13 October 2011

The Ancient Ones Awake

Arkham Nights 2011 begins tomorrow!

North of archaic Kingsport the crags climb lofty and curious, terrace on terrace, till the northernmost hangs in the sky like a grey frozen wind-cloud. Alone it is, a bleak point jutting in limitless space, for there the coast turns sharp where the great Miskatonic pours out of the plains past Arkham, bringing woodland legends and little quaint memories of New England’s hills…     –H. P. Lovecraft, The Strange High House in the Mist

In the dark and chill airs of the Minnesota autumn nights, an eldritch transformation has begun. The leaves have molten to amber, orange, and gold, and the trees begin to shed bare, revealing their crooked branches. The clear air vibrates as the season changes, whispering of something stirring. While the people of Roseville, MN slumber in their homes, the Ancient Ones rise inexorably from beneath the surface of the earth and approach from their far-flung realms beyond imagination.

Tomorrow, they arrive! Arkham Nights 2011 kicks off Friday, October 14th, as the portals open on a weekend of Lovecraftian terror and fun-filled games set in the Arkham Mythos.

Investigating the scene

In case you missed our earlier articles, you can still find them online to view the weekend’s schedule of events and the contents of the attendee’s exclusive evidence kit. Once you’re done unveiling those secrets, make your plans to head over and join the scores of pre-registered players already on their way.

Arkham Nights 2011 is the premier celebration of games inspired by the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, and we’ll have dozens of games each of Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Elder Sign, and Mansions of Madness. Learn to play, or join in the weekend’s massive and unique scenarios.

Attendees will find more than games to bedazzle them. Richard Launius, Kevin Wilson, and other game developers will be in attendance to host talks and play games. Creative attendees, or those drawn by the allure of anonymity, will put their best feet and tentacles forward in this year’s costume contest. Last year’s costume contest was such a remarkable hit that we’ve recruited Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson to judge this year’s best costume, and we’ll award a second prize for Fan Favorite. Additionally, the winners of a special drawing for pre-paid registrants will have the unique opportunity to help create a Mansions of Madness Print on Demand expansion!

Tomorrow, head to Roseville, MN and come join the festivities–and taste the terrifying power–of Arkham Nights 2011!

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