Wenn es darum geht Geld zu verdienen hat Fantasy Flight Games die Nase im Brettspielbereich weit vorne. Für Arkham Horror gibt es jetzt bemalte Plastikminiaturen. Immer 2 Stück pro Packung und eine Packung im Monat bis alle Helden aus dem Brettspiel vorliegen. Natürlich können die Miniaturen im 32mm Maßstab auch für das Rollenspiel zweckentfremdet werden.
During the winter of 1927-28 officials of the Federal government made a strange and secret investigation of certain conditions in the ancient
Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The public first learned of it in February, when a vast series of raids and arrests occurred, followed by the deliberate burning and dynamiting – under suitable precautions – of an enormous number of crumbling, worm-eaten, and supposedly empty houses along the abandoned waterfront.
Few souls have the bravery and courage to interfere in the machinations of the Ancient Ones. These Investigators risk their very minds as they seek to unravel the lies and hidden plots put into motion by the malevolent evil. Every game is another chance for them to prove their mettle, and every game is another chance to be removed from this plane of existence.
As the hills draw nearer, one heeds their wooded sides more than their stone-crowned tops. Once across, it is hard to prevent the impression of a faint, malign odour about the village street, as of the massed mould and decay of centuries. It is always a relief to get clear of the place, and to follow the narrow road around the base of the hills and across the level country beyond till it rejoins the Aylesbury pike. Afterwards one sometimes learns that one has been through Dunwich.
Over the coming months, Investigators will be fighting against the madness like never before… in 3d! FFG is proud to announce finely detailed, pre-painted plastic Investigators! Our first wave is the tenacious professor, Harvey Walters, and the jet-setting Jenny Barnes. Both of these Investigators see a lot of table time, and the new expertly-sculpted, pre-painted plastic figures will let you immerse yourself in the madness like never before. Every Investigator, from Arkham Horror all the way through Innsmouth will make their appearance in superb detail. From “Ashcan” Pete’s guitar and four-legged travel companion to Michael McGlen’s cigar and tommy gun, every figure is ripped straight from the art you have come to know and love.
He knew his room was in the old Witch-House – that, indeed, was why he had taken it. There was much in the Essex County records about Keziah Mason’s trial, and what she had admitted under pressure to the Court of Oyer and Terminer had fascinated Gilman beyond all reason. She had told Judge Hathorne of lines and curves that could be made to point out directions leading through the walls of space to other spaces beyond, and had implied that such lines and curves were frequently used at certain midnight meetings in the dark valley of the white stone beyond Meadow Hill and on the unpeopled island in the river. She had spoken also of her oath, and of her new secret name of Nahab. Then she had drawn those devices on the walls of her cell and vanished.
Cast in 32mm (compares to 28mm „heroic“ scale) 3to showcase the fine details, these hand-painted figures give new life to ancient horror. Over the coming months, the Mythos will reveal the next waves of Investigators. Keep your wits about you, and your eyes sharp for the coming assistance. Each pack of 2 investigators will retail for $12.95.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Arkham Horror Investigator Packs.
Q: Why the price?
A: Miniatures are very expensive to produce in niche quantities. A similar single figure of metal (pewter) would retail for about $9.95. Instead we are excited to provide 2 high-quality detailed figures, masterfully painted, for $12.95. The eldritch ones expected nothing less.
Q: Why only 2 per box?
A: Placing more figures in a box would have caused the product to become prohibitively expensive. 8 Figures, for example, would have retailed for about $45 with customers being forced to purchase a bundle of 8 figures rather than the figures of choice. We expect to see retailers selling „bundles“ of these figures at competitive prices, which will provide the solution for customers looking for larger sets.
Q: Doesn’t the extra packaging (2 figures as opposed to more) add a lot to the retail price?
A: No, this is near negligible. FFG will print the same packaging for all the investigator packs in volume for cost efficiency, which we can pass along to the customer.
Q: What is the size of the box?
A: The box is about the size of a „Wings of War“ miniature airplane box.
Q: How often will these investigators packs come out?
A: Once the first pack hits the street, the packs should be coming out at a rate of about one per month until all the investigators are out.
Q: Can I use these for my „Call of Cthulhu“ role playing game?
A: For that question, I’m going to have to ask you to make a sanity check…