The Fungi From Yuggoth
Greetings Lovecraft lovers!
It’s been another good weekend, and we’re nearly halfway to the next stretch goal - Ghatanothoa!
We thought today might be a good time to talk about how Monsters work with the Mi-Go as an example. Then we’ll show how Ghatanotha’s Mi-Go act a bit differently with his Dark Gift.
When a Monster is summoned through a Spell, the controlling Cult takes the Monster card and adds the required activation tokens along the top (except for Shoggoth who just works autonomously without tokens). Whenever the Cult wishes the Monster to take an action, they remove a token. Once all tokens are removed, the Monster will return from whence it came at the end of the controlling Cult’s turn.
As you can see in the example above, Mi-Go can be activated up to three times, and, while it is at a Location it aids that Cult in maintaining control there. Since Mi-Go are also always tinkering with strange and unknown technology, they also tend to leave behind strange and mysterious Artifacts. Savvy Cults can use the Mi-Go to drop an Artifact at a Location, then Ready a Spell there on the same turn to gain a Spell and an Artifact!
Ghatanothoa’s Mi-Go act a bit differently. When the Fungi from Yuggoth Dark Gift is activated, the Cult sacrifices a Cultist from their Lodge to place a Mi-Go in any Location. Like ordinary Mi-Go, while the Mi-Go is at that Location, it counts as 2 Cultists for purposes of Control, and CAN be sacrificed (counting as one Cultist for sacrifice). In addition, while a Mi-Go is at a Location, whenever an opposing Cultist enters that Location you roll a die; on a result of Cthulhu, Destroy that Cultist. As you can see Ghatanothoa’s Mi-Go are a bit more robust and can strike a bit of fear into the hearts of opposing Cults! Just as a note, Ghatanothoa may have no more than one Mi-Go at a Location, and no more than four in play at any one time.
That about wraps it up for today, but before we leave for Gen Con, there have been a few asking about the three stories that will appear in the Forbidden Lore deluxe art book. Because so many of you seem to like puzzles, we’ll just leave the titles of them here for you to figure out. We doubt it will take you long!
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ta eth snaintuom fo amndess
eth wadosh ervo nnuhtosmi
We hope to see many of you at Gen Con! Until next time, keep spreading the word, and happy gaming!