Hi all - thinking about doing a first MoM playthru later this week and wanted to get some feedback on a few things...
1. What is generally the best scenario to introduce new players? I.e. one that covers the basic mechanics and ideally has a particularly satisfying rising action and conclusion. We'll be playing with a keeper and probably 3 investigators - all new to the game and are casual board game players rather than diehards, though a couple have played Arkham Horror before.
2. I'm a little unclear how much the Keeper should know beforehand. Do you familiarize yourself with say all the event cards, including the results and conditions of the final event? On one hand it's your responsibility to run the game smoothly so familiarity is good, on the other hand some of the pre-knowledge seems a little game-y.
3. What's an ideal # of investigators? I've noticed the difficulty and rules in nearly everything don't scale with the # of players, which seems odd. I've heard with 2 investigator players some people double up for 4 total, but what about other combinations?
4. What expansion(s) would you recommend getting first? Is the Alchemy expansion worth it for at least the new investigator characters? Are any of the expansion materials (aside from the aforementioned investigators) intended for play in other scenarios, i.e. can they be cleanly integrated? Or pretty much only usable in that particular story?
Thanks in advance. Looks like a great game.