I think this have to be the most epic Arkham Horror game I have played yet.
I can't belive I did it. I beat Chaugnar Faugn in Final Battle.
The boring part is that I was solo-playing, so I have no one to share my joy with… well, except for you guys
I played with every expansion except MH and had 6 investigators: Monterey, Amanda, Norman, Lily, Tommy and Rita.
First I tried to seal as normal, but with some setbacks I had only sealed 3 locations when the doomtrack was almost completely full. I then realised that I would be really lucky to seal those final 3 locations before the AO awoke, so I tried to go for a closing-win instead. At the same time I was trying to gear up for final-combat to, and with all clue-tokens saved from not-sealing gates, I thought I could have a chance against the AO.
Actually I was really, really close to a closing all gates victory. Monterey was trying to close the absolute last one, but failed with all 3 dies.
At the Mythos face a new Gate opened and Chaugnar Faugn awoke.
The things that made me defeat him was:
1. Lilys Personal Story. 2 Doomtokens was removed at the start.
2. Sealing the Beasts Power. It was really good that I wasted time with this mission
3. Monterey buying all Magical Weapons he could find at the Curiosity Shop.
Also Lily and Rita had 12 clues each so they lasted for 4 rounds. And I can say that they needed it. The fight was down to the last round. All other Investigators was already devoured except those two fine ladies. The Elephant God had only 2 doomtokens left. I needed 12 hits….
Rita goes first… rolls 6 hits.
Then Lily…. rolls 5 hits with 10 dies. 3 dies left to roll… Need one more hit… 1 hit!!!
I'm flying out of the chair chearing!
Honestly, I would never have made it without Lilys PS and Sealing the Beasts Power-mission. I was really hard. I can't even imagine how hard it will be playing with Epic-Battle cards… And no, I didn't use them, It's hard enough without them. But maybee the next time