SCARAB Gaming Convention

Jan 13-16 in Columbia, SC, US

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BOARD Gloom **and variants**

Friday, Jan 13, 5-7pm (GMT-05) at Board Games
Card Game
Written by Atlas Games

Rating: Everyone
Language (0-3): 1
Violence (0-3): 1
Sexual Content (0-3): 2
Adult Themes (0-3): 2

**Multiple game versions available! Read on for more details!**

In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death.

You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.

A few versions of Gloom are available to play. This time slot can support multiple playthroughs, so pick your poison and try them all! The games can even be mixed! All base games support 5 players with expansions offering up to 7 players. (Limited due to table space)

We have:
-The original Gloom with available expansions so more players can join!
-Cthulhu Gloom within manifests massive mythos misfortune and madness.
-Fairytale Gloom for the telling of grim tales and unhappily-ever-after endings.
-Munchkin Gloom resulting from a collaboration with Steve Jackson Games featuring the art of John Kovailc!

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted RPG author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it!


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