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A calamity card for a new type of Gorgon monster

Calamity cards strengthen the enemy's monster deck. Current calamities in effect are shown on the Doom Tracker. The frequency and strength of these cards is a major factor determining game difficulty.

Calamity effects include:

  • increasing a monster's health, armor, or damage
  • increasing the number of monsters
  • adding new types of monsters to battles
  • introducing monster abilities that can stun, hobble, or poison heroes

A calamity card is drawn after every battle, win or lose. They also occur at at timed intervals on the overland map; these calamities can be averted by spending legacy points. The frequency of the calamity draw depends on difficulty level.

Storyteller Adventurer Tragic Hero Walking Lunch
Doom Track Time 220-240 160-180 120-140 100-120
Cards per fight 1 1.35

Completing a campaign chapter also can dispel some calamity cards from the monster deck.

Monster types and numbers

Some calamity cards introduce new monsters or increase the number of monsters that appear in a mission. These cards can only be drawn if the associated faction holds a threshold number of calamity cards. In this way, each faction has a calamity track consisting of successively more dangerous cards.

Monster stats

Calamity cards that increase monster stats do so by the following amount:

  Storyteller Adventurer Tragic Hero Walking Lunch
Protection +1 Armor +1 Armor, +1 Warding +2 Armor, +1 Warding
Health +20% +25% +30% +40%
Damage +1 +2