|The Secret Masters of the World Revealed
Introducing the Order of the Silver Twilight for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game
|Call of Cthulhu LCG | Published 16 September 2010|
Their world is forged of privilege, lubricated by money, and polished with the prerogatives of the upper crust, yet no depth where power might be found has gone unexplored. Human sacrifice, unnatural tortures, perverse and hedonistic practices… all are brought into the service of the Order's relentless pursuit of power.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present a historic event for the Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game®: the introduction of the Order of the Silver Twilight as a brand-new faction through the Order of the Silver Twilight deluxe expansion, coming this Winter.
The Order of the Silver Twilight features 3 copies each of 55 never-before-seen cards - 40 for Order of the Silver Twilight, 2 for each of the existing factions, and 1 neutral card - that will permanently change the environment of the Call of Cthulhu metagame. Moreover, from this expansion forward the Order of the Silver Twilight will be a full faction within the game and all future expansions of the Call of Cthulhu card game will feature cards from the Order of the Silver Twilight alongside the other factions.
The Order of the Silver Twilight is made up of a secret cabal of leading politicians, charismatic socialites, persuasive civic leaders, and successful businessmen who must pass through successive ranks of occult initiation and ritual to emerge into the inner sanctum of the Order, there to pursue their quest for ultimate earthly - and unearthly - power. To represent the Order's magical mastery in the game, The Order of the Silver Twilight introduces an assortment of versatile and challenging cards whose game mechanics mesh well with a variety of decks and play styles.
Among the weapons of the Order's arsenal are the Ritual support cards. These cards represent the spells of the Order that, unlike event cards which flash into play and are then discarded, the Rituals remain in play, looming threateningly and triggering off of in-game events. Rituals are also not the only cards of the Silver Twilight involving discard and sacrifice and, as a game progresses, more and more stacked Silver Twilight abilities will emerge that will spell doom for anyone opposing them.
The Order of the Silver Twilight is a game-changing expansion for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. For more information on this new faction, please visit our Order of the Silver Twilight website.
This Winter, the secret machinations of the Order of the Silver Twilight will be brought to light. Will you join them in their unending quest for power, or will you muster your arms against the threat they present to the world?
The Order's only ally is power, its only enemy: anything that stands in its way.
Based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft and his literary circle, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game takes two players deep into the Cthulhu Mythos where investigators clash with the Ancient Ones and Elder Gods for the fate of the world. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Asylum Pack expansions to the core game.
I'm just dissapointed they didn't make the faction something along the lines of Dreamlands-oriented. I honestly like how CoC isn't properly balanced (with the exception of Azathoth and Mnaquah's serpent) since every faction strikes me as overpowered in some fashion. But to my knowledge there's nothing in the Mythos related to the Order. And I thought Hastur was the conniving power-garnering faction. The faction so far reminds me of the 'Green' cards in MTG.
I think it's interesting to add a new faction to a game that is already so mature. But in the picture shown, the color looks too close to neutral grey. Will the colors be different enough to be very easily distinguishable?
May we'll have another faction for Cal in a future edition.
ST was part of Cthulhu in the CCG days, but now they shake our world with LCG, I imagine futures changes may increase... By the way, remind that Carl Stanford was announcing the futur coming of masks ... Which might come in futures editions ....
Wow, that's a great cover!
Wow. I think, I don't like this at all.
I sincerely doubt that introducing a new faction to the game is a good idea. And especially one based on rituals which have been a big source of problems in the past. This is also absolutely not what I was looking for in a new deluxe expansion.
What about the return of hundreds of key cards for the old factions from the CCG days? I don't feel that the roles of the old factions have been sufficiently consolidated in the LCG yet. They're not balanced at all.
This seems to confirm my suspicion that it's a good time to bow out of the game after the current AP cycle is concluded.
I'll be curious to see if the Order of the Silver Twilight faction
can create and maintain a character unique and separate from the
original 7 factions. The two articles are very well written!
Amazing! These are really good news!!
Looks like and excellent product. I echo the concern that others have expressed expanding the game with an additional faction when some of the current factions lack in overall power level.
radical. talk about a shakedown.
There is no loss to W:I's uniqueness. Rituals have been present in CoC for quite a long time, even predating FFG getting any license agreements from GW.
....so this ritual thing...it smells awfully like a modified quest mechanic from Warhammer: Invasion LCG. Not necessarily a bad thing for CoC LCG, but Warhammer's losing some of its uniqueness I imagine.
What happens to the existing Silver Twilight cards? Are they part of this new faction now?