A slew of updates from Fantasy Flight Games
Arkham Horror: The Card GameArkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game (new, fixed content is released each month) for 1-4 players in which players are investigators in a world inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's fiction. The game has cycles (story arcs) where players create a deck for an investigator which they upgrade through the course of the cycle based on experience which they earn. The Forgotten Age is the next cycle in which players may choose from five new investigators including Ursula Downs, Leo Anderson, Finn Edwards, and Calvin Wright. The latest article on the Fantasy Flight Games website spotlights Calvin Wright. Designer, Matt Newman:
"Calvin made his original debut as a promotional investigator for a special Arkham Horror event many years ago. Most players never got the chance to play with Calvin, so we wanted to add him to the official roster of investigators across all of our Arkham Horror Files games. We decided to take this opportunity to expand Calvin’s backstory and themes of sacrifice and altruism that make Calvin unique among other investigators." [source]For more details about The Forgotten Age and Calvin Wright read Matt Newman's article on the Fantasy Flight Games website.
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition: Sanctum of Twilight ExpansionMansions of Madness 2nd Edition, players are investigators in a world based on H.P. Lovecraft's fiction. The game takes place in various environments which are represented by tiles. Investigators are represented by miniatures which move across the tiles to encounter horrors and look for clues. The game is assisted by a digital application which adds ambiance and controls the flow of the story. The Sanctum of Twilight expansion adds the Silver Twilight Lodge which is run by the most influential citizens of Arkham. They gather there to do business, plan parades, and lobby politicians ... but also to enact secret rituals. The expansion adds two new investigators, Charlie Kane and Lily Chen, as well new spells, items, mechanics, and a new monster. Read the full preview on the Fantasy Flight Games website.
A Game of Thrones: The Card GameA new Rookery variant has been added to A Game of Thrones: The Card Game which encourages a new style of game play. The "Rookery" is a set of twelve cards which players can bring to their game and use to swap with cards in their draw and plot decks. Players can do this after seeing their opponent's faction and agenda but before they draw their opening hand. In order to celebrate this new Rookery variant a Great Hall event has been added to the 2018 Organized Calendar which will happen after the Regional Championships have begun and will have prize support. Eight intro decks have also been added to the game representing:
- House Stark
- House Lannister
- House Greyjoy
- House Baratheon
- House Tyrell
- House Martell
- House Targaryen
- Night's Watch