Fantasy Flight Games promises Lovecraftian mystery and madness in their upcoming game Arkham Horror: The Card Game. A deckbuilding and RPG in one, the game combines the adventure of a roleplaying game with the simplicity of a card game. You and up to three friends take on the role of investigators and solve “terrifying mysteries” with the cards both giving you choices and facts you’ll need to complete the game.
I like the idea of this. You get to delve into a mystery and solve it with others, but you also get options on how you’d like to do those things. However, you need to work together and get the case solved, or doom the world to a horrible fate. Check out more pics and details below.
From the description:
Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences, Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the Living Card Game® of Lovecraftian mystery, monsters, and madness!
You and your friend (or up to three friends with two Core Sets) become characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. You have your talents, sure, but you also have your flaws. Perhaps you’ve dabbled a little too much in the writings of the Necronomicon, and its words continue to haunt you. Perhaps you feel compelled to cover up any signs of otherworldly evils, hampering your own investigations in order to protect the quiet confidence of the greater population. Perhaps you’ll be scarred by your encounters with a ghoulish cult. No matter what compels you, no matter what haunts you, you’ll find both your strengths and weaknesses reflected in your custom deck of cards, and these cards will be your resources as you work with your friends to unravel the world’s most terrifying mysteries.
Meanwhile, each of your adventures in Arkham Horror LCG carries you deeper into mystery. You’ll find cultists and foul rituals. You’ll find haunted houses and strange creatures. And you may find signs of the Ancient Ones straining against the barriers to our world… The basic mode of play in Arkham LCG is not the adventure, but the campaign. You might be scarred by your adventures, your sanity may be strained, and you may alter Arkham’s landscape, burning buildings to the ground. All your choices and actions have consequences that reach far beyond the immediate resolution of the scenario at hand. And your actions may earn you valuable experience with which you can better prepare yourself for the adventures that still lie before you.
Arkham Horror: The Card Game will retail for $39.99 when it’s released. You can learn more about the gameplay here.
(via Geek & Sundry)