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Glad you're still enjoying these.  I wish that scenario on hard mode was a bit more challenging for you ;'D doom track six, ouch.  I feel like I should have thought it through more.  On the other hand, you could try playing it again with no free Twilight Lodge membership :'D and the all-star four investigator team of Jack, Mary, Vincent, Dexter!

 

I like actually more the scenarios with a constant threat (even if it becomes a smaller one due to good items, lucky circumstances,... ) like the last one, than the scenarios with a huge initial threat, but after solving it, becoming a normal Arkham game. 

For the next scenario I can't  use Mandy or Darrell on hard mode....then I am thinking of taking Vincent as the fifth investigator (just for making it more challenging ) :-). I know I am going to regret it if I do it.

 

Future herald/scenario makers take note ;')

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Scenario 14 in Elderly God

 

Here we go Ursula, Minh Thi, Lily, Luke & Vincent against the second Nyarthalotep scenario and his avatars.

 

Starting items:

Not very lucky there. Ursula & Luke draw an Elder sign, which means they start cursed and discard the Elder Sign due to the Bloody Bloated womanL.  Lily due to Elderly difficulty starts also cursed. For every curse 2 extra Haunters.  I start  with 3 cursed investigators which means 6 copies of The Haunter of the dark in the sky together with the original. Oh,It is going to be tough game...Well at least some investigators start with good weapons J

 

Ursula: Tommy gun, knife, ancient spear & skill – Persuade (+1 will)-

Lily: The yellow mist, Bullwhip- skill: martial arts.

Minh Thi: KiY tome, Shotgun, director’s diary, joining the winning team mission, Bless spell & Stealth skill

Luke: Gate box, Astral travel, Flesh ward & +1 Lore skill.

Vincent: 357 Magnum, Makeup kit, summon monster, shroud of shadow & bravery spell.

Ursula carries from last scenario The Mask of Black Pharaoh and Minh thi draws Eye of Light & Darkness Exhibit Item.

 

First Mythos is The blackest night: a gate in the Black Cave with a Proto-Shoggoth. All investigators are in stable locations then the Haunter of the Dark & copies remain in the sky. A clue is removed from Hibb’s and The Bloated Woman enters the board  there getting some booze for starters.

 

1st Turn: Investigators start collecting clues. Lily at the woods finding a tome. Minh Thi reads KiY tome and gets clue at Historical society and Vincent is kicked out of the Science building after collecting another clue. I start dealing barred cards to Minh & Lily.  Ursula is pulled trough a gate to Yuggoth during her encounter at Unvisited isle, but at least she gets two more clues there. Luke is less lucky at the Dreamlands going LiTaS and getting jinxed in the process. Mythos: Gate at Science Building releasing a Dhole.

 

2nd Turn: Lily gets rid of her curse and Minh Thi successfully casts bless on Ursula. The middle board is kind of blocked by tough monsters (moonbeast, Dhole, B-Woman,Proto-Shoggoth) but that doesn’t stop Vincent to charge on the Proto-Shoggoth at French Hill streets with his Magnum and giving this way free passage to Lily to collect clue at STL and to Minh Tih  to the gate at the black Cave after barely sneaking past the B-Woman. Ursula gets delayed again in Yuggoth and Minh thi finds an old Journal in the City of great race.  Mythos opens another gate to Yuggoth at The Witch House guarded by a Wraith and now starts the fun. Squares move. That means 7 Haunters of the Dark swoop down on Arkham’s favourite bait: Vincent J. Since Lily becomes barred from French Hill, she shares Vincent's dreadful fate.

 

3rd Turn: Luke comes back this time and starts collecting clues in Dunwich. Lily can’t tame so many haunters with only a bullwhip, then with her sneak at the maximum value and some clues so she manages to evade/flee 5 haunters until her stamina is reduced to zero. She has to draw 7 injuries and gets devoured after drawing 2 concussions L. Vincent horrified has only one shot left on his Magnum and brings down the first Haunter copy just before being eaten alive. He draws 6 madness cards and gets devoured after drawing two necrophobias.  Compared to Arkham the other worlds are a breeze and Ursula& Minh Thi have uneventful encounters there. Mythos: A gate at Wizard’s Hill with another tough monster: A star vampire.

