I love this game, and besides discussing about game strategies, thematics and narratives, I believe that game components are just as important as well. I mean, taking care of your game components is also another aspect of loving the game...right? So, in this piece, I will share about the coin capsules I use for my chaos tokens along with some additional suggestions. Hyperlinks are included so that you can easily assess some of the sites that sell these components. All of which will help to prolong the lifespan of your game components and amplify your gaming experience of Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
There are a few classic horror monsters that have been around so long that it can sometimes be hard to do in a new an interesting way. Sure, I guess you can make your vampires pretty and sparkly, or make Michael J. Fox your werewolf, but zombies have been around in film so long that it's hard to make them new. Even "The Walking Dead" got boring by Season Five and anyone who tells you otherwise is deluding themselves. But wait a second, this is the MCU, and we're experimenting with alternate timelines. That means our zombies could use weapons, like the Iron Man suit, or magic and superpowers. Holy crap, that means this week we are asking: "What if... zombies!?"
In 2008 audiences watched Tony Stark escape from a terrorist organization calling itself the Ten Rings. Most audience members (including yours truly) did not know the full canonical history of that name. Then I learned that in the comics the rings belonged to an Iron Man villain named... The Mandarin. Not exactly the most progressive title. But after the Iron Man trilogy ended, it seemed like both the Mandarin and the Ten Rings would be shelved in the MCU, until actor Simu Liu discovered that you should be careful what you tweet:
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely", or so the saying goes. Our favorite nerdy fictions are full of examples of truly good characters who wielded power far beyond anyone else in their world, but refused to use that power selfishly. I'm thinking of Charles Xavier's reluctance to read minds without permission, Gandalf's refusal to touch the one Ring, and Dumbledore's decision to avoid politics and settle into a quiet career in school administration, since everyone knows that schools are never, ever political.
edition to this list. So, I'm coming to this particular movie with very fresh eyes and very little bias. We'll see where that takes us..