News for February 2011
Behold the Spiral 4
Announcing the Latest Asylum Pack for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game
Call of Cthulhu LCG | Published 15 February 2011

“Twilight never forgets.”
- From A Prisoner of Knowing, part five of The Rituals of the Order, by Jeff Tidball

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the latest Asylum Pack for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game! The Gleaming Spiral is the fifth chapter of the new expansion cycle, The Rituals of the Order, coming this spring. For more information on the design philosophy of this expansion cycle, be sure to read "Rituals of Power", designer James Hata’s introduction to the series.

The Burrower Beneath

Aside from the increased infiltration of the Order of the Silver Twilight into the Call of Cthulhu metagame, each other faction in the game, with each Asylum Pack in the series, will see its core strengths expanded, as well as new strategies developed. One example of expanded capabilities is in Shub-Niggurath's "tribal" subtypes. So far we have seen Mi-Gos and Dark Young. In the Rituals of the Order cycle, we will also see the Chthonian subtype introduced, along with its master, the new Ancient One, Shudde M'ell.

Struggles of the Story Phase

A theme running through this Asylum Pack is the fluidity of icons, and commitment to stories, elements that will make for dynamic and exciting story phases. The various factions will approach the story phase each in their own unique way, from the Agency's Trial Judge to Cthulhu's Slave to the Undivided Mind, characters will find themselves compelled to or kept away from stories, while through Hastur's Scalpel and Miskatonic University's Jamie Winthrop, icons will flow in and out of play, often at inconvenient and potentially dangerous times.

Existing strategies will be tested and interesting new modes will enter the Call of Cthulhu metagame through The Gleaming Spiral.

The tale of Lucy Jennings continues in the serial tale by Jeff Tidball included in this Asylum Pack. Lucy must endure inquisitors she cannot see and give answers to questions she cannot fathom, all in the name of the Order of the Silver Twilight.

The Ancient Ones stir in their eternal slumber and the ground is rumbling beneath the feet of the Order of the Silver Twilight's initiates. Find out this spring who will be the master and who will be the servitor...

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: 2/16/2011 8:18:38 AM

 Finally! Good, old Shudde!

Published: 2/16/2011 2:01:50 AM

Purple Monkey Dishwasher!

Published: 2/15/2011 2:33:28 PM

Ooooh. Cthonians are in. Very nice.

Published: 2/15/2011 1:57:24 PM

Great stuff !

Shudde M'ell looks interesting

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