Fantasy Flight Games has a new book on the way for Fans of Arkham Horror. It’s story time!
The Arkham Horror Files is the setting for the shared universe of Fantasy Flight Games take on the classic H.P. Lovecraftian/Cthulhu mythos. This encompasses games like Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Elder Sign and Eldritch Horror (to name a few). It’s been an FFG staple for many years and has grown as the company has grown.
For the first time, Fantasy Flight Games is putting the backstories of all their Investigators together into one book. If you’ve ever played one of these games you’ll recognize the names within this book.
In this 264 page, full-color book you’ll get to read about your favorite characters and who or what caused them to push back against these unseen forces…and test their sanity in the process.
This book helps to fill-in some of the blanks about these characters and also shows how they all intersect and interact with the madness around them. All 52 of the investigators gets put under the microscope in The Investigators of Arkham Horror.
As editor Katrina Ostrander phrases it in her foreword to the book, “You won’t unlock the secrets of the Ancient Ones, dissect Deep Ones or Dholes, or uncover the lost lore of Carcosa or Hyperborea […]. But you might just feel the hair on the back of your neck prick up as you read Darrell Simmons’s notes from his night in the Unnamable. You might wistfully pine for that sweet, sweet moonshine you coulda bagged were it not for that blighting thing. And you’ll begin to learn what the investigators are truly made of when confronted with cosmic horror.”
So if you’re looking for more info on one of your favorite investigators, a few good stories to make your sanity crawl, or if you are just curious about the Arkham Horror Files then be sure to keep an eye out for The Investigators of Arkham Horror!
An essential tome for all the most daring fans of Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, Elder Sign, Mansions of Madness, and the other Arkham Horror Files games, The Investigators of Arkham Horrorcontains fifty-two short stories with full-color illustrations by more than forty of the industry’s most talented artists.
Discover the hidden secrets of the investigators who risk everything to save humanity from certain doom! With its lavish art and haunting stories, this gorgeous, 264-page, hardcover art and setting book delves deep into the lives of the investigators from the acclaimed Arkham Horror Files games. These men and women explore those parts of our reality that lie outside of what our senses and science can perceive, often confronting beings of such unfathomable power that simply beholding them can shatter the mind. With The Investigators of Arkham Horror, the tales of these heroic men and women gain new focus as they explore 1920s Arkham, the far-flung corners of the Earth, and the strange worlds of the Cthulhu Mythos.
I wonder how long until we get an Arkham Horror RPG system…FFG, if you’re reading this – DO IT!!