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St. Erasmus' Home for Mariners

St. Erasmus' Home for Mariners

St. Erasmus' Home for Mariners

Retirement Community... or worse?
Type: Support Faction: Cthulhu
Cost: 3
Game Text:
Action: Exhaust and Sacrifice a Deep One character to choose and destroy a character without any Arcane icons.
Flavor Text: The old captains of the sea came often to my grandfather and told him of these things...
Set: KD
Number: 27
Illustrator: Bob Chiu


Feels like a dumb question, but here it goes...


It's not the Home that is exhausted, but the Deep One, correct?  Seems OP that the Home can keep firing as long as you have ready Deep Ones to sacrifice.

Not dumb at all. It's easy to read it either way, but I'm with you on the reading. That aside, "exhaust and sacrifice" as a combined cost for anything doesn't exist anywhere else in CoC, as far as I can remember, so it seems pretty unlikely (although it's no completely foreign concept, M:TG uses it all the time, but in CoC we don't have Summoning Sickness).

Exhaust and Sacrifice a Deep One is exactly how I read this card. Hack Journalist has the Exhaust and Sacrifice language, as does Dimensional Rift (with an added pay 3).

In addition Mi-Go Laboratory has the slightly different : "Exhaust Mi-Go Laboratory and sacrifice a non-Mi-Go character" to make the exhaustion of the Laboratory explicit.
    • RichardPlunkett and Daevar like this

The Mi-Go Laboratory is definitely (if we think we can rely on internal wording consistency (which we probably cannot, but we take what we can get, I guess)) the best take on this one, I guess, then.

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