It seems that Arkham just can’t catch a break. If it’s not ancient horrors looking to rend the living world asunder, it’s a local group trying to influence things. In this case, though, the local group is the Order of the Silver Twilight, a very wealthy and powerful club. This is going to be a lot more delicate an operation than the Investigators have handled before. And it’s a preview of those Investigators coming in the Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness that we get here.
And we’ve come to another Saturday. Ah, the possibilities for today. I’m sure a lot of you are spending it at Adepticon. Me? I’ve picked up a bunch of snacks and some drinks and am going to watch some MST3K on Netflix. Because I’m cool like that. 😉
Anyway, I know what you’re all here for isn’t my choice of fizzy beverage, but for reviews. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Realm-Master, Unlock, WizKids Unpainted Miniatures, Arkham Horror The Card Game, Bushi No Yume, Ronin, Element, Guns & Steel: Renaissance, Bloc by Bloc, The Oracle of Delphi, Dragoon: The Rogue and Barbarian Expansion, RPG Coasters, Kingsport Festival: The Card Game, Running With the Bulls, Magic Maze, Faith: A Garden in Hell, and Moons.
The powers of the Great Old Ones are… well… great. Those that look to undo their nefarious schemes must be strong as steel mentally, physically, and emotionally. Any less and you’re left a gibbering waste or a red smear on the pavement. It takes a special kind of person to do it, and even those that are the best sometimes still end up wrecked. Best to get to know of them while you can, in case anything happens to them. And that’s just what you can do with The Investigators of Arkham Horror, which is available now.
The truth is out there. In some way, all of us want to know it. What’s actually happening in the world? What are the honest facts, instead of just the spin we see in the media? At least, we think we want to know. There are some things out there it’s probably best that we don’t know about, at least when it comes to otherworldly horrors. The investigators that research into such things are a vital part of keeping the world safe from those horrors, but the things they know are a danger to their own sanity. Sounds like fun! In this preview from Fantasy Flight Games, we get a look inside Investigators of Arkham Horror.
Another Saturday, another Review Roundup.
It’s a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin’ for a cool, December day.
So, let’s just head over to today’s articles.
We’ve got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Review, Dominion: Empires, Dicey Goblins, Theomachy, Microfilms, Clank!, and The Amberden Affair.
Those that know about H.P. Lovecraft’s work know about the mythical city of R’lyeth. Heck, even those with only a passing knowledge of Lovecraft’s books might recognize the name of the city sunken in the Pacific ocean that’s devoted to Cthulhu. Well, soon you’ll be able to search for the city, yourself, along with your fellow investigators in Omens of the Deep, a new expansion coming for Elder Sign.
Well, my previous plans for the day sort of fell through. No worries, though. The day will not be ruined.
I might just see if my N64, that I brought back from my parent’s place last time I visited, still works or not.
If so, hello Ocarina of Time!
But in the meantime, let’s get you some reviews, shall we?
Today we have: Tides of Madness, Smiths of Winterforge, 3 Wishes, Garden Adventures, Top That, Happy Salmon, Kenjin, The Oracle of Delphi, Retreat to Darkmoor, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Escape From Colditz, and Onitama.
Arkham Horror already is great at making you go insane (inside the game, that is. It, hopefully, doesn’t make you go insane outside of the game. I mean, it’s a good game. I wouldn’t expect playing it to actually cause you to lose sanity). With the new Grave Consequences expansion, though, insanity is almost guaranteed (once again, inside the game. Not outside). It’s available now.
Fantasy Flight Games brings more insanity into the Eldritch Horror world with the announcement of Strange Remnants, a new expansion they’ve been working on. What sort of monster are you fighting in this expansion? Why, it’s the Syzygy. What is a Syzygy? It’s a deadly alignment of the planets. That should be a pretty easy thing to stop, right? Well, to help you out, ancient civilizations left places of power, such as Stone Henge, Easter Island, and others. Only through harnessing such sites can you keep the deadly and insanity-inducing powers of the Elder Gods at bay.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Fantasy Flight Games gives us a look inside their upcoming Mountains of Madness set with a look at an Ancient One and one of the adventures.
From the preview:
Eons ago, sentient life forms stronger and more ruthless than mankind ruled the earth. These Elder Things enslaved other species and built a civilization far more advanced than our own. But as earth’s climate changed, the Elder Things lost their power and withdrew to what is now Antarctica, waiting out the millennia for a time when they might rise again. In the Mountains of Madness expansion for Eldritch Horror, that time has come. The Elder Things are awakening, and you must prevent them from retaking control of the world.
Today’s preview focuses on the Rise of the Elder Things, one of the two Ancient Ones that you can combat in Mountains of Madness. We will also look at the expansion’s Adventures, which guide your Antarctic expedition and reward you for braving the continent’s terrible conditions and terrifying horrors.
Fantasy Flight Games announces their premium painted Arkham Horror Monster Figures are now available.
From their website:
It seemed to be a sort of monster […] of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. […] A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.
– H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
Otherworldly horrors tear at the thin fabric of reality, seeking to intrude on our dimension for their own inscrutable purposes. To look upon their terrifying forms is to risk insanity, for these shapeless beasts have a strange, almost mesmerizing beauty. Those unfortunate individuals who lay eyes on such cosmic abominations are often drawn inexplicably toward them, and into their own merciful demise.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the first wave of premium Arkham Horror Monster Figures is now available for sale through our webstore ! Joining the already complete lineup of Arkham Horror Investigators, these stunning hand-painted figures will further enhance the visual impact of your favorite Lovecraftian board game. What’s more, each monster’s base is designed with a slot to accommodate its monster token from Arkham Horror or Mansions of Madness!
Fantasy Flight Games have posted a new preview of cards form the Miskatonic Horror expansion for the Arkham Horror Cthulhu-based boardgame.
Fantasy Flight Games have posted a new preview of the Miskatonic Horror expansion for their Arkham Horror series of boardgames. The expansion provides new cards and rules for the full range of Arkham Horror expansions.