2012 Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Champion
“I enjoy good casual fun as much as the next gamer. However, if a game is exciting enough, I can’t help but look for ways to not only defeat my opponents but to try to defeat the game itself.”
Who is Tom Capor?
The only four-time World Champion of any of our Organized Play games, Tom Capor has made an indelible mark upon the tournament scene for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. Most recently, he earned new honors by winning the 2012 World Championship at the FFG World Championship Weekend, besting three-time European Champion, Graham Hill, in a fantastic Finals match-up of two of the game's top players.
Tom has been playing Call of Cthulhu since 2005, before the game moved to its current Living Card Game™ format, and his achievements in the game speak for themselves:
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Champion – 2012
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game North American Champion – 2012
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Regional Champion – 2012
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Gen Con Warm-Up Winner – 2012, 2011
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Champion – 2011, 2010, 2009
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Highlander Tournament Champion – 2010
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Conspiracy Tournament Champion – 2010
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Championship Finalist – 2008
- Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Championship Top 8 – 2005
In His Own Words:
I currently live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA and enjoy a career in IT, as well as many gaming based hobbies. I typically enjoy high strategy games or those with a lot of customization. There’s just something about the task of figuring out the best combinations and strategies for any given game that intrigues me. This, also, fuels my delight in competitive play.
I enjoy good casual fun as much as the next gamer. However, if a game is exciting enough, I can’t help but look for ways to not only defeat my opponents but to try to defeat the game itself. This is why I have such an affinity for Call of Cthulhu and card games in general. The amazing flavor, art, game play, mechanics, and ever-expanding card pool provide the perfect breeding ground for my… passions? Addictions? Ah, it doesn’t matter what people call them; I call them a good time.
On the 2012 World Championship Finals:
In the 2012 Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game World Championship Finals, Tom Capor played against three-time European Champion Graham Hill in a dream match-up of two of the game’s greatest players. Despite the epic nature of the pairing, Tom was able to find all the right answers to Graham’s challenges and won in just ten short minutes.
Tom shared his insights into the match:
“Things simply went my way, and they did so immediately. It started with winning the ability to go first and a first hand containing a Twilight Gate (Twilight Horror, 12) and domain acceleration for a second turn Nyarlathotep (Journey to Unknown Kadath, 117). I was in great shape.
I followed my turn two Nyarly with a turn three Nodens (Kingsport Dreams, 36) in an attempt to clear the board, but Graham chose, instead, to drain all of his remaining domains to save his team via Professor of Folklore (Ebla Restored, 48). This gave me my second chance to contest stories unopposed, allowing me to end my turn with three, three, and four success tokens among the three story cards and both Nyarlathotep and Nodens at the ready.
It was here that Graham realized his impending doom. He made one last attempt to win a story. Then, on the following turn, I sent a character to each story for the win. With no one to block and my Pushed into the Beyond (Touched by the Abyss, 109) ready for any of his surprise defenders, Graham offered me his hand and his congratulations.”
Tom’s 2012 World Championship Deck:
Given the nickname, “Dinner,” Tom’s deck is designed to accelerate quickly to four resources under a single domain, then spawn a horde of nasty, icon-rich characters that allow him to outmuscle and outmaneuver his foes.
Characters (38): 2x Basil Elton
3x Black Dog
1x Corrupted Midwife
2x Displaced Cthonian
3x Facless Abductor
3x Grasping Cthonian
3x Hungry Dark Young
3x Many-angled Thing
2x Master of the Myths
3x The Mother’s Hand
3x Stalking Hounds
3x Twilight Cannibal
Events (11): 2x Broken Space, Broken Time
3x Feed Her Young
3x Pushed into the Beyond
3x Twilight Gate
Support (1): 1x Under the Porch
As a World Champion, Tom Capor has worked with the Call of Cthulhu development team to design two cards that are currently in circulation, The Mage Known as Magnus (That Which Consumes, 111) and Hall of Champions (Written and Bound, 20).