I'm putting together an order from Artscow for 30 5x7" prints (see my other recent thread about that deal) and rather than scour through dozens of pages again to find some more things to add, I'd like to ask the regulars here if you wouldn't mind posting a few of your very favorites to this thread, preferably in 300 dpi quality (or with the SE file so I can render it at that quality). Ideally, these would be things that you've already playtested and feel integrate really well with the game.
What I need are:
Anything else that's in the 5x7 or 4x6 range
(I'm not opposed to things that require extra components like cards or tokens, but they would have to be really amazing. I suppose all of the investigators require extra tokens for their markers, but usually I can find a substitute from among the original 48, or use some other pawn or game token to represent them, so that's not a big deal.)
And the sooner, the better, as that Artscow deal ends on the 20th, so I want to get my order in by then. But I think this could be a good thread to highlight and showcase some of our "greatest hits." These can be things that you've created or that you've found elsewhere and particularly appreciate. I'll post a few of mine here later.
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Fav GOO: Eihort.
Herald: The King in Yellow.
Fav Inv: Akachi Oneyle.
Know it's not the point, just felt like thinking about it.
Check a few last pages for my custom investigators I recently uploaded there.
Without doubt in my mind, the best custom expansions are the Masks of Nyarlathotep and Vermont Horror with Cult of the Dark Scarab, Dark Corners of this Earth and some of the spanish material also well worth your attention. For Individual material I recommend the "Avatars of Nyarlathotep" and "16 Custom Investigators".
I'm curently in the process of bringing version 2 of the Lovecraft Country Horror up to speed, and hope I can live up to the standards of some of the material outlined above. (PM me if you want to know more)
Lovecraft Country Horror: A COMPLETELY FREE "big box" expansion for Arkham Horror, exploring the minor locales of Lovecraft's fiction, including a new board, 16 Investigators plus their corresponding Personal Stories, 4 Ancient Ones plus their corresponding Sinister Plots, 10 Generic Plots, 16 Skills, 32 Common Items, 24 Unique Items, 10 Spells, 10 Cults, Guardians, Heralds & Institutions, 16 Music of Erich Zann cards, 76 Leads, 4 Allies, 32 Monsters, a selection of Miscellaneous Cards, 24 New Injuries / Madnesses, 84 Tokens, 54 Mythos Cards, 41 Outer World Encounters & 52 Location Encounters
nice topic. So...
Guardians: Hermes, created by Amikezor (it's the only Guardian I tend to use, sometimes, because it offers you a chance to trigger some special cards otherwise scarcely used)
generally speaking, all the things created by Avi, Veet and Amikezor rock. But anyway, these are my fave
Rovdjuret's Masks Herald (terrific!)
Avi's: the Maskless One, the Faceless One, The things in the rift
Amikezor's: the Sheldon Gang membership
As for my creations, I playtested all of them several times. You can follow the link in my signature if you want to look at them, but anyway my suggestions are:
- Institution: The Cult of the Thousand
- Heralds: don't go with the Inhabitant of the Lake (I should rework a couple of things on this one). Good are "The Weaver of Worlds" (to be used with Atlach), "R'lyeh awakens", "'Umr at-Tawil" and if you want a very tough game, "The gate to the void"
We have dragged Reason from her throne and set in her place the Empress of Dreams [Liber Endvra]
What Julia said :') but out of my own stuff my favorite thing, by far, is Janus. Just because it adds to the potential complexity of the game so much.
I'm also still extremely fond of Basatan (Baasatan?) It's probably the best aquatic enhancing herald I've seen.
My favorite heralds tend to be ones that fix game mechanics that weren't designed well... But I also like anything clever or challenging.
This makes me feel like I should fix Kerathimel tonight...
[edit: aaaand, done]
Bloody FFG keeps stealing my avatars…
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