I should have opened this topic as Kingsport questionS. Ok, here we go again. I mixed all things i have: core, kingsport and lurker at the threshold expansions (mixed everything = relationship cards from lurker, mythos cards, common items, unique items, spells, all arkham location cards, all other world location cards and the new gate markers deck from lurker at the threshold. We are NOT using guardians nor heralds), but we are using the epic battle variant cards. We have played 6 matches here (between 2-3 players) since kingsport expansion arrived and we only won one of the 6. We are barely sealing 4 portals. Most of the time we draw SOME portal burst cards which destroy everything we had done. The clue tokens are not being enough. I was used to win 70% of the time when i used only the core arkham horror. Now we are winning less than 20% of the time we play. Is that difficult correct or putting a guardian and a herald (to balance things) will change these odds for the good side? Besides that, any other useful hint?
By the way, the only one match we won was against Yig (random ancient one selection). All characters were devoured except the last investigator. It was his last attack and he (Joe Diamond) had no more clue tokens, only one of stamina and only one of sanity. He still needed 5 successes in his last attack rolling 7 dice, and he had the 5 successes. He was cursed (start of battle), then he rolled an one and removed, using the epic variant battle, we draw a "sinister plot" card from the green epic deck. After drawing Yig's sinister plot card, he AGAIN cursed everyone with his start of battle ability (all we died because of that, except Joe Diamond who was cursed again). After two rounds SOLOING Yig, he rolled 1 AGAIN in his FIRST try (second round after he had earned the curse) to remove the curse and removed his SECOND curse. After that, it was his last attack because the speed check was -6 due all the rounds of the fight and he had the 5 successes he needed to take the last 2 doom tokens of Yig (3 player game, 1 doom token = 3 successes and the 2nd doom token he already had scored one success in the last round). This was really EPIC! Needing 5 successes rolling 7 dice was marvelous, the other devoured investigator and i didn't believe what we were seeing. OUTSTANDING roll!!!
As you can see, we are having a lot of trouble to seal all 6 portals at once. The only match we won, we won because we fought an ancient one (not for sealing all 6 portals) and won in an EPIC battle.
Bonus: "When Joe Diamond (a player) looked around barely conscious (stamina = 1) and barely with his own mind (sanity = 1) after banishing Yig from this world for good, he saw Jenny (me) and Darrel (another player) dead, poisoned by the father of the serpents. With this vision printed on his mind, he lost his last bit of sanity and shot himself.
In the next day people didn't know what had happened to them. One had been shot and two others were poisoned, lying near each other. After careful thought, the coroner concluded Jenny was Joe's girlfriend and when Joe discovered Jenny was cheating him, he poisoned Darrel and his own girlfriend, becoming insane in the process and killing himself with his trusted .45 pistol." - Lovecraft typical ending (i love to roleplay, even being a board game, lol). ^^
Curiosity: first time i won a core arkham horror game fighting an ancient one (and not by sealing 6 portals at once) , this ancient one was Yig. With the epic variant battle cards, he became POWERFUL. But even with those cards, the first time i win using new content (kingsport/lurker expansions) was against him again. Yig and Ithaqua are by far the easiest AOs to battle (i think Ithaqua is even easier than Yig, but we didn't draw him yet, we draw randomly here when we start a new match). This time we (better saying, the player playing with Joe Diamond) had an OUTSTANDING luck as i've never seen before.
Another question: i was using the kerosene (you need 1 dollar to refresh it every round) against Yig while i was alive in the combat. In the start of the combat, i had 16 dollars. The core rulebook doesn't say i can't spend money to refresh itens in any moment. It only says i don't roll anymore for retainers and for bank loans. So i could have used the kerosene EVERY round because i could pay 1 dollar to refresh it for the five or 6 rounds i was alive in the final battle, right? (by the way i was Jenny, she earns 1 dollar in each upkeep). But even if i couldn't use her ability, i had 16 dollars in the beginning of battle to pay the refresh of the kerosene for the entire combat.
Edited by Nainphy, 20 December 2013 - 11:52 PM.