Upgraded game box unlocked! And a strategy guide to Janus’s Cult
Today’s unlock is a way to make your Kickstarter-exclusive Deluxe Edition of the game really stand out: an upgraded box with spot UV and embossed art. Now, your copy of CULT: CHOOSE YOUR GOD WISELY will truly be worthy of worship!
We’ll have another unlock tomorrow. Meanwhile, check out the strategy guide to Janus’s Cult!
This is another advanced Cult that requires you to play your cards cleverly. Since Janus is a God with two faces, it is appropriate that his Cult is tricky, capable of changing the rules of the game. We recommend playing with it only after all players have had a couple of games under their belt.
Janus’s Cult needs cards to shine, so at the beginning of the game you should send Priests to the Trade District and Forum. This is usually enough to get three or four Miracle cards utilizing the “Mystery of Virtues” ability. After that, the Cult can pursue any type of victory.
This Cult’s greatest strength comes in counterplaying, stopping others from winning. It doesn’t matter if other Cults have powerful Priests or influential Patriarchs. As long as Janus’s Cult has cards, they will have a hard time getting their victory. The “Chalice of Clarity” ability turns the game on its head by allowing the Cult with the least Influence to win the Active Location.
Usually, when playing as this Cult, your preferred path to victory will involve either performing the Summoning twice or gaining four Fanatical Mobs. The latter is usually easier, since you can win Locations even with weak Priests. An effective way to Mob victory is collecting a big card pool (including around 7 License cards), then turning into a dark Cult and discarding nine cards for two Fanatical Mobs using the “Chalice of Madness” ability. Getting enough cards to get the needed number of Mobs to win can take a while. But this Cult has excellent abilities to slow down opponents until you can can execute this plan.
Janus’s Cult works best with higher number of players, like 4 or 5, but can also be a very strong opponent in a one-on-one duel.