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  1. CaffeineAddict

    Guardians of the Abyss

    It was waiting for me when I got home this evening.
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    Forgotten age difficulty...(sigh)

    In the FAQ from October.
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    Forgotten age difficulty...(sigh)

    Hmm...trying to finish my second forgotten age campaign, and I'm slightly stumped by the setup in Shattered Aeons. The relic of Ages was removed from my deck for the rest of the campaign during Depths of Yoth, but my campaign log says "the investigators found the missing relic", so I'm directed to the setup that says I still have it...and I know it's crucial to winning the scenario. Am I missing something? Edit: ah, there is errata for that part of the depths of Yoth setup, to change "the investigators found the missing relic" to "the relic is missing" in the campaign log. I wasn't aware of that.
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    Forgotten age difficulty...(sigh)

    Played Shattered Aeons this evening to complete my campaign. Only Just won, I wouldn't have survived to the end of the round if the skill test leading to the resolution hadn't gone my way. Some of the twists and the resolution were unexpected. This has definitley been my favourite cycle.
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    Stuck due to mismatched cards and scenarios

    Are you sure you're using the right terrain and setup for the scenario? I played a couple of games getting frustrated with not finding a particular location until I realised I was using the wrong terrain.
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    How was your lucky dip!

    Played the first scenario a couple of times this afternoon. Lost the first one to wounds, but did make it to the final quest card and boss fight. Took about an hour and a half. Second play through with a different character took about 45 minutes, and I survived. There were a few niggles, like the token icons being quite small, but overall I really enjoyed the game. Lots of options and decisions, and different characters really affect how you play. I had an exploration card in both games that I never found anything to use it on (a key). I'm assuming there must have been something I never encountered that made it relevant, or maybe it's relevant in one of the other scenarios. We'll see. So far, seems worth the purchase. Edit: Though I did just survive scenario 2 with the construction worker on day 2, in 10 minutes. Seems like this scenario would be harder with more players, but it seemed pretty simple compared to the first. Edit 2: Played scenario 2 again, thinking I just got lucky. Nope, finished on day 2 in less than 10 minutes again. Probably wont be returning to this scenario much.
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    How was your lucky dip!

    I got badlands and valley terrains. Looking forward to trying it out tomorrow.
  8. Seems like a homage to Magic, where multi colour cards are gold.
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    Forgotten age difficulty...(sigh)

    Of all the campaign's so far, I'm actually enjoying the design of Forgotten Age the most. I thought the supplies were an interesting mechanic, with having to guess what you'd need most. It does require some suspension of disbelief, but so does the entire game. Maybe I'm in the minority when I say: more campaigns like this, FFG!
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    Forgotten Age cycle

    Sometimes I just love the narrative ridiculousness of Arkham Horror. Having not previously played it, I decided to play Carnivale of Horror as a side adventure during my Forgotten Age campaign. So...having descended into the depths of Yoth, pursued by serpents in the dark, approaching the glowing light....my investigators decided to pop out to Venice for a bit of Carnivale fun. They'll be back later. Leave the light on. I'm playing two-handed with Ursula and Matteo, and defeated Carnivale by defeating the big monster, while staying one step ahead of the hunters that were after me. Matteo had shrivelling, and Ursula had the Ornate Bow, so they were running round Venice, pursued by hunters, firing arrows and slinging spells at the big bad. On a side note, Ursula running around firing a bow and arrow was surprisingly effective, and felt very Lara Croft. Killed a bunch of enemies, so the three XP cost was offset by gaining four, plus two extra for Ursula, as she's got Charon's Obol (yes, she's a bit suicidal), and now I've got some shiny masks to help with the final scenario. Must be getting back to those caves, now.
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    3 ring binder storage

    Yep, that's what I do - class and cost, leaving empty space on pages rather than starting a new cost. No problems so far.
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    FA Supply Summary

    Cool, I was just thinking earlier about going through the campaign guide and cards to figure this out. I always do my first playthroughs blind, but for a subsequent campaign I would want to know how to optimize my choices.
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    Forgotten Age cycle

    Good luck!
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    Forgotten Age cycle

    Away in a hotel this week, but luckily just before I left, I got City of Archives and Depths of Yoth delivered, so I've spent the last couple of evenings in the hotel playing Arkham. I like how they keep doing innovative things with the scenario design. Forgotten Age has been quite a brutal cycle so far (I've never accumulated so much trauma before), but the design really is top notch. The explore mechanic has been a great addition. Looking forward to the conclusion in Shattered Aeons.
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    Worse than I Thought

    I don't mind a slowdown of content, it's the lag between announcements/releases and the delay between packs of the same cycle that frustrates me. I'd rather they went most of the year releasing nothing (maybe some nightmare), and then released a deluxe and cycle over a few months.
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