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Cthulhu: The Great Old One is an exciting new fast-paced card game for 2 to 8 players.
Cthulhu: The Great Old One is an exciting new fast-paced card game for 2 to 8 players.
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CTHULHU: THE GREAT OLD ONE is a Lovecraft-themed quick-paced card game by Dann Kriss Games, a loving tribute to the works and legacy of H.P. Lovecraft, with hand-painted artwork by Ian Daniels.

Each deck contains 80 masterfully-crafted cards printed on high-quality gaming cardstock (black-core), to reverently evoke the themes of the Mythos into this soon-to-be-classic card game. With fun elements like Horror cards you can play on each other while matching up characters and elements from the works of Lovecraft, there are lots of fun games in store for you and your friends, family, and fellow cultists.

We at Dann Kriss Games hope you will treasure your decks for years to come, which is why we have painstakingly endeavoured to craft each deck with the highest available quality and durability, approaching each card layout with lovingly meticulous attention to detail, helping to bring each card to life with some of the most amazing Lovecraftian images we have ever seen. 

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn…
 

 The stars are right! The Great Old One awakens! Can you avoid his Horrors, or will you help him rise?

*CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES IN .PDF FORMAT*

Each deck is printed on 300gsm black-core smooth stock, and contains 80 Tarot-sized cards (70 Story cards, 1 ‘Great Old One’ card, 1 ‘Cultist’ card, and 8 Horror cards, all 3”x5”), and one full-colour rules sheet which has a mini-poster on the reverse side. 

Each deck is shrink-wrapped in its own two-piece box with beautifully illustrated art adorning the box.

*CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CARD LIST IN .PDF FORMAT*

For each deck you order, you will also receive one copy of the EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter promo card, "The Silver Key"!

*Click to see Card Designs*
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 "What I like about this game is the simplicity."- Eric Bryan Seuthe II (Full Review on Sleuth of a Seuthe)

"The kids had little trouble picking up the basics of the game and soon were chasing the Cultist and Great Old One around the table as each sought to get the pair." - Today In Board Games (Full Review on Today In Board Games)

"The real draw for the set is the exceptional artwork from Ian Daniels" - Andy Green (Full Review on FamousMonsters.com)

 Following our immensely successful previous Kickstarter campaign for three Limited Edition Cthulhu Bicycle playing card decks, there has been an overwhelming request for new Lovecraft-themed Bicycle decks. In response, we are offering one last Cthulhu:TGOO Bicycle Deck with this campaign as a companion deck to the game.

This deck will be made to the same specifications as the previous three editions in this line, complete with a custom Seal, "magick" air-cushioned finish for the cards, and matching layout.

*Click to see Card Designs*
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"A fine way to wrap up this beautiful series of stunning decks." - Max (Full Article on MaxPlayingCards.com)

    Featured as part of this exciting campaign are six unique Exclusive Pledge Levels, each coming with one original, hand-painted Ian Daniels painting featuring art created for and used in Cthulhu: The Great Old One.

   Each original piece is 16" x 12", and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, certifying that it is the original piece painted by Ian, and signed by Ian, which was created specifically for Cthulhu:TGOO. These are ONE OF A KIND!!! This is your big opportunity to own a major piece of history from this game, not to mention a stunning piece of art from the masterful Ian Daniels!

"Mi-Go and Henry Wentworth Akeley" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Mi-Go and Henry Wentworth Akeley" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Joseph Curwen and Charles Dexter Ward" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Joseph Curwen and Charles Dexter Ward" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Wilbur Whateley and Yog-Sothoth" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Wilbur Whateley and Yog-Sothoth" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Randolph Carter and Azathoth" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Randolph Carter and Azathoth" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Keziah Mason and Brown Jenkin" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Keziah Mason and Brown Jenkin" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Nyarlathotep and the Shining Trapezohedron" Original 12"x16" Painting
"Nyarlathotep and the Shining Trapezohedron" Original 12"x16" Painting

    Each Original Art Pledge Level comes with both the original painting and Certificate of Authenticity, and also includes two signed Limited Edition Cthulhu:TGOO decks, two signed Standard Edition Cthulhu:TGOO decks, two signed "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition Bicycle decks, one Commemorative Cthulhu Coin, our Dice Collector Deal, and one T-Shirt of your choice from this campaign. I am also including four copies of the "Haunter Of The Dark" Promo card, plus you will still be getting four copies of the Kickstarter Exclusive "Silver Key" Promo card!

   Now that's a deal that's hard to beat! Especially to take home a piece of original hand-painted art from this game!

