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    Amnesia when Drawing Multiple Cards

    @Assussanni this has definitely come up before: the drawing of multiple cards is simultaneous, so the other two cards drawn with Cryptic Research are in your hand when Amnesia's revelation effect triggers. And just want to add, for clarity's sake: it's not like you look at the first card you're going to get, see it's amnesia, resolve it, and finish the draw. You have to draw Amnesia for its revelation effect to fire. And that draw happens simultaneously with the other two cards provided by Cryptic Research.
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    Unofficial cancellation false alarm

    I've been wondering exactly the same thing!
  3. @Assussanni the other handy thing for Sef is her stats, as mentioned: 4 in willpower and agility means she can usually fend off most damage-dealing treacheries and evade most enemies. I really liked your suggestions in particular; some of the classics there, which are all probably due a revisit - Jenny and Ashcan got a *lot* of play time from me when Dunwich was out so I should probably lean into exploring how they've changed with the new card pool. I'm struck Ursula, Leo and Finn all solo fairly decently, too - I suppose burly jungle explorers should be robust enough to navigate whatever the mythos has to throw at them!
  4. Hi everyone, I've settled into my first true solo, blind play of Return to Dunwich, and I plumped for Ursula. I've played a decent amount of solo with her, and I know her strengths and weaknesses. But I've not played Dunwich in a while and was struck again by the frequency of enemies in the first two scenarios (particularly HAW, which is fine if they're aloof but dreadful if they're not). Anyway, it reminded me that selecting investigators for a campaign is in part about investigator-strength, but it's also about knowing what you're facing and how your choice will or won't be able to handle what the campaign is about to throw at you. So I thought I'd ask your opinions too. If you play solo, who's your go-to solo investigator for a blind play? do your memories of Dunwich make you question that choice or hold other investigators in mind as possibles? any odd picks that one might not usually go for? I've been very happy playing Leo Anderson through Carcosa recently. I wouldn't have thought him necessarily a top tier solo investigator, but he muscled through incredibly efficiently. I've also found Silas Marsh to be remarkably agile solo (even if Think on your Feet showed otherwise!). So yeah... wonder about your choices and thoughts!
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    4th Cycle - The Circle Undone

    That was *magnificent*, @Assussanni! Absolutely delightful! Well, our episode announcing a new card is up: https://drawntotheflamepodcast.blogspot.com/2019/01/episode-96-visions-of-futures-past-v.html Which means: 1** Carolyn Fern2** Joe Diamond3** Preston Fairmont4** Diana Stanley5** Rita Young6** Marie Lambeau7** Hypnotic Therapy8** Rational Thought9** Detective's Colt 1911s 10** Unsolved Case11** Family Inheritance - A Windfall? Or a Burden?12** Lodge "Debts"13** Twilight Blade14** Dark Insight15** Terrible Secret16** “I’m done runnin’!”17** Hoods18** Mystifying Song19** Baron Samedi20 g121 g222 g3 [Delay the Inevitable? - if there are 2 assets, 1 event, 1 xp card]23** Ace of Swords24** Fingerprint Kit25 seek226 seek327** Death • XIII28 r129** Money Talks30 r331** The Moon • XVIII32 m1 [Deny Existence? Spanish leak?]33** Eldritch Inspiration34** Prophesy35 m4 [Four of Cups - All the Tarot cards are Evenly Spaced]36** Track Shoes37** Act of Desperation38** Able Bodied39** Five of Pentacles40** Ace of Rods41 neutral/weakness x242** The Tower • XVI43 1/744 2/745 3/746** Gavriella Mizrah 4/747** Jeroma Davids 5/748 Valentino Rivas 6/7?49 Penny White 7/7? If cards 7 to 19 are x1 (13 cards), and 20 to 42 are x2 (23x2=46) = 59 player cards [confirmed by Spanish site] ** = confirmed And here's the card:
  6. Absolutely you can, @cheapmate. I'd say that Guardians of the Abyss has a pretty tough chaos bag for standalone, so I'd prefer to approach Eternal Slumber with some xp. At that point, I'm not playing standard campaign rules, and if I'm not playing standard campaign rules (or indeed if I'm not paying 2xp to play Eternal Slumber, as one should, in campaign mode), then taking the xp from its resolutions and/or spending xp to play Night's Usurper doesn't quite make sense! But: I reckon it's perfectly feasible to do it that way. It's just not provided as a possible mini-campaign... or rather, it's not really balanced as such, just given the scope of each scenario. So, to take this a step further: if it were to be played as a 2-part mini campaign I'd like to have adjusted a) the bag b) the difficulty of Slumber as a 0xp scenario c) the amount of xp one might harvest. Only small tweaks would be necessary, though...
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    4th Cycle - The Circle Undone

