For all the dangers in the modern world, we all know that the true evil is in the form of… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays*
The Investigators must get together once more in order to stop this ancient evil from taking over the everyday world. That’s what you’ll be doing in Masks of Nyarlathotep, the newest expansion for Eldritch Horror, which you can pick up now.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Just as soon as you’ve defeated one cult, another seems to pop up. One ancient terror from beyond is thwarted, another jumps in to take its place. But, if we don’t want all our brains to melt from insanity, you’ve gotta keep doing your job as Investigators. In the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion for Eldritch Horror, Fantasy Flight introduces a new Campaign Mode for the game. Can you make it through 6 missions in a row?
As we all well know, even with all the evil out in the world today, it pales in comparison to the truest of evils… Ancient Egypt! *Imperial March plays*
Cultists, praying to a forgotten god, are trying to cause all sorts of havoc. It’s up to you, the investigators, to come up with an answer and stop them. Being an investigator, knowledge is your greatest weapon. Best to get some intel on these cultists, plus the other investigators you’ll be working with. Good thing that’s just what we’ve got here for the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion pack for Eldritch Horror.
With all the things going on in the world, it would appear that the most-terrible thing facing us today is… Ancient Egypt! *holds up a picture of the pyramids while the Imperial March plays*
Yes, once more, Ancient Egypt rears its fantastically tanned and well-eyelinered head to threaten the daily balance. Long-forgotten burial chambers full of secrets might be enticing for archeologists, but ancient curses and forgotten deities are nothing to scoff at. You must be careful. And that’s what you’ll be doing in Omens of the Pharaoh, a new expansion coming for Eldritch Horror.
Another classic is being brought to your tabletops with Masks of Nyarlathotep for Eldritch Horror. But more than that, there’s also going to be a new edition of the Call of Cthulhu adventure, updating it to the current 7th edition rules. So it’s sort of a two-for-one update here.
Cults all over are worshiping a single, horrible entity. It’s up to the investigators to put an end to their profane rituals before all the world is destroyed (isn’t that just always the case?).
It’s never good when a prisoner escapes prison. When that prisoner is an elder god who can destroy the world, it’s a bit extra-imperative to make sure they get back to where they belong. Such is the case with Cities in Ruin. Shudde M’ell is shaking his prison beneath the Heart of Africa and causing all sorts of issues. You and the other investigators will have to figure out how to strengthen the locks so that he’s not able to get free.
Most of the time when you think about Cthulean horrors, you think of skulking around in the dark, or looking through a no-often-used part of an old, dusty library, or maybe a small, New England town in the fog. It’s normally not about whole cities being wiped off the map. But that’s what’ll be happening in Cities in Ruin, a new expansion coming for Eldritch Horror. Fantasy Flight Games gives us another look inside this upcoming release.
You’d think that, after a while, people would start to take those that are warning about ancient evils coming to destroy the world more seriously. But nooooo. They didn’t listen to you. And now a city is in ruins and you need to work even harder to keep the ancient… things… from expanding out and taking over. That’s what you’ll be doing in Cities in Ruin for Eldritch Horror, of which, Fantasy Flight has posted a preview.
When we think of the Great Old Ones and the Cthulhu mythos, it’s usually gruesome murders and horrific mind-melting insanity that we picture as the possible outcomes. Well, in Cities in Ruin, things go a bit more large-scale in terms of destruction. The Disaster Deck will have you diving for cover as Shudde M’ell, The Cataclysm from Below, makes its entrance into Eldritch Horror.
You know, when you’re an Ancient One, I guess you’ve got a lot of time on your… err… tentacles… claws… whatevers. As such, I guess it seems only natural that you’d mess with Earth and the inhabitants of it. However, most Earthlings don’t really like their brain melted into insanity. So there’s always those pesky investigators looking to stop your plans. We’ve seen some of the new Investigators coming in The Dreamlands, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror. This time around, we get a look at the Elder Ones you’ll be fighting against.
