News for June 2011
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Announcing the Ghouls of the Miskatonic Ally Card for Arkham Horror
The Dark Waters Trilogy | Published 27 June 2011

Want Oliver Grayson to join your fight in Arkham Horror? Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the Ghouls of the Miskatonic Ally Card!

An Ally appears

Now is your chance to add this stoic professor to your games of Arkham Horror straight out of the pages of Ghouls of the Miskatonic. Your copy of Ghouls of the Miskatonic will feature a back of the book insert that you can fill out and mail in for Oliver’s exclusive Ally card. This offer excludes electronic copies and is available only to customers who pick up the paperback version.

Simply follow the directions on the back of the book insert to receive your exclusive Oliver Grayson Ally card for Arkham Horror. As an Ally Oliver will take you under his protection and use his recent anthropological findings to aid you with Evade checks.

Mystery, horror, and suspense

Ghouls of the Miskatonic is the first novel in The Dark Waters Trilogy, written by New York Times bestselling author Graham McNeill. Miskatonic University professor Oliver Grayson is attempting to return his former colleague’s sanity. Meanwhile the sanity of his student, Amanda, is threatened by nightly dreams of a figure beyond human conception stirring in the fathomless depths of the ocean. Then the appearance of butchered bodies around town brings a cast of familiar Arkham Horror characters into the investigation, just in time to witness a series of bizarre and unexplainable events that culminate in a cataclysmic discovery.

Don’t miss out on more previews in the coming weeks, and pre-order Ghouls of the Miskatonic today!

The Dark Waters Trilogy is a gripping new series from best-selling novelist Graham McNeill.

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Alexca1
Published: 6/28/2011 6:16:31 AM
#4

I hope they do the same for Free Fall. There's this token in the game that's not used for anything. Hmmm.

daylar
Published: 6/28/2011 12:02:06 AM
#3

This article says "This offer excludes electronic copies...." so does that mean that we can expect ebook/kindle versions of the series? I hope so, as 90% of the books I buy are kindle versions. While a Arkham Horror ally card would be awesome, I'd much rather have a kindle version of the books.

 

Thrift Thopter
Published: 6/27/2011 8:25:10 PM
#2

 Hello.

 

I've seen articles about this, but I haven't read them because I figured I'd wait to read Call of Cthulhu books.

 

Today, I saw this article, and now that I know it has a redemption for a component for one of my favorite games, I decided to pre-order it.

 

Now that I'm going to get this, I have a question for those who have read Lovecraft's books and the other articles about this book. Does it seem that:

A. The author will closely follow Lovecraft's story (In which case, I'll want to read Lovecraft's books first)

B. The author will follow Lovecraft"s writings in some cases and contradict them in others (in which case, I'll still want to read Lovecraft's books first.

C. The author will use Lovecraft's settings and monsters, but there will be no reference to characters or events in his stories (in which case, I have no problem reading this book before Lovecraft's books, as it won't spoil anything in them)

 

Regardless of the nature of this series, when I do start reading Lovecraft's books, which should I read first? Is there a clear first book, is there a situation where a book printed after the first printed book is chronologically first in the story, or did Lovecraft write several miniseries, that have no connection other than antagonists they might have in common?

 

Thanks.

JerusalemJones
Published: 6/27/2011 7:10:20 PM
#1

Haven't seen these kind of redemptions for a very long time. I wonder if they'll do the same for Free Fall?

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