We (me and my girlfriend) started out with 2 investigators each and went up against Chtugha.
3:rd turn: Another gate opening in mythos phase = 6 open gates and Cthugha awakened.
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Innsmouth can be brutal. I think most of the people here who play Arkham consistently have a "Mythos 1 defeat" on their log, thanks to Innsmouth (and it's something everyone's proud of ::nodding:
Just a little note: a 4 investigator game has a gate limit of 7. So, at 6, Cthugha was still purring in his slumber!
Well what do you know? You're right. Thanks!!
The most annoying thing is that I can now remember that I knew this once and used to play according to it. But a while ago my brain must have short circuited and I began to think it was only 6. I could swear the game was getting harder with an unproportional number of awakenings due to open gates.