthulhu is revealed, which is a win for the cultists, or all the elder signs are revealed, which is a win for the investigators.

cthulhu cards

This is a quick game and is best when played over multiple rounds as past experiences begin to blur between games making it even more fun, and also includes a mechanic to track wins/loses between games.  As a bonus for the backing Kickstarter campaign, Indie Boards and Cards will include the extra cards needed to expand the game to 8 players.  So if this sounds interesting to you then head over to the campaign page to pledge for you copy.

Modiphius Entertainment announces two new releases: Achtung! Cthulhu: Dark Tales from the Secret War and Dust Adventures: Operation Apocalypse.

Dark Tales from the Secret War

This is a collection of 13 stories that mixes the H.P. Lovecraft mythos with mankind’s finest and darkest hour in World War II.  This series of stories expand and expound the Achtung! Cthulhu universe, allowing players to “peer deeper into the sinister cult of the Black Sun, the terrifying technology of Nachtwolfe and gain valuable insight into the brave men and women of Section M and Majestic who oppose them, in a series of tales which will thrill and delight and even inspire even more Achtung! Cthulhu adventures.”  Dark Tales is available in print or in PDF format.

Operation Apocalypse

This is a 136-page campaign for the Dust Adventures RPG series that will take players to the pre-Mayan ruins in the Amazon jungle.  Highlights of the campaign include:

  •  A globe-trotting story that will take you to such places as South America, Turkey, Thailand, and the Philippines.
  • The introduction of a new alien species fighting the Vrill, as well as the secret history of their intergalactic war.
  • All-new information on the three blocs.
  • Epic action set-pieces, including a battle aboard a top secret Axis aircraft carrier.
  • Dust Tactics and Dust Warfare scenarios for the large-scale battles of the campaign.

For more information, visit the Modiphius website here.