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BBGG Presents: Nightmare Cathedral & Damnation

Big Box Gaming Group is proud to bring you Nightmare Cathedral & Damnation The Gothic Game on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m.

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BBGG Presents: Nightmare Cathedral & Damnation
BBGG Presents: Nightmare Cathedral & Damnation

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA

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Big Box Gaming Group is proud to bring you Nightmare Cathedral & Damnation The Gothic Game on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Nightmare Cathedral: 7.7

Nightmare Cathedral is a strategy game for 1–4 players, where victory is gained by controlling the map, managing resources, following objectives, and selecting when to engage in fast and furious conflicts to gain strategic advantage. Over the course of the game, you will perform actions — and follow the actions of other players — to produce units, build fortifications, maneuver around the map, and spend your followers climbing the ritual track. Throughout the game, a haunting Cathedral will grow in the center of the board, and once it is completed, you will face — and gain the ability to control! — the physical manifestations of nightmares that are released upon the world. Nightmare Cathedral is a game of both strategy and tactics, where finding clever ways to follow your objectives and combining different strategies is the ultimate route to victory.

Each player has a set of Action cards. These Action cards display various effects that may be activated either on that player's own turn or as a reaction when other players perform that action. When you are the Active Player, you will move your Dreamer to a Day space that is not adjacent to its current Night space and perform the Action associated with that Day space, as outlined on your own Action card.

Inactive Players may react to your chosen Day Action.

The game is divided into two stages. During the first stage, the titular Nightmare Cathedral is built, piece by piece, as the game progresses. Once the final Cathedral piece is placed on the main board, the Nightmare Cathedral is finished, at which point the game transitions to the second stage. From this moment on, Nightmares, powerful beings channeling the presence of the completed Cathedral, enter the game board, Devouring Units in their path. However, as a player, you may also take actions to control a Nightmare, Commanding it to do your bidding.

The game end is triggered in one of the following ways:

The Time marker reaches a certain space on the Time track.

A single player reaches the final step of the Ritual track.

A certain number of Units have been devoured.

Damnation:

In this licensed version of the 1992 cult classic, The Gothic Game, players will once again compete to be the last survivor while exploring Dracula's Castle. The game acts as a gothic-themed battle royale as players hunt and are hunted by one another. As each player is eliminated one by one, a 'Deathknell' card is drawn, introducing a brutal new rule to the game that dramatically increases the lethality of the castle. This limits the downtime eliminated players experience as the game naturally speeds up.

As players explore the rooms of Dracula's castle, they discover powerful cards that can be used to increase their chances of survival or to hinder others. Cards will fall into one of four categories: weapons, protection, actions and events. Be warned, some rooms are more dangerous than others, but contain more powerful cards, including 'relics', which are cards that can be used multiple times. Alternatively, players may decided to make a pact with Dracula to become a vampire for a limited time, gaining access to an array of powerful abilities.

Damnation: The Gothic Game includes four different game modes, including a classic mode that that closely resembles the original. Resurrection and team resurrection modes include rules that remove the player elimination mechanic, instead rewarding the first player / team to reach certain number of kills.

*A 1-Day Pass is required for play and can be credited back with a qualifying purchase. This event is free for current members.*

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