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    How old are you

    I'm 37. Very nearly 38. I've been playing Pen and Paper RPGs since I was an early teenager - but actually started with Warhammer Fantasy Role Play rather than the usual D&D entry point; I guess it was only a short hop from the tabletop game. I still remember my first character - we were a group of travelling entertainers, and I was the guy who had to dress up in the crappy Chaos Spawn outfit and get kicked in by everyone else for the amusement of children in the Empire, and as a lesson to what happens to those who fall to worshiping Chaos. Oddly enough, it's only as I've got older and started experiencing the beginnings of aching joints on cold mornings that I've begun to be a bit more of a fan of Nurgle. My dark secret is that I hate HP Lovecraft's writing. He's just terrible - with the exception of the Outsider, I think pretty much everything he penned is garbage. Conversely, while I'm never going to read him again, I am very grateful for what he did create because for the most part, I love games about the Mythos - hence why I'm here playing Arkham Horror. So I guess you could sum up that I love the concepts, hate his implementation of them.
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    Card Sleeves

    Apparently Ultra-Pro Eclipse cards are pretty swish as well. Only solid colour though.
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    4th Cycle - The Circle Undone

    No he means they all had big dicks.
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    The sad an ironic demise of "Ashcan" Pete

    It's double sleeved! But it's totally wrecked, teeth punctured right through and I can't even get it out of the sleeve without ripping it more. Really, I should write to FF and complain that their sleeves just don't hold up to everyday incidences of DOG ATTACK. Unfortunately I'm one of those people who think like: - 1. FF have a new LCG out 2. Ascertain how many core sets are required for complete playset 3. Purchase X core sets, where X is the number of core sets identified at stage 2. ... I've written to them asking if they can send me a replacement, but I did acknowledge that this is my fault so I'm not expecting anything. If they (reasonably) ask me to take a long walk off a short pier, I'll just buy another Dunwich box next time I see one on offer.
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    Arkham Horror: The Card Game Player Questionnaire

    I have done as you asked. Please don't burn my house down.
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    Return of the Awkward Shaped Box

    The box fits the campaign and relevant encounter card perfectly double sleeved. All of my player cards got in a folder because I like to feel like I'm researching arcane horrors when I'm deck building. Frustratingly, because I don't like putting more than one card in a pocket, as each card comes as a double rather than a triple, I've been forced to spend extra money for a quadrow folder. #FirstDimensionProblems
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    The sad an ironic demise of "Ashcan" Pete

    The worst part is that at the Duke was stolen at the same time and wasn't even nibbled. Inside job? Dogspiracy? This is the offender by the way. Terrifying.
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    Return of the Awkward Shaped Box

    I actually use the boxes for storing cards. Because we periodically play in pubs and the like, there's the ever present risk of drinks getting sloshed on the table so I double sleeve everything - indeed, I would have lost some L5R cards had it not been for my nerdy OCD (and if I'm honest, abstract enjoyment) of covering my cards in two layers of plastic. Under these circumstances, the box is literally the exact right fit.
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    Blood Bound (Vampire Politics) LCG?

    VTES is in the process of being resurrected; Black Chantry are going to have 4 new starter decks up and available as POD soon. If you’re not keen on V5, there’s always V20, or Dark Ages.
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    State of LCGs

    I don’t want to read. It’s enough of a pain having to read the cards if I’m honest. Make a TV show.
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    Forgotten age difficulty...(sigh)

    It depends on whether the difficulty feels arbitrary and punitive or whether it's something you feel as though you could have done better. The former is incredibly off-putting whilst the latter encourages more play in order to improve. I think the problem with Arkham Horror is that the sudden difficulty spikes can seem to come out of nowhere and due to the campaign nature of the game, it's not always easy to just give a scenario "another go".
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    Card Council

    That makes sense, so how does it interact with Doomed? Text below! --- Revelation - Take 1 horror. In your Campaign Log, under your investigator's earned story assets/weaknesses, record that "doom approaches." If this was already recorded, remove Doomed from your deck, search the collection for Accursed Fate, and place it on the bottom of your deck. --- So in the first instance of picking up "Doomed", no problem as I've just got to mark in my campaign log. What happens the second time? I don't have Doomed in my deck to remove. Do I just ignore that and add Accursed Fate and return Doomed to the player that owns it? Or does the effect fizzle?
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    Card Council

    That's a really fantastic Ally card. Is there any clue to how it will interact with the Doomed / Accursed Fate / The Bell Tolls weakness card chain? While it's not explicitly stated, I'm assuming that you return the Weaknesses under Ikiaq to their owners when they blow up in your face, so it's possible for you take Doomed or Accursed Fate on your campaign log, and then if it comes up again you get the newly added weakness in your deck? Or possibly not at the weakness card you replace isn't in your deck to begin with so yo can't follow that instructon? Obviously if it blows up with The Bell Tolls under it you'll be done for anyway.
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    Any news?

    If the Android RP setting does good numbers, I suspect we'll see something else in terms of card games. Would people be annoyed if we ended up seeing something co-op based from it? From the runner-level of the world, the Corps make a fantastic monolithic entity to try and take on.