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Cultists & Cthulhu is a light, humorous "take that" card game about summoning dark gods and going insane. For 2-8 players
Cultists & Cthulhu is a light, humorous "take that" card game about summoning dark gods and going insane. For 2-8 players
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Prolific Games has been around since 2008 with our most famous game being Flapjacks and Sasquatches*. We had some great ideas to change the game play of Flapjacks but decided our core fan base may not like changes in their favorite card game. So we decided to create a new game. Cultists & Cthulhu** uses the same basic mechanics of Flapjacks with some changes. The biggest change is the Sacrifices. Sacrifices are cards that can be used to help complete your ritual by adding dice to your roll every turn or discarded (sacrificed) to get automatic successes.

Why Cthulhu? We wanted to throw our hat in the Cthulhu ring but with the Prolific humor you all know and love. There are a bunch of Easter eggs in the game for those who are familiar with Lovecraft's work. There are also images that we hope you all find laugh out loud worthy.

If you love Cthulhu, quick stick it to your neighbor card games, Flapjacks & Sasquatches or us*** then this game is for you. 

* Some of that success may be because most people like Brinner and the thought of Flapjacks any time of day is awesome

** There's a formula to these titles. You have to have a monster and something that gets eaten. Not that you as a cultist will get eaten. I'm sure YOU will be fine.

But you never know with dark gods: who can predict them, right? Right.

***When I say love us I of course mean in the friendly "hey, you guys rock, here's some bacon" kind of way, not the "lock us in your house Misery" kind of way.

Box mock up
Box mock up

The game will contain at least

35 Ritual cards

Ritual Card back
Ritual Card back

94 Cultist cards

Cultist Card back
Cultist Card back

7 six sided dice

25 success counters

1 rules sheet

You can add any of these items to your reward by increasing your pledge by the stated amount.  Of course if you back at either the True Believer or Cult Leader level all add-ons are included.

Sure, you completed the rituals and summoned an Old One...but which Old One? This 10 card add-on answers just that question. Each card has a HPL inspired character with rules that can be used immediately or for your next game.

13 Cult Leaders each with a 1 time in game effect!  Deal 1 to each player at the start of the game. This card can be discarded at any time for a special effect as your Cult Leader takes the field!  Artwork on some of the Cult Leaders will change as bakers faces are added.

Awakening evil takes hard work, dedication, and more than a little caffeine. Now get your caffeine in this cool mug!

These 5 custom anodized aluminium six-sided Cthulhu dice are the perfect addition for any game, not just Cultists & Cthulhu!  All 5 dice will be one color.  We haven't yet determined if the dice will be green or purple.  If you have a preference, let us know by leaving a comment!

 If you missed any of our past Kickstarters or were looking to pick up any of our other games here is the perfect chance!

$25 Add Flapjacks & Sasquatches

The game that started it all. 

 $20 Cup of Joe Expansion for Flapjacks & Sasquatches!

New Trees all with in game effects, cards that change or add rules after each round where a tree has been cut down, and custom dice!

 $45 Tricked-Out Hero

A game that combines the best of fantasy gaming and classic trick taking mechanics!  Take the tricks, slay the monsters, win the gold!

 $35 Hirelings: The Ascent!

A family game for the gamer family!  The "heroes" have fallen and you the lowly Hirelings must now escape the dungeon as fast as you can!

Upon reaching our goal all backers who's reward includes a copy of Cultists & Cthulhu will also receive  a copy of  Cthulhu Kung Fu!  A super fast mini game of Old Ones combat!

If we reach $17,000 we will start adding new cards to the game!  There will be multiple copies of each card added.  Here are the first 3.

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Risks and challenges

This will be the fifth game or expansion we have produced and do not see any problems on the horizon. Unless Cthulhu is summoned before the game is shipped to you and then we apologize for any game not sent due to John getting eaten on the way to the post office, but otherwise no problems.

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    Friend of the Cult: Not everyone who wants to see the end of the world wants to join the cult. But hey, your support won't go unnoticed. You will receive the eternal (infernal?) gratitude of Prolific Games and free hugs from Bill!

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    Drink Up: Mornings are hard on everyone, including the old ones. Make them more tolerable with this custom coffee mug! THIS REWARD DOES NOT INCLUDE THE GAME CULTISTS & CTHULHU, it is ONLY the custom "Evil Awakens" coffee mug.

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    Initiate: It's never to late to get in on the ground level of this ending the world thing! Includes 1 copy of the base game plus all stretch goals.

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    Custom Dice: Even if you don't want our game you can always use some cool custom six-sided Cthulhu dice! These 5 light anodized aluminium dice work as standard dice but have added tentacles! *THIS REWARD DOES NOT INCLUDE THE GAME CULTISTS & CTHULHU. It is ONLY the 5 custom dice.* The dice will either be green or purple. If you have a preference, help us decide which color by leaving a comment. The color that gets the most votes in the comments will be chosen!

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    True Believer: Maybe the old one will reward you by eating you last! This includes the game CULTISTS & CTHULHU, 5 of the Custom Dice, the Cult Leaders, the Old Ones, the Custom mug, and all stretch goals. All with a $5 savings! The dice will either be green or purple. If you have a preference help us decide which color by leaving a comment. The color that gets the most votes in the comments will be chosen!

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    Cult Leader: You will be remembered for all time! Or at least until your soul is devoured. Have our amazing artist Steve Robbins draw a caricature of your face on one of Cult Leaders. This reward includes the game CULTISTS & CTHULHU, 5 of the Custom Dice, the Cult Leaders, the Old Ones, the Custom mug, your face drawn onto one of the Cult Leaders, and all stretch goals. The dice will either be green or purple. If you have a preference help us decide which color by leaving a comment. The color that gets the most votes in the comments will be chosen!

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