News for January 2011
Unspeakable Horrors Invade Your Pocket 81
The Arkham Horror Toolkit is now available on the iTunes App Store
Arkham Horror Toolkit | Published 14 January 2011

Pete stumbled back from the bank of the river, falling into a pile of soft leaves, and Duke yipped ferociously at the menacing form emerging from the river. Clutching at the ground in a panic, Pete searched desperately in the darkness for something to throw or swing... anything with which to defend himself.

Arkham’s unlikely heroes have a new weapon in the ongoing fight to keep their streets safe. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that the Arkham Horror Toolkit, a convenient digital accessory for the popular Arkham Horror board game, is now available on the iTunes App Store!

A Range of Functions

The Arkham Horror Toolkit is a full suite of tools designed to augment and enhance your Arkham Horror experience. Whether you use the Investigator tool, Dice Roller, Location Deck, Map Display, or all of the above, the Arkham Horror Toolkit will take care of the bookkeeping for you. This wide range of time-saving functions will let you concentrate on what’s most important: ridding Arkham of the dark forces that seek to overtake it.

With the Investigators tool, all the information pertinent to your character is at your fingertips. Choose from any of the base game characters (or those from any expansions you’ve added), or let the Arkham Horror Toolkit select one randomly for you. Then, you can monitor and adjust important stats like Sanity, Health, Money, Clue Tokens, or any of your Skills. You can also quickly access your character’s starting location, possessions, and backstory!

The Dice Roller lets you roll up to fifteen dice at a time, and will clearly display your successes at the top of the screen. It can even be adjusted for when you’re Blessed or Cursed, and you can spend clue tokens (the App remembers how many you’ve earned) to roll additional dice!

The Location Deck tool is perhaps the most time-saving feature of the Arkham Horror Toolkit, as it will conveniently randomize and reveal Location and Gate cards for all of Arkham’s many locales (or for those of any expansions you’ve downloaded). Simply choose your location from the alphabetized list (or change the list to limit it to Other World locations of those of specific expansions), then keep your fingers crossed as the Arkham Horror Toolkit chooses a random result. Including its many expansions, Arkham Horror features hundreds of unique location cards... but with the Arkham Horror Toolkit, you’ll spend less time shuffling, and more time playing!

Finally, the Map function brings the streets of Arkham right to your screen. Use the map as a convenient reference (and add other cities by downloading expansion content), or zoom in to a location and double tap to draw a random Location card!

With the Arkham Horror Toolkit, your struggle against ancient and unspeakable evil is more convenient than ever before. Visit our Arkham Horror Toolkit website for more details, then download your copy at the iTunes App Store today!

The Arkham Horror Toolkit is a full suite of tools designed to augment and enhance your Arkham Horror experience. Whether you use the Dice Roller, Investigator tool, Location Deck, Map Display, or all of the above, the Arkham Horror Toolkit will take care of the bookkeeping for you. This wide range of time-saving functions will let you concentrate on what’s most important: ridding Arkham of the dark forces that seek to overtake it.

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Lucky_Strike
Published: 1/25/2011 3:48:11 PM
#69

The ap is very good so far.

One erratta to address:  Sister Mary's card back does not list her blessing under fixed possessions.

GHenrikG
Published: 1/23/2011 2:24:39 AM
#68

In general, this app is great and it can speed up gameplay a lot (especially as you don't have to setup all the cards at the beginning).

The only thing, which is missing IMHO though, is the ability to keep track of multiple investigators at once (or maybe I did not find this feature?). The way it works right now, you can keep track of only one investigator making this function useless for my gaming group (otherwise every member would have to purchase this app for their own including an iphone, which makes it rather expensive...).

All other functions work perfectly fine and are a nice touch to the game. (someone in my group argued that the 1926 feeling gets a bit lost by using an electric device for the book keeping though. He prefers good old card shuffling. ;-))

In general, highly recommended

zetaz
Published: 1/22/2011 11:10:40 AM
#67

is there a plan to have it in French ?

Thank you

Aajz_Solari
Published: 1/21/2011 3:25:06 AM
#66

Great idea! However, I don't own an iPhone, so... well, congrats to all those who do!

Shub-Niggurath
Published: 1/18/2011 4:37:29 PM
#65

This is a bonus for iphone users and seems to be selling well. A good idea, although not for me.

I'm look forward to the next plastic and/or cardboard addition to the game, which will probably last a few decades longer.

Ranko
Published: 1/18/2011 10:54:51 AM
#64

Hopefully someone from FFG might answer this. But why didn't you choose to develop a web app? Considering the long list of places Christian mentiones Apple centric app will go well in.

By building a web app you can optionaly avoid both app stores and earn more. Or possibly create a wrapper applications and submit them to the app stores for visibility. And all other streams are automatically opened (TV, laptops, all better smartphones). And you can easily tie it in for the extra geeks, so we can store our stats and so on. Add a league play as a payed option...

Helgrim
Published: 1/18/2011 1:36:10 AM
#63

Seems to me that the actual market for this app is hard to gauge. Hard to know how many AH owners there are that also own an iOS device versus AH owners also owning an android device.

I know that I am not entitled to any apps for my droid, all I am saying is that I will buy quality apps that are made available for purchase. Hopefully the AH toolkit will be released for the android so that I can buy it at some point in the future:)

 

simpleknight
Published: 1/18/2011 12:37:52 AM
#62

 Seems like FFg has sufficiently answered the concerns. I would say one thing, though, regarding cost of authoring that FFG hasn't addressed: there are many rabid AH fans out there who I'm sure are the types who would be more than willing to spend some time developing an Android app. Of course, it would probably mean making some portion of it open source, but rather than whine and complain, if there are any of you out there who would be willing to do so, why not volunteer?

Unfortunately, I don't have those skills. And I haven't looked to see if this app works on my old iPhone, but I also have an Android phone. I would love to have the option. But how about being constructive?

vogless
Published: 1/17/2011 4:48:16 PM
#61

WOW. People were actually up in arms over this?

I don't have a platform to run this, but I thought it as a neat little app. It's not like you can't play the game without it.

IF I get a platform, I'll buy it. if not not. Thanks for making it though. Hope it sells well!

 

 

JerusalemJones
Published: 1/17/2011 2:30:21 PM
#60

Christian,

Thank you for your response. It does help explain why you are taking your current path with app development. And being honest with your customers is never a bad thing. Just the fact that your company is working to develop content for electronic devices shows that you have a vision to what the future of gaming might look like. I do appreciate that you are seeing success with the iPhone app, and thanks to that you are considering creating one for the Android. If one is released, I will purchase it.

JJ

sepayne7l
Published: 1/17/2011 1:29:39 PM
#59

Corky, seriously, get over it. FFG puts up with a lot of crap on their own boards that other companies don't even bother providing. CP gets the final say on everything.

corkysru
Published: 1/17/2011 12:25:48 PM
#58

So since only hostile comments were deleted (even those without profanity or such thing) is this implying that dissention is not allowed? Only those with positive things to say are allowed to speak?

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