Gloomhaven Fan Launching Custom Campaign Expansion Titled "The Crimson Scales"

Gloomhaven has a pretty committed community, as this professional-looking custom campaign will demonstrate.

Published: March 22, 2021 6:28 PM /


Gloomhaven The Crimson Scales Custom Campaign Box Art

Gloomhaven is probably one of the biggest tabletop games of the past decade, both in scope and in terms of popularity. Now a fan of the game appears to be launching his very own custom campaign known as Gloomhaven: The Crimson Scales, with a full-on, non-profit release of the game being planned via the use of Tabletop Simulator and online print shops. 

Gloomhaven: The Crimson Scales

The new expansion The Crimson Scales is a completely fan-made effort, constructed by Reddit user Boardgame613. It will feature a whole slew of new content, including more than 60 new scenarios, 11 playable classes, and even the option for 3D-printable miniatures. The campaign has been in development for quite some time, but considering the full-sized campaign included, as well as the custom artwork and of course the Tabletop Simulator mod. Some of this custom work looks top-notch so far too. 

Gloomhaven The Crimson Scales Miniature
The sculpting on this example miniature is actually pretty decent without going overboard. 

We've got a few pictures of some example 3D-printed miniatures that will (presumably) be made available at release and they look like something that a lot of effort has gone into. Same story with that custom artwork. It looks like something that you wouldn't be ashamed to see on the shelves of your local FLGS. Of course, how this all works legally is a bit of a question. Technically all of the content being released here is completely new and unique, but it also does sort of bear the Gloomhaven name in places. 

How And When Will This Go Down

Right now, we have no idea when this custom expansion is going to drop. It's been in the works for at least 3 months looking at Boardagame613s Reddit history, and we've been told to expect a new update next month. One thing is for sure, if and when this thing drops you can bet it's going to be popular with the community. We've reached out to the creator of Gloomhaven, Isaac Childres, to see how he feels about the situation. In the meantime, you can check out the creator's Reddit page to keep up-to-date with the game. 

What do you think of this custom campaign? Will you be adding The Crimson Scales to your Gloomhaven collection? Let us know your thoughts below. 

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