New player to Eldrich Horror and relatively new to tabletop games with basic questions regarding monsters.
1) When a monster enters play, do they enter "facedown" so that their stats aren't visible? Or can I flip them over to see what I'm dealing with before I engage them?
2) When I play a card that allows me to deal damage to any monster, does it have to be a monster I'm currently battling, or can it be a monster that's face down that I've not engaged with?
My group received the option to deal 4 damage to any monster, which I would have placed on an epic monster to try to complete a mystery, but seeing that I hadn't flipped the epic monster over to view it's stats, I didn't know how much toughness he had, or, if that was even legal to begin with.
Thanks in advance!