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2009-05-28, 08:39 AM

The world is at war. Men constantly battle with the brutal orcs, wicked ratmen known as Skaven, and their ever present foes, themselves. The beleaguered elves and dwarfs offer what assistance they can, but their races are but a fraction of the glory they once were. At the top of the world lies the Northern Wastes, a barren wasteland full of horrible monsters and barbaric savages dedicated to the four Ruinous Powers of Chaos. This terrifying place warps and changes all who enter it, and fierce champions of the Ruinous Powers emerge from it ready to challenge any before them. Now the Powers themselves are surging forth from the top of the world.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
- William Shakespeare

Chaos in the Old World makes you a god. Each god’s distinctive powers and legion of followers grant you unique strengths and diabolical abilities with which to corrupt and enslave the Old World. Khorne, the Blood God, the Skulltaker, lusts for death and battle. Nurgle, the Plaguelord, the Father of Corruption, luxuriates in filth and disease. Tzeentch, the Changer of Ways, the Great Conspirator, plots the fate of the universe. Slaanesh, the Prince of Pleasure and Pain, the Lord of Temptations, lures even the most steadfast to his six deadly seductions. Yet, as you and your fellow powers of Chaos seek domination by corruption and conquest, you must vie not only against each other, but also against the desperate denizens of the Old World who fight to banish you back to the maelstrom of the Realm of Chaos.

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell”
- Oscar Wilde

As one of these four mighty Powers, your time has finally come! Your three petty rivals each think they are about to gain the ultimate victory, but they are deluded; compared to you, they are little more than pretenders. Your efforts, schemes, and the sheer force of will are about to pay off as you drown the world in a sea of Chaos. That which emerges will be formed in your glorious image, and even your pathetic rivals shall bow down before you for all eternity. Let the final struggle begin!

“Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Designed by Eric M. Lang, award-winning designer of the Call of Cthulhu and A Game of Thrones card games, Chaos in the Old World features three ways to win, and gives you an unparalleled opportunity to reshape the world in your image. Every turn you corrupt the landscape, dominating its inhabitants, and battling with the depraved followers of rival gods. Each god has a unique deck of gifts and abilities, and can upgrade their followers into deadly foes. Summon forth living manifestations of Chaos, debased and hidden cultists, and the horrifying greater daemons - beings capable of destroying near everything in their path.

“I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.”
Richard J. Needham

For those of you who can’t get enough of the Warhammer world we have an added bonus! Included in the first print run, two very rare in game items for the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMO. The Signet of the Cursed Company lets you wander the battlefields of the Warhammer Online MMO as a fearsome skeletal warrior. The Call to WAR will instantly teleport you to your capital city.

Chaos in the Old World is coming, are you ready?

I'm thinking this looks pretty awesome. I'll probably be grabbing a copy for Christmas or Birthday, whichever's closer to ther release date.