Diving Into Dagon’s Depths
Hey all! Hope you've had a great day. Today we're going to go over one of the classics of Deep Madness, the big box expansion Rise of Dagon.
But first, our achievement progress!
We are getting really close to unlocking the audio book through our social goals. Which means we're also getting really close to unlocking the scenario for The Faces of the Sphere. And we're also getting really close to unlocking those awesome dice for The Faces of the Sphere! And we're also so, so close to unlocking Lucas Kane! EEEEE! SO MANY STRETCH GOALS ABOUT TO BE BUSTED!
RISE OF DAGON
Before the investigators ever came to Kadath, there was another group who descended into the depths of the underwater mining facility. They brought with them a very special charge: the asset. And, when the asset was introduced to the sphere, everything changed.
The New Investigators
Rise of Dagon features three new investigators: the celebrity "single mother" who runs the Leng Corporation, Meredith Waite, her sheltered but oh-so-special daughter, Regan, and a strange writer who seems to have stepped right out of another century, Ward Phillips. (Remember him?) Together with a hapless repair crew, these three will be thrust into a nightmare from which they may never escape.
Here are the investigator cards for the three investigators, showing their abilities as well as their backstories:
Rise of Dagon is also populated with several new horrors. There's the Deep Ones: mutated, shambling creatures who were once men and women. There's the Hydras: High Priestesses of a dark, malevolent, and very present power. There's the Shadows of Filth: oozing, nightmarish beings who cling to their matching investigator like a bad rash. And then there is, of course, Dagon himself, the Lord of this otherworld of terrors. Or is he?
Rise of Dagon features several new mechanics, both for good and bad. First of all, Rise of Dagon functions as an ongoing campaign. Search cards, infection cards, filth cards, infection tokens, and filth tokens are carried from one game to the next, and the three scenarios must be played in order. Which brings us to the next new mechanic in Dagon.
It is very possible to slowly lose your humanity throughout the course of Rise of Dagon. At the start of chapter one each investigator is given a face-down infection card. When it is revealed, that investigator will begin to receive filth tokens. If an investigator ever has three filth tokens then that investigator will become infected and begin the slow transformation into a Deep One.
However, it's not all bad news in Dagon. Specifically, there's the new Domain and Enlighten mechanic. When you rest during Dagon, you will take a domain card. These cards are sometimes good, sometimes not so good, but often feature a trade-off: a positive effect for a negative effect. However, when you take these domain cards you also take a domain token of a certain color and shape. When these are collected, investigators can begin, once per activation, to build enlightenment cards. And enlightenment cards are incredibly powerful. (Want to restore a room that's been devoured? There's an enlightenment card for that. Want to heal 1 wound from every investigator? There's one for that, too.) And what's more, once these cards are used they aren't discarded. They're just wiped clean, and you can build them again.
Rise of Dagon contains 5 room tiles, 116 new cards, 108 new tokens, markers and standees, 3 new investigators, and 24 new monster figures. This big box expansion costs $50 ($45 for returning backers.) If you'd like to add Rise of Dagon to your pledge, just click on the "Manage your pledge" button (in the upper-right-hand corner on computers, or on the bottom of the main campaign page on mobile), then click "Change your pledge." Next add the amount for the expansion to your pledge and click Save. That's it! We'll figure out what your extra funds were for in the pledge manager following the campaign. (Rise of Dagon is included in the All-In pledge level.)
Also, just a reminder that I will be doing another Kickstarter Live video today (Tuesday) at 3pm PST! I hope you'll be able to join me! Have a great day, and here's to us potentially unlocking a whole bunch of stretch goals today!
Wait, I see it again! The mists are parting! It’s getting closer! I can… almost… make it out…