Hello again FFG board denizens. From Call of Cthulhu Card Game ashes I rise to love this game!
Just played for Ryleh and lost that adventure. Still in the game. I've won Cthulhu a few times now. It is hard. I had the purple and red gems and my red die remained locked. Hmm. One investigator dead. only 7 doom still. Could still place a win in the 3,000 range. But I'll probably die. I don't get too many midnight wallops I see complained about on the board. But they sure do happen, doom plus two, two monster, another doom. But also with a loss of sanity, I can't remember. Is there any loss of strength? I forget. I just play to survive. I fight off the color locks, the midnight effects, and I try to choose wisely. Usely I'm too conservative. Often I space a key decision. I think that's what gets most of us. What to roll when, or when to feed the investigator clock (circles adventure?). Which adventure to choose is easier to decide wisely. I go to the Ultima Thule (buy stuff) not rarely. It always seems like you're just pushing the clock foreward hard when you wimp out at the hospital or overbuy. But, unlike another post I read, I think sometimes you use the money, and certainly for health.
I can't wait to discuss the AI of each adventure. It oozes with intent. The first version Azathoth was a blast. The loss of the high scores is a distant memory. Yig is a fiery fun adventure with its own character. The game is so gol darn intricate, it's a beauty. Separate high scores for each GOO would be cool.
It's almost flawless. (oh here he goes). No really, it deserves a long involved review. Not even a review, but a tutorial of each adventure. It's the best, non interhuman game on the iphone. That's a huge endorsement. And for the money? Shees! Perfect for one who has lived with these images for way over a decade with FFG Call of Cthulhu Card Game. Yes, I know Arkham Horror board game is more popular. Phooey. COC ccg was the sheet! lcg too, but waning. And the drama! (PS. A Game of Thrones is great and all, the books, not the over-popular game. Snap!)
Back to Elder Signs: Omens. Sometimes the bottom character bar of possessions freezes. If you're about to die on the iphone, turn the game off and unactive the program and the character turn will disappear. Gotta fix that. Sure it moves a bit slow booting up here and there. But it clicks along. The template is so involved
But, man! We're gonna see an update with more monsters, characters, GOOs. You know they will. The game is f'n on!
Played the Elder Signs board game. Great to hang with friends. But sometimes it's just you. And cthulhu dead but dreaming in your pocket.
I hope for a dialogue. Good luck vanquishing,