|“||Return once more to H.P. Lovecraft’s vision of Massachusetts, this time to explore the dream-haunted shores of misty Kingsport, a city where the dimensional barriers are at their thinnest. But this place also has powerful guardians, so perhaps the investigators will find someone - or something - willing to help them in their battle against the Ancient One.||„|
One of the big-box expansions, Kingsport Horror included the standard additional Investigator cards featuring new Items, Skills, Spells and Allies, more Ancient One cards which put a unique spin on the core game, and a host of other tokens and game paraphernalia.
Kingsport Horror was notable for introducing the Guardian mechanic to games of Arkham Horror, representing entities willing to lend their assistance against the awakening Ancient Ones. This functioned in exactly the same way as the Herald mechanic but with beneficial effects for the players, whereas Heralds were actively detrimental.
The most major change offered by the Kingsport Horror expansion however, was the inclusion of an additional game board which allowed players to travel from Arkham to new locations in Kingsport, either via the Train Station, or through using one of a number of vehicles represented by Item cards. This opened up a number of different opportunities to those who had grown weary of Arkham, and radically changed the way the game played overall.
Characters Included Edit
Ancient Ones Edit
- Wendy Adams, the Urchin
- Lily Chen, The Martial Artist
- Lola Hayes, the Actress
- Charlie Kane, the Politician
- Tony Morgan, the Bounty Hunter
- Rex Murphy, the Reporter
- Luke Robinson, the Dreamer
- Daisy Walker, the Librarian
- The Skinless One (as Monster)