Admit it, you would play that game, wouldn’t you? People of a certain age (i.e. around my own) will have fairly vivid memories of the Pokémon craze sweeping through schools across the country, and of spending ridiculous money in search of foil Charizard. Pssh… kids, eh? (*ahem*magic:thegatheringsecondarymarket*ahem*) Then of course there was/is the immensely popular video games. A version of said game that took the original premise and filled it with eldritch, cosmic horror would be right up my street. Turns out, some people have already thought of it…
To quote straight from the page of the RPG of the same name: “Amid the sagging gables of old New England, evil lurks . . . and squirms, and scuttles, and purrs. Grownups are fleeing in terror, hiding behind the Elder Sign. You’re 10 years old. You’re our last hope. Armed with a Shining Dodecahedron and the elder incantations to make it work, you capture the monsters and train them to use their power . . . But not for evil. For sport. You’ve thrilled to the popular TV show. Now, you can play the game!”
For completion’s sake, the characters you see above (L-R, from the top) are as follows:
Cthulhu, Dagon, Eihort, Basatan, Juk-Shabb, Cxaxukluth, Hastur, Aphoom-Zhah, Rhogog, Chaugnar Faugn, Othuyeg, Tsathoggua, Cyäegha, Cthugha, Yig, Q’yth-az, Y’golonac, Cynothoglys, Glaaki, Bokrug, The Dweller in the Gulf, Shudde M’ell, Ithaqua, Vulthoom, Saa’itii.