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The Elder Ones are being summoned. Face the monsters and embrace your insanity so you may disrupt the ritual long enough to kill them!
The Elder Ones are being summoned. Face the monsters and embrace your insanity so you may disrupt the ritual long enough to kill them!
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Step through the mists of Season 2

Posted by CMON (Creator)
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Iä! Iä! Investigators fhtagn!

Monday Madness is on. Let's stir out of the deathless slumber and welcome a new season!

The Season 2 expansion is upon us! We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

Season 2 is a full-fledged expansion for Cthulhu: Dead May Die that we are offering as an Optional Buy to backers for $50. This product is estimated to later hit retail at a $60 SRP.

The Season 2 expansion brings a lot of content to expand your experience with Death May Die. From a whole roster of unique Investigators, to 6 brand new Episodes, introducing all manner of new rules and elements to the game, utilizing a new set of game tiles, and pitting a host of terrifying new monsters in all shapes and sizes against the players!

The Season 2 Expansion comes with: 

  • 10 Investigator Figures
  • 17 Monster Figures
  • 10 Investigator Dashboards
  • 8 Game Tiles
  • 6 Episode Boxes (each of them containing15 Discovery cards, 8 Mythos cards, 2 Episode cards, and tokens)

And backers who get the Season 2 Expansion during this Kickstarter Campaign will also get the Kickstarter Exclusive Investigator Scarlett, including her Investigator figure and dashboard!

Scarlett lives her life by playing the odds, and it has served her well so far. It may also serve her in the fight against the Elder Ones! Her unique skill allows her to always try and guess the results of the dice she rolls, getting all manner of advantages when she manages to guess correctly.

Scarlett figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Scarlett figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Now let's further explore the contents of this expansion.
PLEASE NOTE ALL FIGURES COME UNPAINTED.

Each new Investigator brings a whole unique twist to playing the game. This varies the experience not only by themselves, but also by how the interact with the different Insanities, and with the other Investigators in the game.

Father Luke is on a mission from God. And that mission is to wipe out any monstrosities that pop into our world. His unique skill makes him perfectly suited to smite evil wherever it may roam, getting bonus dice to his attacks against monsters. 

Luke figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Luke figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Mary's resilience is astounding. Having dealt with many hardships in her life, she's an inspiration to others at the art of "just rolling with it" and getting the job done. Her unique skill allows all nearby Investigators to heal their stress whenever she takes a wound. 

Mary figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Mary figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Alex Parker is known as a supersleuth by the local police department. Indeed his powers of investigation make him very resourceful in the struggle against the cultists. His unique skill allows him to claim Discovery cards with no expenditure of stress to pass their tests. 

Alex figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Alex figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Ariele is a single-minded hunter that will go to any lengths to take down her prey. With her unique skill she will name a specific enemy at the start of the game, and then receive all sorts of different advantages as long as she's engaged with her chosen enemy. 

Ariele figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Ariele figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Hailia may not be wise beyond her years (since she's accumulated lots of years already), but she certainly knows a thing or two about the occult. Her unique skill allows her to use Elder Signs in her rolls to perform such feats as healing herself or harming all enemies around her.

Hailia figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Hailia figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Sergeant Mario Braghieri projects and undeniable aura of authority and menace, even though his collected demeanor. Cultists, naturally inclined to worship power, are inescapably shaken by his presence and end up rolling fewer bonus dice while around Mario. 

Mario figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Mario figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Sam is a sea of tranquility in the middle of a maelstrom that is threatening to rip the very fabric of reality apart. With his unique skill he makes resting into an art form, recovering extra stress and wounds, and even being able to get some rest in a room full of wriggling tentacles. 

Sam figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Sam figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

The fact that Tony has managed to navigate his way out of an encounter with a land that should not be, in the middle of the ocean, is proof of how skilled he is at moving about. His unique skill grants him extra mobility, flowing through space almost like he's able to teleport himself. 

Tony figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Tony figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Margarethe's knives are as sharp as her mind. When fighting monsters she puts both to good use to obtain exactly the results she needs, adding extra results to her dice rolls. 

Margarethe figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Margarethe figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

Adilah's connection to the "other side" is as real as her connection to the physical world. Using her unique skill, Adliah establishes a permanent bond with one of the other investigators, so that anything affecting them (like resting, being injured, or dying) will echo supernaturally on Adilah, healing her in different ways, and allowing her to intervene in their favor. 

Adilah figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Adilah figure sculpted by RN Estudio.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.
Figure painted by Robert Karlsson.

