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Subject: Am I being indulgent getting this on top of Gloom? rss

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Mark Turner
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I have Gloom and Unfortunate Expeditions, and my wife and I enjoy pulling them out from time to time. It's not exactly an every day occurrence, but Gloom is one of a limited range of games she enjoys, so it's a winner.

I have been eyeing Cthulhu Gloom for a while, pure greed. It came on sale recently, so I am contemplating getting it plus the expansion... but then again, does it really add much to the original? Help me decide!
 
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I like it better! Why? Because the base game has some of the mechanics and complexity you don't get in the original without expansions. Also the color. So I'd say go for it if you are a gloom fan! The recently announced gloom expansion with undead characters sounds cool too, though.
 
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I don't have original Gloom, just the Cthulhu version (and its one expansion). There are some other non-Cthulhu Gloom expansions, aren't there?

Unless you're a Lovecraft fan, I doubt that Cthulhu Gloom will add to your enjoyment much. If you are a Lovecraft fan, it's quite fun. The tone is still like original Gloom, but it's got clever literary references.
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jdanish wrote:

The recently announced gloom expansion with undead characters sounds cool too, though.


Ooh - thanks for the tip about that. Intrigued!

Carthoris wrote:
There are some other non-Cthulhu Gloom expansions, aren't there?


Yep. I have one of them...
 
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