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  1. Yes and? Donel said Lovecraft wasn't a good writer and people jump out of the woodwork to defend him. I guess I don't belong in this community.
  2. His stories are certainly open to criticism, all stories are. It's easy to judge older stories by today's standards. Many of the things we consider cliche were new ideas at the time. But saying he wasn't a very good writer is nonsense. Lovecraft's ability to evoke a setting, mood or feeling is legendary. LOL OK I'm outa here.
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    New to Arkham

    What he said.
  4. It saddens me that we don't have a true Lovecraft game but you are right, Elder Sign did Alaska instead which has absolutely nothing to do with Lovecraft which proves FFG doesn't take the mythos very serious. And Egypt is probably more marketable to the general public.
  5. Lovecraft's actual work IS the setting. This is not Indiana Jones the card game. It's first and foremost about Lovecraft's stories. I am sure we will get an Egypt themed cycle at some point and I look forward to it but it's inaccurate to suggest it's more important a setting than Antarctica in the mythos. MoM is regarded as one of the greatest weird fiction tales ever written while Under the Pyramids was a commission and really quite a silly story.
  6. Mountains of Madness is one of Lovecraft's most famous stories. Certainly more significant than his throw-away Houdini commission.
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    Starting carcosa

    There is no reason to limit your deck building pool. The pack the player cards are released in is completely arbitrary. The game is designed to use any cards for any scenario.
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    Last Mythos Packs Spoilers

    Being at the printer doesn't mean it is being printed, it's just a term to estimate it's release date. It was printed and shipped long ago. I think it's safe to say you won't find spoilers here.
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    Various Questions

    No, you can only use a sing source of + per test. The sledgehammer gives +2 during combat encounters. Or +1 during a non combat test. No, you can only use a sing source of + per test. You can only use a single source of + per test. But and are separate tests. So yes +2 from the sword and +5 from the gun. You can also use their other abilities. You can use the reroll ability separately from each card. yes Yes correct
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    Play times for Carnavale and Rougarou?

    I just finished Carnivale of horror in 10 minutes. It wasn't the best resolution but the games complete.
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    A possible clue for the next cycle.

    Michael McGlen will assuredly fill this roll.
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    Night of the Zealot Redux

    I wonder if we will be able to use these new encounter sets in all scenarios now to make them a bit harder. That is if theres an alternate version of rats, ghouls etc..
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    A possible clue for the next cycle.

    That's fine. I don't see him as as strictly a guardian. In Eldritch Horror, Elder Sign, Mansions of Madness and Arkham Horror, combat is always his primary attribute. I don't think it's a stretch for him to dabble in the guardian class.