Mythosis Chaosium's collectable card game based on the extraordinary
tales of horror written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Lovecraft is an acknowledged
master of the horror story, inspiring such modern authors as Stephen King
and Clive Barker.
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General Mythos Information
MYTHOS GAME SYSTEM
The heart of Mythos lies in the Adventure Cards. These are short stories in a narrative format that indicate the cards you must play before you can earn the points given on the card. They provide a pattern to your card play that other players may try to decipher.
The rules for Mythos are simple and complete. A game is finished in about an hour with plenty of room for complex play strategies, deck building variations, and great replay value.
Much of the Mythos replay value lies in the more than 30 different Adventures included in the card set, and also with our Create-Your-Own Adventure card. Chaosium offers both horror fiction and role-playing scenarios for our Call of Cthulhu game that can readily be distilled into Mythos Adventure Cards with, of course, the consent of your opponent. This will provide an unlimited variety of different Mythos games.
A TYPICAL GAMEEach player first chooses his or her Investigator, shuffles their cards, and draws a hand of 13 cards.
Each player develops the resources of their Investigator, playing Ally cards, Tomes, Artifacts, and Spells. You also create a Story Deck, a pile of cards containing the Locations visited and other cards that have gone out of play. You have a number of Event cards to plague your opponent with, including Phobias, Rioting Townsfolk, Looting Thieves, Madmen with Shotguns, Nightmares, Catastrophes, and Epidemics.
You also portray that aspect of the Mythos that attacks the other players. Monster cards are played face-down in a Mythos Threat. Once card play has ended in a round, then Combat begins.
During combat, each player beginning with the Investigator with the lowest remaining Sanity Point commits the Monsters in his or her Threat to attack their opponent. Then, each player commits Allies to defend their Investigator (Allies not committed will not suffer damage). Spells are then cast and then combat is resolved.
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You can order Mythos Cards online at the Wizards' Attic Home page .