The different monsters are the main obstacle the investigators have to deal with (until the Elder One finally crosses over, that is). Each Episode uses the monsters differently, and each possesses different health, attack dice, and a unique ability.

The Tcho-Tcho are vile beings. While they are not the most fearsome fighters, they try to find investigators who have wondered alone and pounce on them viciously.

Tcho-Tcho figure sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Tcho-Tcho figure sculpted by Yannick Hennebo
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.

Nightgaunts are a very real menace. Even if you're able to withstands them, they can still greatly hinder your mission. If one is attacked but not killed, it proceeds to grab the investigator with its sharp rending claws and carry them off all the way back to the where they started.

Nightgaunt figure sculpted by Remy Tremblay.
Nightgaunt figure sculpted by Remy Tremblay.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.

The Hounds of Tindalos are a challenge for any human mind to wrap around. Attacking one is almost impossible, unless you're properly equipped with an item that will help you focus your attack into these beings beyond space and time.

Hound of Tindalos figure sculpted by Jose Roig,
Hound of Tindalos figure sculpted by Jose Roig,
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.

Engaging a Star Vampire in combat is not something anybody would do lightly as you are always at the mercy of being drained of your life, even as you slay the beast. Elder Signs rolled on your attack always count as wounds towards yourself.

Star Vampire figure sculpted by Edgar Skomorowski.
Star Vampire figure sculpted by Edgar Skomorowski.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.

A Flying Polyps's presence is like the constant buzzing of an insect in your ear, burrowing into the deepest reaches of your mind. Their attacks not only harm the flesh, but can knock your sanity a couple notches down the ladder if you already have a Condition. 

Flying Pop figure sculpted by Michael Jenkins.
Flying Pop figure sculpted by Michael Jenkins.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.

Among a host of fearsome monsters, the Bokrug stands out as particularly daunting. Any investigator even attempting to attack it must take 2 stress in order to be able to do so (or wounds, in case their stress is at maximum).

Bokrug figure sculpted by Benoit Cosse.
Bokrug figure sculpted by Benoit Cosse.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.

The Yugg is a revolting creature you do not want to see crawling over you in any circumstances. Investigators attacked by this creature must immediately either lose sanity or suffer a wound.

Yugg figure sculpted by Benoit Cosse.
Yugg figure sculpted by Benoit Cosse.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.
Figure painted by Fabrizio Russo.

The Elder Thing is a nigh-indestructible being. Its physiology stumps investigators who attempt to find its weak spot. With prodigious health, it's also impossible to inflict more than 3 wounds when attacking the Elder Thing.

Elder Thing figure sculpted by Jose Roig.
Elder Thing figure sculpted by Jose Roig.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.

The Dimensional Shambler is a creature that revels in exploring the tenuous fabric that bridges dimensions. Portals are their hunting ground, and investigator would be wise to stay clear of them when a Shambler is about. Its attacks are doubled when the target is near a portal.

Dimensional Shambler figure sculpted by Michael Jenkins.
Dimensional Shambler figure sculpted by Michael Jenkins.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.
Figure painted by Angel Giraldez.

The 6 Season 2 Episodes take full advantage of all of the new monsters contained in this box to create unique challenges for players. Mixing the new tiles with those of the Death May Die core box, these Episodes explore all new environments, supported by their own unique Discover and Mythos decks, as well as original tokens that help bring about mechanics and actions not found in any other episode.

Ally yourself with gangsters in order to disrupt a ritual taking place inside a Chicago bank vault. Delve into the nameless woods and turn the cultists' campsites into a glorious bonfire. Investigate the suspects in an ancient cathedral to uncover those guilty of ritual murder, and exact some rightful justice! All this and more await you in the Season 2 Episodes.

If you like what you see here, make sure to add Season 2 to your pledge. Remember that while backers only pay $50 for it during the campaign, it's expected to hit retail with a $60 price tag. And only the Kickstarter version will come with the exclusive Scarlett figure.

The Great Old One Stirs. Sleep tight.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Adam
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      @Niall . Exactly. Tasmania is fully wild and parts of the wild west of Tasmania still not inhabited still or better still even ghost towns. Melbourne had its dark occult side, and being close to all the ranges and gorges around. Occult group meeting areas in forests like Sunbury, and later on out skirts of Ballarat, Anakie near Geelong. So much Dark History in Tasmania.

    2. Duncan B
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      @Niall - agreed. Tasmania has a very dark history to boot.

