I had not played in a while, so I decided to get a game in with myself on my day off. I had to work the rust off, but I came out victorious in the end.
I had been wanting to play with a group of themed investigators (this is where the band comes into play), but I could not decide which group I wanted to go with.
Should I be the adventurers (Leo, Monterey, Ursula), the local boys (William, Wilson, Hank), or the band (Jim, Marie, Patrice)?
Since I could not decide, I rolled a D3 and ended up with "the band."
I then drew Nyarlathotep as the Ancient One. This was the first time that I had ever faced him. My rolls were pretty brutal at the beginning and end of the game (I hit a hot streak about halfway through, but it did not last), but the cards I drew throughout the game were really good. I also was fortunate and got the environment card that reduces a spell's sanity cost to zero, and it lasted quite a long time. The only real negative thing to occur was a gate burst. Marie did get Lost In Time and Space at one point, but she did not have to give up anything too great.
I ended up winning by seals after 22 Mythos phases. The team worked really well together. Patrice got some nice weapon draws, so she ran around killing monsters and grabbing clues while Jim and Marie closed gates with her clue tokens.
This very interesting team chemistry did bring up one big question: Can Patrice get the five clue tokens for hitting level nine on the doom track twice? Since Marie can remove a doom token once per game that gives Patrice a chance to hit nine twice. I felt generous since this was my first game in some time, and I played it that Patrice could get the bonus more than once. Did I play that correctly?
I also had one other small bit that I could not remember clearly. Do environment cards only affect Arkham, or do they affect Other Worlds as well? The issue was the spell cost being reduced to zero card. I played it that it only had an effect on Arkham, but I was not 100% certain on that one.
Thanks for any information you can provide me. It is good to be playing again.