An Expansion Deck for Gloom
In the Gloom card game, you make your eccentric family of misfits suffer the greatest tragedies possible before helping them pass on to the well-deserved respite of death. Just mix the 55 transparent cards in this set together with your copy of Gloom to add morbid new Modifiers, Events, and Untimely Deaths, and a new family of intrepid explorers who've faced misfortune across the globe. These days Colonel Bumpersnoot is really more of a bargain hunter, while Lady Bumpersnoot struggles with high society -- but she always loves to have guests for dinner. Their Towering Treehouse is included as a Residence card to use with the Unhappy Homes expansion.
Unfortunate Expeditions introduces Expeditions into the game. Set the new Expedition cards to one side. When you play a Modifier or Untimely Death with an Expedition symbol, resolve the immediate effects of the card, then place that Expedition in the center of the table. Only one Expedition can be in play at a time, so it replaces the current Expedition, if there is one. An Expedition's rules affect all players as long as it's in play. Some cards also have special effects that occur if a particular Expedition is already in play when they're played.
Adds 1 player.
ages 8 and up
Designed by Keith Baker.
- Backwards compatibility is completely maintained between editions. You can use second edition expansions with your original edition core game, and vice versa.
- The second edition core game has a sturdy new telescoping box, while second edition expansions have double-width tuckboxes.
- Timing icons in the style of Cthulhu Gloom and Unquiet Dead are incorporated throughout the second edition releases.
- Rules cards and icon reminder cards are included in each second edition set for easy reference.
- The card list, and the effect texts of individual cards, have been polished for a better play experience. For example, complex cards like "Body Thief," and cards with delayed effects, have been removed.
- Three Modifiers have been turned into Transformations in Unwelcome Guests 2nd Edition.
- Residences and Mysteries have been reworked in the second edition so that you can no longer end up with unusable cards in your hand.
- All the Story icons and a few family icons in the second edition have been redrawn by artist Todd Remick.
- Gloom 2nd Edition uses the discard rule from Cthulhu Gloom.
- Horror icons have been removed from the second edition, to make them unique in Cthulhu Gloom.
- Death cards in the second edition have a central art piece, as Cthulhu Gloom does, as well as a blank Story icon at top right. Character cards no longer flip upon death.
- Event cards in the second edition have a center illustration and a blank icon in the top right spot, to give them the same silhouette as a Death card.
- Guests in the second edition have reminder text in the family icon spot, as those from Cthulhu Gloom do.
- "Pathos Points" are now called "Self-Worth Points," to avoid unnecessary proliferation of game terms.
- A number of mechanical changes have been made in the rule sheet. For example, timing icons, symbols on Event cards, and the new discard rule have been accounted for.