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  • Glorantha: The Gods War
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Glorantha: The Gods War is an asymmetric competitive game developed by Petersen Games. Its units have received crossover rules for Cthulhu Wars. The loyalty cards for the core gods were later revised slightly.

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Units[]

Note: The released crossover rules were not fully converted to Cthulhu Wars formatting, so some discretion has been taken.

Elder Gods
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Hellmother, Kyger Litor.png 100x100px
Hellmother 1 4 *

Loyalty Card - Hellmother.png

How to Awaken Hellmother:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 4 Power, and place Hellmother in the Area containing the Gate. Gain 1 Elder Sign.
Combat: Inflict 1 Pain per Cultist you have on the map. Also inflict 1 Kill if you have at least 6 Cultists.
Hellborn (Ongoing): If Hellmother is in play, your Monsters can be Recruited instead of Summoned. I.e., you can place them in any Area in which you have a unit.
Spellbook - Hellmother.pngSpellbook - Hellmother (Nocturnal Raids).png Spellbook Requirement: One of your units is Killed.
Nocturnal Raids (Doom Phase): Place a free Cultist in Hellmother's Area.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)
The Thunder King, Orlanth.png 100x100px
The Thunder King, Orlanth (Special).png
Thunder King 1 4 *

Loyalty Card - Thunder King.png

How to Awaken Thunder King:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 4 Power, and place Thunder King in the Area containing the Gate. Gain 1 Elder Sign.
Combat: Inflict 1 Pain per faction spellbook. Also inflict 1 Kill if you have all 6 faction spellbooks.
Inferiority Complex (Doom Phase): You may choose to spend 2 Doom to gain 5 Power.
Spellbook - Thunder King.pngSpellbook - Thunder King (Kinship).png Spellbook Requirement: Kill or Eliminate an enemy Cultist.
Kinship (Doom Phase): Choose an enemy Faction. You then choose to receive either 1 Doom or 2 Power. Your chosen enemy gains the other possible reward.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1), Special Orlanth {TGW-STORMKING} (x1)
Sun God, Yelm.png 100x100px
Sun God 1 4 *

Loyalty Card - Sun God.png

How to Awaken Sun God:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 4 Power, and place Sun God in the Area containing the Gate. Gain 1 Elder Sign.
Combat: Inflict 1 Pain and 1 Kill.
Sunrise (Ongoing): The Sun God cannot be Killed or Eliminated. When he is chosen to receive such a result, instead the enemy player gets to pick up and place Sun God in any Area, and Sun God's owner loses 1 Power or 1 Doom (your choice).
Spellbook - Sun God.pngSpellbook - Sun God (Sunspear).png Spellbook Requirement: As an Action, spend 1 Power. Choose an enemy Faction to gain 1 Elder Sign.
Sunspear (Action: Cost 2): Choose an enemy unit and roll 1d6. If you roll at least twice as high as that unit's Cost, eliminate it, and move the Sun God to that Area.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)
Great Old Ones
Image Unit Quantity Cost Combat Spellbooks
Lady of Disease, Malia.png 100x100px
Lady of Disease 1 2 0

Loyalty Card - Lady of Disease.png

How to Awaken Lady of Disease:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 2 Power, and place the Lady of Disease in the Area containing the Gate.
Plague (Ongoing): Any player declaring Battle in the Lady of Disease's Area must pay 1 Doom (including her owner).
Spellbook - Lady of Disease.pngSpellbook - Lady of Disease (Sacrifice).png Spellbook Requirement: A Battle occurs in which 2 units are killed.
Sacrifice (Doom Phase): Choose a faction in the Lady of Disease's Area. That faction must remove one of his units.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)
Magna Mater, Thed.png 100x100px
Magna Mater 1 4 *

Loyalty Card - Magna Mater.png

How to Awaken Magna Mater:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 4 Power, and place Magna Mater in the Area containing the Gate.
Combat: Roll 1d6 at the start of the Battle. This is her Combat for that Battle.
Irruption (Action: Cost 2): If Magna Mater is in play, choose your controlled Gate and Kill all your Cultists in that Area. Replace them with any or all 0–2 Cost Monsters in your Pool (exception; Opener places all his Mutants).
Spellbook - Magna Mater.pngSpellbook - Magna Mater (The Unholy Trio).png Spellbook Requirement: Use Irruption to add no Monsters to an Area.
The Unholy Trio (Post-Battle; Once Only): At the end of any Battle (even if you did not participate), turn all Pain results into Kills.
Then flip this card face down.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)
The Mad God, Ragnaglar.png 100x100px
Mad God 1 6 *

Loyalty Card - Mad God.png

How to Awaken Mad God:
  1. Your Controlled Gate is in an Area with your Great Old One.
  2. Pay 6 Power, and place Mad God in the Area containing the Gate. Place the Mad God marker on the 0 spot on the Doom track.
Combat: Equals the Mad God marker.
War! (Ongoing): When any unit is Killed or Eliminated, increase the Mad God marker by 1.
Spellbook - Mad God.pngSpellbook - Mad God (Torment).png Spellbook Requirement: The Mad God marker reaches 10.
Torment (Doom Phase): If the Mad God marker is at 10 or more, roll 1d6, and lower the Marker by that amount. Then gain 1 Elder Sign.
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)

Other components[]

Other components
Image Component Quantity Notes
Mad God Marker Token.png
Mad God Marker Figure.png 100x50px
Mad God Marker 1 Used for the Mad God
Availability: Glorantha: The Gods War (x1)
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