So we just got word today that the second expansion is being released for probably our favorite game of 2012, Smash Up.
Jennifer and I always get really excited when theres more stuff added to games we really like. The last expansion was a blast, though I still think the Bears are a bit overwhelming…
September will bring the release of The Obligatory Cthulhu Expansion. I do enjoy how they poke fun at the game itself. The original Smash Up is almost a perfect product. By almost, I mean there are ALOT of empty slots in the base box. I cannot wait to add these to the box. Here is an explanation of the new factions. From their website:
Cthulhu Cultists – Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Elder Things – From reaches beyond space and time come these incredible horrors, bent on… bent on… well we really don’t know, do we? Every time we learn a little bit, we go nuts. Perhaps its the madness they cause that gives them power after all…
Innsmouth – Ah Innsmouth, idyllic little fishing village on the New England coast. Sample their excellent seafood. Become their excellent seafood! That’s right, you too can become a fish and live with Dagon below the depths. They may look like simple mutants, but in great numbers and with great power the residents of Innsmouth will welcome you into the fold. Or else.
Miskatonic University – Go ‘Pods! Go ‘Pods! Welcome to your first days at Miskatonic University! We will shape you into a student of the sciences both natural and… otherwise. Certainly our courses seem intense, but there always has to be a small sacrifice for knowledge. “Ex Ignorantia Ad Sapientiam; E Luce Ad Tenebras.”
After reading the rulebook, there is a new type of card, Madness, which apparently are tallied up at the end of game and you lose 1VP for every 2 Madness you’ve collected. As usual the artwork looks amazing so I’m just gonna sit here quietly waiting, and waiting, and waiting, when is September again?