Fantasy Flight Games is back with a new preview for the upcoming Forgotten Age Deluxe Expansion – Say Hi to the new guys!
I’m pretty excited about the upcoming Forgotten Age expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. We were introduced to Ursula Downs in the announcement preview. And we learned this journey into madness is introducing some new mechanics as well. Today, we’re getting a look at two new investigators and their allies that are also included in the forthcoming expansion.
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Leo is one of two survivors from a failed expedition. He and his crew were headed to Nan Madol to search for the lost Olosopha’s Almanac when tragedy struck. Perhaps through sheer will power Leo survived with one other loyal crew member.
Mitch Brown is his unique asset ally that is included in his deck. Mitch was the other survivor and when you go through something like that, the bonds you form are hard to break. Luckily, Mitch also inspires others around Leo Anderson to follow the man.
When Mitch is in play, you can have 2 additional non-unique allies. With the Charisma card, Leo could have up to 4 allies in play at once! And if you attached Trusted to them, they get a nice boost as well:
Unfortunately, be wary of packing into many allies, thanks to Leo’s flaw you might end up with a lot of discard friends along the way…
Side note, I am wondering about the conditions of this card. If I choose to go with the second option and I have no allies in my hand, I just reshuffle this card into my deck for no penalty. That seems like a cheap price to pay to not have to deal with a Treachery card for a while…I wonder if there is a catch.
Finn Edwards is a smooth talking, quick thinking booze smuggler. He lives by two simple rules: Deliver the goods and don’t get caught. Unfortunately for Finn, there is something much bigger than the law hunting him now.
The biggest weakness this smooth talker has is is utter lack of willpower with a lowly 1. That could cause him some big problems down the road. On the plus side he’s got pretty high intellect and agility which tends to keep him out of trouble. He also gets a free evade action on his turn. He’s not terrible in a fight, either. If you can think on your feet then Finn Edwards might be the investigator for you!
Finn’s unique card is his trusty .38. It’s kind of interesting as it pairs nicely with Finn’s free action to Evade. It’s a Fight +2 so that’s not bad, but if you’re NOT engaged with the enemy you get a +1 bonus damage as well. Just remember if your firing at an enemy that’s engaged with another player, it might not go so well for them if you miss.
Smuggled Goods fits right in with Finn’s playstyle. It allows him to grab an Illicit card from your discard pile…or go digging through the top 9 cards of your deck for one. That can be pretty hand no matter how you slice it. Especially if you’re going for that .38! There is a new Rogue card called “You handle this one!” also in this set and depending on your team, it may or may not go over so well:
This could be really handy to get monsters over to the more combat-focused characters in your team. It’s not too great solo (for obvious reasons) but it fits in perfectly with Finn’s play style. Why fight when you can get someone else to do it for you?
On the other hand, Finn also tends to attract unwanted attention. Sometimes from the law. Sometimes from something worse. His unique weakness is Caught-Red Handed and it allows enemies to move toward him or ready in his location. All that evading can’t save you from this one…
The Forgotten Age is the third deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. Here, your team of investigators embark on a scientific expedition to the rainforests of Southern Mexico in two new scenarios, each of which can be played as a standalone adventure or can act as the beginning of a new campaign for your team. This expansion introduces five new investigators to Arkham Horror: The Card Game along with sixty-four player cards and eighty-seven encounter cards, including an all new exploration deck that presents new challenges for you to overcome as you find yourself falling into The Forgotten Age.
The Forgotten Age is up for pre-order now – Welcome to the Jungle!