History TabletopGame / Gloom

15th Aug '16 6:38:50 AM longWriter
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* BlackComedy

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* BlackComedyBlackComedy - What can you expect when the goal is to give your own family the harshest backstory?



* CharacterDeath
* CrapsackWorld

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* CharacterDeath
CharacterDeath - These can happen in the game.
* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld - Given that the name of the game is "Gloom" and the ''point'' of the game is to make tragedies happen to your own character's family, you're actually ''making'' it a crapsack world! ...For yourself, at least...



* ColourCodedArmies

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* DeathAsComedy

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* ThisIndexHasHadAHardLife

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* UnwantedAssistance - Keith Baker's inspiration was to create a game he could play with his wife Ellen - most card games are based on the principle of [[PlayerVersusPlayer kicking your opponents around the block until you're the last one standing]], and Ellen was too nice to hurt a friend that way. Solution: A game where you win by helping your opponents' character and traumatise your own, faster than they can do the reverse!
25th Mar '16 8:10:16 AM GoblinCipher
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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Each player assumes control of the fate of an eccentric, Victorian family of misfits and misanthropes, whose world-weary, thin-lined faces are caricatured from the pages of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley. Each seeks to magnify the tribulations of the members of their own ailing household and ultimately lead them to the [[PeacefulInDeath well-deserved respite of an untimely death]], while [[HappilyEverAfter assuaging the sorrows of their deserving opponents]]. Storytelling is encouraged!

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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Each player assumes control of the fate of an eccentric, Victorian family of misfits and misanthropes, whose world-weary, thin-lined faces are caricatured from the pages works of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley.Shelley, and Edward Gorey. Each seeks to magnify the tribulations of the members of their own ailing household and ultimately lead them to the [[PeacefulInDeath well-deserved respite of an untimely death]], while [[HappilyEverAfter assuaging the sorrows of their deserving opponents]]. Storytelling is encouraged!
31st Jan '16 12:58:00 PM ProfessorDetective
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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Each player assumes control of a fate of an eccentric Victorian family of misfits and misanthropes, whose world-weary, thin-lined faces are caricatured from the pages of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley. Each seeks to magnify the tribulations of the members of their own ailing household and ultimately lead them to the [[PeacefulInDeath well-deserved respite of an untimely death]], while [[HappilyEverAfter assuaging the sorrows of their deserving opponents]]. Storytelling is encouraged!

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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Each player assumes control of a the fate of an eccentric eccentric, Victorian family of misfits and misanthropes, whose world-weary, thin-lined faces are caricatured from the pages of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley. Each seeks to magnify the tribulations of the members of their own ailing household and ultimately lead them to the [[PeacefulInDeath well-deserved respite of an untimely death]], while [[HappilyEverAfter assuaging the sorrows of their deserving opponents]]. Storytelling is encouraged!



* HappilyEverAfter - A welcome fate for ''other'' familes.

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* HappilyEverAfter - A welcome fate for ''other'' familes.families.



* UnwantedRevival: It's possible to resurrect your opponents' dead family members, in order to give them happy experiences and weaken their chances of winning.

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* UnwantedRevival: It's possible to resurrect your opponents' opponent's dead family members, in order to give them happy experiences and weaken their chances of winning.
8th Jan '16 6:49:02 PM bradleysigma
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: It's entirely possible for ''Belladonna, the Consumptive Courtesan'', to ''contract consumption'', and then be ''consumed from within''.
30th Aug '15 6:06:01 PM Octorok103
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* DemonicPossession - Apparently the reason the [[CreepyTwins Wellington-Smythe twins]] are so evil.



* PokeThePoodle - It is evidentally quite traumatising for a character to be ''Pursued by Poodles''.

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* PokeThePoodle - It is evidentally evidently quite traumatising for a character to be ''Pursued by Poodles''.



* SpinOff - TabletopGame/CthulhuGloom, which applies the gameplay style to the CthulhuMythos. It's compatible with the original but not otherwise related.

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* SpinOff - TabletopGame/CthulhuGloom, which applies the gameplay style to the CthulhuMythos. It's compatible with the original but not otherwise related. There's also a crossover with ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}''.
24th Aug '15 2:31:53 PM SonicDestroyer12
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%% * And as of recently, ''Unquiet Dead'', which allows family members to become [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires,]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves,]] invisible people, ghouls, ghosts, mummies and paintings.


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%% * And recently, FairyTale Gloom.
2nd Jul '15 10:00:56 AM bradleysigma
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Many of the modifier cards manifest this mannerism.
--> They were '''startled by snakes''', not to mention being vexed by vipers and angered by asps.



* IncompetenceInc - Dark's Den of Deformity isn't as terrifying as it is simply ill-maintained. Its financial straits are continually dire, mainly because Mr. Dark is tragically terrible at selecting and marketing his performers.

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* IncompetenceInc - Dark's Den of Deformity isn't as terrifying as it is simply ill-maintained. Its financial straits are continually dire, mainly because Mr. Dark is tragically terrible at selecting and marketing his performers. He has a bearded man, a woman too shy to show off her supposed magnificent tattoos, an abhorrent clown, and a woman only a few inches tall ... whom Darius Dark advertises as an opera singer.



* RhymesOnADime: All the Untimely Death have a matching death that rhymes. There's a card that gives a bonus for having two characters die in rhyming ways.



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19th Sep '14 6:05:01 PM Vox
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22nd Aug '14 8:47:43 PM Vox
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* '''Hemlock Hall''', represented by the [[NiceHat top hat]].

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* '''Hemlock Hall''', represented by the [[NiceHat [[AristocratsAreEvil top hat]].
18th Apr '14 9:38:30 PM Vox
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** Colonel Bumpersnoot, GreatWhiteHunte

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** Colonel Bumpersnoot, GreatWhiteHunteGreatWhiteHunter
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