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I started creating a new version of Ra, based on Lovecraft's mythos.



The various ancient "Gods" lend themselves to the Ra framework quite well.

I'm also having fun making all the different monument types (architectures of R'lyeh, Kadath, etc), and "civilization" tiles (ancient Tomes like "Necronomicon" and "De Vermis Mysteriis").

Instead of River tiles, I am using eldrich symbols, and an alignment of stars for flooded River.

Because of the Mythos theme, I am going to add in some variants that probably wouldn't really work in a normal Ra game (the proximity of several Old Ones triggering something horrible).
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That's bloody awesome!

Please, for the love of Azathoth (which, granted, ain't much), lemme know when you're finished!
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Me too! Let me know!
 
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Add me to that list, please!
 
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You are freakin' brilliant.

Now, please forgive my impertenance, but I am certain you can do more with these fabulous pieces than just add them into Ra. There could be another game there.

Best of luck.
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RA!

Sorry, I just needed to call Ra.
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I am finishing the board now (it's based on the DIY board image that was uploaded to the Ra page). It will still be 90% Ra-esque when it's done... but I can't help fool around with things man was not meant to understand... er, I mean incorporate a little madness to the game. I'll always be able to play Ra if that's the experience I want... but I enjoy a little chaos in my games, and this will have a bit.
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Instead of calling Ra, will people be calling

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
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Will you make it available as an upload from the Ra section of this website?


If you do, I will certainly upload it.

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snicholson wrote:
RA!

Sorry, I just needed to call Ra.
With the Ra-thulu variant, you'll have to call Ra three times before he appears.

 
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Shouldn't it really be...

Iä! Iä! Iä!

And who gets to be on the Ra tiles? Cthulhu?

I bet that when the Ra track finally fills up for the third time, the world ends and all of humanity is devoured. Now that's a clamactic ending to a game.

Edit: On second thought, maybe Elder Signs should be the new Ra? So the goal of the game is to get as much power from the evil gods before they are sealed back into their prisons. There are three breakouts, then the game ends, and whoever collected the most power wins.
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I'll buy a copy if it makes Ra a heck of a lot more fun than it is now gulp
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wmshub wrote:
Shouldn't it really be...

Iä! Iä! Iä!

And who gets to be on the Ra tiles? Cthulhu?

I bet that when the Ra track finally fills up for the third time, the world ends and all of humanity is devoured. Now that's a clamactic ending to a game.

Edit: On second thought, maybe Elder Signs should be the new Ra? So the goal of the game is to get as much power from the evil gods before they are sealed back into their prisons. There are three breakouts, then the game ends, and whoever collected the most power wins.


Funny you should mention that. The Elder Sign IS the Ra tile. The object of the game is to generate as much evil as possible, where each player is a cultist, collecting artifacts and favor of the Old Ones. Or something like that.

The files will be uploaded for all to enjoy!
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Oh my God! I mean, hey Nyarly incoming! Ïa! Ïa! Ïa!

Will proper masks for the cultists be included?
 
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That is just stupendous! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Cheers, Karlo
 
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Brilliant idea. I look forward to seeing the finished game.
 
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thumbsup This is an awesome bit of work, I can't wait to try it out.



snicholson wrote:
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I just KNEW you were gonna do that! Great podcast(s), BTW.
 
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Good lord those are gorgeous.
 
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Keep me posted! Great stuff & ingenious to merge those two games/ideas together!
 
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tonksey wrote:
Keep me posted! Great stuff & ingenious to merge those two games/ideas together!


Heh? What's game on Cthulhu mythos? Beside several previous games made on base of it.
 
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If you can make it clear what the tiles represent, that will be a truly AWESOME variant!
 
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Ogma wrote:
If you can make it clear what the tiles represent, that will be a truly AWESOME variant!


I have added labels to most of the tiles, to help sort them. These are the Tomes, which replace Civilizations in Ra-Thulhu.



So, I now have all 8 God tiles, the Tomes, Shoggoths replace Pharaohs, and I have all 8 Sites (replacing Monuments). The board is 90% complete.
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Wow, the tomes look great.

What will be floods and rivers?

If you haven't decided yet, I think cultists=rivers, altars=floods would make sense. After all, a cultist with no altar to worship at is pretty useless.
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Floods should be sacrifices, like "a human on a table" or "a bunch of humans lined up against the fall".

Niles should be sacrifice tables (or large, creepy, dripping candles).

That would be cool.
 
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Consider me as very impressed. Looks way cool!
 
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