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Ayumi Hakase
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Since buying Arkham, we play the game once a week without tiring of it.

Now, we're in the market for expansions. Which is the best? Which should we start with? What order would you buy the many expansion kits?

Obviously, Cthulu is calling! The (gamebuying) madness has ensued!
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A lot of topics on this already exist, i am sure someone will come with a copy paste of the definitive list of topics to read.
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I think this is the right time to use this:

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Dam the Man wrote:
I think this the right time to use this:

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There's a wrong time?
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foksieloy wrote:
A lot of topics on this already exist, i am sure someone will come with a copy paste of the definitive list of topics to read.


As compiled by the Mighty Tibs...

Kungfro wrote:


(My personal recommendation is Dunwich horror first...)
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Thanks, everyone, for the replies and the recommendations links. I like the Dunwich Horror story, and will likely start there.

See you on the boards!



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My first expansion was Dunwich Horror, but i think Kingsport is much better.. For small expansion i recommend King in yellow.. ;-)
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from what I've read everybody says Kingsport is awful?!
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Okay everyone, I'm starting the timer until someone asks again...
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Dam the Man wrote:
I think this is the right time to use this:

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Gaming (with and without dice) is my one vice! Thanks for the sage advice!
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PraetorianXVIII wrote:
from what I've read everybody says Kingsport is awful?!


Not really. It has the largest number of investigators and GOO, also you get the epic battle cards.

The board itself is the least visited one, because so little happens there. Thats why most people do not like it.
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PraetorianXVIII wrote:
from what I've read everybody says Kingsport is awful?!


Kingsport continues be be one of my favorite expansions.
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I'd say Dunwich first. Then buy everything else....at the same time.
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I'd say Kingsport is the "worst" Big Box, and Black Goat is the "worst" small box. I think both are excellent and highly recommend them; they are fine products and have added greatly to our Arkham experiences. They are just somewhat less excellent than the others.
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Simple Answer: Buy them all.

In order (and that means buying CotDP:Revised second to keep the order) and if possible just get them all at once. It's not 'like' Christmas it IS Christmas

Then you can play 1000 different ways, weeding out bits you don't care for and building your own ultimate Lovecraftian nightmare.

Best Board Game EVR

Does anyone know if they make a Lovecraft themed Ouija Board? I found this one:

http://www.supermongrel.net/ouijaboards/lovecraftouija.html

and this one:

http://www.myspace.com/eaterofshadows/photos/3019653

This one is pretty good...but it's a mouse pad:

http://www.zazzle.com/ouija_necronomicon_goetia_ritual_magic...

Does anybody even still use mouse pads? Or a mouse even? I couldn't live without my Logitech Trackball units...you know what they say...'once you go track you never go back'...

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suicidepuppet wrote:
Simple Answer: Buy them all.

In order (and that means buying CotDP:Revised second to keep the order) and if possible just get them all at once. It's not 'like' Christmas it IS Christmas

Then you can play 1000 different ways, weeding out bits you don't care for and building your own ultimate Lovecraftian nightmare.

Best Board Game EVR

Does anyone know if they make a Lovecraft themed Ouija Board? I found this one:

http://www.supermongrel.net/ouijaboards/lovecraftouija.html

and this one:

http://www.myspace.com/eaterofshadows/photos/3019653

This one is pretty good...but it's a mouse pad:

http://www.zazzle.com/ouija_necronomicon_goetia_ritual_magic...

Does anybody even still use mouse pads? Or a mouse even? I couldn't live without my Logitech Trackball units...you know what they say...'once you go track you never go back'...



First, for the record, I couldn't compute without my trackball. Have used one for centuries, now, starting with a 'baseball glove'.

Several BBGers have the same, 'buy 'em all' advice. Must save pennies and free up closet space! Have seen bundles with all the expansions here on the boards and wondered why. Now I know.

Never play with a ouija board. Scary business, made even scarier with a a Lovecraft theme!

A group of students from my university have talked about going to Arkham Nights in Minneapolis. A VERY long trip. They want to learn more about the game and test play the expansions. I'll pick their brains when they get back.

Thanks for the advice. See you on the Boards!

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