Ashcan Pete & Amanda Sharpe join the investigation. As worth mentioned starting items Amanda gets an Find gate spell.

 

4th Turn:  Minh Thi seals the gate in the black cave. Luke continues in Dunwich. Amanda meets Sarah Danforth at Independence Square and draws a handy Pentagram of Blood. Meanwhile Ashcan gets two clues this turn after his encounter at the unnameable. Mythos brings a monster surge in Wizard’s Hill and terror level increasing by 2. Minh Thi reduces that by 1 by reading the Director’s diary. The good thing is that investigators can exchange clue tokens. Amanda gets 3 from Minh Thi  bringing her to 5. The bad thing is the Haunter of the Dark& copies return to the sky ready to attack the next victim(s).

 

5th Turn: Amanda uses her Pentagram of Blood to get rid of the Dark Young guarding the gate at the Witch House. Then thanks to her Hide skill, she evades  Moonbeast and Chtonian on her way to the Unvisited Isle. Ursula comes back to Arkham but this time to the other yuggoth gate at The witch house but she fails the check to close the gate. Aschan evades the monsters roaming the streets and dives into the gate at the Science building. Luke collects his 4th clue at Gardner’s place , he then casts Astral travel waking up in Celeano with an extra clue. Finally Min Thi evades the B-Woman and collects clue at the Graveyard, then she successfully reads an old tome she had found in another world, granting her 3 clues and passing her PS. From the allies on the deck she chooses Erich Weiss. There are  3 investigators in other worlds but fortunately no terrible harm falls upon them this turn. Only Ashcan gets delayed and some minor sanity loses. Mythos: A plague of insects swarms the streets of arkham and a double doomer brings the doom track to 7, but no gates. Minh Thi  is barred from rivertown and moves to the street with the Bitchy Woman.

 

6th Turn: Ursula this time seals the gate at the Witch House and gets barred from French Hill streets. Minh Thi has 5 clues but there are already 3 investigators in other worlds for the 3 remaining gates , so she evades once more B-woman and goes to the Asylum (mostly to avoid a possible move from the Haunter of the Dark on her) . Amanda fails her find gate spell, then the remaining 3 investigators continue their journeys in other worlds. Mythos: Oh ...another double doomer from CotDP that brings the doom track to 9.

 

7th Turn: Amanda & Luke seal gates at Unvisited Isle & Wizard’s Hill. Amanda is then barred from Merchant district neighbourhood. Ursula turns the moonbeast to dust with her Tommy Gun. Minh thi remains at the Asylum and Ashcan loses some stamina in the second area of the Abyss. Mythos: Gate at the Unnamable.  Doom track at 10. The hunter of the Dark & copies move onto Ursula in the Miskatonic streets (joined by a Shoggoth eager for some fresh meat) .

 

8th Turn: Amanda goes to the Asylum and gives the Find gate spell to Min Thi, which rushes to the Unnamable. Aschan seals the gate at the Science building and is barred from Miskatonic and moves to the street just to watch how Ursula is being surrounded by some hideous monsters darkening the sky. Ursula has little chance of success, she gives up and embraces darkness. By getting insane, she draws 6 madness cards  and is devoured by a double addiction. Mythos: Yes...Wizard’s hill bounced...buff.

Harvey Walters replaces Ursula.

 

9th Turn:  Ashcan, a master of camouflage (+1 sneak skill) manages to evade 6 haunters of the Dark and the Shoggoth . Finally Minh Thi casts Find gate and seals the last gate at the Unnamble.

 

Buff. Victory by seals.I barely made it alive J.

Doom track : 10

Terror: 2

Devoured Investigators: 3

 

I nearly gave up when Lily/Vincent got devoured...but at the end I was lucky thanks to Minh Thi, Amanda and her gate spell. The next mythos card would have opened  a gate at Devil's Reef and the Ancient one would have awakened.

The haunter of the Dark kind of reminded me of the First scenario (The Flying Dracula & copies). The B-woman is an interesting Herald though. Not so fan of the barred from Neighbourhood mechanic, mostly because I do not own the original CotDP and I do not know if I played it right or if I forgot to give the Barred card to someone.   Anyway I enjoyed the scenario and looking forward to the next one  :) .

