And the thanks is genuine. Two wins back to back (some rules I missed may not have helped as much as you might think; we all agree the cards were kind to us on game two) made the group a little cocky. But I randomized investigators, randomized the AO and having five this time kicked it up a notch. In addition to calling out the rules I ran an investigator just to get the open gate count lowered for Final Battle, and that's what happened.
But it was the custom AO Hecate that ate our lunch. I added Herbert West as the Herald, and cultists became a confusing menace.
It was like the air got sucked out of the room when the last of us got devoured. It was awesome.
I'll probably hand pick Yig for next time, just to give them a breather. And maybe no Herald. That was a lot to keep up with. But we'll get used to it.
The big news is that for $8 I got officemax to print up a dozen Heralds and AOs from Tibs and AVI, so gentlemen, thank you for your work. I was happy to pay less than a sawbuck for added variety. That'll keep paying off for a while. The links to the content came from Jake's greatest fan-content hits post.
KiY arrived at my house ($15!) and I can't wait to work it in. Then Dunwich for Xmas.