|Arkham Horror | Published 30 November 2009||Rating||31 votes|
Mysterious strangers lurking in the streets, dangerous cultists trying to awaken the Ancient Ones, portals to other dimensions releasing hideous creatures that bring horror and madness into this world... And only a handful of brave investigators stand before the dread of the unknown.
A new weapon in the fight against evil will soon be available! Back in September, we announced the upcoming release of Arkham Horror Dice Sets. Now, we are pleased to say that these dice are now shipping to distributors, and will be available at retailers very soon.
Designed by Q-Workshop, producers of high-quality polyhedral dice, these highly-detailed six-sided dice are cast from hand-carved originals, and feature sculpted number faces as well as Elder signs on the "5" and "6" sides indicating successes. Keep an eye out at your local retailer over the coming week, then arm yourself against the horror of the Ancient Ones!
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.
I've got a set of Q-Workshop dice that I use for D&D - very hard to read and we also play in a dimly lit room! I now use Scientific Dice which are very clear but feel and roll horribly (but are proven to be more statistical).
These look great though.
The dice design fits nicely with the dark eldritch-ness of the game, but visually I find it a bit 'busy'. I prefer the simplicity of the original dice. If you really needed the 5 and 6 sides emphasised, you could always paint them (with an extra tone for the blessed 4). Now that's an idea . . . . . . anyone?
I completely agree about FFG's consistently high production standards. I often considered getting a second copy of War of the Ring or the base Arkham Horror, just to keep as an example of fantastic modern art design.
I'd love to see some of their game covers as posters.
I'm not sure if this question has been raised as a forum subject, but has anyone tried playing AH as an epic game, with all expansions and extra game boards included? I geuss you'd have to remove the gate-opening time-limit, and base the conclusion on something else. I've tried it with two expansion boards, and that was pretty unwieldy.
Where are the DESCENT dice!!!
We have been wating MONTHS and MONTHS for restocks.
Maybe because FFG does not make these dice they may stay in stock.
There is no excuse for leaving gamers who have purchased hundreds of dollars of their product from getting more dice.
They have been sold out online and here for months, yet they seem to be able to get the warhammer dice made with no problem.
I am beyond frustrated, but sadly will keep buying their great games.
Will it be in FFG's Internet Shop?
suggested US price is 9,95 dollars,
so it's the cheapest Q-workshop product ever, with the same Qdice quality;)
Q-Workshop has had these on their site for a few weeks now, and they're listing at 8 euros.
Doesn't the packaging for this also add a lot to volume when shipping? Or is that really a non-issue with these kinds of things?
I believe they retail for around $10-12 a set.
I cannot imagine these going for less than $15 for 5 dice. I hope I'm wrong and getting a bigger set is more economical, but given what we've seen before, this seems likely.
These look great. I'll be buying at least one set. If there are color option besides green, I'll likely buy even more!
To be honest I was kind of sad with the generic white dice in the AH box. I picked up AH after Chaos in the old World (which had decent dice), but I'm eagerly awaiting this, will probably pick up a package or two! I think the dice themselves look really grand, and will add quite a bit of flavour to the game.
One of FFG's best qualities is packaging and graphic design...
Some people love Arkham Horror and would probably dig some dice that add to the aura of the game. For the product to be made there must be some segment of players who would buy it, right? They look awesome.