So I mostly have played Elder Sign as a solo game, and I have noticed the game is almost impossible to lose if you play certain characters. The following are:
Kate Winthrop: no creatures show up and no terror effects resolve.
Carolyn Fern if she encounters and chooses to constantly lose against the Administration Office card (i.e. free tertiary-placement monster trophies and clue tokens).
Sister Mary: no lingering effects; no dice lock.
Comments? I've read some people are greatly upset by this. To me, Elder Sign seems vastly different from Arkham Horror. Whether one wants to say this was not very well play tested or not, to me it seems the game can be as easy or as hard as you wish to make it for yourself.