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.)
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.
This is just a quick update to point out a new piece of video content over on the YouTube Channel. For your viewing pleasure, my first impressions of the scenario content in The Path to Carcosa:
Hope you enjoy!
If you’re like me, odds are you’re eagerly awaiting the September 14 release of The Path to Carcosa, Arkham’s second deluxe expansion. To help prepare you for the cycle, I’ve just posted a new video introducing the cycle and providing some background. It’s a bit different from my usual style of video, but there is a little player card discussion thrown in too.
Hope you enjoy. Stay tuned later this month for more Path to Carcosa coverage!
I’ve finally circled back and completed a spotlight video for The Dunwich Legacy deluxe box. To stay consistent with of the rest of the Dunwich spotlight videos, I decided to go ahead and cover everything – the investigators, weaknesses, player cards and scenarios – in one long video. (Starting with The Path to Carcosa, I do still intend to start breaking the different parts up into separate videos.)
I just wanted to call out a couple of newer videos I’ve posted over on the Atlas Agency channel. First up, there’s the spotlight for Lost in Time and Space:
And second, a review of the standalone scenario Curse of the Rougarou:
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.