The madness continues to grow - Sanctum of Twilight Expansion for Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
December 8, 2017 - 9:54pm
Fantasy Flight Games have announced the next box expansion to Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, Sanctum of Twilight, to be released in the first quarter of 2018. The latest expansion does not come from across the thin veil that divides worlds, but instead comes from within the city itself.
It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude. –H.P. Lovecraft, “Cool Air”
The Sanctum of Twilight expansion focuses on The Order of the Silver Twilight, a powerful and secretive society operating within Arkham. Sanctum of Twilight continues to use the same fully cooperative, app driven game system and requires the base game to play. Sanctum of Twilight will add new tiles and cards, a new monster, and two new investigators.
Sanctum of Twilight will have players investigating wealthy members of the Silver Twilight Lodge who wield forbidden arcane powers, alongside the considerable and more earthy influence their societal status bring them. Two new investigators join players to uncover the Lodge’s misdeeds.
- Lily Chen has spent a lifetime training with an obscure sect of monks who believed she was destined to face a great evil.
- Politician Charlie Kane never believed that in confronting political issues in Arkham would have him also negotiating with monsters and cults. Kane better be successful, only those who are still alive can votes come election time.
A new Restraints token has been added to the Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition system. While not possessions, they can be played on maps to bind monsters to spaces. Investigators can choose to have monsters starting their turns with restraints forfeit their movement in exchange for discarding a restraint token.
The Sanctum of Twilight release of the expansion will unlocks two new digital adventures.
Behind Closed Doors might start with a literal stroll through the park, but it’s not so relaxing when you realize someone is watching you. Eventually the world of the players will go dark, and it won’t be much brighter when they finally awake in a dark cell.
In Twilight Diadem the Silver Twilight Lodge is hosting the annual Twilight Fair.
As per tradition, on the last day of the Fair a young debutante is crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Twilight Ball. But when this year’s queen, Mary Ann Chase, comes to you insisting that the Silver Twilight Lodge is up to something sinister, you know that you are the only one who can help her. The Twilight Fair, she insists, is not all that it seems.
Twilight Diadem introduces new moving tiles, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the fair while parade floats move along. Players might be swept out of dangers way, but they also might have unseen enemies moving towards them with little chance to escape.
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition updated the first edition with the most notable difference being the addition of a required app system that provided the opportunity to play fully cooperatively. Since release several boxed expansions have been released, as well as app based expansions that include new stories to play.
The 2nd edition of the game has been featured on several Dice Tower Top 10 lists including:
- Top 100 Games of All Time (2017), getting as high as number 4 on this list.
- Best of 2016, where both the People and Tom ranked it number 5.
- Games for a Video Game Player, where The People ranked the game 5th