I recently contacted Dark Cult Games to inquire about ordering a set of their recently Kickstarted Cthulhu Insanity Dice. Despite them not being loaded into their online store yet, company owner, Ben, hooked me up and let me order a set.
Obviously, reviewing dice is a short and sweet affair. So, what do I have to say about these dice?
They are large and singularly very comfortable in ones’ hand
The text is large and easy to read (good for use aging gamers)
Despite their size, they are not overly heavy
One die is for immediate effects (green tentacle)
One die is for phobias (red tentacle)
Limited dice rolling test results show random distributions
Are the dice specifically for Call of Cthulhu? That was their intended purpose, but I can see them being used in other games such as Trail of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Hack or even fantasy games where horror is a part of the gaming experience and you want to impose either short term or longer term psychological effects. To that end, the dice have more uses than they were originally created for. That’s an A+ in my book!
Ben assured me the dice will be added very soon to the online store.