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Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
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Dreamlands map expansion unlocked!

Congratulations to all of you guys! We are so glad to have you on our team!

The Dreamlands expansion contains two separate maps (smaller than 40x20, but larger than half-size - together the two maps cover more area than a 40x20 map). One map is the Surface World, while the other is the Underworld. Certain Areas on the map are Portals between the two maps, and when you are at one of these sites, you can travel back and forth. For instance, the Tower of Koth (Underworld) and Sarkomand (Surface) are one linked pair.

"Why would I want to travel around?" you ask. It's simple - both maps have certain Areas that contain what we are currently calling Citadels (for example: Kadath, or the Vaults of Zin). If you control all of the Citadels on a map, then you win immediately! This gives players a whole new way to win the game! You can be far behind on the Doom track, but pull off a victory by your effectiveness in the Dreamlands.

It's not as easy as it sounds either. The game comes with 6 plastic Zoogs, and a Bhole. Both of these species are controlled by game rules - not the players. The Zoogs scuttle across the Surface World, interfering with your cultists and your Gates, as a pesky annoyance. The Bhole, on the other hand, is a fearsome predator who periodically rises from the depths of the Underworld and can demolish entire armies. Both of these make it more challenging to get a "Citadel victory" which of course improves gameplay further, because typically some players are going for the old-fashioned Doom victory, while others are going for Citadels and the interaction becomes even more thrilling.

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    1. Salvador Bernadó Sala
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      I like the look of this expansion.
      I think I will like traveling to the dreamlands.
      After all, I'm always there while at work. 8-)

    2. Sandy Petersen 20-time creator
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      They are called Bholes in the dreamlands, and Dholes elsewhere. So we are saving Dholes for later. There is at least one theory that the Bhole and Dhole are different things, or that perhaps the Bhole is the dream-form of the Dhole. Or lord knows what. This is the Cthulhu Mythos, where the boundaries of space-time are unstable, after all.

    3. Cathulhu on

      Bhole? Are we talking those giant worm creatures? I thought they were called Dholes?

    4. AGN1964 on

      Woot! No cats!

    5. Adam Hoffman on

      What about a Cat from Saturn? I guess they're not real cats....

    6. Bruno oliveira on

      Depending on how to get the value of total fund some expansions can not be no gifts?

    7. Sandy Petersen 20-time creator
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      Not saying cats may not make an appearance in some other way. I love cats. They might be a spellbook for instance.

    8. Sandy Petersen 20-time creator
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      Let me make two things clear. First, Cthulhu Wars will never provide a plastic miniature of a cat for you to buy. Second, the Zoogs are really fun in the game. No one thinks of them as a threat at all - they are just pests that you have to stop periodically and swat. If you ignore them, though, they tend to infest your Areas and slow you down.

    9. Sandy Petersen 20-time creator
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      I don't have an exact price yet (we are still costing it) but it will be comparable to the other map expansions.

    10. Thom
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      I have been waiting for this stretch goal to be unlocked before updating my pledge.
      Any idea of an add-on price yet?

    11. Njall - Cayne Corp. Shareholder 6.66
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      Where are the Cats of Ulthar ? ;) Glad to see this expansion unlocked.

    12. Mike Metzler
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      I'm not sure I want to see the miniature for the B-hole.

    13. Mathieu Nadeau Lévesque on

      How many for the dreamland expansion??

    14. Kyle Ricks on

      Needs moar Cats of Ulthar. I love the Dreamlands though.

    15. Happy Sunshine on

      What?! No cats of Ulthar?!!!! ;). Glad to see this unlocked

    16. Paulo Miroslav Djordjevic on

      Glad to see some Unknown Kadath love.

    17. Gerrit on

      Zoogs! I wondered if they would appear as miniatures, but I thought they were a bit too silly and too friendly to be real monsters... Glad so hear that they made it anyway!