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It's been very quiet on the expansion front.  Considering Arkham Horror is one of the "flagship" products for FFG, I'm amazed nothing has been announced yet...

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Maybe FFG has stopped making expansion to their games...

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Yeah... Not big rush so far... May they have learned and only release one new expansion each year. So we will get first expansion at the autumn?

Nah, neither that is not very FFG... All in all they did lose their main developer, so they may take their time to consider where to go with AH 3rd. And it is quite possible that the first expansion comes at the end of this year. They seems to give first info about new release about 6 month before the release so autumn or near christmas can be quite accurate ques for first expansion.

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Mansions of Madness 2e announcements & releases.  The odd numbered expansions are small box while the evens are big box.  (There were also 2 Figure & Tile expansions which rereleased all of the products that were converted over from 1e.)

  Announcement Release
Core  25 July 2016  04 August 2016
Exp1
 11 October 2016
 12 January 2017
Exp2
 21 June 2017 
 9 November 2017
Exp3
 6 December 2017
 19 April 2018 
Exp4
 2 July 2018
 29 November 2018
Exp5 TBA  TBA

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:44 AM, Duciris said:

Mansions of Madness 2e announcements & releases.  The odd numbered expansions are small box while the evens are big box.  (There were also 2 Figure & Tile expansions which rereleased all of the products that were converted over from 1e.)

  Announcement Release
Core  25 July 2016  04 August 2016
Exp1
 11 October 2016
 12 January 2017
Exp2
 21 June 2017 
 9 November 2017
Exp3
 6 December 2017
 19 April 2018 
Exp4
 2 July 2018
 29 November 2018
Exp5 TBA ¬†TBAÔĽŅ

You mean we are most likely going to need to wait for 3 months after it is announced until we can buy the expansions :-(.

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19 hours ago, Chainers said:

You mean we are most likely going to need to wait for 3 months after it is announced until we can buy the expansions :-(.

Yeah.  They usually give themselves a quarter (3 months) or so.  It means printing is on schedule and barring seagoing disasters, like not making the proper sacrifices to Cthulhu, the product should arrive state-side (and to international ports) as expected.  They usually wait until the product is actually shipping (2 weeks before release) before giving a heads-up that the release is coming.

On the positive news, both the LCG & MoM2 have been getting much better and more frequent updates after the product is announced.

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Looking at the release history for Mansions of Madness and Eldritch Horror, expansions seem to be announced about 6-8 months apart. This game was announced in August and released Nov 1. Depending on if it's based off of announce or release date, that puts us between around now and May for an announcement, and between May and July for a release.

 

Unless they go back to the original Arkham Horror timing which was yearly.

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FFG is really Star Wars focused right now. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, L5R, Keyforge, and Arkham LCG seem to be the only things getting announcements these days.

It's coming on 2 years since TI-4 was released and there hasn't been any announcement of an expansion for that either.

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On 3/12/2019 at 3:17 PM, groden1h said:

FFG is really Star Wars focused right now. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, L5R, Keyforge, and Arkham LCG seem to be the only things getting announcements these days.

It's coming on 2 years since TI-4 was released and there hasn't been any announcement of an expansion for that either.

I won't be holding my breath for TI4 expansions: 4th edition is a sort of state of the art of 3rd edition + expansions. Maybe they'll do something in the future, but it's definitely not a game we'll see an expansion / year (or more)

AH will come, sooner or later. They just rebooted the series, kicking off catalogue one of their best selling games with a gazillion expansions. It'd be pretty a stupid move if they just leave it at a core game only. I imagine from here to GenCon we'll know

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10 hours ago, Julia said:

They just rebooted the series, kicking off catalogue one of their best selling games with a gazillion expansions. It'd be pretty a stupid move if they just leave it at a core game only.

Stupid but, oh, how funny when you consider that they stopped reprinting that best selling game with gazillion expansions for this.

<salt>Unlike some others, I never had problems with the "delay" mechanism in EH and AH2ed because I still had my encounter.
Sure in EH the encounter could be a Combat Encounter but that was quite often an interesting activity on its own, and if you defeated the monsters you would get a regular encounter too.
In AH3ed if there's a monster on your space during the encounter phase you get nothing. Zilch. Tumbleweeds rolling. If I can't kill a monster then I get no encounters for a few turns in a row.
I can't effectively solo this game and I can't choose any investigator I want as roles are really important here.
So I hope that AH3ed proves unpopular enough for FFG to return to reprinting AH2ed and/or release some new material for EH.
And to think I bought AH3ed for my birthday present...</salt>

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I fully expect to see expansions to AH3; and it is (at least to me) stronger in some aspects than AH2. For one thing, the codex element makes it more story driven. Another is the mechanics are a bit cleaner but not to the point where the game is dumbed down. 

With the modular boards, the perfect first expansion would add boards for the dreamlands and other worlds. 

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AH3 appears to have been designed with the intention to be an ongoing cash cow so you'd think they'd come out with new content sooner than later. I just wonder how sales of the base game are doing.  

I still think this should have just been a new game in the Arkham Files series and not packaged as an iteration of AH1 and AH2. Editions are meant to implement errata, combine expansion content/mechanics that made the base game better, and overall just clean up clunky rules/mechanics. 

I know I'm not alone on this and many Arkham/Cthulhu friends opted not to buy this as it felt more like Arkham LCG: The Board Game. So if the sales of the base were bad, then they won't be pumping out expansions anytime soon. If sales were great, they'll have an expansion by fall. 

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