Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gaming Swag from Holiday: The Doom that Came to Atlantic City

I came across this board game called the Doom that Came to Atlantic City by Lee Moyer and Keith Baker. I was browsing the shelves at a local games shop- Good Games in Sydney Australia. It appears to be based loosely on the Monopoly board game, but with Lovecraftian influence. I have always been an avid reader and collector of Lovecraft's books and games, and decided to make the purchase.
The game board itself is gorgeous and colorful. Really great quality.
There are also cards for each of the Elder gods in the game to provide special in game bonuses to the player. Each Elder god's abilities are different.
Also the Community Chest and Chance cards with some name changes and more interesting Mythos influenced effects. Other cards as well for more Lovecraft flavor. The custom dice is also a nice touch.
But it is the figures that really sealed the deal for me. Each figure sits comfortably in a specially shaped spot in the box. The figures are sculpted by the very talented Mr Paul Komoda. I did a search for Mr Komoda and man, his art work and sculptures are really impressive and out of this world!

So here is a closer look at the figures, which for me is the highlight given my love for miniatures.


The first figure is that of Nyalarthotep. Amazing detail on him. I figure he can be used for a Tomb Kings army for fantasy, or a C'Tan for a 40K Necron army. My fav figure in the set.

This one looks scary to me. Ithaqua is supposed to inhabit the frozen forbidding ice worlds. He also appears in Antartica in some stories. He can be used in a snow themed daemon army.

Shub Niggurath
Also known as the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young.
The detail again stands out here, and the palpable sense of horror reflects the sculptor's skill here.


The King in Yellow. He can be used to represent a wizard or lich lord. I was making plans to do a Nurgle based army with minions all in tattered yellow robes based on Hastur.

Also known as the Sleeper of N'Kai. This is my least favourite figure, but it is also very well done. It could be painted up as a statue with eyes that are alive. Or fielded as a furry Slann Mage Priest lol!

This formless horror emits a feel of dread and confusion. The details are again amazing. A painter could choose to paint the bone and flesh of the figure to make it stand out more. In wargaming, it could be an objective marker or used as a Chaos Spawn.

This cosmic entity is again another representation of the formless horror of the outer realities. Its horror also lies in its shifting shape. Again another potential Chaos spawn or used to represent a character that is truly made up of the stuff of Chaos!

And a foray into the Lovecraftian universe would not be complete without Cthulhu itself. Again highly detailed, but its static pose means it can be used for an objective or a prized Relic in a narrative campaign.

A size comparison of the figures to Warhammer 40K and Fantasy equivalents. I look forward to learning how to play the game itself though as I have heard really good feedback on it.

I also did a bit of research on the game and noted its rather difficult journey in coming to fruition. As a miniatures collector, I would definitely recommend getting the game. I am looking forward to painting the figures.The figures alone are worth the cost. I got this for a cool $100 SGD.

Hope you enjoyed this post and the talents of the game's creators.


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