Im fairly new to Arkham Horror (base set only thus far), with 4 games under my belt - 2 wins, 1 loss (but only because I later realised we were mistakenly increasing the doom track on a monster surge) and 1 called off because it got too late and people had to get home before the trains stopped running - and even newer to the forums, this being my first post.
Re the flying monster movement, I wanted to ask if anyone uses any additional house rules around this, as in last night's game we were drawing a LOT of flying creatures, who, as there never happened to be any investigators nearby, immediately went into the skies.
Following the rules to the letter, (and clarifying I'm doing it correctly it in the latest faq) it seems a flying monster will only come out of the sky if their monster movement symbol is drawn on the mythos card AND there happens to be an investigator in the streets. The problem with this is that I've found investigators pretty much will never end their turn in the streets; it's only occured a handful of times in my 4 games when either dealing with a rumour or getting thrown into the streets by an encounter.
This makes it very rare for a flying creature to come out of the sky, and we ended up with 4 who stayed in the skies for all of the game last night, and with our monster limit being 6, we could only ever have two monsters on the board before they would go in the outskirts. This was a bit frustrating as I like fighting the horrors, but wasn't willing to wait out in the streets for no reason but to try and tempt the creatures down.
Has anyone else found this an issue? Am I playing it right?
The fix I thought of would be that if a flying creature in the sky draws their movement symbol, and there is no investigator in the streets, it will instead go to the street area next to an investigator in a location (eg if there's an investigator in the science building the flying creature would go the MU streets), meaning the investigator must either fight or evade the creature to get out on their next movement. Does anyone play a similar rule?
Any thoughts or suggestions on this are most appreciated!
Thanks in advance, apologies for the rambling post!