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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Soakman in A new thread: favourite investigators.   
    Guardian: Mark Harrigan. He might be the only Guardian I haven't had a poor play experience with, which I realize is just luck. He really is just a pure killer of enemies, but with the ability to soak and heal damage that Guardians have, you can really use Sophie to do more than just kill enemies. I think with his obvious focus on killing enemies, Sophie makes for real meaningful decisions, particularly in lower player counts when enemies might not be in abundance and you need to do other things to help win.
    Seeker: Joe Diamond. He was my first favorite investigator in the second edition board game, so this is partially a nostalgia pick, but so far through "The Circle Undone" he has been an absolute champ! I think his hunch deck not only puts on display the great design space, but is just super fun to play! I'm a fan of classic movies and old time radio shows, so thematically, Joe really is just a thematic victory for me!
    Rogue: I keep going back and forth between Sefina and Finn, but I think Sefina Rousseau is going to win out just because, as was mentioned by a previous poster, she is just so much fun to play. She was the first investigator design (at least that I played) that really threw out all previous vanilla design I was familiar with and challenged me to build and play in a new way, and that has become my favorite part of the game with subsequent investigators.
    Mystic: Agnes Baker. My first favorite investigator in this game and still my favorite investigator! Mystic is my favorite class overall and while Akachi and Diana are up there (Diana might take the top spot if she continues as she has been), Agnes' ability to do some good when bad happens to her, her fun back story, and just the ultimate example of regular folk finding themselves in extraordinary situations that represents Lovecraft's writings, it all just brings a smile to my face to see her in play!
    Survivor: Calvin Wright. Yes, you heard me right, I said Calvin Wright. Just a clever design that invites you to play in a very different, challenging, and fun way! I love the feeling of walking that 5 damage and 5 horror line, being able to handle any test while on the brink of absolute disaster, which makes for a tense second half of scenarios. I have never been disappointed playing Calvin! On a side note, I do have a man crush on Silas Marsh. He is my absolute favorite investigator in all of the Arkham Files. Once I get my hands on him, he will default to my favorite Survivor.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from ProfessorDetective in Novella Speculation   
    Hopes: Silas! Always Silas until I get that hunky piece of sea-man!
    Expectations: Roland, because he’s been spoiled already, so it seems likely FFG will give us him to catch up with the spoiled material, even though they gave Norman after the spoiled Roland.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from rsdockery in Novella Speculation   
    Hopes: Silas! Always Silas until I get that hunky piece of sea-man!
    Expectations: Roland, because he’s been spoiled already, so it seems likely FFG will give us him to catch up with the spoiled material, even though they gave Norman after the spoiled Roland.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from KBlumhardt in Novella Speculation   
    So far the novella investigators are identical to their deluxe box releases! If this was to happen, which I did say I doubt it would, I would expect it in a later set of novellas, assuming they sell well enough for FFG to continue them.
    I would think that with a change of class comes a change in deck building requirements as well. It wouldn’t have to be a straight swap like your Roland example, but it could be more unique deck building requirements like the novella Norman has.
    Again, I doubt it would happen, but it could be pretty awesome and those who say, “I’m not buying the book just for alternate art and a couple new cards,” might change their tune if it was a new version of an investigator. Surely FFG isn’t beneath such a shameless marketing money grab?  
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Captain Mayhem in Night of the Zealot Redux   
    Cripes, I’d pay the $24.95 just for a card with that “Masked Horrors” artwork! That needs to be their next promotional print or playmat!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Jobu in Night of the Zealot Redux   
    Cripes, I’d pay the $24.95 just for a card with that “Masked Horrors” artwork! That needs to be their next promotional print or playmat!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from IceQube MkII in PSA: Daisy from Invoke thy Name...   
    I attended my “local” event last Saturday and there aren’t really details to about the event to share. It basically was just a get together to play that happened to have some cool items to pick up, it didn’t feel like an event. I don’t know if that’s an FFG thing or the store’s thing, but as this was my first time attending an “organized” event, I was somewhat underwhelmed. One group of four played “The Gathering,” another guy and I played the first two scenarios of “The Dunwich Legacy,” and a seventh guy grabbed his swag and left before we even played. Perhaps a new, unique scenario is too much to expect at this event. Having “The Labyrinths of Lunacy” out by this event doesn’t seem too much though. Even a new or updated encounter set for an event like this seems possible. The Ultimatums, while appearing fun, seem like not enough if you’re trying to establish organized events. In my mind, organized events for this game seem just like the game, amazing and limitless possibilities, that were barely explored.
