Fantasy Flight Games just announced the sixth deluxe expansion for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game – Denizens of the Underworld!
It’s time to send Arkham’s bobbies and cultists to sleep with the fishes! In Denizens of the Underworld, the Syndicate’s rogues and racketeers run amok, controlled by the criminal kingpin himself, Danny O’Bannion. Business is good at The Clover Club, even though the house always wins, and the criminal underworld pursues a host of new tactics to make sure no one ever muscles in on its turf.
Maintaining a criminal organization as powerful as the Syndicate requires the diverse talents of a range of thugs, hit men, con artists, burglars, and arsonists. Denizens of the Underworld allows you to recruit all these Criminals, and more, to your Syndicate decks.
The Criminal subtype has long been the Syndicate’s hallmark, and Denizens of the Underworld pushes this aspect of the faction’s identity even further with sixteen new Syndicate Criminals. From the organization’s hit men to the Clover Club Pit Boss, from the divers sent to salvage goods from the bottom of the sea, to the fall guy used to deflect unwanted attention, these new Criminals ensure that the Syndicate can always call upon the right mix of skills and abilities to protect its interests… even as those interests push further into dark realms dark and sorcery.
Loading the Dice
Every good criminal organization needs a respectable public front, and the Syndicate finds its home at The Clover Club, Arkham’s finest den of iniquity. Just remember that the dice are loaded, the dealer likely has an ace up his sleeve, and the bartender’s smile belies the countless instances of violence he’s witnessed.
The cards in Denizens of the Underworld are full of the Syndicate’s whole array of dirty tricks. From character exhaustion to skill manipulation and support card “acquisition,” you’ll find plenty of new ammunition for the Syndicate’s signature methods, and you’ll also find a few new tricks thrown in for good measure. Denizens of the Underworld provides the Syndicate with some very helpful character destruction and domain control, such as you’ll gain with the great, multi-purpose card, Reallocate.
New Tactics for the Turf War
Over the years, members of the Syndicate have taken a few knocks from the Ancient Ones and their followers. Now, as they prepare a new, strengthened, retaliatory bid to expand their domain, they have devised a whole new array of tactics, and Syndicate players will benefit greatly from the three new Syndicate Tactic events appearing in Denizens of the Underworld.
Crime Pays If You Do It Right
Given the number of accountants they have working to cook the books, we may never know exactly how much the Syndicate will benefit from the 165 new cards in Denizens of the Underground, but we can safely bet the expansion will give them a big boost as they look to defend their turf… After all, the box is heavily loaded in their favor.
Denizens of the Underground is scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Release: 4th Quarter 2013