During the last game in which Luke Robinson, Lily Chen, Lola Hayes, and Wilson Richards attempted to keep Yog-Sothoth at bay, it proved to be a nail-biter down to the very end. While the game only lasted 15 turns, the game broke down into three very specific timeframes of preparation for the Investigators; mad dashes during the mid-game; and an amazing climax.
The Investigators grabbed as many Clue Tokens as possible during the first few turns and by the end of the 5th Mythos Phase only three Gates had appeared on the board, and Luke managed to seal one with both Lily and Lola not too far behind in their respective Other Worlds. In his travels, Wilson picked-up an Elder Sign and made his way toward a Gate. Luke could do no wrong, finding clues at every turn and decided to accept 5 Clue Tokens in exchange for being Cursed.
During the next phase, things didn't go as smoothly, as Luke unfortunately sealed a Gate which left Lola without an exit, forcing her to spend a few turns out in LiTaS. While a fourth Gate was Sealed before Luke had his third Gate Trophy, he failed his Personal Story, along with both Lola who lost one from her maximum sanity and Wilson, who sacrificed eight Clue Tokens (probably should have used the Clue Tokens instead of the Elder Sign). The only saving grace was Luke managed to discard his Curse. A Rumor, Cursed Relics, wreaked havoc, as the Investigators had no Exhibit Items and needed the few Unique Items in their possession, which caused the Terror Level to skyrocket from 2 to 7 as we entered the last part of the game and there were 8 Doom Tokens upon the Doom Track.
The first Mythos card for the last phase revealed a Double-Doomer, increasing the Doom Track to 10 and both Wilson and Lily were currently in Kingsport trying to obliterate a rift which opened only a few turns before they arrived. Once diminished, Lily returned to Arkham to find a passage to an Other World, while Luke, in Dunwich, also headed for an open Gate. Over the next two turns, Lola had returned to Arkham and sealed the fifth Gate, as both Lily and Luke moved from the first area of their separate Other Worlds. The Doom Track moved one Doom Token closer (at 11) to bringing forth Yog-Sothoth and destroying the world. It was then, that a miracle happened. Lola, having returned to Arkham raced to the Science Building and her encounter proved most beneficial. It read…
Baffled scientists show you a wax cylinder which has apparently recordded the voices of people in the future, warning of what is to come. Make a Lore (-2) check. If you pass, you may look at the top three cards of the Mythos deck and then return them to the top of the deck in any order you choose.
The first Mythos card revealed Hibb's Roadhouse, a location currently devoid of a Gate; the second would yield no Gates but add two Doom Tokens to the Doom Track; and finally the third displayed Independence Square, a location currenlty with a Gate and a place which caused several Monster Surges. Lola, having successfully made the Lore check, retuned the Mythos Cards with the Independence Square card pulled during the Mythos Phase. While monsters filled the locations of Arkham and Dunwich along with the Outskirts, Lily pushed through the Gate and discarded the required Clue Tokens to Seal the Gate after rolling the success required to Close it behind her. Exhausted, the Investigators sought medical attention at both St. Mary's Hospital and the Arkham Asylum.