While the game may be called Mansions of Madness, those mansions aren't always in New England somewhere. In Path of the Serpent, the new expansion announced by Fantasy Flight, the investigators will be making their way to the Amazonian rainforest, braving biting insects, ancient curses and traps, and huge snakes (as one would expect from the expansion's name). There's new tiles, new investigators, new monsters, and just a lot of new everything for you to check out.
In Horrific Journeys, a quartet of new investigators hit the streets, looking to thwart the Great Old Ones and their follower's machinations. In this preview, we get a look at them and find where their strengths and weaknesses lie. While some might not fight what many people's mental picture of "anomaly investigator" may look like, they have what it takes to get the job done.
Mansions of Madness is getting a new expansion. It's called Horrific Journeys, and looking at the state of that train on the cover, I'd say that looks like exactly what you'll be getting. But if you want some more details, you can check out this preview, wherein Fantasy Flight shows off the scenario from this new box set.
We're halfway through October. The temperatures are dropping along with the leaves from the trees. It's the season of scares, and Fantasy Flight is celebrating with an event entirely dedicated to their spooky games like Eldritch Horror,Mansions of Madness, End of the World, and more during Arkham Nights, coming next weekend.
Finally... Finally, the temperature is starting to go down. Monday is supposed to be 10 degrees cooler than today. And by then, we'll have more night than day. The season of scaring will be here. And Fantasy Flight is ready to celebrate with their Arkham Nights event. It's all things horror and Lovecraft.
One thing about having a digital app for your game is that you can add to it pretty easily. In this instance, it's a new scenario for Mansions of Madness from Fantasy Flight. Altered Fates sends investigators to merry old England in order to safeguard a precious family heirloom. Too bad by the time you get there, it's already gone.
The evil of the Great Old Ones is not kept to just a mansion in Arkham. It has managed to head out in every direction. The usually quaint countryside is full of peril. Out to sea, monsters attack. Even the skies are not safe from horrors. You'll have to deal with all these issues in the next expansion for Mansions of Madness, entitled Horrific Journeys.
As if Arkham didn't have enough issues already, the secretive Order of the Silver Twilight has been increasingly gaining control behind the scenes. Paying off police officers, installing their own politicians, enacting policies that specifically help them... They've got to be up to something. But what? That's for you to find out in the new Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness, now available from Fantasy Flight Games.
Several of my friends are huge fans of Mansions of Madness. However, it's a game that has a bit of a notorious reputation in terms of set-up time. Having a digital version of it would really cure a lot of those issues. Well, your prayers have been answered, as Asmodee Digital is working on a digital version of the game.
Secret societies. What're they hiding in there? Are they up to no good? Or are they just harmless? Well, it would seem as though the Order of the Silver Twilight is looking to do something with Arkham. But what? That's what the investigators will have to find out in the upcoming Sanctum of Twilight expansion for Mansions of Madness.
Well, it would seem as though the system took a vacation over the long holiday weekend, as it ate the Review Roundup post. Such things happen occasionally. It's alright... I'll just make a new one this morning for you.
Today we have: Dragons Hoard, Andoria Battlefields, Masters of Elements, Rhino Hero Super Battle, Dragon Tower, Wyrmwood Gaming Dice Vault, Slide Blast, Vikings Gone Wild, Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, Vinhos: Deluxe Edition, Horizons, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, and Runewars.
Unfortunately, people go missing all the time. It's a sad reality of life. But when people go missing around Arkham, there's an extra layer of mystery associated with it. What sort of otherworldly horror is at work this time? That's what players will have to figure out in Dark Reflections, a new DLC scenario for Mansions of Madness.
The strangeness of Arkham isn't just limited to its creepy buildings like the Asylum and Miskatonic University. It's making its way out into the streets. Everyday people are becoming corrupted by the malevolent forces at work. Before everyone becomes scaled, tentacled, slime-spewing... things, the various investigators in the town will have to figure out what's causing all of this and stop it. That's just what you'll be doing in Streets of Arkham, a new expansion coming for Mansions of Madness.
Hello, Saturday! It... was quite a week, I have to say. Very busy. With all the goings-on for GAMA, I almost forgot that PAX East was going on. Hope everyone is having a good time out there. I'm, obviously, not there. I will be at Adepticon in a couple weeks, though. That'll be fun. Love going back to Chicago (my homeland). But that's a bit away. In the meantime, let's get you the reviews you so desperately desire.
