I'm curious as to the general opinion about this expansion, hence this thread. Please contribute your own impressions and thoughts regarding TBGOTW.
Personally, I must admit that I myself was not impressed. Aside from the fantastic "funnel-shaped cloud" weather environment, the Mythos cards are bland and boring. I found all of the new "monsters appearing" in the streets cards to be completely unecessary. The Other World cards are also unexciting, and while there are a few good Common Items and Unique Items, none of them really jump out at you.
I have not yet played with the Black Goat of the Woods Herald, so I will have to leave that evaluation to others. After looking at his effects, I figured he would virtually guarantee the AO's awakening if I used him. True or false?
I did like the Children of the Goat and I thought the Dark Druid was especially nice, a worthy equal to the Wizard Whately, the High Priest, and the Tcho-tcho Priest. Unlike many others who have posted here, I found joining the "One of the Thousand" cult to be quite beneficial! Jacqueline became a member and she ended up with a grand total of seventeen Clues, the majority of which were attributable to her membership in the cult. A Historical Society encounter gave her three Clues for being a member, while the Corruption card she received, Nightmarish Visions (Very approrpriate for a psyhic, eh?) gave her most of the rest.
I was extremely pleased with the Corruption cards! I found them to be imaginative and interesting, and I liked how many of them had a sizeable benefit to accompany their detriment. Discarding them when a gate matching their symbol was closed also seemed a fine way to get rid of them.
I think that's everything, aside from the Spells and Arkham location encounters. I'm of mixed feelings about the big one, Summoning the Ancient One, and don't particularly like the rest of the Spells. The Arkham encounters I can't remember well enough to comment on.
So overall, despite the excellent Cult memberships and Corruption cards, my opinion of this one has to be thumbs down. What do the rest of you think?