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‘In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” You only have hours to secure the gate... but some among you have other plans.
‘In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” You only have hours to secure the gate... but some among you have other plans.
‘In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” You only have hours to secure the gate... but some among you have other plans.
261 backers pledged $12,861 to help bring this project to life.

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INSANITY  Player do not lose sanity in the same way. After performing certain actions, draw from the insanity deck. Many of the cards do not cause a loss of sanity. Those that do will change the player's ability to investigate, gamble, vote, accuse, research, and contribute.

GODS For the basic game use the 4 gods without special rules (Ithaca, Zahr, Bokrug, and Dagon). For a deeper game and even more replay value add in any number of the additional 8 additional gods included in the game.

 Here are the 8 Gods with special triggers (advanced rules).

EQUIPMENT What does equipment do?  Each equipment item will give an investigator a unique action to be used once during the game or in a few cases, up to 3 times. 

THE NECRONOMICON When the chances of creating all 4 sigils before the clock reaches midnight looks bleak, there is something that can be done. Your team can vote to consult the Necronomicon. This is a dangerous and risky proposition. The Investigators may buy themselves some additional time, but failure will mean an immediate and gruesome end. AND one Investigator must volunteer to open the book and take on additional insanity.

CONTINUE TO PLAY EVEN IF YOU ARE FOUND OUT   

No players are eliminated from the game. A discovered cultist is weaken (flip their player card over) and become a bit pesky. They can no longer vote (who would listen to them?), but they still need to be dealt with.

SETTING UP R'LYEH

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HOW TO PLAY

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 IF YOU LIKE TO READ RULE BOOKS.... Well OK

<Link to Rules PDF>

 WHAT COMES IN THE BOX?

What the altar punch outs will look like
What the altar punch outs will look like

STRETCH GOALS

We will reveal stretch goals as the campaign moves along.

The character photos on the previous Character cards will change as a result of backer submitted images. The final version of the game will have no duplication of Character card images.

                  

PLEDGE LEVELS

The Satin or Gloss choice will be made in the post campaign survey.

Here is a video on how the pieces were made. This is a highly abbreviated version of the actual process. 

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This level comes with the glass flames.

Face on a card MUST send 4 photos 1920's outfit headshot matching the character within 2 weeks of the end of the campaign. This image will be used with all manufactured games. We have final say on using photo (refund if not)

ADD ONS

Add the amount to your base pledge and the addon(s) will be taken care of in the post campaign survey.

 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"I'm backing this game when it launches! Played it twice and it will become my go-to social deduction game! This ain't your grandma's Resistance." - Dean Liggett Board Game Buffet

"Had the opportunity to play The Gate of R'lyeh at a convention and our team had a blast! Recommend picking this up to switch up your social deduction game library." KinSoul Studio Games

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  Comments on The Gate of R'lyeh from Board Game Buffet (Episode 20)

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AGENT 299

So what's this all about? I get a free game when I back The Gate of R'lyeh? Yup! You do! Sometimes you just need a portable, small, fast game. Agent 299 is an easy to learn game that gradually reveals more information as you play. Triggering the end game at the right time and not blowing your cover is the tricky part.

2-4 players  about 10 minutes

10 cards in a packet

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SHIPPING

Shipping will be charged during your post-Kickstarter campaign survey on which you will fill in your shipping address. Our pledge manager will use your shipping address to calculate and charge you for shipping your reward. Listed below are the estimated shipping costs. 

USA: $8-15 (depending on your distance from New York) 

Canada: $20 

EU Countries & Canada: $23

WORLD-WIDE: $30

The limited edition version of the game is about 2lbs heavier and will add to the shipping cost. (Around $2 US, $10 International)

Risks and challenges

DPH Games has been in business since January 2013, in that time we have successfully created and distributed; Cache Me If You Can! The Geocaching Board Game (5/2013) 2 Expansion packs; Zombie Apocalypse Geocaching (10/13) and Superhero Geocaching (1/2015). Psychological Warfare (11/2014), CATS a sad but necessary cycle of violent predatory behavior (5/2016), and Affliction: Salem 1692 (8/2017). Our manufacturing/distribution network is in place.

We have faced the challenges of launching a new product and have a proven track record for bringing new games to market. We are hoping to ship this October, but sometimes there are delays with printing/shipping that are beyond our control. We have an excellent reputation for responding to our customers and keeping them informed every step of the way. We will continue to do so through this project.

Expected Release Date: October 2018

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    MATT HOLDEN LEVEL

    Matt supports all of the Indie Game Alliance games on Kickstarter. So, if you're the kind of person like Matt that likes to show their support for projects (but can't possibly purchase all of them)... this is the level for you! Thank you for help in spreading the word.

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    Agent 299 Only

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.
    ($13 International)

    OK, this Cthulhu thing is cool and all, but I only want the pocket card game AND I want it now!

    This will ship 2-3 WEEKS after the conclusion of the campaign.

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    INVESTIGATOR PLEDGE

    1 copy of The Gate of R'lyeh
    1 copy of Agent 299

    Shipping will be added to your post-Kickstarter survey. Estimated shipping costs are listed at the bottom of this page.

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    Advice from Cthulhu

    1 copy of The Gate of R'lyeh
    1 copy of Agent 299
    1 copy of the Special Limited Edition "Dear Cthulhu" book

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    LIMITED EDITION

    LIMITED EDITION OF GAME

    1 copy of The Gate Of R'lyeh
    1 copy of Agent 299
    4 Custom Glass Sigils
    1 copy of the Special Limited Edition "Dear Cthulhu" book

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    FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD GAME STORE

    Receive 6 copies of the gate of R'lyeh
    12 copies of Agent 299

    +$10 Shipping (Charged with Post-pledge manager)

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    PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR PLEDGE

    You may select a character listed to portray in our game. Here is what you do.

    1. Make a pledge at this level
    2. Send us a message containing what character you would like to portray (we will keep the list of available characters and updated as possible).
    If we are unable to provide you with the character you would like, then simply cancel your pledge). However, if you commit, we would politely ask that you do not cancel since we will lock out the character you've selected from others.

    Please find the list of characters available from the main page.

    Feel free to send us a message with any questions.

    Your image will be used in all physical copies of the game!

    MUST send 4 photos 1920's outfit headshot matching the character within 2 weeks of the end of the campaign. Photos send in during the campaign will be processed and you will be given feedback as soon as possible.
    A dark background is preferred.

    We have final say on using photo, however, we hope to resolve any issues through communication with you (we will refund the additional amount if photo is not provided by the deadline or is not usable. You will still receive a game).

    1x copy of The Gate Of R'lyeh
    (with you in it as one of the characters!)
    1x copy of Agent 299

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