News for September 2011
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Announcing Forbidden Alchemy, an expansion for Mansions of Madness
Mansions of Madness | Published 12 September 2011

"The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
      –H.P. Lovecraft

Inside abandoned hospitals, secret laboratories, and forgotten cellars, scientists are conducting depraved experiments that will drag humanity to the brink of the abyss. Only a small group of investigators can discover the truth and put an end to these mad plots before it’s too late...

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Forbidden Alchemy, an expansion that adds even more mystery and horror to your Mansions of Madness experience! This exciting expansion provides players with new investigators, as well as new Trauma, Mythos, and Combat cards for use in any story. Forbidden Alchemy also includes three new tales of scientific horrors, in which investigators will encounter new rooms, monsters, items, clues, locks, and obstacles. Try to solve the new Alchemy puzzles, if you dare. But be warned, the side effects may prove deadly!

New Investigators, New Challenges

Forbidden Alchemy introduces four new investigators to your horrifying tales. Cameraman Darrell Simmons is no stranger to the peculiar goings-on of Arkham, and the bone saw-wielding Doctor Vincent Lee brings the steady hands of a veteran surgeon to your adventures. Meanwhile, the skilled illusionist Dexter Drake aspires to greater arcane powers, and psychologist Carolyn Fern bases her arts in more rational, scientific endeavors. With its range of characters, abilities, and equipment, Forbidden Alchemy further bolsters Mansions of Madness’ already significant replayability.

Ready for new tales of horror? Forbidden Alchemy features three horrifying stories of scientific discovery gone horribly awry.

In “Return of the Reanimator,” the investigators are tasked with entering a vermin-infested manor to seek the whereabouts of Doctor Herbert West, a reportedly insane scientist whose legendary experiments in reanimation led to his untimely demise. Meanwhile, “Yellow Matter” tells the grim tale of research into strange extraterrestrial beings. But who is the experimenter, and who is the subject? Finally, “Lost in Time and Space” takes your Mansions of Madness experience to mind-bending new heights with the introduction of time travel! Travel back to the mid-nineteenth century or ahead to the mid-twenty-first in your search for the truth behind a strange and dangerous device.

Guard Your Sanity

With four clever new investigators, two terrifying monster types, nearly 250 new cards, 40 tokens and markers, and six detailed map tiles, Forbidden Alchemy introduces a host of new enhancements to your Mansions of Madness experience.

Do you dare face the horrors that lurk within the laboratory? Visit our Forbidden Alchemy website, and keep watching in the coming weeks as we present detailed previews. Then, look for Forbidden Alchemy on store shelves in the fourth quarter of 2011!

Mansions of Madness is a macabre game of horror, insanity, and mystery for two to five players. Based on the beloved fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, Mansions of Madness tells a story in which one player takes on the role of the keeper, a malevolent force working to complete a sinister plot, and all other players take on the roles of investigators, the unlikely heroes who gather to oppose him.

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Published: 9/20/2011 5:06:23 PM

O.O!... *droool and turn into madness by emptying right away my small bank account to get this expansion (Lol!)* cannot wait to see those new map tiles and the creatures

Published: 9/18/2011 1:13:39 PM

I wonder if they will introduce an official variant for exploration that a separate deck of exploration cards (some nothing of interest and some common items) that can be used to pick from after the investigator has already explored a room. This way an investigator still has a chance to find something else even after he/she explored the room for the seed cards. 

Published: 9/17/2011 10:33:18 AM

Eager to fight against these new creatures in close combat in secret laboratories!

Published: 9/15/2011 7:33:06 PM

As far as I know, a lot of players (myself included) complained about the lack of narrative closure at the end of the game.
Looks like you listened. :)

Published: 9/13/2011 6:19:41 PM

 Very exciting! I like how the new tiles will create a different type of location for the scenarios to occur. Also, the new monsters look nasty, especially the Crawling One.

Published: 9/13/2011 6:12:38 PM

 This is the expansions I have been waiting for one with monsters and tiles and a lot more cards rather than 1 scenario expansions.

Ze Armoured Sheep
Published: 9/13/2011 2:36:00 PM

Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME! I just cannot wait! I'm still waiting for my two POD expansions, but THIS is extremely AWESOME news! This game is absolutely amazing! As long as you guys keep on releasing MoM big box expansions until we have ALL investigators I'm very much happy :P

Published: 9/13/2011 2:28:04 PM

That's a great piece of news ;-) keep'em coming!

Published: 9/13/2011 1:13:52 PM

Cannot wait to paint these new miniatures.  I gonna start thinking of ideas right now...

Published: 9/13/2011 1:04:47 PM

I think my next purchase must be "Mansions of madness" and by christmas i can get the expansion. Looking forward.


Published: 9/13/2011 12:18:18 PM

Really looking forward to this expansion. Loving the game. Thanks FFG!

Published: 9/13/2011 10:16:30 AM

This sounds really, if only there were solitaire rules ;) Just kidding

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