Sunday, March 30, 2008

Unspeakable Words

Next, with the previous game finished, we got dealt into a game of Unspeakable Words, a Call of Cthulhu scrabble card game. Each card has a letter and point value. You hold 7 of them, and must play them to make a word, drawing back up to 7 cards afterwards. Pretty much like scrabble without a board and the letter or word bonus squares. However, as this is Call of Cthulhu, there's got to be some sort of insanity inducing catch. Well, for every word you spell, you must roll higher on a d20 than the number of points you score on the word. You get the points for the word whether you're successful or not, but if you fail, you lose a point of sanity. Lose 5 points, and you're out of the game, having been driven mad by the unspeakable words.

I lost quite badly, having only been able to make 2 of my roles, so I lasted only 7 words. I admittedly did a few 14 point words, so failing was understandable, but I didn't even manage to make the rolls on several 6 or 7 point words. It was a fun game though, and I highly recommend playing it sometime if you get a chance. I don't know how great the replay is though, as I can see it getting a little old after a while, so I probably won't purchase it myself. Still, a very fun diversion.

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