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If you were going to release a new, illustrated version of one of the classic horror stories based on one of the classic horror monsters, what day would you say would be the best day to do that?

"Arbor Day?"

... No... Halloween!

"... oh... yeah, I suppose that would be better..."

It is, and that's just what Free League Publishing is doing with their new The Call of Cthulhu book.

The cultists were successful. The great Elder God will be coming. But maybe all hope is not lost. The Investigators still have a chance to save the world, but they'll have to work together and fast. That's the story in Arkham Horror: Final Hour, the new board game coming from Fantasy Flight. In this preview, we get a look at the speedy Action Phase.

So, you got yourself all prepped for RPG night, but none of the other players can make it. What are you going to do? Not RP? That's just silly. No, you can grab yourself a solo RPG such as Seekers Beyond the Shroud, a new urban occult RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. Pull back the veil onto a world of mysticism, secret societies, and strange magic.

I last took French back a hundred years ago in High School. While some words and phrases look familiar and I can understand them, trying to play a game in French would be impossible. Thankfully, there's those out there looking to translate games into English. One such group is looking to make Librete for an English-speaking audience. Check it out if you want to see what happens when all the adults in the world suddenly vanish.

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.

The year is 2670 and humanity is still hanging on past two near-extinction events. They have spread out into the solar system with trips even further out beginning. It's into this time that you find yourself in TerrorForm, a new horror-sci-fi RPG setting and system from Argonauts Incorporated. You can check out this new RPG on Kickstarter now.

It's started to get cooler out, even here in Atlanta. Highs will soon drop below the 90s and lows might dip into the upper 50s. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with it comes the haunting season. All things ghoulish are coming, including Fantasy Flight's Arkham Nights 2019, a 3 day festival of all things horror and weird based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. Tickets are available now.

Just as WWI was at its climax, a strange fog permeated the Argonne forest, killing and warping whomever tried to go into it. This brought the conflict to a swift end, as entire armies were swallowed by it. Now, 66 years has gone by with the fog staying mostly still. But now it is growing. What is in store for the world? That's for you to find out in Eldritch Century, a new alternative history RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.

Labor Day. Time for one last summer beach trip before Autumn and eventually Winter takes over the Northern Hemisphere. If you're looking to stock up on some gaming gear before the weather turns cold, GobboTown Games is running themselves a sale over in their webshop for their Cthulhu Xothic Wars minis. But head over now, as these deals won't last forever.

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.

Zombies, zombies everywhere. Will you manage to keep yourself together and your brains in your head? It's not going to be easy in Outbreak: Undead. The new second edition is coming and Renegade Game Studios is taking pre-orders for the GM's Guide now. It's everything required to put the fear of death into any player.

Yes, you read that right. IDW and CMON are teaming up to bring you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Zombicide. They had some issues when the sets first were announced, but things look like they're working better now. You can head over and pre-order your sets now.

Some new miniatures are available for Achtung! Cthulhu from Modiphius. They're the Unleashed version of Sing and Araine. And, I have to admit, the effect on the Singh Unleashed miniature is rather interesting. These figures can be used in your RPG games or games of the Achtung! Cthulhu minis game.

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.

The horrors of WWII were immense. And that's just the real world before you throw in other-dimension horros like Cthulhu. But that's just what happens in Achtung! Cthulu from Modiphius. And to help you bring that existential horror to your tabletops, they've got a quartet of new miniatures sets available over on their website.

Building and maintaining a town in the Old West isn't easy. You've got bandits, desperados, demons, monsters, drought, and all sorts of things to worry about. Wait... Demons and Monsters? Yeah, they're roaming around as well. Keeping the peace just got a lot harder in Hard West, a new strategy board game that's up on Kickstarter now.

Ok, so it doesn't have Tim Curry as Pennywise, bu the new IT movie was still really good. And soon, you'll be able to bring all the floating action down to your tabletops in IT: Evil Below, a new horror board game coming from USAopoly. They've posted up a new preview as well as a little video showing off how the game works and what you'll be getting inside the box.

Many Eldritch Horror games take place last century (in fact, roughly about a hundred years ago from now). But The Orpheus Protocol brings that to the modern world. Be a member of the elite Orpheus group and head out around the world to deal with all manner of existential horrors that look to destroy the world. The RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

Here's one that I know has been highly anticipated since it was announced. Free League Publishing will open up pre-orders for their official Alien RPG tomorrow. Head out into space with your crew and try to avoid getting too close to any funny-looking eggs.

Iron GM Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Grimmerspace, their new sci-fi/horror RPG setting that utilizes the Starfinder rules set. As you can tell from the name, Grimmerspace is not a nice, friendly, shiny sci-fi setting. It's a lot more dark, dirty, and dangerous. And, I mean, it was co-developed by Sean Astin. Yes, that Sean Astin (You know... Sam from Lord of the Rings).

*bass groove starts up.*
*synth organ kicks in*
Better stop dreaming of the quiet life, 'cause it's the one we'll never know.
And quit running for that runaway bus 'cause those rosy days are few.
Anyway, Monkeyfun Studios is running a Kickstarter campaign for their A Town Called Malice RPG.

Pre-made adventures are super-helpful for the GM on the go. When necessary, they can just be dropped right into a game with minimal prep. Or, a GM can simply use one as a framework to do their own thing. Either way, more ideas floating around is nice. An Inner Darkness is a set of new adventures for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. The book is up on Kickstarter now.

We've made it to Friday. Congratulations, everyone! Just gotta get through today and we'll be back to the weekend. I'm looking forward to it. But before we get there, let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: In the Court of the Goblin King Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, New Turret Available From Puppets War, and H.P. Lovecraft The Dreams in the Witch House Miniatures Set Up On Kickstarter.

Modiphius has anounced a new, updated version of the Achtung! Cthulhu Keeper's and Investigator's Guides, bringing them in line with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. Along with that, there's the new Under the Gun short adventure to bring players into that setting quickly and easily.

One of the classic stories that pretty much every gamer knows at least of, if they've not actually read it, The Call of Cthulhu is one of H.P. Lovecraft's greatest works. Now, Free League Publishing is looking to create a new illustrated version, with art by Francois Baranger, having launched a Kickstarter campaign for it. While the initial funding is for just the illustrated novel, a stretch goal adds in a full RPG to it.