MYTHOS The Cthulhu Collectable Card Game STARTER DECK Limited Edition IN INGLESE
MYTHOS - The Cthulhu Collectable Card Game - STARTER DECK - Limited Edition - ENGLISH VERSION
MYTHOS is a collectable card game from Chaosium, the makers of the CALL OF CTHULHU role-playing game and publishers of many Cthulhu Mythos books. Like the role-playing game, the card game is based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and others who have written stories using HPL's invented mythology and history.
You may find that this item is out of print, as MYTHOS was not a huge success for Chaosium, for all that it is a very entertaining game with a solid core of fans. But you may be able to find some MYTHOS cards in the Auctions section.
MYTHOS requires 2 players, each of whom builds a "Story Deck". The goal is to either be the first to complete your story/adventure or be the last to run out of "sanity points". Decks are made of cards in the following categories: Adventures, Allies, Artifacts, Events, Locations, Monsters, Spells, and Tomes.
Like many a collectable card game, players choose from among a wide variety of cards, available in rare, uncommon, and common distributions. There are about 1,000 cards available to MYTHOS players, though the Limited series covers only 200 of them, and a given starter deck, such as you're considering here, has only 60 of those, with a certain proportion of rarity but otherwise randomly mixed. You also have a choice of Investigator cards in the greater game, only one of which is included in a starter deck.
MYTHOS provides ample opportunity for strategy, creativity, and surprise. After they've bought additional cards, players can mix and match them (and trade them) to create "theme" decks (for example, based on a particular Lovecraft story or involving a particular region such as the invented towns of Arkham and Innsmouth, or just based on strategies such as rapid win or opponent-stalling). Play involves both trying to assemble the correct items to complete one of your Adventures and trying to thwart your opponent from doing so. Play is fairly rapid, each player taking turns playing single cards, and a game (divided into rounds) typically lasts no more than 20 minutes. So it makes a great lunchtime pastime.
The art on the cards is a mixture of original art and art taken from various Chaosium publications. The cards are sturdy and attractive, despite the rather shocking purple of the card backs. In addition to playing, one can also collect the cards for the art.
In addition the Limited series, there is also a Standard edition which contains two preconstructed decks with appropriate cards and Investigators, along with limited edition expansion sets such as "The Dreamlands", "New Aeon", and "Expeditions of Miskatonic University".
I've managed to collect all the cards to date, but I prefer to play with them than to keep them as collectables. This is the game I wish had existed when I first found Magic: The Gathering. I give it 4 stars only because the rules are a little too complex, even compared to MTG.
But, hey, it's a Cthulhu Mythos card game! How can you go wrong?
Contains: rulebook, Investigator card, 60 playing cards.