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Gloom of Thrones, Local Kickstarter

Anticipated release date late 2019

Join Just Games in backing this amazing Kickstarter for the new card game from Atlas Games. If you like Game of Thrones (shows or books, or both), or Gloom, this game is a riot of inside jokes and silly ways to kill off characters. Join us in exploring Gloom of Thrones: A Transparent Parody of Miserable Monarchs.

 

Edit: Just Games is a Gloom Residence! Back this project and get a custom Just Games Card for your Gloom / Gloom of Thrones game. Amazing!

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The deluxe edition is only available to Kickstarter backers, and will only be sold via our store while supplies last. Prepaid preorders receive double member reward points. 


Gloom of Thrones: A Transparent Parody of Miserable Monarchs



From the frozen lands of the Snarks to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, one truth echoes across the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming…

Gloom of Thrones, a standalone card game, spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards.

Wrest control of a noble family, make their lives miserable in every conceivable way, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil’ Finger, advisor to his seventeenth — whoops! eighteenth! — king and/or queen.

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 w̶e̶d̶d̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss…

“What makes Gloom awesome is the stories we weave to justify everything that happens.”  — Wil Wheaton, TableTop

This is Your Family

In Gloom of Thrones, you take control of up to five characters.

Score Points

You want to make your characters miserable by playing Modifiers on them. Modifiers change your character’s score — and you want the lowest score.

Typsion Bannister's character card overlaid with the Shamed by a Septah Modifier. Transparent cards let certain parts of the cards beneath show through.
Typsion Bannister’s character card overlaid with the Shamed by a Septah Modifier. Transparent cards let certain parts of the cards beneath show through.

Tell a Story

Half the fun is telling stories about what happened. Why was Typsion shamed by a septah? How? And what happens next?

End Their Suffering

When you’ve made a character miserable enough, kill them with an Untimely Death and lock in their score.

A character's Untimely Death overlays the Modifier(s) beneath, locking in the points that remain visible.
A character’s Untimely Death overlays the Modifier(s) beneath, locking in the points that remain visible.

Miserable Happenstance

You can also play hilariously macabre Event cards to create immediate special effects.

Event cards do what they say, then go to the discard pile.
Event cards do what they say, then go to the discard pile.

And Only in the Umpteen Kingdoms…

Seize the Porcelain Throne! A character automatically becomes the Monarch whenever a Modifier showing a Crown icon is played on them.

If you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss.

The Porcelain Throne moves as the game unfolds, giving the current Monarch a special ability while lowering their Self Worth even further.
The Porcelain Throne moves as the game unfolds, giving the current Monarch a special ability while lowering their Self Worth even further.

“I honestly haven’t laughed that much playing a card game in a really long time.” — Angel Traub, Games of Berkeley 

Twenty contenders for the Porcelain Throne. Who knows whether any of them will actually become the Monarch of the Umpteen Kingdoms, but you can guarantee that all of them will be miserable while they try.