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Metempsychosis: Abyss of Horrors is a dark and punishing solo card game in PRINT AND PLAY form (with PDF documents to be printed and cut into 40 full-colored playing cards with dark fantasy/horror artworks), with its own soundtrack and original gameplay based on a mystical story.

Easy to play, hard to win โ€“ designed by War Claw Games.

By purchasing this you get THE GAME and THE SOUNDTRACK in one pack.
The download includes PDFs with the rulebook, the gameplay example picture booklet, and sheets with the full PRINT-AND-PLAY version of the game, consisting of 40 full-colored cards. (With printing instructions on the 1st page of the rulebook. Easy!) ...and 8 tracks of fitting dark ambient music by Grimscribe.

Both in A4 and LETTER format, both for 1sided and 2sided print, of your choice.

+ get the FREE mini-expansion here: https://war-claw-games.itch.io/gods-mercy

...and 2nd FREE mini-expansion here: https://war-claw-games.itch.io/dark-pact 

1 player | Age: 15+ | One game: 10โ€“30 min.

1 of the 10 bothsided print sheets

Mystics tell us that in the very principle of everything, the absolute Bliss lingers, from which all the forms of life rise as generous gifts full of Good and Beatitude. But what if the mystics are wrong?

What if the absolute being, that ur-consciousness at the root of every creation, is in itself an unbearable void and darkness, a miserable abyss that has to vomit creations to amuse itself at least a little, to give some, even if pathetic ones, distinct borders to infinity and eternity, unbearable in their utter vastness?

You are a soul born from such an abyss, capturing all forms of being in a desperate try to reach the higher steps of the existence ladder, hoping for some redemption once. You will have to go through the sequence of nightmarish incarnations, endure various evils of different states of being before you can catch some stable point where you could live far from the darkness of the abyss and its tentacles full of pain and despair. 

In this game, you represent a soul trying to break free from the cycle of nightmarish incarnations by enduring the right sequence of them, building an octave from cosmic tones, and getting to the higher, more peaceful level of being.

A page from the gameplay example picture booklet


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Rulebook v1.01 full.pdf 690 kB
Short gameplay example v1.00.pdf 4 MB
Soundtrack. Metempsychosis, Abyss of Horrors.zip 64 MB
A4 1sided sheets with cards to be folded and glued.pdf 46 MB
A4 both-sided print sheets.pdf 71 MB
LETTER 1sided sheets with cards to be folded and glued.pdf 45 MB
LETTER both-sided print sheets.pdf 71 MB
A4 Tuck Box for 54 folded one-sided-print cards.pdf 285 kB
A4 Tuck Box for 54 two-sided-print cards.pdf 285 kB
LETTER Tuck Box for 54 folded one-sided-print cards.pdf 285 kB
LETTER Tuck Box for 54 two-sided-print cards.pdf 285 kB

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Thank you so much for your super cool game, War Claw Games! I love it so much ( I even sing the note while playing~). Do you publish any documents about ideas or events of each card? I hope I can tell stories of each card but my imagination is not too good to do that :)). Thanks! 

I thank you for such kind words! Love to hear it! Sadly,there is no set of stories for the cards,but maybe once I could make some ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘


I look forward to that!


As a big fan of Forbidden Psalm, once I saw your game and also the others on War Claw Games I knew I had to have them too!

Glad you like my games, thank you very much! :) Btw, at the moment there is a crowd sale campaign going (with a big discount) for my newest game which is not listed here yet (as it is in a physical version so far): https://www.thegamecrafter.com/crowdsale/doom-pilgrim


What can I say... I'm a funeral doom lover. This game looks insane! Can't wait to print it and play!


Thank you, Javier, I am glad you like it! Btw, just later today, a new free mini-expansion is going to be released. But it is for advanced players, so I think it can wait anyway :) (On the other hand, I would recommend you to download and use the already existing mini-expansion called God's Mercy, which is on the other hand recommended for players beginning with the game - making it a little less hard :))

Tuck boxes for the game were made using https://tuckbox.ferociousweb.com/ by Tyson Manwarren


The art looks amazing. I feel the horror just by looking the card

Thank you!!! :) Btw, your comment is very actual, the game has just been refused from another PNP portal for being too intense. ;)