Going to ask here instead of opening another topic. Have a few more questions but I'll start with the one that started this topic.
Bought the original AH a few days agostumbled among other things on the same card described by nameless1. Here's the first problem though. My card says "In either event, YOU automatically close the gate you entered through." Sooo...
Can't say when my game was printed, but I'm guessing it might not have been lying in the shop for years, although it might be possible. I bought it less than a week ago.
Then there are two more outer world encounters that return you to Arkham (and there might be more, haven't checked all cards yet).
First one says:
The Dreamlands (Yuggoth, Other, blue)
"Pass a Lore (+0) check to fight off your desire to sleep. If you fail, you freeze in the night. You are LiTaS. If you succeed, return to Arkham."
The second one reads:
(Abyss) Yuggoth (Other, blue)
"Pass a Sneak (-1) checkthe creatures capture youexperiment on you. Lose half of your items, then immediately return to Arkham with no memory of the experiment".
My question is, can I attempt to close the gate in either of the events? My guess is 'maybe' for the first one'probably not' for the second one. If so, what happens if there are monsters on the gate when I exit? I did not exit on the normal movement phaseit seems I can only closeseal the gate with checks on Arkham phase, not Outer World phase. Does that mean I would have to fight monsters next movement phase?
There's another question I have, that's related to OW encounters. If I get sent to OW (I think event cards only send you to Dreamlands, from what I've seen)then say to immediately return backI get for instance an encounter that reads:
(R'lyeh) The Dreamlands (Other, yellow)
"Pass a Luck (+0) checkstumble into a spider's web. Lose 2 sanitystay here next turn while struggling to get free"
How should I interpret that? Is that supposed to just mean 'delayed'?