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Arkham Horror: The Card Game’s core set is being re-released in a new revised version

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The core set for Arkham Horror: The Card Game is being re-released in an upcoming revised version which will add quality-of-life improvements and more.

Originally released in 2016, the core set of Arkham Horror: The Card Game is required to play the living card game and contains a collection of investigators, enough cards for two players to build their own decks and a campaign consisting of three missions. The Arkham Horror: The Card Game Revised Core Set will not fundamentally change anything about the way that game is played, nor will it include any cards that players wouldn’t have seen before.

The Revised Core Set will include a collection of higher-level cards from several of the co-op game’s earlier expansions. According to the blog from Fantasy Flight Games - the studio responsible for Arkham Horror: The Card Game and the other entries in the Arkham Horror Files universe - which announced the Revised Core Set, the higher-level cards are designed to “give newer players more options when spending experience.” Players who already own all the expansions and Mythos Packs for Arkham Horror: The Card Game will not find anything they won’t already have in the Revised Core Set.

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Besides the higher-level cards, the Revised Core Set has apparently “received an organisational upgrade” which will make finding “specific cards” an easier experience. Investigators will be packaged alongside their suggested starting decks, with each mission - or scenario - having its cards packaged separately. New tokens for resources, clues and threats have also been added, alongside a token to indicate the lead investigator.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game sees up to four players taking on the forces of the Old Ones and attempting to save their world from invasion. A Cthulhu-themed game containing all sorts of strange and terrible creatures, Arkham Horror: The Card Game has players becoming investigators who must travel from location to location to search for clues, items, allies and to fight back the agents of the Old Ones.

Each investigator has their own set of stats, as well as special abilities and a selection of cards - which can be used to build a deck. Players then use their investigator’s deck to fulfill the objectives of their current mission, as well as survive the onslaught of cultists, hell-beasts and other enemies. Should the investigators fall before they can complete their mission, then the game is over and the players lose.

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Apart from releasing titles in the Arkham Horror Files universe, Fantasy Flight is also known for publishing the unique deck game Keyforge, as well Descent: Journeys in the Dark and its sequel Descent: Legends of the Dark.

The reveal of the Revised Core Set for Arkham Horror: The Card Game follows the announcement made earlier this month that Fantasy Flight would no longer be releasing Mythos Packs for the game. Rather than publishing Mythos Packs as part of an overarching cycle, Fantasy Flight will now be releasing complete expansions that will contain “about the same amount of content as an entire cycle”. The first of these expansions will be the Edge of the Earth: Campaign Expansion and Investigator Expansion, which will provide players with either a collection of new playable characters and or a new series of missions - depending on which one they get.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game Revised Core Set is set to be released this October at a retail price of $59.95 (£43).

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