Gates of Arkham expansion for Elder Sign coming next year

Fantasy Flight:

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Gates of Arkham takes the struggle against the Ancient Ones out of the museum and into Arkham, where monsters lurk in darkened alleyways and bystanders become the victims of gang rivalries. In the featured Streets of Arkham game mode, new Arkham Adventures and Mythos decks replace the original Adventure and Mythos decks, sending investigators on adventures throughout the city as four new Ancient Ones threaten to arise. Only by braving the city’s ubiquitous perils can you triumph against the ancient and awakening evil.

This brings Elder Sign to a whole new level, and I can’t wait to try it out. As always, check out TableTop if by any chance you don’t know what Elder Sign is or you haven’t played it yet.

The Madness of Cthulhu will be out in October

Published by Titan Books, edited by S.T. Joshi, and containing stories by Harry Turtledove, John Shirley, Caitlin R. Kiernan and many others, including two “long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg” – I have to stop here, I’m salivating too much all over my keyboard and I fear it might short circuit…

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(Via Dread Central.)

The Moaning Words CCG by Alan Dean Foster, on the App Store, for free

Check it out:

Collect powerful cards, fight raging battles & choose your own adventure into the Cthulhu Mythos.

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Launch trailer here, press release here.

This barely managed to get funded on Kickstarter last summer. Happily for those who aren’t Apple fanboys, an Android version is also on the way.

Latest Lovecraft links (September 24, 2014)

These have piled up again, despite my best efforts to disperse them:

And some Kickstarters:

Find the Necronomicon in The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities

Times LIVE:

When Orange County, Florida’s school district decided to allow the Bible to be distributed by religious groups, atheists responded by producing their own.

Now the Satanic Temple has also gotten in on the act – with plans to distribute their own religious materials in Orange County’s schools.

Amongst the materials to be distributed to pupils will be an activity book – The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities, which aims to give a kid-friendly introduction to Satanism.

Activities include connecting the dots to draw an inverted pentagram, a spot the difference puzzle where a character, Annabelle, performs a Satanic ritual for class and completing a maze to help another character, Damien find the fabled Necronomicon.

The materials are not however intended to provoke according to the Temple, but rather provide a counter-viewpoint to the Christian materials that the school board allowed in their schools.

Can’t argue with that. This was first reported by Raw Story. And here’s a link to the Big Book.

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