14 September 2012

Celebrating Lovecraft

Join us for Arkham Nights, October 12th-14th

I thought again of the eldritch primal myths that had so persistently haunted me since my first sight of this dead antarctic world—of the demoniac plateau of Leng, of the Mi-Go, or abominable Snow Men of the Himalayas, of the Pnakotic Manuscripts with their prehuman implications, of the Cthulhu cult, of the Necronomicon, and of the Hyperborean legends of formless Tsathoggua and the worse than formless star spawn associated with that semientity.     –H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

The date for delving into the depths of madness is fast approaching! As previously announced, October 12th–14th, 2012, Fantasy Flight Games will be hosting Arkham Nights, an exciting weekend special event filled with countless hours of gaming, mystery and gothic horror! Join us at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center in Roseville, Minnesota and share in this celebration of the venerable setting created by master storyteller H.P. Lovecraft. We will have tables filled with sets of Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Mansions of Madness, and Elder Sign for players of all levels. We'll also have your chance to meet special guest game designer Richard Launius (Arkham Horror, Elder Sign), as well as designer Corey Konieczka!

A Whole Host of Horrific Experiences

Fantasy Flight Games publishes a range of Cthulhu-themed titles, and Arkham Nights 2012 is your chance to dive in to each of these worlds of eldritch and cosmic terror. Arkham Horror is a game of mystery and madness set in Arkham, Massachusetts in the 1920's. In this wildly popular board game, one to eight players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing. In Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, two players venture deep into the Cthulhu Mythos where investigators clash with the Ancient Ones and Elder Gods for the fate of the world!

Meanwhile, 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. And in Elder Sign, one to eight players cooperate in a fast-paced dice game of supernatural intrigue by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror.

Sessions for each game run all weekend during Arkham Nights, with unique opportunities for both veteran investigators and new acolytes. Furthermore, Arkham Nights features a Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game tournament and special Arkham Horror scenarios unique to the event.

Meet the Makers of Madness

Arkham Nights offers an experience well beyond gaming, however. You’ll be immersed in the occult horror of Lovecraft’s chilling universe, and unless you keep your wits about you, the price may be your very sanity...

This exciting event gives you an opportunity to meet the developers behind the madness, including special guest Richard Launius and designer Corey Konieczka! Developers and Fantasy Flight Games employees will host open and Learn-to-Play tables of the different Lovecraftian games, and you’ll be able to see which cultists, monsters, and gibbering madmen reveal themselves during the Costume Contest. Better yet, prepare your own costume and come as a character from Lovecraft’s twisted imagination. Arkham Nights opens a fascinating portal into Fantasy Flight Games’ exploration of H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying fiction.

Arkham Nights 2012 is Coming!

So register now! Reserve your place among the denizens of the deeps, and get the extra perks that come from being the first to commit to crossing the threshold! Register before September 28th receive the free T-shirt and custom name tag, and we’ll see you at Arkham Nights!

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