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Old 09-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Cthulhu Promo card question

The Cthulhu Promo cards that have "Promo" on the backs, for example "Monstrous Heritage", are they meant to be shuffled into the door deck? Just wondering because of the different back design.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cthulhu Promo card question

No, these are ultra special cards you can start the game with, (unsure on this next part) or play at any time. I know that cult membership card is considered a promo back and can be played at any time, but I am unsure if that holds true for the others.

Actually looking around at details the cult membership card may be it own category.

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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They seem really fun cards, especially the monstrous heritage card. I suppose I could deal it out to the players randomly (wouldn't be fair to keep them for myself)... but I figure it would be more fair to have them in the door deck and show up randomly. Specifically "Research Assistant", "Whim of the Elder Gods" and "Monstrous Heritage". The Cult Membership card can of course be used by anyone who decides to invite someone to the game...
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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I once won a game with a Monstrous Heritage card that someone who had brought a bunch of promos let me use for that game. Once everybody else had become a Cultist, I sold everything I owned for levels, and became one, too using Monstrous Heritage.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cthulhu Promo card question

The special rule for "Promo" back cards is at the end of the rules sheet for the Munchkin Cthulhu Cursed Demo.

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There’s a new kind of card-back in this set. “Promo” back cards are not shuffled into the decks before the game begins. Instead, you may place one (face up) in front of you at the start of the game and use it when applicable, like bookmarks and other Munchkin promotional items. A player may use only one “Promo” back card during a game.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #6
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Wow, there's certainly something I didn't know. I'm going to add that to the Rules Checklist, I think. Munchkin Cthulhu is the only theme that has Promo backed cards, right?
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #7
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They are the only Promo backed cards I have seen.

FYI, they did make the Monstrous Heritage and the Research assistant cards without the word PROMO on the back as well. So I would assume the ones without the word PROMO could be shuffled into your deck.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Munchkin Cthulhu is the only theme that has Promo backed cards, right?
That's correct. There were three that came with the Cursed Demo (Mi-Go Mind Switch, The Stars are Cruel, Trade Character Sheets), then three more that were given out as promotional cards (Monstrous Heritage, Research Assistant, Whim Of The Elder Gods).

Note that Monstrous Heritage and Research Assistant were also included in the Cursed Demo, but with normal card backs.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #9
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So I would assume the ones without the word PROMO could be shuffled into your deck.
That's correct.
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