I just finished my first game with The Black Goat of the Woods expansion. I had one single opportunity to draw a Corruption card (turn 2), but passed the skill check. And that was it for the rest of the game! I had heard that this expansion was notorius for that kind of thing, but I didn't think it would be that bad. No Cult membership or Gate Bursts either.
Does the Miskatonic expansion do anything to resolve this issue?
Would I be right in thinking that you really need to play with the Herald to get anything from this expansion? I decided not to play that variation on my first try because it looked really difficult. Is it really as hard as it looks?
One of the new spells is a bit of a mystery too. Summon Monster ?! What are you supposed to do with that? The only thing I can think of is using it to manipulate the Monster Limit, but I'm not sure if that's possible or even legal.
With the ML at max could you enter an area containing a monster, cast the spell to draw a new monster from the cup, thereby bouncing the previous monster to the Outskirts? I suppose it could be one solution to difficult monsters that just sit on gates the entire game. But would it / could it work?
Tomorrow I will try The King in Yellow for the first time. Hopefully with better results.