19 October 2011

The Portals Have Been Sealed… For Now

Another terrifically terrifying Arkham Nights weekend has concluded

Arkham Nights 2011 has come to a close. Myriad investigators and servitors traveled to Roseville, MN to celebrate a weekend of Lovecraftian terror and fun-filled games, and the survivors have now returned to their homes, forever altered by the weekend’s events. They may have made their way among you, living perfectly normal lives, never showing signs that they were tainted by a weekend full of madness…

We, however, feel you should know more about the arcane proceedings of Arkham Nights 2011.

Arkham Horror Weekend League

After a thrilling and challenging weekend of Arkham Horror, only a handful of investigators emerged victorious from their struggle against the Ancient Ones. The Apathetic Elitists posted the highest combined score for this weekend’s three demanding scenarios. Their score of 73 earned them fame and glory… and they managed to avoid being devoured.

Matthew Bell, the First Citizen of Arkham in all three scenarios, praised the final scenario as the most difficult he had ever faced.

Do you think you’ll fare better in your race to thwart the Ancient Ones? Download the Arkham Horror Weekend League scenarios (pdf, 2.3MB), and test your skill!

Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Tournament

Fantasy Flight Games staff members kept busy all weekend at the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game learn-to-play tables, fueling the ancient rituals that draw forth the Ancient Ones from their elder slumber.

On Saturday, former World Champion Jim Black rose from the depths to swallow his opponents in the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game tournament with a mono-Cthulhu deck. After a competitive match in which both sides came out prepared for a fight, Jim’s Deep Ones dragged Trever Knudson’s characters to their watery graves. Travis represented humanity well with his mono-Agency deck, but at the end of the day, the Ancient Ones and their minions just proved too strong.

Costume Contest

Once again, attendees got into the Arkham spirit by dressing as their favorite characters, and this year’s Costume Contest winner was Kenneth Hardcastle. He stood out as Luke Robinson, the Dreamer. Skyla Knudson won the award for Fan Favorite, dressed as Carolyn Fern, the Psychologist.

Mansions of Madness Design a Print on Demand Scenario Winners

Gregory Malbraaten and Cristina Seely won the unique opportunity to sit with a developer and work on an upcoming Print on Demand expansion for Mansions of Madness. Cristina seized the chance to imagine the stories surrounding a visiting professor with a mysterious past, and Gregory was particularly excited by the opportunity to spread the influence of his favorite Ancient One. Once this Print on Demand expansion begins to corrupt the minds of the masses, both of these lucky winners will be marked in dark tomes and gain infamy for their participation in the process!

A new portal opens

The portals may have been closed for now in Roseville, MN, but the Ancient Ones continue to exert their influence. Whether you’re already looking forward to the next special event or racing into Arkham on your own to thwart their return, you can continue to battle Elder Ones and other mysterious forces in Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Elder Sign (soon to appear as an app!), and Mansions of Madness.

You’ll need to keep your wits sharp and fill your heart with courage. The terrors are always lurking in the dark places, and you never know when a new portal might open…


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