|Chaos in the Old World | Published 22 March 2011|
Far below the raging battlefields of the Old World lies a labyrinth of tunnels, home to a savage breed of creatures determined to bring ruin to the world above. These vermin are considered myth by the unwitting citizens of the Empire, but those who have seen the horrors of the Old World will quickly rebuke such claims. The Skaven are all too real, and they are coming...
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Horned Rat Expansion for Chaos in the Old World! While the four Ruinous Powers continue to compete against each other to become the principle Ruiner of the Old World, the legions of the verminous Skaven have found the opportune time to spread the corruption of their sinister god.
Strength in Numbers
By adding a fifth player to the game, introducing terrible new events, and including all new upgrade and Power cards for the four Ruinous Powers, The Horned Rat Expansion gives players all new ways of toppling the Old World.
The Horned Rat Expansion includes a new playable power, the Horned Rat, designed to accommodate a fifth player in your games of Chaos in the Old World. Armed with a legion of Skaven followers, the Horned Rat player uses numbers and subterfuge to his advantage, scoring points by spreading the Skaven’s teeming masses across the Old World.
Gifts From the Accursed Moon
But the Skaven are not the only ones to receive favours from their god. The Horned Rat Expansion also provides each Ruinous Power from Chaos in the Old World with all new decks of Chaos cards and upgrade cards, collectively referred to as the Morrslieb set. These new cards will change the way players interact with each other, creating a completely new game environment.
Ready for an even greater challenge?
The Horned Rat Expansion also adds several new expert-level Old World cards, used to create an even more challenging play environment. While these cards can simply be shuffled into your existing deck of Old World cards, experienced players can also choose to play the Realm of Chaos Variant, using only these cards when constructing the Old World deck.
Visit our Horned Rat Expansion website to learn more, and keep checking back as we preview this exciting title. Then, later this spring, prepare to join the battle for dominance!
Chaos in the Old World is a board game of conquest, pitting 3-4 players as the Ruinous Powers of Chaos against each other for control of the Old World. Players must out summon, out play, and outwit theirs rivals to ensure their domination of the lands for ages to come.
Wow, I just don't know what to say. On the one hand, Chaos in the Old World is one of my absolute favorite games so any new content should be a good thing.....on the other part of the reason I love it so much is it's impeccable balance and completeness and I've always thought it never needed an expansion. Still, the idea of more goodies for this game will ultimately be too good to resist I'm sure, I just hope it doesn't wreck the balance of the game.
Also it sounds like you can play with either the new "set" of upgrade and Chaos cards or the old, so I suppose if things are too imbalanced you could always switch back to the old version.
Awesome! I love this game, but since my core gaming group consists of five players, we hardly ever get to play it (or any other 4 player game for that matter). So this is perfect, Plus Skaven is one of my favorite WFB armies. I hope this comes out sooner rather then later.
This news is great i only hope that with this expansion the balance of a perfect game wouldn't be changed. Adding one more player to the game is fantastic i must say this but we will see if the balance of the game is inflicted with this expansion :D
Wow, I am so buying this!
I really, really hope though that they'll include reprints for the cards that need correcting in the original game.
MUST buy this!!! Well done FFG, once more!!
Brilliant. Ratty funtime :) Toqtamnish has summed it up nicely though.
Great now I have to buy it because you added the Skaven! Now I need to get Chaos in the Old World and this. Why don't you just take control of my bank account and credit cards FFG.
Wow! Like a dream come true! I never hoped that I will see something like that!