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Probably mostly old news here....but FFG just sent a press release for TALISMAN: THE DUNGEON and INNSMOUTH HORROR...they're slated for a May release. The RTL Overlord figures are also on the docket.

Anyway, official word:

The ancient door crumbles to splinters as your cleated boot kicks away rotting wood and your swordclears thick cobwebs from your path. Your torch throws darting shadows on damp stone walls revealing the Dungeon ahead!

Do you have the courage to plunge into the darkness and confront its perils? Legends say that in the deepest pits of this abyss, the Lord of Darkness stands watch over a vast treasure that even includes a portal that leads to the renowned Crown of Command!

Talisman: The Dungeon adds a new Region to the game for heroes to explore. A custom-fitted map board and over 100 new cards bring this subterranean realm vividly to life. Five brand-new characters – the formidable Gladiator, noble Amazon, dashing Swashbuckler, enigmatic Gypsy, and sagacious Philosopher– are each brought to life with a superbly detailed plastic miniature, and offer fantastic new playing experiences.

Brave untold dangers, and discover what lies in the darkness beneath the world of Talisman!

TALISMAN: THE DUNGEON retails for $39.95 and is apparently made in China. Just counting the days until TIMESCAPE is announced.

[i]Of all the cities found in H.P. Lovecraft’s vision of Massachusetts, perhaps none is quite so deadly as the small fishing village of Innsmouth. Decrepit and dying, Innsmouth is being consumed from within by an ancient pact once made to save the town. The investigators will find every hand turned against them as they explore its rotting docks and fetid beaches. In the end, perhaps the only way to save Innsmouth is by destroying it along with the terrible creatures that haunt its waters near Devil Reef.

Innsmouth Horror introduces several new game concepts to the Arkham Horror board game, including Personal Stories unique to each investigator as well as the Innsmouth Look. The town of Innsmouth is hostile to the investigators, and they may well find themselves thrown in jail and fed to a Shoggoth while they search the town for evidence to call in the Feds. However, leaving Innsmouth to fester is a bad idea, since the Deep Ones will gather and rise, bringing with them the Ancient One. Innsmouth Horror also adds 16 new investigators, eight new Ancient Ones, two new Heralds, Epic Battle cards for the new Ancient Ones, over 30 new monster markers, plenty of new encounters, and an expansion board featuring the town of Innsmouth. Over all, this expansion adds over 300 new cards to the base game. [/i]

300 MORE CARDS?!  Agh, this is madness!  Personal stories, huh? Sounds familiar...fifty bucks retail. Why not...the big expasions are the good ones.

Anyway, looks like two cool expansions to look for in May.

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Comments (14)
  • Mr Skeletor

    This was all on the forums like days ago.
    This site is becoming the AICN of boardgame sites.

  • avatarAnders Fager

    Just how many cards does the complete all-expanded Arkham Horror use?

  • avatarmjl1783

    Little known fact:

    If you laid each Arkham Horror card end to end, there would be enough to cover the entire circumference of the Earth 1.4 times.

  • avatardan daly

    Enough already. We want Reins of Power!

  • avatarStephen Avery

    Heh. I think that's a bit short.

    Talisman Dungeon: Sold!
    Innsomouth: Sold. but with reservations. The game is already cumbersome. If you add personal storylines ala Android it going to bog it down. Granted- that was the *best part* of Android and I'd love to see a lean mean game with that as the central mechanic. As an ancillory effect though might be too much.

    Steve"my-2-Cents"Avery

  • avatarwaddball

    FFG has done a decent job with the Arkham expansions. They're not perfect, but FFG can't be sure how people are playing it (base + all, base + 1, etc.), so they have to make them work standalone and as part of the "full" game, and that's a tall order. But yes, it is getting cumbersome.

    I found Kingsport pretty weak compared to Dunwich, but I hope the strength of the Innsmouth backstory will push this one back on track. It needed something new, some new subsystem that does more than just pop a new monster or fuss with gates, so I'm looking forward to the storylines.

  • avatarBulwyf

    Wow another big box expansion for AH. Our group only uses the base game + 1 expansion at a time, so I'm not too worried about the game getting unwieldy. I just think of the expansions as different plotlines to your favorite show. Of course we haven't played in a while and BGotW has yet to hit the table.

    -Will

  • avatarMad Dog

    Its official, I won't even have room to play fully expanded Arkham Horror on the floor of my dining room. Why does Kevin Wilson hate tables so much?

  • avatarShellhead

    Playing with several players and all expansions now adds about an hour to our games. If Innsmouth is good, we probably use it in place of Kingsport, and only play with everything on special occasions, like when we have 7 or 8 players and a lot of time.

  • avatarNot Sure

    The only thing that disappoints me about the Dungeon expansion is the number of new characters. One of the fun parts of Talisman for me is the huge number of ridiculous characters. The GW expansions (at least the early ones) had lots of characters per expansion, the FFGs have been 4 and 5, respectively.

    I realize the characters were often overlapping, and power was wildly variable, but, well ... Talisman.

    "a bag of gold!"

  • avatarmjl1783
    Quote:
    Its official, I won't even have room to play fully expanded Arkham Horror on the floor of my dining room. Why does Kevin Wilson hate tables so much?

    This would be funny if it wasn't so true. When we play Descent at my dad's house it actually takes up two rooms. We use two tables in the dining room; one for all the stuff that's actually in play, and one for all the crap that isn't. Then we've got all the "in town" items spread out on the kitchen counter, so we have to actually get up and fucking go to "town."

  • avatarStonecutter
    Quote:
    Enough already. We want Reins of Power!

    Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!

    Quote:
    This would be funny if it wasn't so true. When we play Descent at my dad's house it actually takes up two rooms. We use two tables in the dining room; one for all the stuff that's actually in play, and one for all the crap that isn't. Then we've got all the "in town" items spread out on the kitchen counter, so we have to actually get up and fucking go to "town."

    That's... kinda awesome, actually.

  • avatarJackwraith

    I agree. That's hilarious.

  • avatarMichael Barnes

    This was all on the forums like days ago.
    This site is becoming the AICN of boardgame sites.

    Don't they have some kind of gaming feature now? They're probably ahead of us...

    Just how many cards does the complete all-expanded Arkham Horror use?

    Launius told me once that with KINGSPORT there were over 2000 components to the game. INNSMOUTH, I'm sure, will add 500 or so more.

    To be honest, I'm tired of expansions being just another pile of cards with a couple of tacked-on mechanics. The small box AH expansions were just that. DUNWICH and KINGSPORT added substantial gameplay elements. I'm not interested in more cards just for the sake of more cards any more.

    Please, no more "A Bag of Gold" cards.

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