News for May 2009
The Ruinous Powers Descend From The North 27
FFG is proud to announce the Chaos in the Old World board game
Chaos in the Old World | Published 27 May 2009

The world is at war. Men constantly battle with the brutal orcs, wicked ratmen known as Skaven, and their ever present foes, themselves. The beleaguered elves and dwarfs offer what assistance they can, but their races are but a fraction of the glory they once were. At the top of the world lies the Northern Wastes, a barren wasteland full of horrible monsters and barbaric savages dedicated to the four Ruinous Powers of Chaos. This terrifying place warps and changes all who enter it, and fierce champions of the Ruinous Powers emerge from it ready to challenge any before them. Now the Powers themselves are surging forth from the top of the world.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
- William Shakespeare

Chaos in the Old World makes you a god. Each god’s distinctive powers and legion of followers grant you unique strengths and diabolical abilities with which to corrupt and enslave the Old World. Khorne, the Blood God, the Skulltaker, lusts for death and battle. Nurgle, the Plaguelord, the Father of Corruption, luxuriates in filth and disease. Tzeentch, the Changer of Ways, the Great Conspirator, plots the fate of the universe. Slaanesh, the Prince of Pleasure and Pain, the Lord of Temptations, lures even the most steadfast to his six deadly seductions. Yet, as you and your fellow powers of Chaos seek domination by corruption and conquest, you must vie not only against each other, but also against the desperate denizens of the Old World who fight to banish you back to the maelstrom of the Realm of Chaos.

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell”
- Oscar Wilde

As one of these four mighty Powers, your time has finally come! Your three petty rivals each think they are about to gain the ultimate victory, but they are deluded; compared to you, they are little more than pretenders. Your efforts, schemes, and the sheer force of will are about to pay off as you drown the world in a sea of Chaos. That which emerges will be formed in your glorious image, and even your pathetic rivals shall bow down before you for all eternity. Let the final struggle begin!

“Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Designed by Eric M. Lang, award-winning designer of the Call of Cthulhu and A Game of Thrones card games, Chaos in the Old World board game features three ways to win, and gives you an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the world in your image. Every turn you corrupt the landscape, dominating its inhabitants, and battling with the depraved followers of rival gods. Each god has a unique deck of gifts and abilities, and can upgrade their followers into deadly foes. Summon forth living manifestations of Chaos, debased and hidden cultists, and the horrifying greater daemons - beings capable of destroying near everything in their path.

“I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.”
Richard J. Needham

For those of you who can’t get enough of the Warhammer world we have an added bonus! Included in the first print run, two very rare in game items for the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMO. The Signet of the Cursed Company lets you wander the battlefields of the Warhammer Online MMO as a fearsome skeletal warrior. The Call to WAR will instantly teleport you to your capital city. Also be sure to check out the Support page to view the awesome video trailer for Warhammer Online and the link to a free 10-day trial.

Chaos in the Old World is coming this fall, are you ready?

Chaos in the Old World includes:

  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Game Board
  • 45 High-quality, fully detailed plastic playing pieces
  • 4 Threat Dials
  • 4 Power Sheets
  • More than 175 Tokens
  • Over 125 Cards
  • 5 Dice
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Comments (27)

Gregorius21778
Published: 5/29/2009 1:23:15 AM
#15

Hmm... a four person board game (there are only 4 greater gods of chaos, right?). Well. we will see. Somehow, I cannot share the cheer of everyone here. Yes, a lot of cards. Yes a lot of miniatures. Yes, it´s chaos and chaos is cool.

But right at the moment...does anyone of us know anything about the concept/what it will be all about?

cero
Published: 5/28/2009 2:29:42 PM
#14

Finally a Game you not only have to behave evil, but you gotta be evil -  will havea deeper look...

OldUrmel
Published: 5/28/2009 1:18:32 PM
#13

And another must-have board game ... really gonna need to save some money ;o)

mylastnerv
Published: 5/28/2009 9:13:15 AM
#12

This looks amazing . . . I can't wait. I'm also a big player of WAR so the extras are an added bonus.

Nurgle
Published: 5/28/2009 8:11:41 AM
#11

Yeah! Sounds awesome!

seanabrady
Published: 5/28/2009 8:00:12 AM
#10

 This game sounds pretty cool.  Certainly on my Watchlist as playing the Chaos gods would be quite a fun take on the Warhammer World.  I really thought this was going to be  WFRP supplement when I clicked through, happy and suprised to find a board game.

Mig el Pig
Published: 5/28/2009 3:51:33 AM
#9

@Ezhaeu

It's a board game.

Ezhaeu
Published: 5/28/2009 3:42:21 AM
#8

So that's a Living card game or a collectible card game?

Send the nurglings!

Marián Dzurilla
Published: 5/28/2009 1:22:48 AM
#7

ufff very nice cinematic ...... (War cinematic), really likes me

echtalion
Published: 5/27/2009 8:16:57 PM
#6

OK... now I'm all excited!!!

There are 3 top games coming soon (this year):

* Middle-Earth Quest

* Anima + expansion

* Chaos in the Old World

If only they were released on the same day I would put the date on my life's fondest memories (along with Hero Quest, and, to a lesser extent, the PS3).

Oh, I could actually wait and get them all together in the same day! Only problem is I won't wait, most likely will be pre-ordering these puppies as soon as I can :P

 

PS I ordered Stone Age yesterday, just so my game collection is not only hack'n'slash fantasy games.

CanadianPittbull
Published: 5/27/2009 6:57:02 PM
#5

All I can say is AWESOME!!! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!!!!!!

vermillian
Published: 5/27/2009 6:43:59 PM
#4

Sounds like a solid good time. WIll be looking to get this one. AND BONUS! Items for an MMO I'm playing (and very much enjoying despite its crippling system spec requirements...)!?! Crazy!

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