If your Mansions of Madness second edition gameplay is starting to slow, then you’re probably ready for a new expansion. Fantasy Flight Games has announced the coming release of Mansions of Madness: Sanctum of Twilight expansion.
Sanctum of Twilight is an expansion for Mansions of Madness, challenging one to five players to investigate the occult happenings and horrors that haunt the once-quiet city of Arkham, Massachusetts. With previously unseen tiles and cards, a new monster, and two new investigators, this expansion takes a closer look at the wealthy and upstanding members of the Silver Twilight Lodge who wield forbidden arcane powers alongside their city-wide influence. Beneath a veneer of respectability, the true Order of the Silver Twilight performs rituals with mysterious motives.
The expansion introduces two new characters to the game, Lily Chen and Charlie Kane.
As a master of martial arts, when Lily attacks unarmed, she inflicts two additional damage on any monster she strikes. Her intense training has also given her the will to become a stalwart defender against the unimaginable terror that lurk on the fringes of reality.
Politician Kane, on the other hand, is quite different.
Using his incredible influence and connections, Charlie is prepared to protect the people of Arkham from any threat, supernatural or otherwise. After all, he needs his constituents alive and voting if he runs for re-election.
Both of these characters have appeared in the Fantasy Flight Arkham Universe in the past. Those who have read The Investigators of Arkham Horror book the game publisher released a few years ago.
The game also introduces the Sanctum of Twilight token to help with the investigations. In addition, two new adventures are available in the Mansions of Madness digital app, which allows players to play the game while the app runs the game for you.
In Twilight Diadem, the annual Twilight Fair hosted by the powerful Silver Twilight Lodge lights up the streets of Arkham. As per tradition, on the last day of the Fair, a young debutante is crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Twilight Ball. But when this year’s queen, Mary Ann Chase, comes to you insisting that the Silver Twilight Lodge is up to something sinister, you know that you are the only one who can help her. The Twilight Fair, she insists, is not all that it seems.
I can’t wait to get my hands on this expansion, but I’ll have to wait until sometime in the first quarter of 2018 for it to happen.