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Cthulhu
Cthulhu ~ Elder Sign - Core Set.png
Set
Core Set
Elder Sign Doom Track
13 11
DoomDoomMonsterDoom
MonsterDoomMonsterDoom
MonsterDoomDoom
Special Ability
Dreams of Madness: Reduce each investigator's maximum sanity and stamina by 1.

Battle Task
Terror TaskLore TaskPeril Task
Attack
When Cthulhu attacks, each investigator must reduce either his maximum sanity or maximum stamina by 1. Then add 1 doom token to the doom track.
(Monsters do not appear after Cthulhu has awoken.)
Cthulhu
Cthulhu ~ Elder Sign - Omens of the Deep.png
Set
Omens of the Deep
Elder Sign Doom Track
15 12
MonsterDeep One LegionDoomDoom
Deep One LegionDoomDoomDeep One Legion
DoomDoomDeep One LegionDoom
Special Ability
The Stars Are Right: Each time an "At Midnight" effect is resolved, one investigator loses any combination of 2 sanity and/or stamina.
Each time an Other World card is put into play, a Deep One Legion monster appears.

Battle Task
6 Investigation TaskTerror TaskTerror Task
Awaken
When Cthulhu awakens, if there are 4 or more Deep One Legion monsters in play, the investigators lose the game.
Attack
When Cthulhu attacks, discard 3 Elder Signs or the investigators lose the game.
Cthulhu
Set
Core Set

Will Strength
−2 −2
Horror Damage Toughness
5Horror 4Damage Number of Players+3
Effect
If you lose Sanity from the Will test, place the lost Sanity on the Ancient One sheet.
UniqueAE-91: Cthulhu [R]
The Great Old One
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Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 6 8
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Loyal
Card Text
Forced Response: after a player draws cards during his draw phase, he must sacrifice a character, if able.
UniqueAE-P01: Cthulhu [P]
The Thing That Should Not Be
Cthulhu AE-P01.png
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 7 7
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Loyal
Card Text
Forced Response: after you play Cthulhu from your hand, destroy all non-Ancient One characters in play
UniqueUT-55: Cthulhu [R]
High Priest of R'lyeh
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Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 7 7
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
All other characters lose a Terror icon.
While Cthulhu is committed to a story, it gains "Action: pay 1 to have all characters at this story go insane."
UniqueEE-91: Cthulhu [R]
Dead but Dreaming
235px
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 10 10
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Lower the cost for you to play Cthulhu by 5 if you control 4 or more Cultist characters.
Response: after Cthulhu enters play, each player discards his hand.
UniqueCS-41: Cthulhu [F]
The Great Old One
Cthulhu CS-41.png
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 6 8
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Forced Response: After a player draws cards during his draw phase, he must sacrifice a character, if able.
UniqueTYC-64: Cthulhu [F]
Lord of R'lyeh
Cthulhu TYC-64.png
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 6 8
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Action: Pay 3 to force each opponent to choose and sacrifice a character.
UniqueTYC-64P: Cthulhu [P]
Lord of R'lyeh
Cthulhu TYC-64P.png
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 6 8
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
Card Text
Action: Pay 3 to force each opponent to choose and sacrifice a character.
UniqueTSB-19: Cthulhu [F]
The Sleeper Below
Cthulhu TSB-19.png
Type Subtype
Character Ancient One
Faction Cost Skill
Cthulhu 10 10
Terror Combat Arcane Investigation
2 2 1 0
Keywords
Villainous
Invulnerability
SteadfastCthulhuCthulhuCthulhuCthulhu
Dormant
Card Text
Disrupt: After you play Cthulhu, discard up to 3 total resources from your domains. Each player must sacrifice each character and support card he controls of cost X or lower. X is the number of resources discard in this way.

Cthulhu is an Ancient One that appears in the Elder Sign Core Set and Omens of the Deep, an Epic Monster that appears in the Eldritch Horror Core Set, and a Character Card that appears in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Arkham Edition, Unspeakable Tales, Eldritch Edition, Core Set, The Yuggoth Contract, and The Sleeper Below.

Availability[]

Two copies of TYC-64P, an alternate art version of TYC-64, were included with the Season One 2013 Call of Cthulhu Game Night Kit.

Artwork[]

The Elder Sign: Core Set Ancient One Card for Cthulhu uses an illustration[?] from FR-60: Spawn of Cthulhu by Michael Komarck.

AE-91 and CS-41 use an illustration[?] by James Ryman.

AE-P01 uses an illustration[?] by John Matson.

UT-55 uses an illustration[?] by Patrick McEvoy.

EE-91 uses an illustration[?] by Matthew "Matt" Dixon.

TYC-64 uses an illustration[?] by Jeff Himmelman.

TYC-64P uses an illustration[?] by Stephen Somers.

TSB-19 uses an illustration[?] by Ryan Barger.

Mythos[]

Cthulhu first appeared in the story The Call of Cthulhu (H.P. Lovecraft, 1926).

Cthulhu is a Great Old One resembling a bat-winged, clawed, octopus-headed humanoid. It sleeps in a deathlike trance beneath the Pacific Ocean, in the sunken city of R'Lyeh, but he will one day awaken to rule the world.[1]

Notes and references[]

  1. Harms, Daniel, "Cthulhu", Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia.
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