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Carlo Sebastian HornillaBy Carlo Sebastian Hornilla
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Carlo Sebastian HornillaBy Carlo Sebastian Hornilla
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About

Escape From Kute-thulhu is a card game inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, geared towards causing chaos amongst your friends. Players must play against each other in a race to escape before an adorable top-hat-wearing tentacle monster drags them away into the shadows. They must do this by getting rid of the cards in their hand or being the last to survive the green squid thing’s fury…

The 106 card deck consists of 34 different cards, designed and illustrated by Carlo “KaaroKaaro” Hornilla, each with their own effects and usage. There are five types of cards: ACTION, REACTION, CURSE, NON ACTION, and DOOM cards.

To start the game the deck is shuffled and each player is given to five cards.

If a player has drawn a CURSE card it must be put into play immediately, and that player must draw a new card. CURSE cards affect each player and stay in play until discarded. Some CURSEs take effect at the end of each turn.

The game is played in an anti-clockwise direction- each player must draw a card from the deck, play an ACTION card from their hand, follow what it says, and then place that ACTION card on the discard pile when its effect is resolved. If you play a NON ACTION card first you may play a different ACTION card afterwards.

REACTION cards may be played in immediate response to an Action card to either cancel it, redirect its effect, or even to play a completely different card. You may play also REACTION cards in response to other REACTION cards.

The DOOM card is how players are made to “lose”- the Great Kute-thulhu is summoned from its slumber and consumes the player with the most number of cards in their hand. When the CURSE "Kute-Thulhu's Wrath" is in play, the NON ACTION card "Eldritch Jewel" becomes "Kute-thulhu Rises".

The game ends when a player escapes by playing or discarding all the cards in their hand, or if they are the last one to survive Kute-thulhu’s rising.

Alongside the card game there are some other products featuring the top hat adorning beast of nightmares, including: The Cultist’s Expansion pack that will feature CHARACTER cards that lead to even more ways of playing the main game. It also includes three different flavoured prints of Kute-thulhu, a top hat enamel pin, and other KaaroKartoons related rewards.

Many thanks for the support from my friends who helped me as I designed and tested out my game in its early clunky stages. It has been lots of fun working out the earlier problems and finding their solutions in such a enjoyable social setting.

Risks and challenges

Conceptualisation, designing, and actual play testing the initial deck took plenty of that time, and several different versions of the game before I decided to make it the official final product.
As such, the expansion pack came into being during the later weeks of the allotted time, and therefore still needs some weeks to be completed. In doing so however, I have decided to give an opportunity for the development of the “Cultist Expansion Pack” to be open to backers who are as into Lovecraftian fiction or can think of sadistic ACTION cards, or even CURSE cards, that can take place within this game.
There will be a back-and-forth discussion as to the mechanics of this suggestion, and their name/social media handle will be forever adorned onto the card itself.

The delivery times for me to receive each reward item vary significantly. This would mean the time to deliver to backers is also extended to what I would hope to be so. Due to the circumstance, there may be delays in production. I thank you for your patience in advance.

If there are further questions upon the details of this project, or you just want to send a friendly message to an aspiring artist like myself *instantly cringes*, send me an email at KaaroKaaroArt@gmail.com.

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    Thanks, From Kute-thulhu!

    A thank you message in the form of a little cartoon from the kute little monster itself, translated by Kaaro.

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    Write like KaaroKaaro!

    Kaaro made his own font during the development of this card game, and it almost has as much personality as him. For a small pledge you can write like him by receiving a downloadable copy of the font style.

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    The Emblem of Kute-thulhu...'s cool hat!

    Kute-thulhu gifts you with its emblem- a really cool hat. Show your devotion to the Great One with pride with an enamel pin!

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    Art Print of the Great Kute-thulhu!

    You will receive the likeness of the Great Kute-thulhu in one of three random forms: the Waking Nightmare, the Kute One Beckons, or The Resisting of the Great Old One.

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    The "I'm With Kute-thulhu" Reward!

    You become a Kartoon playing with an awakened Kute-thulhu in a personalised digital drawing just for an exclusive few.

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    Escape From Kute-thulhu, the Card Game!

    Kute-thulhu appreciates your offering and hands you, with its slithery tentacles, a copy of its game in return.

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    All Three Prints of Kute-thulhu!

    You will receive the likeness of the Great Kute-thulhu in all three forms: the Waking Nightmare, the Kute One Beckons, and The Resisting of the Great Old One.

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    The Cultist's Expansion Pack!

    Kute-thulhu appears before you with a copy of its game... BUT WHAT'S THIS?! It appears to have brought company.

    A figure in a dark cloak stands behind the Great One holding another set of cards- It's the Cultist's Expansion Pack! This features more exciting ways to screw over your friends like Character cards in the ever growing race to escape Kute-thulhu's madness.

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    Kute-thulhu's Invitation!

    Kute-thulhu extends a tentacle towards you. You can't help but reach out towards the Great Old One- and once you do, the secrets of the universe flood your mind... Welcome to the cult!

    With this reward, Kaaro offers you the ability to contribute towards the Cultist's Expansion Pack with a suggestion of a card, as well as a copy of the main card game and expansion pack.

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    The Tome of Kute-thulhu!

    Kute-thulhu hands you, with its slithering tentacle, a wooden tome engraved with its really cool hat.

    Inside, a copy of its game, as well as a copy of the Cultist's Expansion Pack, the Great One's art prints, and the little enamel pin. You also receive another copy of Escape From Kute-thulhu in its standard box.

    Includes:
    • Kute-thulhu's Wooden Box Case
    • Escape From Kute-thulhu the Card Game
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