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Gloom Is Getting a Game of Thrones-Themed Version

March 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Gloom of Thrones

The popular tabletop card game Gloom is set to play a dangerous game of politics. Atlas Games has announced that Gloom of Thrones, a Game of Thrones-style version of the game, is set to crownfunded through Kickstarter. The campaign will kick off next month.

Gloom was created by Keith Baker, the man responsible for Dungeons & Dragons’ popular Eberron campaign setting. It’s a storytelling card game in which players take on a family, guiding them through struggles and misery with a macabre sense of humor. The object of the game is to pile on as many negative happiness modifiers as you can through transparent plastic cards that allow multiple cards to be played on top of the same character. Once a characters’ happiness is in the negatives, death cards can be played on them to put them in the ground. The player with the lowest score (i.e. in the highest negatives) wins.

As you can imagine, such a situation would be rife for opportunity in a setting as capricious as Westeros. Gloom of Thrones takes a parodical route, with characters like “Lil’ Finger, advisor to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen.” The families will include the Snarks and the Bannisters, with other characters like Lord Varies, Josh Frost, Berry of Tart and more.

The description for the game reads, “As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like weddings and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!”

Fans wanting to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live can sign up here. A teaser video is below:

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