When using lots of expansions, street areas can become pretty crowded with game components, and I've been wondering about the priorities of different activities there. I think that everyone will agree that the presence of an open gate will supersede all other possible activities, but without an open gate, there are some interesting situations:
(1) The FAQ makes it clear that monsters must always be dealt with before taking clue tokens; should the same rule apply to acquiring items using Mythos cards like "Estate Sale" or "Neighborhood Sale"? I've been assuming that items would be at least as tough to grab as clues with monsters present. One exception that I'm sure about, because I asked FFG: the Vision Quest spell can be cast to acquire clue tokens before dealing with monsters.
(2) Can more than one activity be taken during Arkham Encounters? For example, if a player is required to do an Exhibit Encounter (CotDP), can he also take action vis a vis a Rumor, or must that wait until a later turn? I suspect that one such activity is equivalent to an Encounter.