A new expansion for Elder Sign, the cooperative-play dice game from Fantasy Flight Games, has just been announced. Omens of the Deep is based on the terrifying belief that strange and terrible things lurk just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
(In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.)
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulu
Leave the museum behind and board the Ultima Thule, a great ship that leads you on mysterious adventures and perilous quests. Face the horrific Elder Spawn, the merciless Legion of the Deep and more as you progress through investigations into the sunken city and currently entombed R’lyeh.
Omens of the Deep expansion introduces a new game mode, R’lyeh Rising.
R’lyeh Rising is played in two stages. In the first stage, you embark on the Ultima Thule and follow a strange glowing amulet towards a remote destination. Once you arrive, you enter the second stage, in which the Amulet or R’lyeh is fully assembled and you must seal up the Old Ones once again in the sunken city of R’lyeh in which they currently sleep, but are awakening.
Though The Ultima Thule’s charted course is perilous and these foes are many, all hope is not lost for the sanity and safety of the those who seek the Elder Signs. Completing the challenges on the new mission tokens provides an additional way to spend trophies for extra rewards. The Omens of the Deep expansion also comes with new items, investigators, allies, and spells to be leveraged against the coming of the Ancient One. The depths of the Pacific are filled with fresh terrors that only the bravest can attempt to seal with the power of the Elder Signs in the Omens of the Deep expansion for Elder Sign!
Omens of the Deep is not a standalone game, it’s an expansion, so you’ll need Elder Sign already in order to play. It joins the previous expansions for Elder Sign: Unseen Forces, Gates of Arkham, and Omens of Ice.
Release is expected early in 2017.