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June 19, 2009 8:42 AM   Subscribe

It's Friday! Enjoy Necronomicon, a fun little flash-based card game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
posted by EarBucket (33 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well that was fun, guess I'll play a few more hands...
posted by RussHy at 8:53 AM on June 19, 2009


Blessing of Hastur: Remove Taint.

I lost SAN.
posted by logicpunk at 9:00 AM on June 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


KLAATU.... BARADA.... *cough*nip*snicker*to
posted by cavalier at 9:03 AM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


DRIVE THEM INSANE WITHOUT GOING INSANE YOURSELF.

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posted by gordie at 9:11 AM on June 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


I had no idea what I was doing but I won. Does this mean that I am the devil?
posted by orville sash at 9:12 AM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. Also.
posted by Kinbote at 9:19 AM on June 19, 2009


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Lady, I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ask you to leave the store.
posted by adamdschneider at 9:27 AM on June 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Sung to the tune of Chatanooga Choo Choo, and seemingly never posted to MetaFilter before?!?:

Pardon me boys,
Is this the lair of Great Cthlhu?
In the city of slime,
where it's dark all the time.

Full lyrics, if you dare.
posted by JaredSeth at 9:40 AM on June 19, 2009 [5 favorites]


I'm no expert on Magic-style card games, but this looked pretty great. Particularly the way the Sanity resource works. Also, I&auml! I&auml!
posted by Nelson at 10:21 AM on June 19, 2009


(curse you, Metafilter, for your protection from the Nameless Entities)
posted by Nelson at 10:22 AM on June 19, 2009


There must be a UTF-8 character that looks like one of the Old Ones... maybe something in the Thai alphabet.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:33 AM on June 19, 2009


I laughed, I cried, I crouched over the unnaturally contorted bodies of my enemies and laughed exultant into a rift in the sky even as a fresh batch of tentacles arose around me.
posted by adipocere at 11:14 AM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Finally!

The cards are right...
posted by Samizdata at 11:16 AM on June 19, 2009


Is this something I'd have to be eldritch and rugose to understand?
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 11:21 AM on June 19, 2009


No, but squamous is a help.
posted by Samizdata at 11:25 AM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kongregate for those of us who need to achieve imaginary accomplishments.

I played this game quite some time ago, but now i see that I HAVEN'T BEAT IT ALL THE WAY.
posted by cmoj at 11:26 AM on June 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


I think that the AI plays cards randomly. It was pretty easy. If you do well initially, you can skip levels and have better cards available than your opponents, which makes it even easier.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 11:37 AM on June 19, 2009


You can hide your weed in there...
posted by prototype_octavius at 12:24 PM on June 19, 2009


One moment while I consult the Necrotelicomnicon...

Yes, that's right. The ancient and dreaded Book of the Phone Numbers of the Dead.*

--
* T. Pratchett FTW
posted by rusty at 12:29 PM on June 19, 2009


See, my biggest problem with this game is that it's possible to win. That just sets unreasonable expectations for when you actually have to deal with the Great Old Ones.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:08 PM on June 19, 2009 [6 favorites]


Yeah, well, try the last few challenge modes and then tell me how confident you are when dealing with the Great Old Ones.
posted by cmoj at 1:21 PM on June 19, 2009


Yeah, this is really cool! The AI isn't so terribly strong, though, you're right. Waht a pity there's no multiplayer!
posted by Squid Voltaire at 2:27 PM on June 19, 2009


really really fun and addictive. where did my work day go?
posted by shmegegge at 2:32 PM on June 19, 2009


Yeah, this is a great game (and I'm not usually one for these kinds of card games). Thanks for posting it!
posted by m0nm0n at 2:51 PM on June 19, 2009


Well... that ate my day. Took awhile to get to the final level of Great Cthulhu though. Frankly, I was a bit surprised that it was that easy.
posted by markkraft at 3:09 PM on June 19, 2009


I liked this, but it did have some flaws as a card game. Random cards aren't much fun to "beat," since you don't so much outplay your opponent as hope it doesn't randomly play the good cards and instead spends all its time dropping Doctors for +4 life.
posted by Scattercat at 3:34 PM on June 19, 2009


See, my biggest problem with this game is that it's possible to win. That just sets unreasonable expectations for when you actually have to deal with the Great Old Ones.

I got the impression, from the rank titles, that the idea is the further you delved into this stuff the more it altered and corrupted you. Or I read more into it to further my enjoyment.
posted by Donnie VandenBos at 7:20 PM on June 19, 2009


I just popped in to say thanks a pantload, EarBucket. I spent the last two hours playing this damn game (the movie Commando on TV the whole time, because I couldn't be bothered to change it), and I have to go to bed now because my wife is going to be up in about seven hours and wondering why the hell the laundry is only half-done and what happened to all the pretzels.

Did I mention she's eight months pregnant with twins? Honestly, I'd rather face the Great Old Ones.
posted by total warfare frown at 9:41 PM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


it was fun! ehehehe ;-) thanks for sharing
posted by billieraymartin at 2:34 AM on June 20, 2009


This was fun. The AI wasn't much worse than the one used in ye olde Magic PC game, way back when. It certainly ate up a couple of hours fast enough.

Thanks, EarBucket!
posted by elfgirl at 8:48 AM on June 20, 2009


[this is unspeakably good]
posted by Eideteker at 8:03 AM on June 21, 2009


I give it two eldritch and unspeakably horrible tentacles up.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:52 AM on June 22, 2009


Where's the strategy guide? Still haven't beat the damn thing... If the AI is more or less random, that makes me feel pretty pathetic.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:39 AM on June 22, 2009


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