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Eagermind,

 

I almost died when I read of Vincent charging the proto-shoggoth and the pletora of 6 and 7 injuries raining on your had like cats and dogs.

 

And I'm still rofling for the OWs being safer than Arkham.

 

I'm impressed by your skills at the game, and you being so "nervenstark" :) Arkham is not a game for the faint of heart, and this League is definitely only for the best in town, ergo

 

congrats for passing yet another crazy scenario!!!

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The oddest thing of the League is that it pushes you beyond your limits. After that, Arkham won't be the same again. Ever.

 

You're half-way through it! Time to celebrate!

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Thanks Julia

 

You are completely right about how the league tests your skills and challenges you in a way I had not experienced before on a normal Arkham game.  

 

In particular "the lesson to learn" in this scenario was, that no matter how grim the game's outcome might look, there is always a (small) chance of victory. And when you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you have to hit the table with all your strength because sometimes you only have one single opporturnity  to succeed. 

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 "nervenstark" :)

 

German?!

 

Trust me ... Yesterday I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown..  :lol: .

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Thanks Julia

 

You are completely right about how the league tests your skills and challenges you in a way I had not experienced before on a normal Arkham game.  

 

In particular "the lesson to learn" in this scenario was, that no matter how grim the game's outcome might look, there is always a (small) chance of victory. And when you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you have to hit the table with all your strength because sometimes you only have one single opporturnity  to succeed. 

 

Weeeeelllll that wasn't really the intended lesson ;') you did get pretty unlucky with all those elder sign draws.  But nervenstark indeed.

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The oddest thing of the League is that it pushes you beyond your limits. After that, Arkham won't be the same again. Ever.

 

You're half-way through it! Time to celebrate!

Celebrate with some whiskey ;')

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And when you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you have to hit the table with all your strength because sometimes you only have one single opporturnity  to succeed.

 

Exactly. Hit the table. Not the board. The table. Strong enough until all the chits move and the monsters fall off the table. It's called "street sweeping" and it always works

 

(sorry, couldn't resist, but aye, I agree with you :) )

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 "nervenstark" :)

 

German?!

 

Trust me ... Yesterday I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown..  :lol: .

 

Yep, German. Couldn't find an English equivalent when I posted. Let's say being able to reason even under pressure and with all the odds against :)

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 "nervenstark" :)

 

German?!

 

Trust me ... Yesterday I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown..  :lol: .

 

Yep, German. Couldn't find an English equivalent when I posted. Let's say being able to reason even under pressure and with all the odds against :)

 

The "English" equivalent would be sangfroid ;') I know, it sounds very English.

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Avi, dam(n) it, I did miss ya!!

 

(drop an email sooner or later. Today I read all Fahrenheit 451, with you in my mind all the time)

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Avi, dam(n) it, I did miss ya!!

 

(drop an email sooner or later. Today I read all Fahrenheit 451, with you in my mind all the time)

I'll get to that Email eventually ;') Last month was a bit Hellish.  Things should quiet down a bit this month.  Hopefully. Ironically I'm trading real figurative Hell for real virtual Hell (Diablo 3).

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Avi, dam(n) it, I did miss ya!!

 

(drop an email sooner or later. Today I read all Fahrenheit 451, with you in my mind all the time)

I'll get to that Email eventually ;') Last month was a bit Hellish.  Things should quiet down a bit this month.  Hopefully. Ironically I'm trading real figurative Hell for real virtual Hell (Diablo 3).

 

You know, your title in this forum is Evil Rules Lawyer from HELL... :P I guess you should feel at home... :P :p

 

Ok then, whenever you want :)

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Well it was time to face the next scenario in segment 3

 

Scenario 15 in Elderly god mode

 

Mandy,Monterey, Sister Mary, Minh Thi  and Amanda against The Black Man.

 

Starting items:

Mandy: Makeup Kit, Time bomb, Necronomicon & Sneak skill.

Monterey: .38Revolver, Bull whip, Cursed Sphere, Soul Gem & Wrestle (+1 Figth) skill.

Sister Mary: Holy Water, Cross, Alchemical Process, Great Banishment & Endurance skill.

Minh Thi: KiY tome,Lucky Rabbit, Hand Camera, Petrifying solution, wither & Persuasion (+1will) skill.

