Depending on your age, this game is very Edward Gory, Lemony Snicket. In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. (This is a major staff fav at D20)
The goal of the game to take one of the four delightfully creepy families, and give them the worst possible life, before knocking them off in a poetically tragic way.
You can't choose your family.How awful.At least you can torment them until they die. InGloom, that’s how you win!
Gloomis a game about making your family members as miserable as possible before they die, while lifting their opponents' spirits. When your family members are serial killers, crazed circus folk, and demonically possessed sociopaths, misery comes easy.
Gloomis full ofridiculous yet tragic circumstances. Exactly how did Lord Slogar, the brain in a box, end up Shunned by Society and Devoured by Weasels? Players are encouraged tonarrate their tragic family histories, although the use of live weasels is strongly discouraged.