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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: 9/12/2011 8:55:59 PM

 Any new puzzles?

Published: 9/12/2011 7:30:22 PM

 Yeah, I want to know can I take all the post-it notes errata from my cards...

By the way FF...hire some guys to playtest the expansion more than twice so we dont have to wait for the errata cards for this in another expansion!

Published: 9/12/2011 7:15:22 PM

I'm very excited.  My wife is all about time travel, so she'll be intrigued by that one.  Myself, I think the Herbert West one looks like a blast!  And I think we will both be really interested in the Alchemy puzzles.  What I would like to see at some point is an expansion that is specifically designed for keepers to create their own stories, although, with each expansion that comes out, it becomes easier and easier to do this . . . :)

Published: 9/12/2011 6:34:20 PM

 Any chance of the expansion coming with a revised version of the rulebooks from the core game with the errata all incorporated?

Published: 9/12/2011 6:19:43 PM

Yes! Thank you indeed for more content!

Published: 9/12/2011 5:44:42 PM

I was caught completely unaware by this news.  I am so excited!  Would've liked more monsters and tiles, but I'll wait to complain or be okay with it once I see the price point.  I bought both POD expansions, and didn't feel cheated at all.  I must say, the alchemy puzzles look intriguing.

Reaper Steve
Published: 9/12/2011 5:40:54 PM

 I figured it was time to get a MoM expansion. Just played Season of the Witch last Saturday.

I will admit I was hoping for a Star Spawn mini, though... maybe the next expansion!

Published: 9/12/2011 5:36:32 PM

cool! great news! new monsters look like Byakhee and Crawling One.

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