Ivory/Black Cthulhu Dice available from Steve Jackson Games ($5.00)
(This is not a paid ad, we just like the game)
One of the staples of Bomb Shelter Radio is a slack channel (Have you joined the slack channel yet?) game of the Steve Jackson Games dice game Cthulhu Dice. Cthulhu dice is a simple game where each turn an Attacker (Caster) attempts to steal sanity from a target (Victim). Then the Victim gets an opportunity to steal it back. Meanwhile, Cthulhu sits in the middle of this collecting sanity from everyone. The game starts with everyone having three sanity, and ends when only one person is sane... Or Cthulhu has taken the sanity from all.
There is no truth to the rumor that the DJ prefers the "Everyone goes insane, Cthulhu WINS!" result.
We play this in channel by gathering a number of players, those players rotate through being the Caster and pick whichever other player as their Victim. DJ Illya rolls the dice (I don't trust him) and keeps the scores. The winner may get a prize, if the DJ is feeling kind... actually has something in stock... and remembers to mail it out.
With a new season of BSR about to start, it is time for our sane listeners to brush up on your Cthulhu Dice rules. You can find the rule sheet and a demo at the Steve Jackson Games website at http://www.sjgames.com/dice/cthulhudice/ under the resources section.
For the statistically minded, or those of you who haven't had an opportunity to fondle a Cthulhu Dice, here are the likelihood of each result:
Yellow Sign (Cthulhu takes 1 San) - 41.66%
Tentacle (Caster/Cthulhu takes 1 San from Victim) - 33.33%
Elder Sign (Cthulhu gives 1 San) - 8.33%
Cthulhu (Cthulhu takes 1 San from All Players) - 8.33%
Eye (Pick your result) - 8.33%
I hope you will join us on Thursday.
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