   Another way to get an original piece of Ian Daniels art is to pledge at the Dark Priest level. Each backer who pledges for the Dark Priest Pledge level will get one original Cthulhu sketch by Ian (selected at random), signed and with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

   Many of these sketches were studies done by Ian in preparation for the art he created for this game, the remaining ones were done to provide a few extra original sketches as a "Thanks" for backers who supported us at this level! All are hand-drawn, each unique in style and form! 

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  • Dice Collector Deal "See Box Below For Details" $10 US/ $18 INTL

 Unleashed! "Dreams In The Witchhouse" is now a permanent part of Cthulhu:TGOO!

Unleashed! DKG's "Silver Key" Limited Edition T-Shirt
Unleashed! DKG's "Silver Key" Limited Edition T-Shirt

 Littlest Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror  This is a great project by friend and fellow cultists Tro Rex & Eyo Bella, their first book "Littlest Lovecraft: The Call Of Cthulhu" was a visual treat, don't miss out on this new installment in a memorable series. ANY BACKERS WHO BACK BOTH THIS CAMPAIGN AND "LITTLEST LOVECRAFT: THE DUNWICH HORROR" WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE PAIR OF EXCLUSIVE "WHATELEY'S NECRONOMICON" DICE FROM US! 

   Los Cthuluchadores: Elder Things In The Wrestling Ring is a new board game by Bob Kelly of Heresy Research Labs. In this game, you can smash your opponents or win the crowd's adoration to win! Check it out!

   Shane Tyree Studios Shane is an amazing artist who has brought new life to the world of Lovecraft! Check out his gallery!

   Experiment II Eden has made some amazing sculptures! This is the Kickstarter for her newest mind-blowing creation!

   H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival @ Portland, OR Support this festival and you will keep seeing a renewed interest in all things Lovecraftian!

   Lovecraft eZine Mike Davis runs a great Lovecraft online 'zine full of great articles and lots of insight!

Also, don't forget to check out my interview on Today In Board Games

Risks and challenges

Artwork & Layout: Ian has finished all the artwork for Cthulhu: The Great Old One, and I will be completing the card layouts for those decks plus the Bicycle deck during the course of the campaign, so once the campaign ends, all image files will be ready to go off to the printer. At that point, it will simply be a matter of waiting for the payments to process and for people to complete their PledgeManager or survey questionnaire so that I know how many decks and items to order, then production will begin swiftly.

PledgeManager: We did have some delays in waiting for some updates for PledgeManager on the last campaign, however we will not face those problems again. This campaign has based all bundle prices and discounts on the PledgeManager framework, and I will again be working directly with Adam so that this time around we will be set up for PledgeManager before the campaign even ends. That means as soon as most everyone finalizes their reward selections, we will send off for manufacturing, and be able to mail the goods out as soon as possible.

Shipping: We will have all the boxes and packages pre-labeled and ready to mail out before the decks and goodies ever make it in from the manufacturers, so that as soon as everything is in, the shipping begins!

Delays: This time around, post-campaign follow-up won't be occurring during two major holidays, so there should be much less delays on all facets concerned in the fulfillment process.

This will be a great campaign, and I will, as always, do everything in my power to give you the best products and best experience humanly possible! Thanks for being a part of this adventure with me!

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    -= Soul Collector Level =- Receive one (1) signed random prototype card from DKG's official CTHULHU:TGOO playtest deck with Certificate of Authenticity, one (1) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, one (1) "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, one (1) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, one (1) "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, one (1) Signed Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Commemorative Cthulhu Coin & our Dice Collector Deal.

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    -= Mason Level =- Receive the original hand-painted 12" x 16" painting of "Keziah Mason and Brown Jenkin" by Ian Daniels with Certificate of Aunthenticity, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Commemorative Cthulhu Coin, our Dice Collector Deal & one (1) T-shirt of your choice from this campaign

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    -= Nyarlathotep Level =- Receive the original hand-painted 12" x 16" painting of "Nyarlathotep and the Shining Trapezohedron" by Ian Daniels with Certificate of Aunthenticity, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Commemorative Cthulhu Coin, our Dice Collector Deal & one (1) T-shirt of your choice from this campaign

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    -= Ward Level =- Receive the original hand-painted 12" x 16" painting of "Joseph Curwen and Charles Dexter Ward" by Ian Daniels with Certificate of Aunthenticity, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Commemorative Cthulhu Coin, our Dice Collector Deal & one (1) T-shirt of your choice from this campaign

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    -= Mi-Go Level =- Receive the original hand-painted 12" x 16" painting of "Mi-Go and Henry Wentworth Akeley" by Ian Daniels with Certificate of Aunthenticity, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Limited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed "CTHULHU: The Great Old One - Unlimited Edition" card game, two (2) Signed Cthulhu Bicycle Deck - "R'lyeh Rising" Limited Edition, one (1) Commemorative Cthulhu Coin, our Dice Collector Deal & one (1) T-shirt of your choice from this campaign

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