|The Sanctioned Psycher got tainted by the warp. Hordes of flies surround him, but it's not all bad as can be seen on the card description.|
The art of the board and cards is fantastic. It really captures the foreboding apocalyptic doom of 40K. Space is grim and lonely, the ships are menacing, and the planets look hostile. The only complaint I have is that a lot of the art is a bit small, so it seems to make things look busy. FFG has provided some great miniatures for the player's pieces. They are busts of some of the iconic characters that populate the 40K setting.
|The Ogryn and Imperial Guardsman explore space trying to complete missions while facing off against the dark forces and abominations found in space.|
There are some nice differences that set Relic apart from Talisman. One thing I do like about the game is the mission cards. Completing a number of missions gives players a "Relic" that help's him in his quest to achieve the game objective, which changes depending on the scenario card. The mission cards give a little bit more focus to what you are doing rather then the random gathering of resources that one does in Talisman.
Players also find and can buy various sci fi equipment cards to assist them in their quest such as: bolters and weapons, med kits, armor & ect. This equipment comes in handy when facing the baddies of the 40k universe: eldar, tyranids, corrupted imperials, and various enemies corrupted by the warp.
|The Ogryn falls and becomes corrupted by the dread corruption of chaos.|
|The Psycher makes his way through dangerous space towards the objective. The Relic he has found during his travels protects him against, and helps him recover from mutation inflicted by the warp.|
|The Sanctioned Psycher seizes the objective: the lost ancient ship of a Saint. Victory!|
|Grant bought business card holders to help organize the myriad of cards FFG puts in their games.|
Like many of the other FFG Cthulhu inspired games Eldritch Horror is co-operative. The players are all on the same side, and the enemy forces actions and reactions are handled through game mechanics.
|The character card: abilities on the bottom indicate the number of dice used for a skill check.|
|A variety of items are needed to face off against Yog-Sothoth.|
|Players move to different locales around the world to gather clues, face monsters, and seal rifts gates through which evil forces are spreading.|
There are a number of different enemies one can face in Eldritch Horror. They have a variety of powers that change up the game and add to the re-playability of Eldritch Horror. We faced Yog-Sothoth in an epic battle to save mankind but ultimately came up short.