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April 19th, 2017
Blood on the Altar is now available for Arkham Horror: The Card Game!
The third Mythos Pack and fifth chapter in The Dunwich Legacy campaign, Blood on the Altar welcomes you to the eerie little town of Dunwich. The setting for one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most beloved tales of horror, Dunwich has always been a bit more dangerous than it appears. And when you arrive to find that the townsfolk are all on edge due to a series of recent disappearances, there’s already an almost palpable aura of danger in the air.
How are the Dunwich disappearances connected to the bizarre events in Arkham? Might they be related in some way to The Necronomicon and its sinister prose?
The answers to these questions are more hideous than you would ever imagine, but it’s your job to find them. Along with the missing townsfolk and the secret chamber in which they await their gruesome fates. Can you find these abductees and stave off greater evils before it’s too late? Much depends upon the results of your previous investigations. Much more depends upon your current haste.
Perhaps you and your fellow investigators should split up to cover more ground…
April 6th, 2017
After a horrifying train ride, you receive a painfully cold welcome to the town of Dunwich. A string of disappearances has left the townsfolk on edge. Most of them regard you with obvious distrust, and almost no one is willing to help in your investigation…
In Blood on the Altar, as you and your fellow investigators explore the connections between Dunwich and recent events, you’ll find the town’s missing people chief among your concerns. You may even find it somewhat unnerving that they’ve gone missing just before you arrived—and that they might have been taken at the same time you were confronting terrifying, otherworldly creatures on a train, in a museum, or in the private underground corridors of an Arkham speakeasy.
So why do you hear so little about these missing people? You’d think in a town as small as Dunwich that the disappearances would have left a larger footprint. Shouldn’t someone have seen something? Shouldn’t the local officials have named one or more suspects?
The more you investigate, the more you suspect you’re making a target of yourself. You’re almost certain the missing people are hidden somewhere in the village, and you have to believe that if you’re not careful, you’re likely to join them.
December 31st, 2016
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Blood on the Altar, the third Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game!
In the scenario from Blood on the Altar, your investigations lead you to the village of Dunwich, where you suspect a series of recent disappearances may be related to the events in Arkham. But the more you explore, the more you get the impression the townsfolk aren’t exactly pleased to see you. There are secrets in this town that its inhabitants don’t wish to share…
With its sixty cards (including a complete playset of each new player card), Blood on the Altar challenges you to delve the secrets of Dunwich. You’ll need to travel throughout the town in search of clues, stopping to investigate many of the locations infamously identified in H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale, The Dunwich Horror.
Meanwhile, the player cards in Blood on the Altar allow you to translate the experience you gained in your previous adventures to Permanent new Talents, several new assets, events, and skill cards, and a higher-level, more efficient version of the Core Set card, Emergency Cache (Core Set, 88).