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The wicked 1-4 player game of summoning supernatural evil in 60-90 minutes. From Richard Launius, Darrell Louder, and Chris Kirkman.
The wicked 1-4 player game of summoning supernatural evil in 60-90 minutes. From Richard Launius, Darrell Louder, and Chris Kirkman.
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The Fungi From Yuggoth

Posted by GreaterThanGames (Creator)
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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!

hte rewspiehr ni rndeasks 
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!

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    1. CthuLoon on

      Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, but what is the inspiration for Ghatanothoa's gift? The only story I've read with it is its original appearance in "Out of the Aeons". It doesn't seem to have a connection to migo in that story (they seem more to be fans of shubby). I would have thought the ability it has to turn people into living mummies even through its image would be a good basis for a gift.

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      Michael Champion
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      Awesome. Thanks, Darrell!

    3. Tom Ryan
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      The Whisperer in Darkness
      At the Mountains of Madness
      The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    4. Darrell Louder on

      @Michael - Oh, look at that Chris didn't mention that. Yes, there is. I won't tell you yet (in case they are saving it to announce later), but I'll just say telling who controls what and what monster is what will be a 'snap'.

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      Michael Champion
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      I'm curious about something. Do the Mi-Go on the board belong to a particular cult? If so, is there a way to differentiate ones played by the spell versus ones played by Ghatanothoa's Dark Gift?

    6. GreaterThanGames 14-time creator on

      @Dylan - Great question. Yes, and they act like one of his Mi-Go. However, the same limitations apply (no more than one in a Location and no more than four in play at a time).

    7. Dylan Thurston
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      Can Ghatanothoa also summon Mi-Go using the spell?

    8. Dylan Thurston
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      Got all of them