“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” H.P. Lovecraft
Fantasy Flight Games is announcing the upcoming release of Under the Pyramids, a new expansion for the Eldritch Horror cooperative game.
Like all the Eldritch Horror expansions, Under the Pyramids is based on the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, where players travel around the world hoping to keep the Ancient Ones and all their evil minions under control, preventing them from infesting the world and save the Earth from chaos and destruction.
Under the Pyramids takes the players to Egypt, where the streets of Cairo, the Pyramids, the Sphinx and other locations are filled with the followers of the Dark Pharaoh, who is attempting to return and wreak havoc on the world. Players will work through a new adventure, as well as six new preludes to integrate the new expansion into Eldritch Horror.
The expansion will include a new location board; two new ancient ones with unique Mystery, Research and Special Encounter decks; eight new investigators—including a mustachioed Egyptologist named Monterey Jack who looks suspiciously like Johnny Depp playing Indiana Jones; and a bunch of new unique assets (such as a Canopic Jar and Monterey Jack’s Treasure Map) , conditions, artifacts, gates and monsters to assist and challenge the players as they tackle the mysteries of ancient Egypt come to life in the 1920’s.
Under the Pyramids is scheduled for release to retailers in 4Q of 2015.