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      Niall Holden on

      Duncan B pointed this out 3 days ago but I would back him up.
      The Gold Coast is not a super Australian choice for a range of reasons - primarily that it didn't exit until the 1950's

      I would suggest Hobart or Devonport - Tasmania has an occult murky vibe to it.
      If not that then go with Melbourne or Geelong.

    4. Duncan B
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      Nice to see an Australian character, but "Gold Coast" being the locale is historically inaccurate. The name "Gold Coast" didn't appear until the 1950s (and didn't really take off until decades later) - prior to that it was really just a stretch of largely uninhabited coastland. I'd be surprised if there were a police station with an 'investigator' there.

    5. Terry Masson on

      Wow those enemies just blew me away, well done!

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      Riff Conner on

      Scarlett sounds like a lot of fun, but... ten bits? $1.25? I'm not sure I buy that as something anyone would have actually said in the '20s. Surely a nice round simoleon would be a more likely wager ;)

    7. Thomas M
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      @Paboook and @Nooblebear - The weapon size is exaggerated on purpose (see below).

      From the CMON CDMD Art and Aesthetics page:
      https://cmon.com/news/cthulhu-death-may-die-art-and-aesthetics

      For the illustrations of the Investigators, the task fell to veteran artist Karl Kopinski.
      He made a name for himself with titles like Magic: The Gathering, but has become a regular collaborator with Eric M. Lang in recent years, working on games like The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, The Others, and now, C:DMD. His realistic approach to illustrating people gives them a gritty personality that leaps off the page.
      A single picture captures an entire backstory.

      The art of the game is one important element, but bringing that art to life in terrifying 3D miniatures was a key component in completing the aesthetic to C:DMD.
      CMON teamed with long-time partner Studio McVey, under the supervision of legendary sculptor Mike McVey to bring the characters to the table.

      “The Investigators presented us with different challenges.
      In this game, the humans are all very ‘realistic’, and by that, I mean they aren’t 7’ tall super-warriors carrying enormous weapons and wearing spiked armour.
      It’s much easier to represent fantasy characters at the small scale we work in, as opposed to real people.
      Normal human miniatures can end up looking like model railroad figures if you’re not careful – very static and boring.
      We had to find the balance between exaggerating certain aspects just enough (anatomy, pose, and weapons) so they work well at the final scale.
      Too much and the miniature looks cartoony, not enough and they look too small and static.”

    8. Nessarose on

      I can see the effort they put into the art and game. A very nice addition. It's too bad the 28mm scale makes the investigators look stocky but that comes with the size. Beautiful detail and this girl is pleased! Scarlett is sexy! I love her!

    9. Shane Jackson
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      That Tcho-Tcho looks like a brute! They're supposed to be a small people, childlike in size. #NOTMYTCHOTCHO. And the Star Vampire looks more houndlike to me. I'd be happier if those two traded places.

    10. Belisarius
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      I understand the idea of an expansion but have no idea what "season 2" means and theres nothing in the description to explain it.. is it something to do with when or the order your meant to play this vs the base game?

    11. Mark Graydon on

      Conversely, while I think the quality is great, and I'm glad to add it to my pledge, I don't really want to see a lot more in the way of expansions. My wallet is feeling KS fatigue, and one of the reasons I was able to convince my wife to go along with me backing this was I pointed to Rising Sun, which for $150 got you all the game play elements. I really would like to see the same thing here.

    12. Cthugha on

      CMON: I think this useful expansion box is a welcome addition to the game.
      Hopefully you are following the "Green Horde" model (and not Invader) and there will be another one next week.

    13. Margareth S
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      The environment art looks SO nice. And yay for all the new monsters :D

    14. Brian on

      @Christopher Fernandez if they ship us core game early ala Zombiecide games - it'll come at the same time as the rest of the sgs, more likely we get it all together.

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      Christopher Fernandez on

      Looking good! Would this be released at the same time as the core box or would we receive it later?

    16. Berith on

      @PBe, yes. Everything labeled as "Kickstarter Exclusive" is for the entire campaign, pledge manager included.

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      Oraculist on

      Looks great and I like the price - adding $50.

    18. PBe on

      Will I get the exklusive miniature even when I add the add on in the PM?

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      Yronimos Whateley on

      I rather like the restrained outfits and such on the characters, and I don't mind seeing this many investigators - very many more might start getting silly, but the different abilities, and the different "leveling up" options allowing characters to be leveled up with different emphases on different skill sets, ought to surely suggest some replayability.

