Ancient Terrible Things Celebrates Ten Years Of Madness On Kickstarter

October 12, 2018 by cassn

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It has been many years since you first took that fateful journey along the jungle river, frantically trying to make understanding out of the looming darkness and the uneasy secrets it keeps for the few who dare to enter.


Now, ten years after the design conception, Ancient Terrible Things returns with a rare reprint of it's most famous expansion, and a quick-run Kickstarter to enable fans old and new to own the full collection of this pulp horror, dice-rolling madness!

In the original Ancient Terrible Things, released back in 2014, players travel by riverboat along the jungle - encountering Pitfalls, Vallians, Horrors, and Artefacts - all in an attempt to uncover Ancient Secrets and obtain fame without, of course, succumbing to the madness of the jungle.


Then, in 2015, Pleasant Company Games released their first expansion for the game. Ancient Terrible Things: The Lost Charter featured new cards, dice, a fifth player expansion and new mechanics, including Foreshadowing, Trade Offers, and Character Obsessions.


Then in 2017, Ancient Terrible Things: The Madness of McGuffin was released. This mini-expansion saw changes to the dice rolling mechanic, including a streamlined re-roll system and new resource dice. It also included two new Swag cards for each player and some pretty awesome Skullpip dice.


To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of dice games, but the artwork for Ancient Terrible Things is so eerily awesome and the mechanics are extremely well designed - in short, I can see why this game is so popular.


The Kickstarter includes various options depending on what you need for your collection. There are eleven days remaining, and I'm putting in my pledge as soon as I've finished this news story! If you want to join me, you can back this wonderfully creepy project here.

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"A quick-run Kickstarter to enable fans old and new to own the full collection of this pulp horror, dice-rolling madness!"

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