Eldritch Horror is Getting an Expansion

EldritchexpFantasy Flight has announced a small expansion for their co-op Lovecraftian game Eldritch Horror, called Forsaken Lore. 

The deck of cards adds over 100 new Encounter cards, 20 Condition cards, and 14 new Mysteries. 

EH02-YigSheetAccording to the press release: 

"Yig’s cultists and the Serpent People make their way across the world, determined to conquer for their master. Savage and sly, these venomous cultists and the serpents under their control unleash a new horror on investigators – a condition called Poisoned. Yig enters the game with six unique mysteries, and your Investigators will need to gather all of their strength and cunning to keep Yig from entering our world. Break the power of the Serpent Crown over the will of the people, and defeat the Winged Serpent Epic Monster in order to world safe once more."

This will hit second quarter of 2014. What are your thoughts on this expansion? Is it too soon after the regular release for your tastes? Should FF have included this in the original box, rather than going for more $? Do you not care about that at all, and JUST WANT MORE EXPANSION GOODNESS? Let us know in the comments. 

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Fantasy Flight Brings Us More Cthulhu: Eldritch Horror

EH01-HorrorCollage2Fantasy Flight has announced Eldritch Horror, a brand-new co-op—a companion piece to their already popular games Elder Sign and Arkham Horror.



"In Eldritch Horror, one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators, who must work together to solve mysteries related to an Ancient One – an elder being intent on global destruction. Along the way, you’ll gather clues, encounter strange and mysterious circumstances, battle monsters, and embark on daring expeditions."

EldritchCards"Each loathsome Ancient One is shrouded in secrecy, and each comes with a unique deck of Mystery cards, which draws you and your group of investigators ever deeper into the narrative. The tasks on these Mystery cards, along with the locations of otherworldly gates, menacing monsters, and helpful clues will inform both your travel plans and the dangers you confront.

Each Mystery card presents a new objective to complete, and each mystery you solve will bring you one step nearer to preventing the destruction of our world. With clues scattered across the globe, you’ll find adventure no matter where you travel. Maybe you’ll need to explore the vast expanse of Tunguska to research a strange comet, which seems to coincide with the rumblings of ancient evil. Perhaps, you’ll be tasked with discovering what lies behind the veil between our world and other, strange, dimensions.

Only by solving mysteries specific to the Ancient One you face will you and your fellow investigators be able to prevent impending doom."

The game comes with 12 different investigators to choose from, and a ton of cards, so FF is promising no two games with be the same.

Personally, I think we need more Cthulhu games like we need a hole in the head. But Fantasy Flight will have demos running at GenCon. So check it out if you're going, and let us know how it is!

Origins Interview with Smash Up Designer Paul Peterson

cthuluJeremiah was able to catch up with game designer Paul Peterson at Origins, where he introduced us to a new version of Unexploded Cow, talked about Smash Up (including the Cthulhu expansion), and much more!

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And don't forget to read our recently released interview with Paul, and Todd Rowland from AEG.

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What You Missed...

HanabiIt's been another busy week here at TOG! Here's a quick look at the week that was:

To start the week off we brought you some info on new expansions from games by Eagle/Gryphon and Cryptozoic.

Later in the week the Spiel des Jahres were announced.

Firestone warns us: Don't believe the hype about Love Letter.

And AEG's plans to keep the next Smash Up expansion under wraps were thwarted—but we didn't spill the beans! We just reported on it, post-spillage.

We'd also like to give you a heads up about a few things we have in the works!

We've got a TON of interviews in the works, including Paul Peterson, who will discuss that new Cthulhu Smash Up expansion. We'll also be chatting with Jamie Stegmaier, designer of Viticulture, about his latest Kickstarter campaign for Euphoria, and we'll check in with David and Fred Mackenzie of Clever Mojo Games about the epic board game Princes of the Dragon Throne! (And that's just for starters!)

Also be on the lookout for our newest delve into social media as we introduce out newest feature: The 6-Second Review via Vine! Don't wanna miss this!

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