A weekend of fun, horror, and sanity? What an amazing weekend it was.
Friday, Oct. 14th:
A friend and I started the weekend late in the evening, managing to only finish a total of 2 games, the first being with 4 investigators and the second with 3. The first match was a grueling defeat against Shub, as we ended up without a heavy fighter to deal with the monsters spawning on the board. We ended up waking him up via a Spell, but weren't as well prepared as we had hoped. For the second game, we tried out the new Hastur KIY the event gave each guest. We ended up losing in the final fight with only 2 Doom Tokens remaining (6 successes left). For each of these games, we only played with Vanilla AH, but still ended up 0-2 after the first night. Overall, the start of the weekend was turning out pretty poorly.
Saturday, Oct. 15th:
Our luck still started the same on Saturday. We began with a loss with 4 investigators which wasn't much a contest, and quickly started another game after. Finally, in our second game, we won with a low score of 12 points and 4 investigators. Although not the best, at least it was a victory. In game 3, we tried out the "To the Barricades" scenario, a game with 20 investigators and all expansions in play, which after turn 3 we lost. Although impossible to win, it was quite amusing to watch how much the game could destroy you. With a total of 1-4 for the weekend so far, we knew we went into the final 2 games of the night quite unenthusiastically. However, with 6 investigators we manged to eliminate Shub with another go. Final fight ended up netting us 18 points, which we weren't to happy about.
And finally in the final game of the night, our luck changed. We played with 5 investigators (3 players from the previous game joined us) and once again decided to try our luck against the new KIY. In the end, it was no challenge. We finished strong with a grand total of 32 points (much of those points from at least 7 gates and 18+ monster trophies). We didn't raise the terror track at all, and won by closing the final gate on the board while at the same time placing the 6th seal. A double victory in our eyes, it was a good way to end the day.
Sunday, Oct. 16th:
With the score at 3-4, I played 2 more final games for the weekend, and ended up with victories on both. Which ended me at a 5-4 win overall. It was quite enjoyable in the end.