Amanda: Whiskey, Golden Sword of Yhatalla, Foresee & Marksman - +1 Lore skill.

Mandy starts with a random Exhibit item: Third Elder Sign fragment.

 

First Mythos -Gate at Cold Spring Gleen releasing a vampire. 

No clues on the board except for the one just spawned at Whateley Farm.

 

1st Turn:  Monterey stays at the Curiosity shop where he is joined by Amanda. He purchases the True Magick tome and gives it to Amanda.She returns the favor and gives him some whiskey.

Sister Mary wants to be a rich nun :-) Then She starts casting her alchemical process spell while moving north towards the curiosity shop. Mandy and Minh Thi meet up in the MIskatonic streets and exchange also items. Minh thi gets the necronomicon aiming to pass her PS and Mandy gets the hand camera. Mythos opens a gate at the Dagon’s order. Some evil priests release a Warlock and shoggoth at the Factory district streets  in Insmouth.  Meanwhile The black man stalkes Mandy& Minh Thi and ambushes them at Miskatonic Univ. A vampire goes through a vortex in Dunwich increasing the terror level by 1.

2nd Turn:  Mandy evades both Black Man & Bloody tongue good and gets the two clues at the witch House. Then she discards the Hand camera gaining an extra clue and another extra clue for Amanda, who had taken the bus to Insmouth. She had previously got an extra clue by reading True magick Tome. Minh Thi has to confront the Black Man. She first reads the KiY tome and barely passes the Black Man luck check . She ends her turn with 6 extra clues and a the first doom token. Finally Sister Mary earns 3 extra dollars and goes to the curiosity shop where she hands the money to Monterey who is lucky and buys and Elder sign J. Mythos opens a gate on top of Mandy at the Witch House.

3rd Turn: Amanda kills the Shoggoth which had moved onto her  and reads again the True magick tome for her 4th clue. Monty holding tight his elder sign takes the train to Dunwich.  The greedy nun goes to the newspaper where she becomes an expert tracing mysterious calls granting her 2 clues. Minh Thi evades the black man and goes to the general store where she buys the Director’s diary. Finally Mandy finds a cache with ancients papers granting her an extra clue in OWs, bringing her to 8 clues. Mythos: Gate at Gardner’s place guarded by a Warlock.

4th Turn: Monterey kills the warlock guarding the gate at Gardner’s place and goes to the city of the Great Race. Sister Mary after getting her usual money, kills the witch roaming rivertown streets and this ways gives free passage to Minh Thi who also takes the train to Dunwich. Finally Mandy continues exploring Celeano. Mythos opens a gate at the Black Cave.

 5th Turn:  Min Thi  & Amanda go through a gate to Lost carcosa from Dagon’s & Cold spring Glen respectively.  Mandy seals the gate at the Witch House.  Meanwhile Sister Mary collects a clue at the Unnamable and continues producing money from her spell.  3 investigators in OWs. Monty fights a monsters and the girls team together in Lost Carcosa barely passing a difficult check. Mythos opens a gate at Historical society.  

 

6th Turn: Sister Mary goes to the Asylum to recover all her sanity. Becoming a rich nun drives one insane. Monty seals the gate at Gardner’s place. Mandy evades the bloody tongue god at the Witch House and has an encounter with Thomas F. Malone, but since he is not in the ally deck, she gets two clues instead bringing her to 6. Meanwhile in OW Amanda gets LiTaS and Minh Thi finds a stone with her name inscribed. She gets agoraphobia and 3 clues that brings her to 11 clues. Mythos opens a gate at Devil’s Hopeyard. First investigator who ends his movement at the train station gets an ally.

Clue at Wizard's Hill. If a gate opens there it will remove all the seals. 

7th Turn:   Sister Mary gets the “Terrible Old man” ally by ending her turn at the train station. Monty rushes to the Wizard’s Hill to collect the clue and gets a doom token. Unfortunately a monster/gate encounter sends him to Yuggoth. He has only 4 clues but he gets another clue in OW encounter. Mandy also goes through gate at the Historical society to Another dimension. Minh This seals the gate at Cold spring Glen. 3 seals on the board with 2 investigators in OWs.  Mythos is a monster surge at Wizard’s Hill. Let's hope no mythos places clue tokens there.