    This seems like I’m complaining (which, technically I am), but I really did have an spectacular time. This was my first time actually playing with another person, my only playing has been true solo, and what a different, even more amazing game it is! The people that were there were awesome, and the promotional stuff was great!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from CSerpent in PSA: Daisy from Invoke thy Name...   
    I attended my “local” event last Saturday and there aren’t really details to about the event to share. It basically was just a get together to play that happened to have some cool items to pick up, it didn’t feel like an event. I don’t know if that’s an FFG thing or the store’s thing, but as this was my first time attending an “organized” event, I was somewhat underwhelmed. One group of four played “The Gathering,” another guy and I played the first two scenarios of “The Dunwich Legacy,” and a seventh guy grabbed his swag and left before we even played. Perhaps a new, unique scenario is too much to expect at this event. Having “The Labyrinths of Lunacy” out by this event doesn’t seem too much though. Even a new or updated encounter set for an event like this seems possible. The Ultimatums, while appearing fun, seem like not enough if you’re trying to establish organized events. In my mind, organized events for this game seem just like the game, amazing and limitless possibilities, that were barely explored.
    This seems like I’m complaining (which, technically I am), but I really did have an spectacular time. This was my first time actually playing with another person, my only playing has been true solo, and what a different, even more amazing game it is! The people that were there were awesome, and the promotional stuff was great!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Chrisael in Other Franchise Possibilities (Speculation)   
    Team Covenant asked what intellectual property people would like to see brought to the table top, and my response was The Legend of Zelda in the same vein as Imperial Assault. It's naturally a campaign style game. Plus a lot of iconic main characters and great secondary characters for ally and villain packs, and great monsters, big and small, and races for the more trooper type packs and expansions that would provide variety for skirmishes.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from subtrendy in Other Franchise Possibilities (Speculation)   
    Team Covenant asked what intellectual property people would like to see brought to the table top, and my response was The Legend of Zelda in the same vein as Imperial Assault. It's naturally a campaign style game. Plus a lot of iconic main characters and great secondary characters for ally and villain packs, and great monsters, big and small, and races for the more trooper type packs and expansions that would provide variety for skirmishes.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from rbaker1978 in Other Franchise Possibilities (Speculation)   
    Team Covenant asked what intellectual property people would like to see brought to the table top, and my response was The Legend of Zelda in the same vein as Imperial Assault. It's naturally a campaign style game. Plus a lot of iconic main characters and great secondary characters for ally and villain packs, and great monsters, big and small, and races for the more trooper type packs and expansions that would provide variety for skirmishes.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from 987654321 in If it is past midnight... (minor spoilers?)   
    If it is past midnight: Each player discards 2 random cards from his or her starting hand.
    *shuffles cards in hand blindly and pulls two random out to discard*
    "Oh, Roland's .38 Special and my shotgun. Good thing I won't be needing those this scenario."
    A horribly macabre outcome to an otherwise spectacularly fantastic game!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from danI2020 in If it is past midnight... (minor spoilers?)   
    If it is past midnight: Each player discards 2 random cards from his or her starting hand.
    *shuffles cards in hand blindly and pulls two random out to discard*
    "Oh, Roland's .38 Special and my shotgun. Good thing I won't be needing those this scenario."
    A horribly macabre outcome to an otherwise spectacularly fantastic game!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Gaffa in If it is past midnight... (minor spoilers?)   
    If it is past midnight: Each player discards 2 random cards from his or her starting hand.
    *shuffles cards in hand blindly and pulls two random out to discard*
    "Oh, Roland's .38 Special and my shotgun. Good thing I won't be needing those this scenario."
