Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for the Eldritch Horror board game. Cities in Ruin will feature new investigators battling Ancient Ones for the fate of the world.
Shudde M’ell’s violent dreams are throwing cities around the world into a state of bedlam, and players will have to deal directly with the consequences via the new Disaster deck. If they’re lucky, an investigator may escape with some scars, if they’re not, they may see a city devastated and left in ruin.
Disaster will happen in a number of different ways, so investigators will need to work together to stop them.
When a city space becomes devastated, it has a devastation token placed over it, representing its new, and bleak, place in the world. Encounters there now take a post-apocalyptic turn that sees cityscapes turn into wastelands, and citizens looking to saviors to deliver them from eradication.
Then of course there is the new big bad for the game, Shudde M’ell.
That is one horrific monster…
Cities in Ruin features four new investigators that can be added to the game: Bob Jenkins, Rita Young, Roland Banks, and Ashcan Pete, which is kind of surprising considering these characters have already appeared in other Lovecraftian games from Fantasy Flight.
No word on a release date for this one, though I expect we’ll see it in the next two months. I for one can’t wait to play this expansion.