I had bought Cthulhu Gloom (basic) and played a few times.
Recently, I want to introduct (and translate) this game to my asians friends,
and I found some questions below: (all about meanings, not rules)
Q1. The UD: Said "Hastur" Thrice
The interesting text (italic type) below this card says that "Your idea of a mysteric tome is a D&D manual."
i know who hastur is, and know mysteric tome is likely a D&D item card(not sure, because i haven't played D&D games yet).
But, what exactly the relationship betwene Hastur and mysteric tome or D&D ?
Q2. The UD: Was Burned Alive
The italic type word below is: "It's a perfectly normal response to discovering your simian ancestry."
Does it mean simian ancestry would burn you when you met them?
Q3. The Modifier: Was Followed By Fungi
I know what is Mi-Go, but don't know what "No, you stay... Mi-Go" exactly means?
Q4. The Modifier: Was Spotted at A Speakeasy
what does the text "Hopefully it's NOT an enchanted evening" mean?
thank you all for answering!!! My English is as terrible as Flying Polyps...
My apologies for the delayed response - I've been offline for the last few weeks.
The original D&D manual "Deities & Demigods" introduced the idea that is you said "Hastur", there was a chance that Hastur would show up & attack you... despite the many things that contradict this in the actual source material (IE, Hastur is a place). So an old D&D joke has the wizard finding a scroll and saying "I don't get it... it just says 'Hastur Hastur Hastur'" and being doomed. So the joke is that you're getting your mystical knowledge from reading D&D books instead of the real thing.
It's a reference to the HPL short story "The Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn And His Family."
It's a play on the phrase "You stay, me go" (as in, I'll go and you stay).
Generally, describing something as an "enchanted evening" suggests that it's a pleasant time. Here, you can look at it two ways. First, in a Lovecraftian context, being enchanted is rarely a good thing. Second, the Modifier allows other people to play happy cards on you; so when you play it, you hope that they don't have happy cards to play.
I hope this helps!
It's very clear~
And I'm so glade to have Designer's replies !! 8)