Arkham Horror finds the Path to Carcosa

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Come take a glimpse into realms beyond mortal understanding. Sure you might go insane…but there’s new cards!

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Take a look at the truth that lies hidden from mortal eyes. Realize the certain, inevitable dooms brought about by forces beyond your control and comprehension. Gamble away your sanity for a fleeting chance of hope and life. The latest expansion for the Arkham Horror Card Game has all these and more!

If you have never played Arkham Horror The Card Game, you are missing out. This is one of my favorite LCGs right now. Their last deluxe expansion drew me in–it’s a crazy mix of RPG, deck building, and Lovecraftian horror in one delicious package. And with the upcoming release of the Path to Carcosa, we get even more of that crazy-good Mythos flavor as they tackle The King in Yellow.

The premise here centers around the forbidden play, The King in Yellow, which sows the seeds of despair and madness in all who bear witness to it. Playing in the Path of Carcosa will prey upon either your Doubts or your Conviction.

Depending on whether you have more doubt or conviction, you’ll interact with the cards a little differently. But you’ll also be playing against the hidden cards introduced in this set. Each of these cards have various Revelation abilities that secretly add them to your hand.

Each of these cards will help fuel your descent into madness.

All of which is going to be ramping up the action as the play (and your pursuit of the cultists) continues on. It really seems like they’re playing with the idea of mounting tension with this expansion–a lot of it seems very atmospheric.

 

 

As always in this game you’re racing against the ticking clock. And with each revelation your investigator loses more and more of themselves. Cards like Drawing the Sign reflect this.

Whatever may befall your investigator, it looks like The King in Yellow is a terrible force to encounter, only the hardiest of investigators will be able to contend with its maddening influence.

The Path to Carcosa – $29.95

A new theater production is coming to Arkham all the way from Paris. Unsurprisingly, it’s been all the rage in conversations among Arkham’s socialites. But in your efforts to learn more about the play, you’ve uncovered a darker history. Disappearances. Suicides. Delusions. Insanity. Wherever The King in Yellow is performed, madness follows close behind…

In The Path to Carcosa, the second deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, it becomes your task to uncover the secrets of this unusual play. The expansion’s two scenarios kick off The Path to Carcosa campaign with a trip to the Ward Theatre and an invitation to the formal dinner party hosted by cast and crew. But with every answer you gain and every clue you uncover, you only find yourself falling deeper into mystery and madness.

Along with its new scenarios and encounter cards, The Path to Carcosa introduces six new investigators and sixty-two player cards (including a complete playset of each) that afford you new ways to explore and enjoy the game—even as they challenge you to overcome new weaknesses.

“Along the shore the cloud waves break,

The twin suns sink behind the lake,

The shadows lengthen

In Carcosa.”

“Cassilda’s Song” in The King in Yellow Act 1, Scene 2

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