I must be doing something wrong because I have been having a difficult time making this game work. After reading that this game is really easy, I want to ask everyone to point out what I must be doing wrong since I am not having any success.
I am finding that completing tasks is very difficult. I tried playing tonight with the Drifter (and his sidekick "Duke"). The pattern was like this....
Roll 6 dice, no task completed, take away one dice, roll again, maybe a task is completed, roll 4 dice, fail second task, try again, fail, lose another dice, fail that task, lose sanity point, try again, fail, lose a dice, fail, lose a dice, fail, lose another sanity point, All the time the clock is moving and my sanity is losening.
Sometimes I get lucky and I can complete one of the easier "quests". However, It is daunting that I will probably need to complete dozens so that I can get enough elder signs to be able to defeat the monster. I didn't get any of the special red or yellow dice which probably would have helped alot.
I was stunned to hear that this game was easy. I thought that LOTR was hard but atleast you can add players to make it easier. This seems like a constant tick down to insanity or death.
Another question. I tried playing once before but seemed to be buring through investigators quite rapidly. Is that the point or is it common to have the same crew of investigators complete the adventure together.
Once again, any help forthcoming would be appreciated. The game looks good but I feel my sanity declining the more I try to play.