    Well, we get what we're given and we're very happy with whatever! But I suspect it's that it turns out our podcast name is in fact a little known mystic card. I'm not sure what it does but I've heard it's to do with clues? Testlessly? Something odd like that. I'll report back if I ever find it...
  8. Oh boy @Radix2309 don't get me started on the ways the '8 scenario' structure we've so far (mostly) seen could be played with in future releases. How about a deluxe where each of the 2 scenarios starts a separate 4 part campaign, with the remaining 3 parts provided by subsequent mythos packs? Lesser gods handled in a non-8-scenario style!
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    Shipping Now

    oooh you're in Britain too! Hello!
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    Grand Guignol

    Perhaps I could add an FAQ on arkhamdb to non-keyhole locations just explaining that the subtitle takes the place of the keyhole and one should use shroud/clues as a guide to revealed/unrevealed side? Maybe?
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    Guardians of the Abyss

    I have had a lot of success both with Ursula and then with Silas. Mobility seems to help a lot, and flexibility of approach (do I evade, do I have a plan, etc?).
  12. Essentially I want to echo a lot of what you said. Eternal Slumber felt to me like the perfect 'highlight' or 'event' scenario: the flavour and challenges of Midnight Masks, a long story and winding, diverse challenges. And then some explore, some desert challenges... essentially I love how the scenario seems to be a campaign unto itself and evolves as you play. I don't have much more to say than that! It also rewards revisiting, as the cultists each pose their own problems and learning the desert means you can explore strategically, which I really like. The Night's Usurper to my mind is similarly strong - it's probably at an equivalent or slightly higher difficulty, and if you hate the abyss mechanic you'll not have the happiest time in it. BUT there are plenty of choices and it also feels grand and winding, which I love. Anyway, don't want to say too much more without spoiling but I think I'll try to play them live as a little paired mini-campaign (not that such rules exist: it's play both standalone, or add both to a campaign, paying 2xp for each scenario) for listeners of Drawn to the Flame. Fun times ahead!
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    Shake your head at my tale of woe.

    Hey @rlpowell I'd suggest writing in a rules query to FFG using their form and just flagging up what you've found. It may be that they are happy with how the rules look, but your situation certainly isn't the first time it's happened, and if it means they adjust the rules for the future, no harm done (apart from anyone who wails that their rules are now out of date, etc!). Live and learn!
  14. Are you sure, @General Zodd? cardgamedb is owned by FFG, and I was under the impression it takes all its data from them. It's why when some cards are new in cardgamedb, they are subtly different from the printed final version, because they are working off internal data rather than released data. It's Arkhamdb that's done by fans (including me), and we take some of our data from cardgamedb, as FFG updates it...
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    4th Cycle - The Circle Undone

    1** Carolyn Fern2** Joe Diamond3** Preston Fairmont4** Diana Stanley5** Rita Young6** Marie Lambeau7** Hypnotic Therapy8** Rational Thought9** Detective's Colt 1911s 10** Unsolved Case11** Family Inheritance - A Windfall? Or a Burden?12** Lodge "Debts"13** Twilight Blade14** Dark Insight15** Terrible Secret16** “I’m done runnin’!”17** Hoods18** Mystifying Song19** Baron Samedi20 g121 g222 g3 [Delay the Inevitable? - if there are 2 assets, 1 event, 1 xp card]23** Ace of Swords24** Fingerprint Kit25 seek226 seek327** Death • XIII28 r129** Money Talks30 r331** The Moon • XVIII32 m1 [Deny Existence? Spanish leak?]33** CARD TO BE REVEALED BY DRAWN TO THE FLAME PODCAST on 10th January34 m3 [Prophesy? - if there are 2 assets, 1 skill, 1 xp card]35 m4 [Four of Cups - All the Tarot cards are Evenly Spaced]36** Track Shoes37** Act of Desperation38** Able Bodied39** Five of Pentacles40** Ace of Rods41 neutral/weakness x242** The Tower • XVI43 1/744 2/745 3/746** Gavriella Mizrah 4/747** Jeroma Davids 5/748 Valentino Rivas 6/7?49 Penny White 7/7? If cards 7 to 19 are x1 (13 cards), and 20 to 42 are x2 (23x2=46) = 59 player cards [confirmed by Spanish site] ** = confirmed So at the moment it's Guardian we're thinnest on the ground for...
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