PURPOSE OF THE CARDS
Say goodbye to writer's block forever.
The human brain is an imitation machine. We mimic to learn. If it works, we are rewarded with dopamine and our brain says, “do the same thing again.”
Creation, therefore, is rebellion. Invention requires sending an electric signal in your brain where neurons have never been---something our brains are explicitly NOT supposed to do. This is why creation is painful. To speed up the process, MYTHULU provides the meaningful stimulus needed to escape your comfort zone.
Mythulu Cards in Action
The Deck Categories
The foundation for worldbuilding, magic, science, and authentic awe. Each card includes literary symbolism behind the element so you can layer subtext intentionally into your games or stories.
External metaphors for internal states of mind. Reveals imbalance in body vs mind, self vs others, survival vs ambition.
Identities—titles, labels, professions—reinforced by how people spend their time. Covers all five levels of Maslow's hierarchy with a diversity of coping mechanisms at each level.
Conditional connections that describe the flow of energy between two parties. We looked for relationships with inherent conflict, high stakes, and relatability.
Words you didn't know existed, describing real-life phenomena you didn't know were possible. Every trait changes the way your character, creature, or race interacts with the world.
Multi-sensory details designed for impatient modern readers. These meaningful tactile layers change the way characters interact with an object, which can foreshadow, reveal hidden motives, and even impact the plot.
WHEN YOU DRAW WEIRD CARDS:
EMBRACE IT - Often cards that “feel weird” are where genuinely new ideas are waiting.
DON'T TAKE CARDS LITERALLY - Gem & Crystal can be interpreted as icicles, chandeliers, windows, fragility... Every card has both literal and abstract interpretations.
LET GO OF REALITY - What you think you know about the world might not be true anyway. Did you know our oceans contain sea sponges that are literally made of glass?
SLOW DOWN - Don’t draw rapid-fire. Let ideas stew. Read the whole card. Study the picture in detail. What do you notice? Does it remind you of anything?