|Arkham Nights | Published 26 October 2010|
The city of Roseville is still reeling from a recent invasion of over a hundred brave souls seeking a weekend of horror and fun. For those who weren’t able to attend Arkham Nights this past weekend, here is a quick look at some of the highlights that made this one of our successful events yet! Friday night was met with an eager crowd preparing themselves to do battle against the Ancient Ones with Arkham Horror designer Richard Launius, face off against new challengers with Call of Cthulhu, or catch one of the many exciting seminars planned for the weekend.
Among the activities on the schedule were two epic games of Arkham Horror entitled To the Barricades and Streets of Insanity. These scenarios incorporated different aspects from all the Arkham Horror expansions to date. Needless to say, it was a horrific ordeal. For players not ready to give up their sanity on such a frightful game, there were numerous other tables of Arkham Horror going on with barely an empty seat in the house.
Various seminars were held over the weekend to give fans a chance to learn more about their favorite games from the designers themselves. The first of the seminars was an Arkham Horror discussion with designers Kevin Wilson, Richard Launius, and Tim Uren. Special guest Patricia Meredith, FFG’s fiction editor then answered questions regarding Ghouls of the Miskatonic, the upcoming Arkham Horror novel by Graham McNeill.
Mansions of Madness designer Corey Konieczka was on hand for a seminar as well, while also giving a few lucky gamers a chance to try their hand on Fantasy Flight Games’ newest creation set in Lovecraft’s world.
(Corey Konieczka introducing fans to Mansions of Madness)
Call of Cthulhu fans were given a chance to compete in a close-fought tournament as well as a variant tournament called the Cthulhu Cube draft. Newcomers were given a chance to learn the game from the developers themselves. LCG designer James Hata and producer Mike David held another seminar for Call of Cthulhu, taking questions on the upcoming The Order of the Silver Twilight expansion. Each seminar was packed with excited fans eager to learn more about these upcoming products.
(James Hata with Cthulhu Cube Draft winner Joshua A.) (Designer James Hata teaching Call of Cthulhu)
Fantasy Flight Games would like to thank everyone who attended this awesome event and we hope to see them, and all those who couldn’t make it, next year for our second annual Arkham Nights!
The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is a spacious gaming facility offering a variety of exciting hobby gaming events in one comfortable and welcoming location. Located at 1975 Oakcrest Avenue in Roseville, MN, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is open for gaming six days a week.
I wonder if you have any picture of new material from Arkham horror that was at the event. such as the re-edition of Cthulhu primal and if something else came out of Arkham horror too.
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What rapier said ;)
Looks like it would have been good - any plans for a UK version some time? :P
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Interesting to see the non FFG new sealed gate markers and new gate holders in use at the event (in clickable "epic games" photo).
Here is a link my my set at Flickr. It includes individual shots of the costume contest.
@MarthWMaster- They did take solo shots of all the characters, they just haven't posted them all here. I'm the guy in the lab coat (Dr. West, but you can't tell from here) and we all had several individual shots taken.
Any chance the AH scenarios will be made available FFG?
I love it that the Red-Gloved Man also makes an appearance. Such a cool character... :D
It was an awesome weekend, too bad I never got to try Mansions of Madness.
I would go back anytime (but not too soon, plane tickets aren't really inexpensive)
I'd do it again right now. Oh, and Corey I'd like a rematch. What was the win-loss ratio for the investigators over the weekend anyway?
The King in Yellow was a ferociously awesome costume. I'm surprised they didn't take a solo shot of him, too!