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A co-operative game for 1-6 players with amazingly detailed miniatures, depicting a sci-fi horror world inspired by Lovecraft's work.
A co-operative game for 1-6 players with amazingly detailed miniatures, depicting a sci-fi horror world inspired by Lovecraft's work.
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Living Large

Posted by Diemension Games (Creator)

Hi Investigators! We have some cool stuff to cover today!


When we reach $620,000 the search cards, madness cards, consciousness cards and scenario cards in the game are going to be updated from 41 x 63mm (or 1.6 x 2.5 inches) to 59 x 92mm (2.3 x 3.6 in), allowing for a better representation of the artwork and flavor text. There are over 160 of these cards in the core box, and that number keeps growing as we add more stretch goals! By the way, here are the sizes for our other cards: 

Monster card: 70 x 120mm (2.75 x 4.75 in) 

Room card: 41 x 63mm (1.6 x 2.5 in) 

Spawn card: 41 x 63mm (1.6 x 2.5 in)




Have you ever played a game where the cards ended up all over the place? We know we have, especially when we’re talking about a game with as many parts to keep track of as Deep Madness. In the core game there are over 200 cards, and that number grows with almost every unlocked stretch goal. To prevent “Cardmageddon”, we designed the card holder box. The box is comprised of two parts: a holder and a cover. In the game, the card holder keeps the deck nice, tidy, and in one place. After the game, the holder folds up to make a perfect container and organizer for all of your cards.

  • Blue 46 x 68 x 75mm (1.8 x 2.7 x 3 in), which is suitable for 41 x 63mm (1.6 x 2.5 in) cards. It can hold up to 220 cards without card sleeves. With sleeves it holds about 140 cards. 
  •  Red 64 x 97 x 75mm (2.5 x 3.8 x 3 in), which is suitable for 59 x 92mm (2.3 x 3.6 in) cards. It can hold up to 220 cards without card sleeves. With sleeves it can hold about 140 cards.



There are 46 bases in the core game: 40 black ring bases with slots, and 6 colored ring bases. The black ring bases with slots are for monsters. Excluding the Epic Monsters, all of the monsters in the core game have a 30mm diameter base, allowing the black ring bases to fit snugly around just about any monster which happens to show up in the game. It is very easy to install and remove monster miniatures to and from the ring bases without damaging them. The black ring bases have a slot for wound tokens which make it easy to record monsters’ hit points. No matter how many monster miniatures you will finally end up receiving, in any one game of Deep Madness there are usually only 6 types of monsters in play and only the monsters on the board will need ring bases. You can buy extra ring bases in the optional buys if you so desire.

Right now, in all of the unlocked stretch goals, Atrocity and Immortal have 40mm diameter bases, and each of these miniatures will come with a suitable ring base.  

The colored ring bases help players to identify their investigator figure on the board. Since players place any wound tokens received on their Investigator Dashboards, no slot is needed for the investigators.

If you're interested in purchasing additional ring bases or the card holder boxes (or if you haven’t added your Epic Monsters or expansions yet), please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the Deep Madness Kickstarter page, then click “Change Your Pledge”, then add the amount for the items you'd like to get to your total and click “Continue”. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.


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      Patrik Rak on

      @Diemension Games: Will it be possible to put the cards in small+large holders back to the big box? Or will there be some plastic which would prevent that? Thanks.

    2. Justin Boehm

      @Dimension Games oh and I LOVE the new card size upgrade, bigger art is better!

    3. Justin Boehm

      @Dimension Games
      So the card holder for the large cards, there are multiple types of cards, like search madness and consciousness. It seems to me that we really would need more than just 1 large holder or is it really only for storage and not to have on the table while playing? Otherwise we need separate stacks for those cards right?

    4. Rand Chua TL on

      I think there should a vote on the size of the cards. :p

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      David Brittain

      +1 for standard US size: 63.5mm x 88mm. I hate having to buy so many different sleeve sizes and 59mm x 92mm is one size I don't have.

    6. William Pseudonyme

      Cheers mate ;)

    7. Enrique

      @William Pseudonyme
      I see what you did there

    8. Belisarius

      Standard size would be a lot easier. Euro size sleeves aren't always easy to find at a reasonable price in some countries

    9. Francis Tommaso

      + For larger card size. One of my only problems with games like Star Wars Armada is the tiny card size they use.

    10. William Pseudonyme

      Are they going to be waterproof? If not,really no need for an upgrade, dam I'm mad at you guys!

    11. Jered

      Standard Euro card size. I don't think sleeves will be hard to find at all.

    12. Russonc

      I'm good with larger cards as well... (mainly an old eyes/vision thing)...

    13. Batei on

      Standard size would be much better for the larger cards. Consistency with sizes that are already out there is always better. :)

    14. Aitor on

      I think that will be better use a more standar size 63.5 mm x 88 mm.
      It's more hard find sleeves for 59 mm X 92 mm

    15. ORCPnP on

      I'd like to see ALL the cards upgraded in size! My eyes are getting worse as I grow older and them small cards are slowly becoming a bane to my gaming existence ;P

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      Isper on

      This is unnecessary and counterproductive.
      I want my cards protected and this size is huge. And we will need gigant table for playing!

    17. Aaron Seymour

      So 2 small for the Room and Spawn decks and 3 large for the Search, Madness, and Consciousness decks. I doubt the Scenario deck needs a holder...

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      Mitch Wilson-Brown on

      larger cards makes me very happy!

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      Koen on

      really nice to hear that. I was so disapointed with the itsy bitsy cards that came in Conan. I never realized 41x63 mm was so small. the old cards that came in hero quest were something like 55x80, and regular playing cards are also close to that size. I understand you want everybody to also get the card holders, but it'd be appreciated if you made the plastic insert that holds the cards in the box deep enough or with a lid so the top cards don't slide out when the cards are stored back in that.

    20. Maxx

      And how many black base for all the monset unlock so far?
      Many thanks!

    21. Diemension Games 2-time creator on

      The old add-on included 2 small ones.

    22. Diemension Games 2-time creator on

      At this time including all the SGs, we'll need 1 of each to hold all the cards without sleeves, or 2 of each with sleeves.

    23. Oihan on

      question, the old card-holders add-on includes one of each of those?

    24. KZ (KingZombie)

      So if we're going to buy card holders, how many of each size will be need to hold all the cards at this time? Sleeved and unsleeved.