I have a friend coming down next week and I think she'll really like this game…but not everyone is as up for getting creamed as people who actually buy this thing. I'd really like her first game to be a decent fight if not a victory, and 2-player is supposedly especially brutal, so does anyone have any tips that could help us put on a good showing? My current thinking is for us to select our own Investigators and face off against Azathoth, for simplicity's sake and also so we have time to go for a closing victory. But I'd love to hear the thoughts of some veterans.
Oh, we'll be playing with the base game only. For reference, I've played only 4 games with varying numbers of players, read buttloads of FAQ, and read a number of play-by-forum topics as if they were dimestore adventure novels. So my knowledge of the game is greater than my experience would suggest, but I'm still a relative newbie.