Another neophyte question
Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:51 AM
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:56 AM
When my girlfriend and I started with the core set, we used the following combinations:
Syndicate + Yog-Sothoth - for dodginess and mystical action
Hastur + Miskatonic - for those all-important investigation icons and some nasty insanity effects
Cthulhu + Shub (or Agency) - for lots of terror and destruction
and then we shuffled in the neutrals or hand-picked the particular ones that we liked.
Hope that helps. And watch out for that Ravager from the Deep (in the Cthulhu deck) - he's a nuisance.
Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:16 PM
I recommend just trying various mixtures to get some sense of the characters. Just dont' be concerned if one pairing seems to be more powerful than another - at this point you are just trying out different things and learning how to play the game.
I remember that when I played my first game I thought Insanity was way too powerful... took a few games until I got a better sense of the balance and how it all worked.