Beyond Our Dimension
Introducing a Parallel Investigator and a Challenge Scenario for Arkham Horror: The Card Game
“I have always believed that such strange, inaccessible worlds exist at our very elbows, and now I believe I have found a way to break down the barriers.”
–H.P. Lovecraft, “From Beyond”
Since the earliest days of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, your investigators have remained unchanged. Though some investigators have had replacement signature cards released in conjunction with Arkham Horror novellas, the investigators themselves remained unchanged. But what if a parallel dimension lies close by our elbow—a place just slightly turned askew from our own existence?
Now, with the introduction of parallel investigators to the game, you have the chance to peer behind the veil. Today, Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present Daisy Walker as the first parallel investigator for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, along with Read or Die, a special challenge scenario designed specifically to highlight Daisy Walker as a side story in your campaign or as a standalone scenario.
Daisy Walker (Parallel Investigators, 1) has been embarking on your campaigns since the days of the Core Set, and she makes her entrance here as the first new parallel investigator. She still has much in common with her original version (Core Set, 2), including many shared stats and a focus on collecting powerful Tomes that can give you the advantage in any scenario. But whereas our familiar Daisy Walker builds a consistent advantage over the entire scenario by giving you free actions to spend on Tomes, the parallel version of Daisy delivers one single game-changing moment—when you trigger the action ability of every Tome you control as a free action!
The parallel version of Daisy Walker also mixes up your deckbuilding options —although she’s losing her ability to draw freely on lower-level Mystic cards, she gains the potential to pull any Tomes in the game into her deck. And, perhaps best of all for aspiring deckbuilders, you’re free to mix and match between the original and the parallel investigator cards. In other words, you could use each individually, or use the original front and the parallel back, or the parallel front and the original back!
Alongside the new parallel investigator, you’ll find advanced versions of Daisy’s two signature cards— Daisy's Tote Bag (Parallel Investigators, 2) and The Necronomicon – John Dee Translation (Parallel Investigators, 3). You can use these cards with any form of Daisy Walker, and they each represent heightened versions of her signature cards—far more beneficial in the case of Daisy’s Tote Bag and far more dangerous in the case of The Necronomicon. You can upgrade Daisy’s signature cards to the advanced version at any point in the campaign—but they must be upgraded as a set, so you can’t take the improved tote bag without the Necronomicon.
Read or Die
The books and tomes found scattered across the Arkham Horror Files universe serve many purposes. Many offer vital and encyclopedic information, while others provide solace in a world beset by horror. But some books hold eldritch secrets contained within, and this dark knowledge may be enough to set the entire world off-kilter.
No matter which version of Daisy you prefer to play, you can show off her talents in a brand-new challenge scenario, Read or Die. As you embark on this scenario, a specter from Daisy’s past rises once more as Dr. Armitage summons you to the Orne Library. Something has been unleashed on Miskatonic University, and it’s up to you to stop it.
This scenario can be played in standalone mode or included as a side story in your campaign—but you can only play Read or Die if Daisy Walker is one of the investigators in your party and she has at least four Tome assets in her deck. In addition to the new cards included as part of the Read or Die print-and-play scenario, you’ll need a copy of the Core Set and The Dunwich Legacy deluxe expansion to play this scenario!
Looking Past the Cover
Force your way into an alternate dimension with the parallel investigator version of Daisy Walker and the Read or Die scenario. Will you face the dark secrets of Daisy’s past in order to shape her future? You can download the cards (33 MB) and the rules insert (7.5 MB) today!
Start your next campaign of Arkham Horror: The Card Game with Daisy Walker and look for new parallel investigators to emerge in coming months!