 8th Turn: The rich nun goes to the curiosity shop where she buys a mi-go brain case. Monterey & Mandy continue on OWs joined by Amanda which this turns comes back from LiTaS and goes through the gate at Black Cave. Minh Thi kills a High Priest at backwoods country. Mythos: Strange sightings monster surge with a Black druid involved . Two monsters goes through a vortex in Dunwich waking up the Dunwich Horror. Minh Thi reduces the terror level increase by 1 after reading the Director’s diary and she passes her PS. She grabs Ruby Standish.

9th Turn: Minh Thi goes first this turn. She sneaks past the black druid and goes through the gate at Devil’s Hopeyard. Sister Mary swaps places with  a monster close to a vortex in Dunwich. Mandy seals the gate at Historical Society. Two more seals to go and 3 investigators strugglin in OWs but surviving.  Mythos opens a gate at the Woods.

10th Turn:  Both Monterey & Amanda come back from OWs this turn and seal their gates without any problem.

 

Yeah!...Victory by seals

Doom track : 7

Terror level: 2

There were only 2 investigators with 1 doom token each. Still 5 doomers left in the box. 

 

I guess I was lucky with the Mythos card draw. In the last turns a mythos card placing clues at Wizard's Hill or a gate burst in the Witch House would have broken all the seals on the board by removing the clues lying there. Even though there were no clues on the board, I found other ways to get them without getting that many doomers. But I can see it could have been more difficult if I had not started with the right items and spells. 

It was fun but somehow I liked more the 2 previous scenarios.

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Nice game, my friend! Indeed, you've been lucky with the Mythos Cards. Sorry, it seems like the game lacked some adrenaline, but I'm pretty sure Scenario 16 would be a greater challenge (but I do agree with you, of the whole Nyarly segment, this is the one I like the less).

 

Just an observation: Minh can't pass her PS thanks to Director's diary. She needs to read a Tome, while Director's diary is "discard to have an effect", and it's more "using" an item, than "reading" a tome. Or, at least, this is the way I read this :)

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Thanks Julia

 

Just an observation: Minh can't pass her PS thanks to Director's diary. She needs to read a Tome, while Director's diary is "discard to have an effect", and it's more "using" an item, than "reading" a tome. Or, at least, this is the way I read this :)

 

Yes you are right. I made a mistake.  I guess she could have read the necronomicon a second time to pass her PS instead. Or Amanda could have given her the True Magick tome when they were both in Lost Carcosa and read it afterwards.  Anyway the game outcome would have been the same even if she had failed. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Yeah, agreed, it was so late in the game that it certainly hasn't affected in any way your victory :)

 

Fingers crossed for the next one!

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Well...after such a long long long break (bad excuses, I know J), it is time to continue with my play through this fan league.

Next scenario is number 16. I will though play it on normal mode and not because I haven’t been playing Arkham for a while, but because I think the rules are a little bit convoluted and it might ruin my game (I mean there are too many rules for this scenario. I would have to look at 5 different sheets: Scenario sheet, 2 Heralds, Elderly God sheet and Demi-god sheet). I think also the scenario is challenging on itself. So let’s get started.

 

SCENARIO 16 – Normal

Mandy, Minh Thi, Ursula, Darrell and Ashcan against Nyarlathotep  supported by The Maskless and The Faceless One.

 

Starting Items:

Mandy: Handcuffs,Dusty Manuscripts, Gladius carcosa –Skill:+1 Lore

Minh Thi: KiY tome, Magnum 357,Whiskey,Crystal Elder things, Call down storm- Skill: Endurance

Ashcan: Carbine Rifle, Enchanted blade – Skill: Expert Ocultist

Ursula: Telescope, Food, Golden Sword YT, Enchanted cane- Skill: Library Use

Darrell: Flamethrower, Dhol-Chants & Mi-go Braincase- Skill: +1 sneak.

I can’t complain .Darells starts also with a random Exhibit item: Mask of Wisdom. The first mythos opens a gate at the Unnamable placing the first mask monster on the board: The bloated woman.

