|Unspeakable Horrors Invade Your Pocket
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.
If only I had an i-phone... this looks so sweet!
[quote]To those that have already purchased it, are the expansion downloads free, or in-app purchases?
They're in-app purchases.
I love the look of the app. Unfortunately, I'm a Palm owner...
Still, awesome ideas and work! Keep it up!
android +1 :) good job anyway
C'mon, support the force and go android!
+1 vote for android version.
one more vote for an android version here.
Downloaded it, too. I fully support the creation of these apps. Some boardgames are asking players to manage things better left to computers. Bring on the apps!
Hey this is very cool and looks like it would be a great help in runnng the game.
I'd love to see a Windows Phone 7 version, but of course, I'm not going to hold my breath on that one :)
EXCELLENT! It Begins!!!
FFG, you've got a killer strat here. I am sure it will be rewarded. In-house graphics, in-house multimedia, iDevice expertise....
...I'll tell you right now that I'd happily pay full price AGAIN to own many of your board games in digital version. Don't stop at these 'Assistant' apps... GO THE WHOLE HOG!
Fantasy Flight really needs to develop these type of apps for the android as well.
Needs an ipad version and an Android version....