Everyone has crazy dreams at times. I’ve had ones where I’ve been rollerskating around a college campus (that I know I’ve never been on), but I wasn’t wearing roller skates. I was just sort of hovering above the ground, humming to myself as I went around, with people going, “the hell?” as I passed by. It really means nothing, but that’s not the case in the world of Eldritch Horror. Dreams can be portents to the future (though I certainly hope mine was a portent of the future, as that’d RULE!). They can be doorways to alternate realities. They can be full of adventure, and of course, mind-bending and twisted terror and danger. You’ll just have to explore it for yourself in The Dreamlands, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror announced by Fantasy Flight Games.
Fantasy Flight Games knows how the holiday season can drive you crazy… and they’re here to help!… drive you crazy-er, that is. The Mountains of Madness expansion set for Eldritch Horror is now available. Researchers must head to the poles (yes, there’s a North Pole adventure along with all the shenanigans happening in the Antarctic) to save humanity from the likes of Ithaqua and the Rampaging Shoggoth. They must overcome otherworldly hunger and hypothermia to do it, too! It’s not going to be easy. So be sure to pack a couple extra pairs of socks and your good thermal underwear, ’cause baby, it’s cold outside.
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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 has announced a new expansion for Eldritch Horror. This one’s the iconic Mountains of Madness.
From the announcement:
Fantasy Flight games is proud to announce Mountains of Madness, the second expansion for Eldritch Horror.
Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s novella about a Miskatonic University expedition that awoke ancient and deadly creatures, Mountains of Madness opens up to investigators the frozen expanses of Antarctica and releases horrors that have hibernated in the ice for eons. You may find in Antarctica solutions to many perplexing mysteries, but you will also encounter there profoundly disturbing sights and nightmarish new monsters. This expansion features a side board depicting locations throughout Antarctica, from the Miskatonic Outpost to the City of the Elder Things, where numerous and terrifying encounters await you. Two new Ancient Ones, including the very Elder Things that once dominated earth, threaten the end of humanity. Eight more investigators contribute their diverse skills and specialties to the struggle against the Ancient Ones. With their help you may be able to prevent the reawakened Elder Things from rising… or you may fall victim to the horror.
Fantasy Flight Games announces Forsaken Lore, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror.
From the announcement:
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Forsaken Lore, an expansion for Eldritch Horror. Forsaken Lore adds over two hundred new cards to Eldritch Horror, including over one hundred new Encounter cards, twenty condition cards, and fourteen new mysteries.
The fate of the world grows even more uncertain as the malignant influence of Yig, the Father of Serpents, extends across the globe. Previously defeated Ancient Ones attempt to reclaim the world once again, forcing Investigators to solve new mysteries to keep them at bay. All the while, terrible new Epic Monsters and dangerous new Encounters keep Investigators racing across the globe to stave off the collapse of the world.
Fantasy Flight Games continues their look into their new Eldritch Horror game with a preview of the Action Phase portion of the game.
From the preview:
In Eldritch Horror, a global board game of mystery and terror, you and up to seven friends take on the role of globetrotting investigators who must must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, obscure mysteries, and brutal challenges will take you to your limits and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction?
In last week’s preview, we presented an overview of the intrepid investigators working to save humanity from a terrible fate. Today, we’ll look at the Action Phase of Eldritch Horror, and see what options are available to these brave heroes as they prepare to save the world!
Fantasy Flight Games gives us a look inside the Eldritch Horror game with a preview of how Investigators work.
From the preview:
In Eldritch Horror, a board game of mystery and terror, you and up to seven friends take on the role of globetrotting investigators who must must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, obscure mysteries, and brutal challenges will take you to your limit and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction?
In today’s preview, we’ll take a closer look at the brave investigators tasked with protecting our world. From skills to starting equipment and special abilities, we’ll look at what makes up an intrepid investigator in Eldritch Horror.
Barking Irons has a new Eldritch Horror scenario up online. Will you keep your sanity?
From the update:
Today Barking Irons brings you a free scenario for the latest USEME ruleset, Eldritch Horror!
Captain Standish has come to Buresmouth as the mysterious cult of Vegatatus are rumoured to be the ne’er do wells who have kidnapped his son and Standish wants the boy back!
Find out what happens in “An Evil at the Buresmouth Tavern” over on Barking Irons.