What kind of sorcery is this?!
I have no idea why did i reinstall this game, I remember having hard time understand how the game work and uninstall. One day, i feel like I need some sort strategic / deckbuilder-ish game, which then i notice this when i search my library with specific keyword.
How do i explain this game? This is more likely a day-to-day life simulator where you dabble into dark magic & cult stuff. You learn about books, you improve your stats, then you will try understand more about the world surrounding you. The storytelling is pretty simple, it told in each cards event. Additionally you also need to make sure that you dont lose to several challenging stuff like police, fell ill or going insane. The game revolved around draggings card around into the "Verb box" which include several key activity like work, sleep, study, explore & talk.
I hate this game to be honest, and yet for some reason I keep playing for more than 20 hours. Perhaps I was waiting for things to happened, the game is to grindy or maybe i kept restarting the run after died to several factor. You will learn easily about 100 words that you never used before, and key to understand how things work rely on experiment. While this work for engaging fun, but because of major setback (especially you die with no backup save available) you will have to start again from scratch. If i put a curve, the gain in later part will required much more time invested.
Personally I dont recommend this, but somehow if you are masochist or someone with wild imagination & like to read stuff from lovecraft (existential dread,cthulu etc) maybe can find it. Just be warn, you will easily take like 10 hours just to understand basic things unless you read some guides (which i did to know win condition).
On side note, i will share how the game look for majority of the playtime you will have. Yes, you have to manage all cards MANUALLY