Cthulhu Death May Die live on Kickstarter

CMON, the creator of the popular Zombiecide games, has launched the Kickstarter for its latest cooperative board game. Cthulhu Death May Die has, as is usual for CMON games, gotten off to a huge start.

Having been live for about an hour at the time of writing, the campaign has already raised $1.3 million AUD with a goal of $ 267,589 AUD.

Designed by Rob Daviau and Eric M. Lang, Cthulhu Death May Die is a game for players willing to take on the horrors of the Cthulu Mythos.

Cthulu Death May Die Kickstarter

Players take the role of investigators who have uncovered a mad cultist plot to summon the elder ones and consume the earth!

The aim of the game is to halt the summoning rituals long enough to weaken the elder ones and drive them off. There is one problem though. Encounters with indescribable horrors from outer dimensions do tend to drive even the most intrepid investigator insane. 

As players encounter cultists and those they serve their underlying mental cracks open up and if they don’t doom you, you may be able to use them to your advantage. 

This premise sounds pretty fun and combined with the Lovecraftian horror theme is a big drawcard. CMON has, as usual, got some great looking minis in the core set both for the monsters and investigators but there is also one other massive reason people a flocking to back this project early, the R’lyeh Rising expansion.   

R’lyeh Rising is a wholly unique Episode, the epic finale to Death May Die, not only bringing its own set of tokens, Discovery cards, Monster cards, and Mythos cards, but also drastic changes to the game’s base rules, as the figures move and act freely upon the behemoth’s rocky base.”

That’s one massive miniature. Those little cultists on the base are the standard minis included with the core game.

I can understand why Cthulu fans are grabbing these up, with limited release pledges of this expansion now all sold out up to April 2020.  Anyone wanting to get a hold of this beast will now have a little wait on their hands.

Cthulhu Death May Die comes with:

  • 45 Highly-Detailed Plastic Figures
  • 17 Terrain Tiles
  • 30 Plastic Tentacle Tokens
  • 8 Custom Dice
  • 5 Counter Bases
  • 10 Investigator Dashboards
  • 186 Cards
  • 120 Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook

The Kickstarter for Cthulhu Death May Die still has another 14-days to run ending on July 25, 2018.

The core set pledge will set you back $100 USD while the core set and the R’lyeh Rising expansion is $250 USD.

Neither of these includes postage but will, I’m sure, include a massive amount of stretch goal items like we have seen in the past with other successful CMON Kickstarters.

Luke Clarke
Luke Clarkehttps://powerup-gaming.com
Games have always been a big part of my life in all types of formats. I'm just as happy with a deck of cards or a bunch of miniatures as I am with a keyboard and mouse or controller. Any game where there is a little teamwork happening is usually going be my favourite. I'm very partial to a good RTS, RPG or FPS session with friends, a beer and some decent music.

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