Something strange is happening in Arkham.
The dreary New England town has always been known for its odd occurrences, but this goes beyond anything the unshakeable citizens have seen before. Author Virgil Gray has released the latest issue of “Tales from Nevermore,” where he describes a journey he has taken in his dreams—a journey he claims is not a work of fiction. He writes of an impossibly long winding staircase, a pillar of living fire, a tree that came from the moon, and a talking cat, among other impossible things. Yet somehow, these experiences seem to be shared by other residents of Arkham who claim to have experienced the exact same dream. Experts convinced Gray and others to undergo therapy at the local asylum for this shared hysteria, but something tells you there is more to this tale than meets the eye.
In order to get the bottom of this strange phenomenon, your team of investigators will have to split up, and as you divide you will soon find that yours is but one of myriad realities—there are countless paths to follow. The Dream-Eaters cycle includes two campaigns for Arkham Horror: The Card Game, each with their own campaign log. The deluxe expansion where you begin your adventures includes one scenario for each of these campaigns. In the first of these, “Beyond the Gates of Sleep,” you descend into the realm of the dreamers in search of answers. From your initial dream, you are drawn into a familiar dreamscape: the same one that Virgil Gray traversed in his story in “Tales from Nevermore.” Even as you witness the truth of Gray’s stories, you must ask yourself, is this real? Or is your mind simply conjuring what it expects to see?
Each of the scenarios in The Dream-Eaters can be played on their own or combined with three of the six Mythos Packs in The Dream-Eaters cycle to form a larger four-part campaign. Alternatively, these scenarios can also be combined with all six of Mythos Packs to form a cohesive eight-part campaign. Whichever path you follow, you must learn whether you can trust your mind and your allies and hold onto what you know to be true if you wish to survive. Your fate is in your hands.
This is not a standalone product. A copy of the Arkham Horror: The Card Game Core Set is required to play.