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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available for iPhone/iPod Touch! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museums arcane exhibits!

*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with exciting in-app purchases*

Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?


While Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:

-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth in difficult mode, or Cthulhu in very hard mode (in-app purchase required to face Cthulhu).
-A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of no effect results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
-Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.

goiMot's comments:


10-31-2011, 05:58 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,407
Lovecraftian horrors?!? Looks atmospheric and promising but gameplay mechanic is not real clear from video. Maybe thus will bide some time until Call of Cthulhu.

10-31-2011, 06:26 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,948
Looks good, I wonder when the ipad version is going to be released?
10-31-2011, 06:28 PM
#4
Game description page from BoardgameGeek...

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
10-31-2011, 06:36 PM
#5
Pretty sure this is the "Elder Sign" dice game from Fantasy Flight Games.

Website is here:
http://fantasyflightgames.com/edge_m...e.asp?eidm=168

The Elder Sign: Omens Fantasy Flight Games' website is here and states what is different between this and the original dice game. Looks like the main changes is that it only has one primary villain (Azathoth) and is more difficult of a game than the Elder Sign dice game.
http://fantasyflightgames.com/edge_m...e.asp?eidm=187
10-31-2011, 07:19 PM
#6
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Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
First impressions are VERY positive. It's polished beyond belief, with great tutorial videos. After playing a while, it seems like its going to have a pretty steep learning curve, but that's not a bad thing. It also seems like it's going to have wonderful replayability, with multiple investigators each with their own individual abilities. If you like Necronomicon, you'll LOVE this.

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10-31-2011, 07:28 PM
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This looks very cool, though I can't really tell what the gameplay is like. But it looks like what I was expecting of the board game part of Necronomicon. Heh, maybe these guys should get together with Lucidsphere Media...

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10-31-2011, 07:28 PM
#9
Looks awesome but I am going to wait for the soon to come ipad version.
10-31-2011, 07:38 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
First impressions are VERY positive. It's polished beyond belief, with great tutorial videos. After playing a while, it seems like its going to have a pretty steep learning curve, but that's not a bad thing. It also seems like it's going to have wonderful replayability, with multiple investigators each with their own individual abilities. If you like Necronomicon, you'll LOVE this.
100% agreed. Very polished, with wonderful voice over intro and tutorials, and nicely animated 2D effects. Gameplay has a nice balance of skill and luck, and a enough RPG elements to engage someone who isn't really into board games (me, for instance). The whole thing is dripping in atmosphere. There is definitely a learning curve, though the tutorials are strategically deployed and helpful. All in all, a very nice game that may very well become an obsession.