 

1st Turn: Let’s start picking up clues on the board. Ursula at the Independence Square where she gets 2 extra, Mandy at the Witch House where she is confronted with a Rat-thing  and Minh Thi after reading her KiY tome and collects clue at the woods. All 3 are ready to seal if they manage to go through a gate. Finally Darrell and  Ashcan go to Black cave & graveyard. No bad encounters. I was hoping a gate will open on one of those locations, then I would avoid  the mask monsters that would likely spawn in the next mythos - Mythos: A gate at Marsh Refinery guarded by a Dagon priest.

2nd Turn: Minh Thi goes to the train station hoping to meet Bill Washington , but she bumps instead into an old friend who hands her a magic lamp as a souvenir. Ashcan moves to the Unvisited Isle where he meets John Legrasse  who joins him. Darrell goes drinking at Hibb’s and he gains 2 extra clues after some heavy drinking. Mandy gets also an extra clue at the Silver twilight lodge. Finally Ursula does not dare to face the bloated woman &  the copy of wailing wither guarding the gate at the Unnamable. Let’s first get the clue at the science building and let’s see what Mythos brings up. Mythos opens a gate on top of Ashcan at the Unvisited Isle. The black man is guarding the gate.

3rd Turn: Darrell rushes to the Historical society to collect the last clue on the main board and this way he fails his PS. There he finds a cipher for interpreting old texts. He is joined then by Professor Morgan after reading Dhol Chants with the cipher. Mandy goes to the general store and buys some Molotov  cocktail. Ursula moves north to the train station where she founds a strange book which contains a spell and a clue. Ashcan starts exploring Rlyeh, while Minh Thi goes through a gate in the Marsh Refinery. She  is welcomed by a Yithian upon entering Lost Carcosa, but She hits him hard with her Lamp... Mythos: Gate opens at Wizard’s Hill guarded by a Leng spider.

4th Turn: Ursula travels to Wizard Hill, kills the Leng Spider and barely evades the copy of the Wailing wither after using some spare clues. The Dreamlands are her next destination.  Darrell uses the migo braincase and swaps places with the bloated woman. He goes through the gate at the Unnamable after getting rid of the Wailing wither copy. Meanwhile Mandy goes again to the Witch house hoping a gate would open on top of her, but she gets delayed instead. 4 investigators in OW. Apart from Ashcan getting delayed and some minor stamina drops, quite lucky encounters there (A quiet day in another world is always a good encounter). Mythos: Another gate to Rlyeh but this time at the Woods releasing the Hunter of the Dark which moves to the sky. Ashcan fails his PS and discards Legrasse L.

5th Turn:  Mandy wakes up from her nightmare at the Witch House to get sucked by a gate opening on top of her. The Black Pharaoh enters the board (I am not sure here if i had to spawn a regular monster or a mask, since I think Mask monster appear only during mythos phase). Minh Thi seals the first gate in the Marsh Refinery. Again 4 investigators in OW. Ashcan finds a way back to Arkham from Rlyeh to The woods. Ursula finds a spell in the dreamlands. Finally Darrell and Mandy lose both some health but nothing too serious. Mythos: Yay! Gate bounced at the Marsh Refinery and two monsters unleashed at Church green streets.

6th Turn: Ursula, Darrel & Ashcan seal gates at the Wizard’s hill, woods and Unnamable . 4 seals on the board.   Minh Thi gets arrested and she is beaten up at Insmouth Jail.  Finally Mandy continues her until now easy exploration of Celeano. Mythos:  A tidal wave in Insmouth opens a gate at Devil’s Reef.

7th Turn: Nobody has clues unless Min thi who is in jail. Ursula collects 2 clues at Gartner’s place. Minh thi continues in prison but this time she gets 2 clues. Ashcan stays at the woods since he does not have movement and Darrell uses his migo braincase to swap places with the spider leng at Devil’s Reef and enters Yuggoth. Mandy is still in celeano. Mythos: Monster surge at the Unvisited Isle.  Only 3 gates opened that means 3 masks at Unvisited Isle/Witch House: Shadowy figure, The skinless one and Shugeron and 2 regular monsters at Devil’s Reef. A warlord and a cultist which immediately goes through a vortex rising DOR to 2.

