Cthulhu Tales! Work continues apace on art and design for Cthulhu Tales, the story telling card game of the Cthulhu Mythos, by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi.  We want a cyclopean slab of the work to be done before we bring the game to Kickstarter, and the art department are hard at work on card designs.

Here's three new cards that show how we think things will look.  Card art is by Scott Purdy, graphics are by Jon Hodgson and Paul Bourne.  We hope you agree it's shaping up frightfully well!

Those of you familiar with Hobbit Tales will recognise much of what's going on here, but the game rules are eerily different, with a number of special developments to reflect the nature of Lovecraftian story-telling.  The Phobia Pool, and the Narration of The Premise and how Treatment Tokens are handled are all very different.   We'll share more info on these developments and more as we close in on our launch date.

Curious? Read more about Cthulhu Tales.


“… a slimy expanse of hellish black mire which extended around me in monotonous undulations as far as I could see…”

Dagon, H.P. Lovecraft



Art by Scott Purdy

Cthulhu Tales - coming soon to Kickstarter.

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“There was a gradual deterioration I had not foreseen. Dr. Torres knew, but the shock killed him.”

Cool Air, H.P. Lovecraft


Art by Scott Purdy

Cthulhu Tales - coming soon to Kickstarter.

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"… we had always entertained a dread that our grisly collection would be discovered."

- H.P. Lovecraft, The Hound


Art by Scott Purdy

Cthulhu Tales - coming soon to Kickstarter.

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In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative.”

The Tomb, H.P. Lovecraft


University libraries filled with worm-eaten tomes, legend-haunted towns populated with degenerate locals and their rustic superstitions, cyclopean ruins from long-forgotten aeons, and the disquieting glimpses of things from beyond...

Can you convince your fellow guests at the sanatorium that you don't belong there? Can you convince yourself?

In Cthulhu Tales players take turns as narrator and, using a hand of beautifully illustrated, tarot-sized cards, tell their Lovecraftian tale, attempting to emerge unscathed.  Meanwhile their opponents use their own cards to attempt to drive the story further into madness.

Cthulhu Tales is a game for 2 to 5 players, authored by the award-winning designers Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello, creators of the Tolkien-themed War of the Ring strategy game, The One Ring roleplaying game and the Hobbit Tales storytelling card game.

Cthulhu Tales is coming to Kickstarter soon.




"They were not altogether crows, nor moles,

nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats,

nor decomposed human beings; but something

I cannot and must not recall."  
H. P. Lovecraft, "The Festival"

Art by Scott Purdy.