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Arkham Horror – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set – Hungering Abyss to Launch in August 2024

Arkham Horror – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set – Hungering Abyss to Launch in August 2024


Edge Studio, in collaboration with Asmodee, has announced the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Arkham Horror – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set – Hungering Abyss. Set to hit stores on August 2, 2024, this tabletop roleplaying game promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of cosmic horror.

A Complete Experience for All Players

Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a newcomer to the world of roleplaying games (RPGs), the Arkham Horror – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set offers a complete experience suitable for all levels of players. No prior knowledge of tabletop RPGs, board games, or the Arkham Horror universe is required. Dive in and explore the eerie streets of Arkham, where ancient secrets and eldritch horrors await.

Introducing the Dynamic Pool System (DPS)

At the core of this Starter Set lies the innovative Dynamic Pool System (DPS). Designed for accessibility and strategic depth, the DPS uses only 6-sided dice. Even expert RPG players will find it captivating. Say goodbye to complex rulebooks and hello to intuitive gameplay.

Physical Components to Enhance Immersion


The Arkham Horror – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set – Hungering Abyss comes packed with physical components that enhance immersion and storytelling:

  1. Game Master’s Reference Board: A handy tool for the Game Master to keep track of the unfolding narrative.
  2. Adventure Booklet (48 pages): Delve into the mysteries of Arkham with a richly detailed adventure.
  3. 5 Character Portfolios: Create unique investigators and explore their backgrounds.
  4. 24 Six-Sided Dice (12 black and 12 green dice): Roll your fate and face the unknown.
  5. 3 Double-Sided Poster Maps: Navigate the city’s dark alleys and hidden corners.
  6. 16 Non-Playable Character Profile Cards: Interact with intriguing NPCs.
  7. 21 Item and Spell Cards: Equip yourself with arcane artifacts and powerful spells.
  8. 3 Punchboards (puzzles and tokens): Uncover secrets and solve mysteries.
  9. Several Handouts (evidence pieces: journal entries, letters, and more): Immerse yourself in the narrative.

Additional Details

  • Number of Players: Gather a group of 2-6 players, including the Game Master.
  • Age Recommendation: Suitable for ages 14 and above.
  • Playtime: The adventure is divided into 10 scenes, each lasting at least 1 hour.
  • MSRP: The Starter Set is priced at $34.99 USD.


Bonus for RPG Enthusiasts

As an added bonus, hobby stores participating in the Hobby Next Program will include a free extra set of dice with every Starter Set purchase. Because in the world of Arkham Horror, you can never have too many dice!

Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure. Mark your calendars for August 2, 2024, and prepare to unravel the mysteries that lie within the Hungering Abyss. Whether you’re a curious investigator or a daring occultist, Arkham awaits.

For more information, visit the Arkham Horror booth at Gen Con 2024 or check out the official website HERE.

Disclaimer: The Hungering Abyss may induce existential dread and an insatiable desire for more dice.


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