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Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep Preview

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Jan 27 2018

Fantasy Flight Games showcases two more investigators & more the for the new Eldritch Horror Expansion!

Masks of Nyarlyathotep is coming out for Eldritch Horror and it up for Pre-Order now. In today’s preview, we’re getting a better look at two more of the investigators that will be included in the expansion:

via Fantasy Flight Games

Agatha Crane, The Parapsychologist

Agatha has spent lots of time delving into the arcane, not to glean power from it, but to prove it’s existence from a scientific standpoint. She is able to use Rituals and Tomes because she understands how they work. Agatha is also great at clue gathering due to her keen eyes – every time she successfully passes a lore test when casting spells she gathers a clue!

However, if Agatha does not use her clues wisely, she might delve too deep and end up believing the superstitions over science. Manage her special reward carefully or face it’s wrath…


Father Mateo, The Priest

Father Mateo’s unwavering faith in a higher power allows him to face horrors that might drive others mad. Every time he closes a Gate he gains a Boon (if he doesn’t already have one). He can also inspire those around him by passing off his Boon to other investigators.

The Padre’s reward card is also dependent on passing off those Boons. If he is able to “share his faith” with others before enough clues are discovered he’ll gain a boost of his own. But if he cannot, his faith will be tested to a point where even he will have trouble focusing on the task at hand…

New Adventure Decks

Also included with the expansion are two brand new adventure decks to try out. They are used in conjunction with the Masks expansion.


The Order of the Bloated Woman will take the investigators on a trip to Shanghai. Can you stop Sir Aubrey Penhew before his cultists allies complete their tasks or will you end up getting yourself Shanghai’d?!

The City Beneath the Sands will take you deep into outback of Australia to face the Cult of the Sand Bat. Will your mental and spiritual fortitude be able to handle the challenge or will you end up on walkabout beneath the sands…forever?

Masks of Nyarlathotep $49.95

Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep is an expansion for Eldritch Horror, a cooperative boardgame for one to eight players where intrepid investigators must traverse the globe in an attempt to thwart the cataclysmic rise of an otherworldly Ancient One. Strange cults are gathering strength in remote corners and bustling cities all over the world. Though they seem to worship different gods, the investigators have found a thread that runs throughout all of the cultists’ horrific rites.

In Masks of Nyarlathotep, each of these sects pursues the awakening of an aspect of the same horrific creature: Nyarlathotep. This being is known as the Messenger of the Outer Gods, and he is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. The investigators must work to stop the that cults spring up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate, ushering in an unthinkable doom. Strike down these cults in new Adventures, explore ancient mysteries among new Mystic Ruins, and destroy the monstrous followers of Nyarlathotep. New to this expansion, Personal Stories unique to each character add stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator, and a Campaign mode adds a fresh challenge and enriches the narrative of the investigators’ struggles to stop the many cults worshipping the multitude of faces worn by one dread being in Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep!


Close the gates! The world is counting on you…


Author: Adam Harrison
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