Full Doom Track had a session tonight and since this game won't make it into the broadcast I'm inclined to share it here since I felt it was broadcast worthy in a few ways. We've been playing through Innsmouth Horror recently and I'd have to say that there are just some games where Innsmouth carries surprising brutality.
Akachi Onyele, Agnes Baker, Ursula Downs, Minh Thi Phan
Game Length: 8 Turns
Opening Mythos Card is a gate opening at Devil's Reef and spawning some monsters in Innsmouth. No problems for us, lets grab some clue tokens and be on our merry way. The first mythos phase sees a monster surge at Devil's Reef spawning four monsters there. Three of them are flyers and take off to the sky, one hops in the vortex and the DOR track begins to fill.
On Turn 2 we decide its time to act. Our investigators are sadly weaponless, but a couple have spells. Ursula heads to Innsmouth and we figure everything will work itself out. This has been a weird start to the game though.
Turn 2 Mythos gives us….yea….. ANOTHER monster surge at Devil's Reef. Are you kidding me? Also more monsters spawning in Innsmouth. Three Devil's Reef cards in a row? Come on Bokrug!! Play fair!!
For turn 3 Ursula spends her time trapped at Esoteric Order of Dagon as monsters are pouring out of the gate at Devil's Reef and everywhere else on the Innsmouth board. Not a monster or a gate in Arkham.
I'm not even going to finish the rest of the story in detail because the only other things that happened was that Akachi was able to exit into Devil's Reef to close it only to be attacked by 5 different monsters (4 from the sky) to be sent to the Arkham Asylum and Minh decided to NOT seal a gate she had explored at the Witch House. At the time the DOR was at 5 and putting a seal on the board didn't feel "right". Turns out, it was a good hunch because the immediate mythos phase after Minh closed the gate at the Witch House, another one spawned and that would have been the end of the game.
We suffered one more turn where in which Ursula was on the verge of getting a pounding from two Elder Things, in the street, Agnes had been sent to the hospital after an altercation with a local witch and Minh Thi Phan was delayed in the new gate that was opened on her the previous turn.
In the turn 8 Mythos Phase, Bokrug in all his mercy, put our poor band of weaponless investigators out of their misery but opening another gate at…. guess where? ….. uhuh! Devil's Reef! Akachi is long gone at the asylum at this point and the gate promptly releases a Shoggoth who happily skips into the nearby vortex for the 6th DOR token. Bokrug spawns and our investigators are absolutely annihilated by a -8 Magic/Physical Immune Bokrug. I think the highest attack we were able to conjure up was 6. Oh yea, and I forgot to mention, he had 18 doom tokens.
Talk about a full doom track……
This boarders on the most brutal game I've played with Arkham and of course, Innsmouth is involved somehow. Bokrug is now in my cross hairs for a redo and this time I want to beat him down in a final battle. We'll see how that goes.
In other news, work on the 2nd episode of the Full Doom Track podcast is coming along great and we will have another Doom Token for you all sometime early December! Hope you enjoyed the read hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with comments!