Friday, February 23, 2018
The Lovecraftan Thing a Day (2018) No.54: The Investigators of Arkham Horror
Something of a follow-up to yesterday’s post: being a huge fan of Fantasy Flight Games’ stable of Lovecraftian boardgames (Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, Elder Sign, and Mansions of Madness), I had to pick up The Investigators of Arkham Horror when it was released last year.
A 264 page full-colour, glossy hardback coffee table book, Invextigators provides background to FFG’s Arkham Horror Files universe - by way of vignettes concerning over 50 of the (playable) characters which inhabit their boardgames, and supported by huge amounts of luscious Lovecraftian art. Whilst not necessarily one for the literary Lovecraft collector, if you are a bit more of a Lovecaft generalist, or interested in some of the ways that Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos have been translated into modern hobby boardgaming, this is definitely worth a look.