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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Books and Games

Hi all. I know it's been a while since I posted (and my mass apologies to Craig for that) but life has been tossing me around a bit.

Now on to the upcoming goodies:

Fantasy Flight Games will shortly be releasing two expansions for Arkham Horror, along with several Asylum Packs for the Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game. The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh is being re-released. Apparently the developers believed that it being the earliest expansion it didn't really share the design principles of what came after. Most of the Investigator and Environment Cards are revised, there are new cards in the form of Benefits and Detriments, and it adds the Dark Pharaoh as a New Herald.


Also being released is Miskatonic Horror, which is likely to have been what inspired the Pharaoh remake as it contains cards for each of the Arkham Horror expansions, as well as new cards for the base game.I can honestly say there are few things I await more this year.

Also for those of you whose taste in eldritch abominations extend to giant monsters, Toy Vault has gotten license to produce Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars. Rumor has it there will be future expansions if this does well. For the sake of oft ignored Kaiju fans let us hope so.


I think Craig has already mentioned it, but if you haven't hunted down Famous Monsters of Filmland #255, it's largely devoted to Lovecraft and worth perusing. Issue #256 coincidentally will have a few Kaiju articles.

In art book releases Alex Pardee has his own release in "The Art of Alex Pardee". While not specifically Lovecraftian, his horror art is likely to appeal to cosmic horror fans.

Chaosium will be releasing more fiction with Eldritch Evolutions, featuring the collected weird short fiction of Lois H. Gresh.

That's all for the update now. Hopefully I'll be back quicker next time.

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