    A horribly macabre outcome to an otherwise spectacularly fantastic game!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from alexbobspoons in First play through post game questions   
    Forget answers to questions, I feel compelled to just say how warmed my heart is that there are people still discovering this game, playing it for the first time, and get to go through the excitement of exploring the city of Arkham and its Other Worlds, fighting its grotesque monsters and evil Ancient Ones, and being filled with giddiness as they purchase and open new expansions! Every time I see this game or the expansions in a game store, I remember how excited I was as I became a gun wielding private investigator or axe swinging politician and simply envy those who get to experience that anew. I find myself both jealous and overjoyed that someone now gets to experience that.....that is assuming they enjoy the game and pursue it further. Okay, romanticized soliloquy is over.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Facsantos in First play through post game questions   
    Forget answers to questions, I feel compelled to just say how warmed my heart is that there are people still discovering this game, playing it for the first time, and get to go through the excitement of exploring the city of Arkham and its Other Worlds, fighting its grotesque monsters and evil Ancient Ones, and being filled with giddiness as they purchase and open new expansions! Every time I see this game or the expansions in a game store, I remember how excited I was as I became a gun wielding private investigator or axe swinging politician and simply envy those who get to experience that anew. I find myself both jealous and overjoyed that someone now gets to experience that.....that is assuming they enjoy the game and pursue it further. Okay, romanticized soliloquy is over.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Wolfpack48 in First play through post game questions   
    Forget answers to questions, I feel compelled to just say how warmed my heart is that there are people still discovering this game, playing it for the first time, and get to go through the excitement of exploring the city of Arkham and its Other Worlds, fighting its grotesque monsters and evil Ancient Ones, and being filled with giddiness as they purchase and open new expansions! Every time I see this game or the expansions in a game store, I remember how excited I was as I became a gun wielding private investigator or axe swinging politician and simply envy those who get to experience that anew. I find myself both jealous and overjoyed that someone now gets to experience that.....that is assuming they enjoy the game and pursue it further. Okay, romanticized soliloquy is over.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Julia in First play through post game questions   
    Forget answers to questions, I feel compelled to just say how warmed my heart is that there are people still discovering this game, playing it for the first time, and get to go through the excitement of exploring the city of Arkham and its Other Worlds, fighting its grotesque monsters and evil Ancient Ones, and being filled with giddiness as they purchase and open new expansions! Every time I see this game or the expansions in a game store, I remember how excited I was as I became a gun wielding private investigator or axe swinging politician and simply envy those who get to experience that anew. I find myself both jealous and overjoyed that someone now gets to experience that.....that is assuming they enjoy the game and pursue it further. Okay, romanticized soliloquy is over.
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Devon Greatwolf in Sometimes I Can't Roll an Extra Red/Yellow Die?   
    It is the adventure with the red and yellow ring (Visiting Antiquarian?) around it that locks the dice. This adventure locks the dice for everyone and every adventure, not just the adventure that locks them. It is only when you pass the adventure that is locking the dice that they become available for everyone and every other adventure. If a location has a red, yellow, or green circle sort of pulsating from the adventure location marker, it is locking that color die for everyone and every other adventure and that adventure needs to be passed before it unlocks. Does that make sense?
     
    The obvious exception is if you're investigator is Sister Mary who ignores locks.
     
    Hope that helps!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from Boba Rick in Sometimes I Can't Roll an Extra Red/Yellow Die?   
    It is the adventure with the red and yellow ring (Visiting Antiquarian?) around it that locks the dice. This adventure locks the dice for everyone and every adventure, not just the adventure that locks them. It is only when you pass the adventure that is locking the dice that they become available for everyone and every other adventure. If a location has a red, yellow, or green circle sort of pulsating from the adventure location marker, it is locking that color die for everyone and every other adventure and that adventure needs to be passed before it unlocks. Does that make sense?
     
    The obvious exception is if you're investigator is Sister Mary who ignores locks.
     
    Hope that helps!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from gsdc-bill in Your Painted Figures   
    For the record, I hate you all! Why must I be blessed with a love for games and miniatures but cursed with no talent for painting! I'm so green with envy a coworker just asked me to sing "Rainbow Connection."
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from randydiv in Your Painted Figures   
    For the record, I hate you all! Why must I be blessed with a love for games and miniatures but cursed with no talent for painting! I'm so green with envy a coworker just asked me to sing "Rainbow Connection."
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from MarthWMaster in I want to make 8 single-faction decks for group play...   
    I would also be interested in doing this. What were some of the other websites you found that talked about doing this?
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from The Professor in Omens of Ice announced   
    Just when you start to think that all FFG cares about is Star Wars, they give us this to darken our shriveled and corrupted cultist hearts!
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    DeepOneRisen got a reaction from John Tenzer in How many ships do you own?   
    Well, at risk of being mocked and scorned for such a feeble attempt at a "fleet," here I go!
    Rebel Alliance: 11 Total
    2 X-Wings (T-65)
    2 X-Wings (T-70)
    2 Y-Wings
    2 B-Wings
    2 A-Wings
    1 Millenium Falcon
    Galactic Empire: 12 Total
    3 TIE Fighters
    3 TIE Fighters (TIE/fo)
    3 TIE Interceptors
    1 TIE Advanced
    1 TIE Bomber
    1 Slave 1
    That's a grand total of 23 which I am currently satisfied with because I rarely get to play, not that my dream fleet has much more than that. Though, I did play with my nephew the other day and he seemed to enjoy it, so maybe I'll get to play more.
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