Arkham Horror (Third Edition): Dead of Night Expansion Announced

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Arkham Horror (Third Edition): Dead of Night Expansion

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Kate Winthrop pulled the collar of her long coat tight against her neck to ward o the creeping chill of a damp autumn night. With a squeal of tires, a long black car raced by, pursued closely by a police wagon. Kate pressed herself up against the iron railing of the bridge over the Miskatonic to keep clear of the chaos.

She'd read in the papers about the recent upsurge in violent crime and felt the increasing tension all around the city. As the nights grew longer, she noticed a deeper darkness lurking in the shadows around Arkham, and the instruments in her research lab at the university were responding to some influence that she couldn't observe.

Something was coming.

Step into a world of horror with Dead of Night, a new expansion for Arkham Horror Third Edition!

In Dead of Night, investigators explore the facets of Arkham best left unseen in the light of day. Organized crime builds a strong foothold in the city, secret cults labor for a dark master, an alien moon hangs overhead, and unknowable horrors stalk the night. is expansion includes two all-new scenarios, new encounters for every location in Arkham, new monsters and anomalies, and four new investigators to face these fresh horrors, armed with new spells, items and allies.


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ChristopherMD's Avatar
ChristopherMD replied the topic: #298363 13 Jun 2019 15:30
Wasn't expecting this. I got the impression third edition was dead-on-arrival.
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Vysetron replied the topic: #298364 13 Jun 2019 15:31
Didn't Nikki leave FFG? Curious as to what that'll do to the expansion pipeline for this one.

Followup, who here has played Arkham 3rd?
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charlest replied the topic: #298365 13 Jun 2019 15:38
I enjoyed it more than most here, but do find it kind of redundant if you already have an Arkham Files game.

arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/arkham-ho...t-adventure-returns/
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Shellhead replied the topic: #298366 13 Jun 2019 16:07
I haven't tried 3rd edition, but I was under the impression that this version relies heavily on scenarios. Seems like just two new scenarios would be stingy.
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fightcitymayor replied the topic: #298383 14 Jun 2019 11:39

Vysetron wrote: Didn't Nikki leave FFG? Curious as to what that'll do to the expansion pipeline for this one.

Followup, who here has played Arkham 3rd?

I was somewhat surprised when the FjordLameGreek crowd didn't rush to 100% embrace this version, as they are typically enraptured with anything that FFG shats out, especially Cthulhu stuff. I've always said that CMON eventually managed to out-FFG FFG, and now FFG are left in this odd twilight world, where they are too corporate for the Kool Kidz, but too IP-focused for the casuals.

Re: Nikki
She didn't just leave, she was "proud to announce" she was leaving FFG. I remember an interview from last year where she indicated the only FFG game she ever played before joining FFG was Arkham Horror, and she didn't even like the game.
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Vysetron replied the topic: #298385 14 Jun 2019 11:56
Seems like FFG might have finally hit Arkham saturation. Took longer than I'd have thought, but when you have multiple adventure games, a dice game, and an LCG all being supported simultaneously a weird hybrid isn't what people go for I guess.

Didn't know that about Valens. Guess it was only going to last so long if she openly didn't like one of their best (in terms of critical and financial success) games.
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #298390 14 Jun 2019 13:18
The proud to announce thing wouldn't mean anything to me, that's a pretty common language around leaving for another opportunity.

The never played their games and didn't like the original reminds me of Verhoeven's comments around making Starship Troopers.
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engineer Al replied the topic: #298408 14 Jun 2019 18:35
I can't believe that I'm not buying this. I don't think there is an Arkham game or expansion that we don't own. But Third Edition just just felt so dry and procedural. No fun, no excitement. No interest in playing it again.