|Call of Cthulhu LCG | Published 09 December 2010||Rating||33 votes|
The body in the tub. The water, overflowing. Muddy stains on the wall, the towels, the rug. Muddy stains smeared with blood.
- from The Summons of the Deep, a serial tale by Nate French
The Summons of the Deep expansion cycle for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game continues its resurgence this Winter with the re-release of The Antediluvian Dreams and The Terror of the Tides Asylum Packs.
As previously announced, The Summons of the Deep expansion cycle makes its return early this Winter with the release of the upgraded The Spawn of the Sleeper and The Horror Beneath the Surface Asylum Packs. The Antediluvian Dreams and The Terror of the Tides will be similarly upgraded, reprinted in the new 60-card format, featuring 3 copies each of 20 unique cards.
In addition to increasing from the 40-card packs of the original printing, the reprint of The Antediluvian Dreams and The Terror of the Tides Asylum Packs will also incorporate the errata and clarifications of the current FAQ.
Late Winter, The Summons of the Deep expansion continues its exploration of Call of Cthulhu's icon struggles with The Antediluvian Dreams and The Terror of the Tides.
In The Antediluvian Dreams, the emphasis is on the Combat struggle and the different factions' approaches to it. The Combat Struggle becomes deadlier for the Agency's enemies, as it comes armed for bear with Dynamite, while Yog-Sothoth wards away aggressors with The Sleepwalker. The Cornered Man is a valuable ally in any deck that thirsts for blood.
The Terror of the Tides rewards the studious with its focus on the Arcane struggle. Syndicate and Hastur confound enemies with the Stealthy Byakhee and Arcane Drifter and Cthulhu springs to action with the monstrous Terror of the Tides. The reprint of The Terror of the Tides also includes the deadly sorcerer, the Descendent of Eibon, designed by 2007 World Champion Jim Black.
In addition to cards based around icon struggles, each Asylum Pack in The Summons of the Deep also includes a variety of other cards to enhance each faction's various strengths and strategies.
In the depths of Winter, The Summons of the Deep continues, new and improved, with more cards and more opportunities for exciting game play. Be there when the sleeper awakens and experience the terror anew!
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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"Good job marketing these Asylum Packs using a card that is totally broken and should be banned from competitive
play! I look forward to buying a couple of these so I can run x3 of Eibon in every deck to really ramp up the NFE!!!"
Nice to see the redistribution into a more consumer friendly product. I'm having my fingers crossed for rest of the LCGs as well.
It's also good to see that Champion cards will get the 'proper' errata reprint.
Nice to see improved distribution and updated text to take account of errata.
Good job marketing these Asylum Packs using a card that is totally broken and should be banned from competitive play! I look forward to buying a couple of these so I can run x3 of Eibon in every deck to really ramp up the NFE!!!