Mansions of Madness: Sanctum of Twilight (engl.)
It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.
–H.P. Lovecraft, “Cool Air”
Arkham is under threat once more, but this time, evil is not emerging from beyond the veil that divides worlds. It comes from within the city itself. The Order of the Silver Twilight is a powerful, esteemed society within Arkham, but their secretive nature naturally incites your curiosity. What are they really up to and what are their motives? Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Sanctum of Twilight, a new expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition, now available for pre-order at your local retailer and online through our website here!
A Powerful Adversary
Sanctum of Twilight is an expansion for Mansions of Madness, challenging one to five players to investigate the occult happenings and horrors that haunt the once-quiet city of Arkham, Massachusetts. With previously unseen tiles and cards, a new monster, and two new investigators, this expansion takes a closer look at the wealthy and upstanding members of the Silver Twilight Lodge who wield forbidden arcane powers alongside their city-wide influence. Beneath a veneer of respectability, the true Order of the Silver Twilight performs rituals with mysterious motives.
To bring these nefarious misdeeds to light, this expansion brings two new investigators to Mansions of Madness. Lily Chen has spent her life in training with an obscure sect of monks who believed that she was destined to one day face a great evil. As a master of martial arts, when Lily attacks unarmed, she inflicts two additional damage on any monster she strikes. Her intense training has also given her the will to become a stalwart defender against the unimaginable terror that lurk on the fringes of reality.
Politician Charlie Kane, on the other hand, never believed that in confronting the important issues facing Arkham he would end up taking on monsters and cults. Still, he knows that he was elected for a purpose and defending the city is his duty. Using his incredible influence and connections, Charlie is prepared to protect the people of Arkham from any threat, supernatural or otherwise. After all, he needs his constituents alive and voting if he runs for re-election.
To aid you in your investigation of the Order of the Silver Twilight, Sanctum of Twilight introduces a new type of token in the form of Restraints. These tokens are not possessions, but they can prove invaluable in the course of your investigations. Throughout the game, various effects may cause investigators to place Restraints on the map to trap a monster, binding them to that space. A restrained monster does not need to be evaded, and when this monster activates, the investigators may choose to discard a Restraint from the monster’s space and force the monster to forfeit its movement. When time is of the essence, these Restraints may provide a vital opportunity to gather evidence without being pursued and assailed by the dark creatures spawned by the Order’s activities.
A Cordial Invitation
The Sanctum of Twilight expansion unlocks two new digital adventures for you to continue your adventures in Arkham. Behind Closed Doors begins with a peaceful stroll through the park. For once, no desperate friends, sudden phone calls, or mysterious notes have disrupted your plans. But somehow, you cannot shake the feeling that someone is watching you. A chill breeze soon sweeps the sensation away, but the sense of paranoia sticks with you. Another denizen of the park walks just behind you and you cannot shake the feeling that something is not right, when suddenly your world goes black.
You awake in a dark cell, the cold from the stone floor beneath you creeping uncomfortably into your skin. How long were you out? What is this place? And most importantly, how do you get out?
Then, in Twilight Diadem, the annual Twilight Fair hosted by the powerful Silver Twilight Lodge lights up the streets of Arkham. As per tradition, on the last day of the Fair a young debutante is crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Twilight Ball. But when this year’s queen, Mary Ann Chase, comes to you insisting that the Silver Twilight Lodge is up to something sinister, you know that you are the only one who can help her. The Twilight Fair, she insists, is not all that it seems.
Still, the show must go on, and what is a fair without a parade? Sanctum of Twilight allows you to fully take part in the festivities by introducing a previously unseen map element in the form of moving tiles. When a map tile (such as a parade float) moves, all investigators, monsters, and tokens maintain their positions on the tile. This may work in your favor by delivering you from danger, or the motion could prove to be your downfall, driving you toward an enemy without offering a chance to escape. This newfound mobility may only present you with a new question: how can you keep a steady hold on your own fate when even the ground you stand on is unstable?