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Dead of Night. It's when I do much of my work. *often up at 2am* But I will freely admit that strange things often happen. Weird sounds around my apartment or at the office. Walking to the car and just feel unease. For me, it's just some animals in the woods or my own paranoia, but for the Investigators in Arkham Horror, it's much more nefarious. In this preview of the new expansion coming for the game, Fantasy Flight looks at the new scenario you'll be trying to solve.

Dead of Night. Some people might use that term to describe when I wake up in the morning and start work (been up since 2:30am. No alarm clock required. And no caffeine consumed). But it's also the name of the next expansion coming up for Arkham Horror. As one would expect, there's some new Investigators incoming. In this preview, we get a look at them.

The world's about to end. The evil ritual has been finished. The abomination from another dimension is here. But it might not be too late after all. That's what's happening in Arkham Horror: Final Hour, a new cooperative board game coming from Fantasy Flight.

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.

I wake up at a ridiculously early hour. I know people who generally go to bed later than I wake up. So, I am often up during the "dead of the night." And yes, even just sitting in my apartment, things can get weird. Though, I've yet to have other-dimensional horrors try and show up. You're not so lucky in Dead of Night, a new expansion coming for Arkham Horror from Fantasy Flight Games.

Fantasy Flight is squeaking out some new releases just before the holidays. If you're looking for a last-minute gift, you can head down to your LGS and pick up two new kits for Star Wars: Legion, including Chewbacca and some of his Wookie friends, get the Mother of Dragons expansion for the A Game of Thrones Board Game, or a new playmat for Arkham Horror.

You might think that the world can be strange and cruel, but it's got nothing on the things that lurk just outside of the realm of reality. And when those things try and encroach on our regular existence, stuff begins to go weird. It's up to the different investigators to figure out what's going on and put a stop to it. The Year of New Editions adds another notch to its list with the release of Arkham Horror 3rd Edition from Fantasy Flight Games.

The town of Arkham is just filled with all manner of strange creatures, cults, relics, books, and buildings. It's into this world that you must delve in Arkham Horror, which is getting a 3rd edition as part of the Year of New Editions. In this preview, Fantasy Flight gives us a look at a couple of the scenarios that you'll have to make your way through in the game.

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.

Those strange happenings and otherworldly creatures aren't just going to invesitgate themselves. And those weird cults certainly aren't going to stop themselves. It's up to the brave Investigators to do that. In this preview, we get a look at the Investigators coming for the 3rd edition of Arkham Horror.

There's a lot of strange things going on in the town of Arkham. A bit of an understatement, I know, but you still need to go out and investigate these happenings to see if you can solve the mystery. With any luck, you'll figure it out. With even more luck, you'll save the world. With the most absurd of luck, you'll stay even partially sane in the process. In this preview of the new edition of Arkham Horror, we check out the Mythos in the game.

The Year of New Editions continues along into its last quarter. Still plenty of time to check out how games you love have been updated. In this post, we get a look at the monsters and combat coming in the 3rd edition of Arkham Horror. What sort of digusting otherworldly creatures will you be fighting? Check it out.

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.

The creatures on the other side of reality are coming. Via arcane artifacts and strange rituals, the fabric of creation is being torn and they're making their way to come ensure insanity and destruction upon us all. That is, unless some intrepid heroes stop them. That's the story in Arkham Horror, the 3rd edition of which is coming. In this preview, we get a look at how Actions for the Investigators will work.

I really missed out, naming this another Year of New Editions months ago, but it's certainly seeming like it's the case. In this instance, 3rd time's the charm as Fantasy Flight has announced a 3rd edition of the classic Arkham Horror game. Hard to believe the first version came out in 1987.
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:
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!

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