In tribute to the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld novels and many other works, as well as one of the brightest lights in dark places I’ve have encountered so far, here are the rules to play Cripple Mr. Onion.
You will need an eight-suited deck of cards.
In this Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game game, Cthulhu and Shub-Niggurath ally in Rebirth of the Cult, churning cultists in and out of the discard pile, while the doughty investigators of Miskatonic University and the Agency attempt to penetrate the cult’s defenses.
Rebirth of the Cult was designed by Obtuse, over on Cardgamedb.com. It’s a lot of fun to play and figure out the niceties — and sometimes the things that are blatantly obvious to other players and not so much to me, as you’ll see in the course of this game against Ray’s investigators.
The Bad Publicity show did something pretty neat this week: viewers voted on cards for the hosts to build a deck around. Theophilius Bagbiter, one of the most improbably-named cards in Netrunner, became the centerpiece of a deck, which they promptly took out onto an unsuspecting OCTGN population.
The final results are astounding in and of themselves, but I most enjoyed the discussion as Jamieson and Hollis worked out how they were going to make use of Theophilius and winnowed down their options to a 45 card deck. It’s a long video, but at least give the deck-building discussion a listen: