Core Set Investigators Rolodex Launched

For a while I’ve had a placeholder up promising some investigator-focused material as a complement to the site’s expansion-focused Case Log. Just a few days ago I went live with the first piece of content for the “Rolodex” part of the site: a beginner-focused guide covering the Core Set investigators. Hop over and take a look if you haven’t already. For each Core Set investigator the guide has a brief introduction outlining their strengths, weaknesses, and general place in the game followed by sections with sample decklists, useful expansion purchases for that character, and general tips. The decklists are cultivated from among the public decks on ArkhamDB. You can use them as ready-made decklists to play, or as starting points or comparison points for your own lists.

I hope you find it useful. I intend to do similar guides for the investigators in The Dunwich Legacy and The Path to Carcosa when time permits.

Special thanks to my friend Don for his input and help with this project. Thanks also to the fantastic community members whose ArkhamDB decks are linked from the guide.

(Also, the list of Arkham Files investigators that was formerly up as the Rolodex’s placeholder has its own page now.)

Hour of the Huntress

I’ve just finished a new video over on the Atlas Agency YouTube, this time talking about the promo cards for Jenny Barnes included with the Hour of the Huntress novella:

On top of that I’ve also created a page here on the Atlas Agency WordPress that catalogs all of the different promos that have been released for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. The page has actually been live for several weeks, so keen-eyed visitors may have already checked it out.

Case Log Update & Upcoming Items

My copy of Lost in Time and Space came in on Friday, and over the weekend I managed to wrap up all of my ongoing Dunwich campaigns. I’ve updated the Case Log with my impressions of this newest pack. It was interesting to play through the Dunwich campaign in “real time” over the months it was released. Now I’m looking forward to going back and creating some new decks using the expanded card pool to run through the full campaign.

Carnevale of Horrors

In video content news, my review of the Carnevale of Horrors standalone scenario went up last week. I’ve embedded it below.

What Lies Ahead

I’ve got a few things in the hopper at the moment, including the spotlight video for Lost in Time and Space and a review of the Curse of the Rougarou standalone scenario. With any luck, you should see one or both of those within the next week. I also plan to take some time later this month to do a general post-Dunwich update on the Case Log, to bring the ratings and text in line with my current thoughts.

Mythos Pack Spotlight: The Essex County Express

My video covering The Essex County Express is now up:

If that’s not enough Essex County Express action for you, the Case Log was also updated back on March 30 with the entry for Essex. We’re now just about a week out from the next Mythos pack, Blood on the Altar, and I’m hoping for a quick turnaround on getting that one written up for the Case Log as well.

Video Spotlight: The Miskatonic Museum

I’ve just finished uploading our first piece of video content: a video review of The Miskatonic Museum. The video covers both the scenario and the player cards. Check it out:

This is my first time to venture into this sort of thing and it was definitely a learning experience, but overall I’m happy with how this turned out. I’m intending to continue doing videos (with some refinements) as the expansions keep rolling out. The next video should be something similar covering The Essex County Express, which just arrived in my mailbox today.

Announcing the Case Log

I’m happy to announce the launch of our first ongoing feature here at the Atlas Agency: the Case Log, an expansion and scenario guide for the Arkham LCG. The Case Log contains ratings, a spoiler-light mini-review, and overviews of the top player cards for every published Arkham expansion (including The Miskatonic Museum, released last week). There’s some general buyer’s advice for the standalone scenarios as well. Its utility as a buyer’s guide for new players should grow over time as the product line expands, but I hope that even in its early state you find it useful and/or entertaining.

 

Pardon the Dust

 

Back in May 2016 an image surfaced online of a solicitation for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, a card game spin-off of Fantasy Flight Games’ popular Arkham Horror board game. The image described a cooperative living card game seemingly along the lines of Fantasy Flight’s The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, a personal favorite of mine. There wasn’t much to the image (or even an official confirmation that it was real) but the possibility of a spiritual successor to the Lord of the Rings LCG was exciting to me.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game was officially announced by Fantasy Flight Games on August 2, 2016 (more than 2 months after that initial leaked teaser). Gen Con attendees were able to demo the game very soon after its announcement. Since then there’s been a steady stream of previews along with a whole lot of fun speculation. At this point we seem to be just about 3 or 4 weeks away from a mid-to-late October release, so the game’s “pre-release” phase is nearing its end.

It’s been a lot of fun for me to follow. Enough fun that I decided to lay some groundwork here for this blog, the Atlas Agency, anticipating that I may try my hand at contributing to the emerging Arkham Horror LCG community. I’m not completely settled on what form those contributions will take but I have some ideas. So pardon the dust while this space develops. For now, allow me to point you to the round-up of Arkham-related links over in the sidebar.