News for June 2011
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The rules for Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Revised Edition are online
Arkham Horror | Published 06 June 2011

An excerpt from the Arkham Advertiser:

After several delays, the "Legacy of the Pharaohs" exhibit at the Arkham Museum of History opened to the public last Tuesday to a large crowd. The exhibit features some of the oldest and most mysterious artifacts to be unearthed in Egypt, and is on display for the first time outside of Cairo. The museum had scheduled the public debut of these items three weeks ago, but a series of strange troubles threatened to put the exhibit off indefinitely. Museum curator Dr. Anthony Migliore commented, "We've had nearly a dozen employees unable to work due to illness or family tragedies. One of our docents stopped coming to work with no explanation at all." It is rumored that some of the artifacts intended for the display have gone missing, but Dr. Migliore vehemently denies this.

The revised edition of The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh, an expansion for Arkham Horror, will be on store shelves in a matter of weeks! Today, we’re pleased to announce that the rules (pdf, 2 MB) are available on our support page. Check them out, then head to your local retailer to place your pre-order today.

A Favorite Exhibit Returns

An ancient curse has fallen on Arkham, and it is rumored that several mysterious artifacts have gone missing from the “Legacy of the Pharaohs” museum exhibit. Yet, anyone who seeks these lost treasures finds only horror and madness.

The Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Revised Edition is an updated version of the expansion first released in 2006. For more on this revised expansion, including a look at the differences it offers from the original version, read our original announcement, The Continuing Curse.

Arkham Horror is a board game of mystery and madness set in Arkham in the 1920's. 1-8 players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing.

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Otavio Amadei
Published: 10/14/2011 10:50:21 AM
#10

I bought and I have played, and I found great

sorted
Published: 6/13/2011 9:37:11 PM
#9

purchased and awaiting publication, shipping.

Shub-Niggurath
Published: 6/7/2011 12:21:06 PM
#8

Looking forward to this

JerusalemJones
Published: 6/7/2011 9:15:41 AM
#7

After reading the rules, I am very excited to play this! Hope this means it is coming out before the end of the month, when I have my Arkham Horror birthday party.

Talos
Published: 6/6/2011 9:05:36 PM
#6

 @ Zozimus: We are talking Cthulhu Mythos here, there is no such thing as reasonable proportions, it's all non-Euclidean! :-) 

valvorik
Published: 6/6/2011 8:45:03 PM
#5

Cool, I hope the Arkham Horror Toolkit app for the expansion will be updated as well.

Tibs
Published: 6/6/2011 4:11:38 PM
#4

Here are the rules differences that I see:

  • When an investigator is instructed to take a Benefit or Detriment card, but it's already held by another investigator, it is not taken from the other investigator (it used to be).
  • The ally deck is trimmed down to 11 allies, instead of using all of them and discarding two each terror-up.
  • (Removed) no rules for "visiting exhibit" style, but this is not hard to make up on your own.
  • (Removed) no surprise rules for monsters anymore. Bummer.
  • (Removed) no Barred from Neighborhood effects. Relief!
  • (Removed?) there are no rules for dual-color gate cards, but the components lists 27 gate cards, which means they're probably still in (24 of each color and then the 3 dual-colors)
  • (Added) rules for Ancient Whispers, Patrolled Neighborhoods, and the Herald.
Tibs
Published: 6/6/2011 4:01:38 PM
#3

This is great! But... why a Sneak check to avoid patrols instead of an Evade check?

dmc977
Published: 6/6/2011 3:54:53 PM
#2

Rules differences between 2 versions?

Zozimus
Published: 6/6/2011 3:44:01 PM
#1

I wasn't interested in this in its previous incarnation, but I am now !!  I'll have to fit in into Arkham without bloating it beyond reasonable proportions.

 

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