2 September 2011

Dark Plots for Arkham Nights

Arkham Nights attendees get advance glimpses of our thrilling novels

The two women’s heads turned together to the source of the noise and their eyes widened, almost hypnotized by the shock of what they saw.     The black-winged, nebulous shape sat perched on the roof of the motorcar like a stone gargoyle come to life. In the dim, rainswept light they could see little of its detail, but what they could see was enough to fill the nightmares of a madman’s slumber…     –Alan Bligh, Dance of the Damned

The hour draws nearer those terrifying days and eves of Arkham Nights 2011. It won’t be long before the weekend of October 14th-16th arrives, the gates open, and madness spills forth, swarming the majestic Fantasy Flight Games Event Center for a celebration of games and events set in the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.

Immersed in mythos

In our Arkham Nights 2011 announcement, we looked at the fantastic Arkham games attendees will be playing all weekend long–Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Elder Sign, and Mansions of Madness.

While the chance to play these engaging, atmospheric games provides much of the weekend’s draw, luring players from the far reaches of time and space, fans get even more mythos! Attendees get the chance to meet, chat, and play games with developers, and they can enjoy novels from two trilogies set in the world of Arkham Horror, The Dark Waters Trilogy and The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy.

You’ll be able to purchase the first volume of The Dark Waters Trilogy, Ghouls of the Miskatonic, a gripping tale of mystery, suspense, and horror! Ghouls of the Miskatonic follows the mysterious deaths of several young ladies. New York Times Bestselling author Graham McNeill weaves a thrilling story in which a wide cast of familiar faces from the Arkham Horror board game begin an exciting and terrifying new investigation.

Attendees will also get early glimpses of The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy. In its first novel, Dance of the Damned, a cursed artifact is stolen. When the thief disappears, the search leads no-nonsense heroine Daisy Walker and bounty hunter Tony Morgan deep into the midst of horror… and face to face with living nightmares. Author Alan Bligh turns the Dance of the Damned into a suspenseful, breathless ride from cover to cover.

Darkness and redemption

When you enjoy your weekend of supernatural suspense and dark, thrilling fiction, you’ll also have the opportunity to fulfill your Ghouls of the Miskatonic Ally Card Redemption on site to add Oliver Grayson to your games immediately!

We will continue to update this site with other news about Arkham Nights 2011 as we get closer to the event. We’ll keep you informed of the latest developments with our Arkham games as well as The Dark Waters Trilogy and The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy.

You can find information about hotel accommodations on our Arkham Nights 2011 Support Page, where we will also post our schedule as events finalize.

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