History TabletopGame / ArkhamHorror

11th Jun '16 4:05:12 PM Doug86
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''Arkham Horror'' is an {{Adventure Board Game|s}} based on Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos and taking place in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]]. It was designed by Richard Launius in 1987 for Chaosium and was revamped and re-released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2005. The players must cooperate as a handful of investigators trying to prevent the awakening of an [[EldritchAbomination Ancient One]] with the fate of the city of Arkham, and sometimes the whole world, in the balance. The investigators will collect ordinary and magical items, explore forgotten or forbidden regions of the town, battle monsters, enter alien worlds, and (per the setting) go gibbering insane in the process.

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''Arkham Horror'' is an {{Adventure Board Game|s}} based on Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos and taking place in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]]. It was designed by Richard Launius in 1987 for Chaosium and was revamped and re-released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2005. The players must cooperate as a handful of investigators trying to prevent the awakening of an [[EldritchAbomination Ancient One]] with the fate of the city of Arkham, and sometimes the whole world, in the balance. The investigators will collect ordinary and magical items, explore forgotten or forbidden regions of the town, battle monsters, enter alien worlds, and (per the setting) go gibbering insane in the process.



!!''Arkham Horror'' shares many tropes with the greater CthulhuMythos. The board game directly features examples of:

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!!''Arkham Horror'' shares many tropes with the greater CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The board game directly features examples of:
19th Apr '16 1:33:17 PM erforce
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->“Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.”
->--'''H.P. Lovecraft''', ''The Picture in the House''

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->“Searchers ->''“Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.
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-->-- '''H.
P. Lovecraft''', ''The Picture in the House''



* ''TabletopGame/EldritchHorror'': Involves investigating sinister happening on a globe-trotting scale, with definite IndianaJones-vibe to it all. Definitely the closest to the original game, but here the focus lies in solving "Mysteries" (though closing gates is still important). While still large and epic, it is more steamlined and fast paced compared to Arkham Horror, with average playtime at 2-4 hours (compared to 4+ hours). Already receiving it's first expansion, ''Forsaken Lore'', adding Yig and roughly 200 new cards to the game.

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* ''TabletopGame/EldritchHorror'': Involves investigating sinister happening on a globe-trotting scale, with definite IndianaJones-vibe ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-vibe to it all. Definitely the closest to the original game, but here the focus lies in solving "Mysteries" (though closing gates is still important). While still large and epic, it is more steamlined and fast paced compared to Arkham Horror, with average playtime at 2-4 hours (compared to 4+ hours). Already receiving it's first expansion, ''Forsaken Lore'', adding Yig and roughly 200 new cards to the game.



** Monterey Jack is a [[IndianaJones whip-toting archaeologist]].

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** Monterey Jack is a [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones whip-toting archaeologist]].
11th Apr '16 1:52:33 AM Koveras
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''Arkham Horror'' is a board game based on Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos and taking place in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]]. It was designed by Richard Launius in 1987 for Chaosium and was revamped and re-released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2005. The players must cooperate as a handful of investigators trying to prevent the awakening of an [[EldritchAbomination Ancient One]] with the fate of the city of Arkham, and sometimes the whole world, in the balance. The investigators will collect ordinary and magical items, explore forgotten or forbidden regions of the town, battle monsters, enter alien worlds, and (per the setting) go gibbering insane in the process.

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''Arkham Horror'' is a board game an {{Adventure Board Game|s}} based on Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos and taking place in the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]]. It was designed by Richard Launius in 1987 for Chaosium and was revamped and re-released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2005. The players must cooperate as a handful of investigators trying to prevent the awakening of an [[EldritchAbomination Ancient One]] with the fate of the city of Arkham, and sometimes the whole world, in the balance. The investigators will collect ordinary and magical items, explore forgotten or forbidden regions of the town, battle monsters, enter alien worlds, and (per the setting) go gibbering insane in the process.
10th Mar '16 11:39:59 AM Rotpar
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* TheAtoner: Diana Stanley, the redeemed Cultist.

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* TheAtoner: Diana Stanley, the redeemed Cultist. She's the mole in the Silver Twilight Lodge and is trying to stop them from within, giving her bonuses as the doom and terror tracks increase.



* {{BFG}}: The elephant gun.

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* {{BFG}}: The elephant gun.gun, a RealLife example, and a powerful physical weapon in the game. Real elephant guns were frequently custom-made firearms, thus in-game you have to pay every time its used to refresh it--even the ''flamethrower'' can be refreshed at will!



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: You can literally do it. (To Cthulhu, at least, and to most of the other possible {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as well, with the notable exception of Azathoth.) [[NintendoHard You're gonna have a hell of a time doing it, though.]]
** One expansion has encounter cards where you fight an Ancient One singlehanded. And yes one of the ones you fight is Cthulhu.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: You can literally do it. (To Cthulhu, at least, and to most of the other possible {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as well, with the notable exception of Azathoth.) [[NintendoHard You're gonna have a hell of a time doing it, though.]]
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]] One expansion has encounter cards where you fight an Ancient One singlehanded. And yes one of the ones you fight is Cthulhu.
28th Feb '16 10:54:43 AM aye_amber
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* TomeOfEldritchLore: You can find famous Mythos books like the ''Necronomicon'' in game. Reading them gives you a chance to learn spells or skills, at the cost of insanity.


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* TomeOfEldritchLore: You can find famous Mythos books like the ''Necronomicon'' in game. Reading them gives you a chance to learn spells or skills, at the cost of insanity.
14th Feb '16 2:26:25 PM DivineDeath
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* ContinuingIsPainful: Losing all your Stamina or Sanity points doesn't end the game for your Investigator, it just sends them to the hospital or asylum respectively. However, they lose half of their items and Clue tokens. In later supplements, you can opt to take an Injury or Madness instead, but these cripple them for the rest of the game.
15th Jan '16 12:24:18 PM Meshakhad
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15th Jan '16 12:07:42 PM Meshakhad
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* ''Eldritch Horror'': Involves investigating sinister happening on a globe-trotting scale, with definite IndianaJones-vibe to it all. Definitely the closest to the original game, but here the focus lies in solving "Mysteries" (though closing gates is still important). While still large and epic, it is more steamlined and fast paced compared to Arkham Horror, with average playtime at 2-4 hours (compared to 4+ hours). Already receiving it's first expansion, ''Forsaken Lore'', adding Yig and roughly 200 new cards to the game.

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* ''Eldritch Horror'': ''TabletopGame/EldritchHorror'': Involves investigating sinister happening on a globe-trotting scale, with definite IndianaJones-vibe to it all. Definitely the closest to the original game, but here the focus lies in solving "Mysteries" (though closing gates is still important). While still large and epic, it is more steamlined and fast paced compared to Arkham Horror, with average playtime at 2-4 hours (compared to 4+ hours). Already receiving it's first expansion, ''Forsaken Lore'', adding Yig and roughly 200 new cards to the game.
17th Dec '15 1:19:35 AM Kytseo
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* PopularityPower: Cthulhu is the FaceOfTheBand when it comes to Lovecraft's pantheon. He's also listed as ThatOneBoss.
13th Dec '15 3:32:41 PM Manbatapus
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* ClassyCatBurglar: Ruby is a ally who improves your sneak and gives you a unique item from her haul.

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* ClassyCatBurglar: Ruby is a an ally who improves your sneak and gives you a unique item from her haul.
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