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Cthulhu's AkloBy Cthulhu's Aklo
First created
Cthulhu's AkloBy Cthulhu's Aklo
First created
€1,955
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 15 2016

About

Rules

"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; that all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made conscious of them; but the prosaic materialism of the majority condemns as madness the flashes of super-sight which penetrate the common veil of obvious empiricism. " [ HP Lovecraft]

Driven by the vastness of the literary universe created by H.P. Lovecraft, we decided to develop a project that could involve it completely. The project is based on 3 most important pillars:
 • Aklo, the language spoken by the Eldest
The unbeatable Eldest. Can you survive to those that cannot be beaten?
The cosmic pessimism, because you’re going to learn that almost everything has a price, which is anything but reasonable.

In this game you’ll be the Victim and the Catastrophe, you’ll be one of the most insane characters, the Cultist. You’ll need to satiate your Eldest, by reawakening Cthulhu and bridling his power.

To succeed in your intent, you’ll need to fight 3 kinds of enemy: the alien creatures, the other Cultists and the invincible Gods, desperately trying to preserve your mental integrity as long as possible!

The game plays with 2 to 8 players.

Each Cthulhu’s Aklo Game comes with 8 miniatures, 1 play board, 140 cards, 1 Aklo dictionary, the rules and all the Pledges that will be unblocked during the campaign.

The Nine!
The Nine!

 " Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn " [HP Lovecraft]

Why Aklo?
In HPL stories, the Cultists use the sour tones of AKLO language to evoke the most aberrant creatures. We wanted to support the players with a unique sound environment, thus creating an intense sensorial experience. You’ll need AKLO to use magic, to evoke creatures and also to survive to some of them. Sometimes, AKLO will be the only language to be spoken, so we provide the players with a little dictionary.

"My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights (scenic, architectural, atmospheric, etc.)," [ HP Lovecraft]

Photographic Cards
As an alternative to the classical illustrations, we preferred to adopt a more realistic technique. Cthulhu’s Aklo illustrations are almost entirely based on pictures of real settings and people. We thank our models, Mr. Cthulhu and Mr. Shub-Niggurath in particular! Photography, project and graphic planning are by Valerio Converti (fb: Elder Draw).  .

Photo Illustration
Photo Illustration

Miniatures
The miniatures are made on 15 mm scale. Each Cthulhu’s Aklo box will contain 2 sets of 4 different miniatures, plus the unblocked pledges!

Basic Miniature
Basic Miniature

 

  • Each turn, the Player chooses which direction to move and rolls a dice. 
  • Along the way there are “Unknown” tokens and “Hope” tokens. Depending on what you find, you draw a card from the related deck. 
  • Your purpose is to find the Necronomicon card to awaken Cthulhu and control its power, for satisfying your Elder God. To do this, you have to survive to your enemies: the other Elder Gods, horrible creatures and the other Players of course! 
  • Once Cthulhu is evoked, your task is to get back as quickly as possible to the starting Temple to win the game. The other Players will do anything to stop you
  • Everyone has an "Elder card" which gives special powers and acts as a counter for “Sanity” tokens and the “Experience” tokens you gain or lose during the Game.

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The Team
of Cthulhu’s Aklo is composed of 3 fundamentalists of Dago’s order:
• An illustrator and graphic designer, who took care of photography, illustrations, graphic work plus all the pledges.
 • A social media expert, who created the website and the database of Cthulhu’s Aklo, by collecting the bestiary, the novels, HPL biography and other curiosities.
 • A Linguist, passionate of ancient languages, who put the basis for the development of Aklo.
What united us was not only the love for HPL incredible works, but also the passion for board games and the desire to deepen the study of Aklo, a topic that very few decided to treat. It took us almost 1 year of hard work to plan, illustrate, create the dictionary and testing Cthulhu’s Aklo. Several people believed in our project and supported us. Now we ask your help to finally make Cthulhu’s Aklo come to life!

 

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    Your name will be in the official website, under the list “I sustain the Apocalypse!”.
    Send us your picture & be the next cause of the Apocalypse!

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    5 cards of Cthulhu's Aklo in digital format

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    The Digital Artbook of Cthulhu's Aklo

    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Cthulhu’s Aklo T­shirt!

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    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Printed Canvas (50x50cm)
    Choose your Elder to print on canvas!

    + Digital Artbook
    + 5 Digital cards.
    + Special thanks in the Guide Book and in the website.

    Estimated delivery: Sep 2016

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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    Receive Cthulhu's Aklo board game plus all the “pledges” that will be unblocked.
    The game is composed of:
    • 140 cards
    • 9 Eldest Cards (15x21cm)
    • 1 game's board
    • 8 miniatures
    • 1 dice
    • 1 rules
    • 1 dictionary

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    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Pledge €75 or more About $84

    Receive 2 Cthulhu's Aklo boxes plus all the “pledges” that will be unblocked.

    + Digital Artbook
    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Pledge €150 or more About $167

    Your name will be in an Aklo formula, written in reverse. Example: Samuel Campbell -> llebpmac leumas

    + Cthulhu's Aklo Game
    + Digital Artbook
    + 5 Digital cards.
    + Special thanks on the game box, in the Guide Book and in the website.

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    Pledge €350 or more About $391

    Become a character of your favourite

    game!

    You’ll receive Cthulhu's Aklo board game
    + you can give your name and face to one of the victims...and choose carefully how you want to die!

    + Cthulhu's Aklo Game
    + Digital Artbook
    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Pledge €360 or more About $402

    You’ll receive 10 copies of Cthulhu's Aklo board game plus all the “pledges” that will be unblocked.

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    + 5 Digital cards.
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    Pledge €400 or more About $447

    You’ll receive Cthulhu's Aklo board game
    + a limited handmade, numbered edition copy in latin of the great Necronomicon!
    + The printed and digital limited edition version of the Artbook will be included!
    + 5 Digital cards.
    + Special thanks on the game box, in the Guide Book and in the website.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,116

    Order of Dagon pack!
    Receive the wooden handmade numbered box of Cthulhu's Aklo, wonderfully pyrographed and with your name on it!
    + Cthulhu's Aklo Box
    + Necronomicon limited handmade, numbered edition
    + All 9 canvas
    + A Page dedicated to your limited edition box on our website
    + T-shirt "Cthulhu eat You"
    + The printed and digital limited edition version of the Artbook will be included!
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    Dawn of Cthulhu pack!
    Receive a personalized version of your favourite board game, Cthulhu's Aklo! 40 cards will be re­designed with your photos.
    + Wooden handmade, pyrographed numbered box of Cthulhu's Aklo,
    + Cthulhu's Aklo original Box
    + Necronomicon limited handmade, numbered edition
    + All 9 canvas
    + A Page dedicated to your limited edition box on our website
    + T-shirt "Cthulhu eat You"
    + T-shirt "Lovecraft"
    + T-shirt "Custom with your favourite illustration"
    + The printed and digital limited edition version of the Artbook will be included!
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