      The oversized weapons (along with oversized heads, hands, and other features) are normal for 28mm Heroic scale, and will look fine on the table. These characters will fit in just fine alongside those made by other miniature producers (e.g. Reaper).

      The box is loaded with some unusual monsters as well as the investigators and tiles.

      Bokrug is a "Great Old One", the god of the swamp-dwelling creatures from Lovecraft's "The Doom that Came to Sarnath". Bokrug is one of the more unusual and less-used Great Old Ones, especially for an original Lovecraft creation, and it's kind of nice to see it represented here just for something a little different from the more well-known usual suspects.

      I don't mind the add-ons, but I can only afford one or two of them - much more than that, and this sort of thing starts getting priced out of my budget, and sacrifices will be made of what I choose to support here.

    20. Peter "araziel" Cruickshanks
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      @Krzysztof
      Exactly my thoughts. They know how to make a buck.

    21. P H
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      Nice add-on with good value, Especially if you compare with an FFG-expansion. Great Mythos monsters. I especially like the nightgaunt, Star vampire and the elder thing. Some nice investigators aswell.

    22. Paboook on

      Charon13: I assume new Elder Ones will be unlocked as part of the main pledge.

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      Lucia Gaudenzi on

      Just one thing: Ariele is a very old fashioned, MALE name in Italian language. Ariella would be more like it.

    24. NoobleBear on

      Paboook noticed this as well... hoping they scale down the weapons a bit. All knives look like swords. lol

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      Benjamin Adams on

      Getting concerned this is a legacy style game......

    26. Charon13
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      Really disappointed that the season has no elder ones. Seems weired in a game that is about defeating them...

    27. Paboook on

      Why have all RN Estudio miniatures oversizes weapons? :o

    28. Kang Siang, Tan
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      Simple attire really not that appealing as minis, unlike Rising Sun and Invader. So, prefer more monsters, even if have to go with small one.

    29. Paul Cartwright
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      Fantastic add on, love the monster designs in this one.

    30. Jason on

      "Her unique skill allows all nearby Investigators to heal their stress whenever she takes a wound." - It's hard not to read that as Mary being so incredibly annoying that everyone takes pleasure in her pain.

    31. Pie on

      The chance to add more diverse, male investigators is wasted with this expansion. SMH.

    32. Chris Z.
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      I used to love the character unlocks on Zombicide, but i guess without obviously knowing who the new character is paying homage to, i don't care as much. Less seemingly random characters and more gods and monsters please :D

    33. Robert Masson on

      Bokrug is normally a Great Old One !!!!

    34. Jason on

      "Her unique skill allows all nearby Investigators to heal their stress whenever she takes a wound." - It's hard not to read that as Mary being so incredibly annoying that everyone takes pleasure in her pain.

    35. Barry Duran
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      Love the expansion, wish the investigator miniatures were more 3D like their artistic renders.

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      matt
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      @CMoN would the add-on be shipped with wave 1 the core set or wave 2 the giant model or wave 3 in-between the two?

    37. Kang Siang, Tan
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      Popeye and Olivia... Very close, very tempting.

    38. Thorlight
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      Good value but lets listen to your backers now Cmon. Plenty of monsters and thats good.

      Enough already with the investigators ok and bring in more old ones and boss type creatures.

    39. MC on

      Enough with the investigators already. Five extra would have been okay, but 11?

    40. Jason L Perry
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      @Dricce Drogson

      One of the painters, Robert "Rogland" Carlsson, already previewed a Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath on Facebook. So there is _definitely_ more coming.

    41. Johnathan Ellis
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      any more (He hopes for more elder gods) to come or is this the only other add on?

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      Jesse on

      Great job...finally.

    43. Dave the Dead
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      Or whatever the correct term is (GOO, etc)

    44. Dave the Dead
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      My guess is that:

      Next add on: Ancient Ones

      Next stretch goals: KS Exclusive Ancient Ones.

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      Dricce Drogson on

      erf way too many investigators ! no enough elder/outer gods :/

    46. Jayhad on

      Sadly no Old Ones or Insanities! Otherwise, looks like good value...

    47. Krzysztof on

      Oh, here are the stretch-goals...

    48. Drew on

      Well, CMON know how to turn around an underwhelming morning.

      It has been minutes since this was announced, and we're up almost 20k from where we were- and we hit that Dagon stretch goal we were all looking for.

    49. Brandon Stoltz on

      I'm really surprised that a season 2 expansion did not come with any elder ones as well. Plus there's also the fact you guys have bokrug here and he is not counted as an elder one. Other than that this is a pretty good offering. Great show guys.