News for September 2010
The Early Bird Gets the Chthonian 15
Rare and powerful artifacts await those who register early for Arkham Nights
Arkham Nights | Published 08 September 2010

We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
      - H.P. Lovecraft, "From Beyond"

As an ancient evil grows in Roseville, Minnesota, unlikely heroes arise to face the threat. Will you join them?

Arkham Nights is a weekend event celebrating FFG’s Cthulhu Mythos-themed board and card games. October 22nd-24th, join us at the spacious Fantasy Flight Games Event Center in Roseville, MN for three days of supernatural horror and cosmic dread! Arkham Nights will immerse you in the occult horror of H.P. Lovecraft’s chilling universe, and unless you keep your wits about you, the price may be your very sanity...

Add your name to the growing list of Arkham Nights attendees by pre-registering through our webstore (total cost is $25), and you can ensure your participation in a weekend of sanity-shattering tournaments, seminars, and more! While all guests will receive an exciting gift bag, attendees who pre-register (or have already pre-registered) will get even more:

  • A custom souvenir Arkham Nights name badge and lanyard, designed in the style of an Ally card from Arkham Horror! With your name professionally printed on this eye-catching badge, you can mingle among your fellow cultists in style.
  • A Cthulhu mythos-themed art print! A haunting representation of an ancient evil being summoned forth from the depths of the sea, this evocative piece by artist Johannes Holm is suitable for framing, and will be a beautiful addition to any Lovecraft enthusiast’s collection.
  • An opportunity to be among the first to play an as-of-yet-unannounced game based on the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft! In the coming weeks, we will announce this exciting new title. [UPDATE: It's Mansions of Madness! Check out the website.] Arkham Nights attendees will be the first to see a playable copy, and there will be random drawings for some guests to win a chance to play... but to be eligible for this exclusive opportunity, you must pre-register!

Pre-registration for Arkham Nights is easy. Just visit our webstore, add Arkham Nights to your virtual shopping cart, and complete the four-step process. Note: Even though you are prompted to choose a shipping option, you will not be charged for shipping. The total cost per guest is only $25. You’ll receive a confirmation email once your order is placed!

Need local hotel accommodations? Arkham Nights attendees will also receive discounted rates at the nearby Radisson Hotel! Visit our Arkham Nights support page for details.

Arkham Nights is fast approaching, and unimaginable otherworldly horrors stand poised to invade Roseville, Minnesota. Will you stand against them? Register today, and prepare to be lost in time and space!

The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is a spacious gaming facility offering a variety of exciting hobby gaming events in one comfortable and welcoming location. Located at 1975 Oakcrest Avenue in Roseville, MN, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is open for gaming six days a week.

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Published: 9/10/2010 9:54:58 PM

Actually the film is NO rumor. Del Torro and his writer have been drafting the movie for 12 years. When Cameron heard about this he offered to produce it with Del Torro. Del Torro dropped the Hobbit (knowing it was to be two films and also knowing James wants to make more Avatars) and jumped on the opportunity before Avatar 2 swamped Cameron.

This is going to be Cameron's next film before he starts Avatar 2. I remember him saying this in an article on comicbookmovie that sourced to an interview with him from another site.

Published: 9/10/2010 10:12:53 AM

@ JerusalemJones:

If you do get selected and the play time doesn't work with your schedule, I'll make the sacrifice to sanity and take your spot for you.  Least I could do under the circumstances.

Published: 9/9/2010 2:36:41 PM

I'm guessing it will be the whispered about AH dice game, which will probably disappoint those who are hoping for something more substantial (but which will make me happy, as I like dice games).  But to fuel some of the "more substantial" speculation, I wonder if it could be some kind of new AH standalone game that takes place outside of the usual towns (e.g. Mountains of Madness).  That might make sense with a Mountains of Madness film rumored to be in production.

Published: 9/9/2010 12:50:06 PM

I hope Arkham Nights is really popular and I can't wait for the new game announcement.

Published: 9/9/2010 12:14:45 PM

Although I am going, I will only be able to attend Friday night and Sunday, due to other conflicts (work and work), so i am hoping that Kevin Wilson is going to be around during those times. It would really be a bummer, though, if I got picked to play in the new game and it took place on a Saturday.

As for redundant, I currently do not play any of the other Cthulhu based properties (though the interest is there), but if FFG is making a new product that is accessible and enjoyable (I hesitate to use the word "fun" in relation to Lovecraft) then I would likely pick it up. RPGs are difficult to keep up with nowadays, but board gaming is an entirely different matter.

Published: 9/9/2010 3:03:02 AM

On topic though, it might get more people to preorder their tickets if they could read event schedule. 

With the event about 6 weeks away, it would be nice to be able to shedule work around events we know we will participate in. Especially for those people who are traveling considerable distances in order to attend. I know the schedule is going to be put up soon, but announcing the schedule along with this announcement might have better tipped the scales in favor of pre-registering.

Published: 9/9/2010 2:53:08 AM

Which is exactly why yet another lovecraft roleplaying game would be a waste of the producers as well as the consumers time. In a word: Redundant.

I prefer to see FFG continue to dedicate their resources to roleplaying games in areas that need them.

Published: 9/9/2010 2:03:18 AM

@The Thing In The Attic


Well, there are numerous non-Chaosium Cthulhu RPGs. Trail of Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, Cthulhutech. Plus, the current games already bear the Chaosium "Call of Cthulhu" logo, so I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to do even if they did have some type of rights to it.  WOTC after all did Cthulhu D20 a few years.

The Thing In The Attic
Published: 9/9/2010 1:54:38 AM

well chaosium has the licience to run Cthulhu RPG's don't they?

I reckon it'll be an exploration/rpg game like decent, so it'll be a RPG thats technically a board game.  But then again isn't HPlovecrafts works now public domain? so does that mean they can produce a proper book based RPG? 

my head hurts...

Published: 9/9/2010 1:50:41 AM

 If it is a new game, and not a big new expansion for the LCG or Boardgame, then I hope Cthulhu gets a Fantasy Flight RPG. My wallet would weep more then it is, yet I would rejoice at the insanity of it. 

Published: 9/9/2010 12:48:37 AM

How will this work for members of the event center who wish to get their 25% off discount, but are required to go to the event center to do so? Just pre-register at the event center and thats it?


[ADMIN: Absolutely correct!]

Published: 9/9/2010 12:23:49 AM

I'm very interested in hearing more about this new lovecraft based board game. Mmmmm what could it be

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