Today we have: Inis, Dungeons of Infinity, War of the Ring: Anniversary Edition, Warhammer Quest: Shadows Over Hammerhal, Fidelitas, JrassAttack, Wok on Fire, Avalance at Yeti Mountain, Citadels, Council of Blackthorn, Escape from Colditz, Stratos, Adrenaline, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Flag Dash, Snowblind: Race for the Pole, The Money Pit of Oak Island, and Dice Stars.
A very good friend of mine is getting married today. Tradition has it that he'll carry his new bride across the threshold later. I'm hoping that his evening doesn't turn into a Lovecraftian horror story after that point... Though I have a feeling he'd find that pretty cool. Well, now you can go Beyond the Threshold, yourself, as the first expansion for Mansions of Madness' new edition is now available.
Early next year, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with the first full expansion for Mansions of Madness, 2nd Edition. Beyond the Threshold brings you all new investigators to the horrific house that is Arkham. But along with just some new investigators, they'll also be coming out with new scenarios for you to go through. They've got a preview of one of them, Gates of Silverwood Manor, here.
As board games and technology look to merge together more, I foresee this type of story becoming more regular than they are now. Fantasy Flight Games has released the first DLC expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition. There's no new figures or cards or anything physical to get, but you do have a new scenario to go on when you play.
Mansions of Madness 2nd edition will soon be getting their first full game expansion. They've had some bits that simply bring 1st edition things to the new version, but this one's got some all-new content for you. If you want to greatly expand your Mansions experience, you'll be wanting to check this out, as there's plenty of new items to help you go crazy.
It seems no matter where you go, there's always another otherworldly horror looking to destroy everything you know and love. It's enough to make even the strongest of minds begin to crack and strain under the pressure. But you know that your goals are true and that you must save the world again. Thankfully, there's more help to take on the strange creatures looking to breach the barrier that keeps the sane from the truly insane. That's what you'll have to do in Beyond the Threshold, the new expansion coming for Mansions of Madness.
Sort of two ends of the spectrum for this batch of releases from Fantasy Flight Games. On one side, you've got starships flying around in a galaxy far, far away. On the other, you've got investigators searching through an old house. Well, both involve "hokey religions" anyway. There's new releases for both the X-Wing Miniatures Game as well as Mansions of Madness available from Fantasy Flight Games.
And we've once more made it to the weekend successfully. The natural order has been maintained. I mean, just think if we woke up the day after Friday and it was, like, Wednesday or something. Man, that'd be a mess. But, as I said, that's not happened. As such, we should get on with the regular Saturday routine and get you some reviews.
Today we have: Kill the King, Captain Sonar, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, The Dragon & Flagon, No Honor Among Thieves, Via Nebula, Behind the Throne, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Heroes of Normandie iOS, Lost Woods, Battle Gnomes, and Ice Cool.
When you come out with a new edition of a game like Mansions of Madness, you're going to have a lot of gamers wondering what's going to happen to all that material that you came out with for the previous edition. New gamers, who might take the new edition as a jumping-on point for the game are going to be wondering the same thing. Well, with Recurring Nightmares, Fantasy Flight Games is going to be bringing things from the first edition into your second edition world.
As we've seen, Mansions of Madness is getting a new edition. This new set makes the game into a 100% cooperative game, using an app to control all the monsters and create the map. But what about some of the 1st edition things that weren't in the main box? Will those be getting updated? Fantasy Flight answers that with the announcement of some new expansions for the 2nd edition game.
Hey there everyone, We've made it to Saturday, so that once again means it's time for a Review Roundup. A bit lighter this week than usual. I'm sure that's due to Gen Con last weekend. I expect, though, that the next couple weeks will be pretty full of new reviews. I know several reviewers were getting copies of the new CMON games, at least.
Also: We're looking into what's up with the TGN Blogs page. We'll let you know when we find out anything.
Anyway, as for today, we've got: Battle of the Bands, Get Adler, Super Hack Override, Beneath Nexus, Legends of Andor New Heroes Expansion, Warmachine Cephalyx Mind Slaver & Drudges, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Tyrants of the Underdark, Animals On Board, Farmageddon: Farm Fresh Edition, and Stellar Conflict.
So, it's coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It's been a very busy day. I'm tired, but still pretty amped about everything that's gone on. And I'm sure you all would like to know about some of it. There's been about a billion things to see. So, relatively, here's a rather small percentage. More will come tomorrow.