News for December 2011
Into Tartarus is Now on Sale 3
Pick up this Asylum Pack full of Ancient Relics for Call of Cthulhu today
Call of Cthulhu LCG | Published 21 December 2011

Scientific study and reflection had taught us that the known universe of three dimensions embraces the merest fraction of the whole cosmos of substance and energy. In this case an overwhelming preponderance of evidence from numerous authentic sources pointed to the tenacious existence of certain forces of great power and, so far as the human point of view is concerned, exceptional malignancy.
–H.P. Lovecraft, The Shunned House

The time has come to scour Greece for signs of powerful artifacts. The fifth Asylum Pack in the Ancient Relics cycle for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Into Tartarus, is now on sale at your local retailer and online at our webstore!

Powers not even Tartarus can contain

The Ancient Relics cycle has already introduced numerous new Relics, powerful artifacts that reappear at various points in human history, gaining power and impacting the fate of the world each time they surface. These powerful support cards are nearly indestructible, and circumstances that would obliterate normal items merely send Relics back to your deck, hidden among the shuffled cards.

In the developer’s commentary that accompanied the cycle’s announcement, Damon Stone informed us that the cycle’s Relics were inspired by the idea that things have souls. He quoted Lovecraft’s story, The Street, “There be those who say that things and places have souls...” Now, as we peer at those souls cast Into Tartarus, we imagine that some of those great powers terrible enough to escape that eternal prison must be horrifyingly malignant.

It is entirely unknown whether Scylla’s Well (Into Tartarus, 94) somehow escaped from the unfathomable depths of Tartarus, draws its power from the souls of the forsaken, or stems from some other, unholy origin. However, what is known is that this Cthulhu Relic can give your Location a terrifying purpose and sentience. Power drawn from the well does not come without a cost, however, as Scylla’s Well makes your Location vulnerable to all cards and effects that can wound or destroy characters, but then again, no character for a mere two cost is so capable of driving mortals insane or ripping them limb from limb…

The eternal struggle of good and evil

Hungry Ancient Ones, greedy cultists, and other forces of evil aren’t the only ones benefitting from the new cards of Into Tartarus. Miskatonic University archaeologists uncover a startling find in the Mask of Sthenelus (Into Tartarus, 98). Fueled by legends of the ancient Grecian hero’s exploits, the Mask of Sthenelus conveys the immortality of myth to its bearer, granting both Willpower and Invulnerability. Both come in quite handy when Miskatonic’s students and faculty confront the terrors they seek to turn out of the world. Short in both Terror and Combat icons as well as toughness, Miskatonic University often has difficulty surviving the trials of their investigations. The Mask gives them new strength, and gives Miskatonic University investigators new hope that they’ll be able to find a way to prevent the Ancient Ones from extending their global reach… before it’s too late.

You’ll find Scylla’s Well, the Mask of Sthenelus, and a horrifying host of other strange new cards for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game in Into Tartarus. Pick up this thrilling Asylum Pack from your local retailer today or online at our webstore.

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.

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Published: 12/27/2011 7:08:04 AM

Wow, two very interesting new relics!

Powerful _and_ full of flavour!

Published: 12/22/2011 3:02:03 PM

I am loving the mask of Sthenelus. But now that we see more "remove from play via anything but destruction" effects, it's not that hugely great.

Published: 12/22/2011 10:40:29 AM

 Bwahahahaha! Miska getting some love! The Well is awesome, but toughness in addition to doubling up on terror and combat? That may be a pain in my hindquarters.

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