Monthly Mythos Packs will no longer be published for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, with future releases set to arrive as single expansions.
The announcement was made by Fantasy Flight Games - the studio responsible for releasing Arkham Horror: The Card Game, alongside other horror titles such as the Cthulhu themed game Elder Sign - on its website, alongside the reveal of two new expansions both called Edge of the Earth.
In the past, every month the Arkham Horror LCG would receive a Mythos Pack, a smaller collection of cards that would be launched as part of a cycle, alongside any larger expansions that would be released outside of a set schedule. However, instead of monthly Mythos Packs, Fantasy Flight will be publishing single expansions containing “about the same amount of content as an entire cycle from the old release model.”
Edge of the Earth will be the first of these new expansions, inviting players to travel to the furthest reaches of Antarctica to battle the terrible beings that await them. The upcoming expansions will be released as two separate boxes, with the Edge of the Earth Campaign Expansion featuring cards designed to provide new scenarios for players to experience, whilst the Investigator Expansion will include new character decks for players to utilise in their adventures on the ice. Fantasy Flight has confirmed that both expansions can be played separately from one another, but will require the core set of Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
Featured in the Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion is Lily Chen, a martial artist whose knowledge of both mysticism and combat skills makes her a formidable opponent to any eldritch being. With cards that boost her attack abilities and agility when fighting, Lily Chen is the ideal investigator to take if players want to take enemies head-on. Chen is also able to improve her stats by using her four discipline cards, thereby making her an even more accomplished fighter.
Joining Lily is Norman Withers, an astronomer whose intelligence and knowledge make him a more cerebral investigator capable of withstanding serious mental blows. Withers is accomplished in Seeker and Mystic abilities, using his well-nourished mind to support his fellow investigators and strike against his enemies.
The Campaign Expansion for Edge of the Earth will see players stranded in the middle of the Antarctic after a plane crash. Not only will the investigators need to survive the harsh conditions of the tundra, but they’ll also be faced with unspeakable horrors. Throughout the living card game, players must protect both their investigators and the various members of the exhibition team - whose deaths can make the trek across the ice a much harder experience. The events of the campaign will be altered by both the players’ decisions and who is left surviving.
Arkham Horror: The Card game is a co-op game based on the Cthulhu Mythos that sees players becoming investigators sworn to protect the world from the impending invasion of merciless creatures from beyond. Players will have different stats, abilities and decks depending on their chosen investigator, with the various campaigns providing different levels of challenge and storylines.
The two Edge of the Earth expansions are set to be released later this year, with the Campaign Expansion priced at $59.95 (£42) and the Investigator Expansion priced at $39.95 (£28).