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Gloom Card Game

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Staff Pick

Get ready for a wild, funny, and positively gloomy story with this awesome Cthulhu-inspired game! Let out your inner monster and come up with the most gruesome — and hilarious — scenarios possible. This game works your creativity and imagination in the best kind of way.
Recommended by Erin D., Powells.com

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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice — just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do. But some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope — if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond.

In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted RPG author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it!

For 2 to 4 players.

Synopsis:

With an innovative design by role-playing-game author Keith Baker, the Gloom card game lets you assume control of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589780682
Author:
Atlas Games and Keith Baker
Publisher:
ATLAS GAMES
Binding:
MISCELLANEOUS

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Product details pages ATLAS GAMES - English 9781589780682 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Get ready for a wild, funny, and positively gloomy story with this awesome Cthulhu-inspired game! Let out your inner monster and come up with the most gruesome — and hilarious — scenarios possible. This game works your creativity and imagination in the best kind of way.

"Synopsis" by , With an innovative design by role-playing-game author Keith Baker, the Gloom card game lets you assume control of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death.
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