As often as I make light of my significant other and the imposed “Wife Law” I feel the need to clarify one thing: she never ceases to amaze me.
I had mentioned to her that I was interested in getting the Call of Cthulhu Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games and that it would make a great Christmas present. We were talking about the game, well I was talking about the game and she was tapping her iPhone and nodding when she looked up and said “Ok well you can have it, what other games do you want?” After a short meeting of the budget committee decisions were made and funds allocated.
After doing the rounds of the usual suppliers I found that once again Maelstrom Games came out on top for both availability and price. And better still I had an email with a 15% discount code to help my gaming dollar go further.
I managed to get the Call of Cthulhu Core Set and the Secrets of Arkham expansion as well as all six of the Asylum Packs in the Dreamlands setting: Twilight Horror, In Memory of Day, In the Dread of Night, Search for the Silver Key, Sleep of the Dead and Journey to Unknown Kadath. That’s over 500 cards all up and for a two player game which requires 50 card decks it should be plenty.
Why this game? Well it’s Cthulhu, ‘nuff said.
You need more? Well it’s a card game with a fixed distribution. I’ll pause while you mull that last bit over. That’s right, no random booster packs, no chase cards and none of that block cycle crap that keeps making you buy more cards. And you know what they do when they sell out of a set? They print more.
So I get all the deck customisation and combo chaining delights I can handle with a price tag that my wife can handle.
Roll on Christmas.