8th Turn: Ashcan kills the Shadowy Figure. Ursula continues collecting clues in Dunwich. Meanwhile Minh Thi finally escapes prison and Mandy seals the 5th gate.  Darrell gains 8 dollars in yuggoth. Mythos: “Fetch me faces” gets activated this turn resulting on The Beast entering the board where Ashcan is. Gate bounced at the woods.  There is now only one gate left at the Unvisited Isle but it is heavily guarded by 3 masks and 5 other masks monsters are roaming nearby ....then forget about  it (for now).

9th Turn: Darrell manages to close the gate at Devil’s Reef . Minh Thi collects  2 clues at EO Dagon but she is caught by some priests and gets cursed.  Mandy takes a break at Velma’s and Ashcan evades the Beast and seeks refuge at the Science building.Ursula is kicked out from Whateleys farm after geting the clue there.  Mythos: Gate at EO Dagon sending Minh Thi to the Abyss. The Haunter swoops down on Ursula. Doom track at 8.

10th Turn:  Ursula manages to defeat the Haunter of the Dark. The others are successfull evading or fighting the copies except Darrell who ends in the Asylum. Mandy gets some clues at Independence Square.  Ashcan still hiding in the Science building and Minh Thi barely passes a fatal speed check. Mythos: Gate at Gardner’s Place bringing doom track to 9.

11th Turn:  Mandy seizes the opportunity; now that the Merchant district streets are clear, she nukes the copy of Wailing wither guarding the gate at the Unvisited Isle and goes to Rlyeh.  Unfortunately she ends up in a strange chamber filled with hideous creatures who devour her whole L.  Rlyeh can be sometimes brutal. Darrell cannot defeat the God of the bloody tongue and ends up at the hospital. Thanks god Minh Thi gets rid of her curse and finishes exploring the second area of Abyss.  Ursula meanwhile gets more clues at Cold spring glen. Mythos: Gate at STL with 2 Wailing withers (a copy and a real one). Doom at 10.

12th Turn: Minh Thi seals the gate at EO Dagon winning the game.  Next mythos would have meant another gate (Ind. Square) and the Ancient one would have awakened.

 

It was fun but also uncomfortable game with so many masks monsters blocking the streets. The way to go is to try to get gates opened on top of investigators to minimize the impact of the masks on the board.

 

Well...Segment 3 is over ... I am so looking forward to the next scenario .-)

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Hey, sounds like you passed it on the first try :) Congrats! It's one of the most difficult scenarios of the whole League, I'm truly impressed. Good that you had that gate opening under Ashcan; plus it seems like you got some lucky clue-giving encounters, but generally speaking it's an impressive victory!

 

Welcome back to the madness :)

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::Laughter:: fair enough, but didn't you want to be the first person to beat it on hard mode?  What ever happened to bragging rights?   Alright, I have to go back to lurking in my spider cave now  ;')

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::Laughter:: fair enough, but didn't you want to be the first person to beat it on hard mode?  What ever happened to bragging rights?   Alright, I have to go back to lurking in my spider cave now  ;')

 

So, you *finally* decided to go for an Atlach game, or it's just that you like cobwebs? :P

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::Laughter:: fair enough, but didn't you want to be the first person to beat it on hard mode?  What ever happened to bragging rights?   Alright, I have to go back to lurking in my spider cave now  ;')

 

Sorry to disappoint you. In the end I am just a humble survivor  :) .

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I like cobwebs!

Nothing wrong with surviving, except you must live with the insanity and guilt from the gruesome deeds you did in order to stay alive ;'D

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SCENARIO 17 - Elderly God difficulty

INDOMiTABLE OR DOOMED?

 

Agnes, Leo, Gloria, Ursula & Norman against Nka`ji Ara and the arbiter of Reality.

 

Starting Items:

Ursula: Safety key deposit, Dark Cloak, Naacal Key & Masquerade of the night –Skill:+1 Sneak

Agnes: Book of the believer, whiskey, wither & Sigil of Hermes- Skill: Library Use

Gloria: Carbine Rifle, Ancient tome, Bind monster& Flesh ward – Skill: Expert Ocultist

Norman: Elder sign, Crowbar, shrivelling & find gate- Skill: Endurance

Leo: Mineralogy task, 45 automatic, Ally: Asenath Waite(+1 speed/+1 sneak)- Skill: +1 Lore.

 

The Arbiter of reality deals the first Madness card to Agnes, who gets Claustrophobia. The first mythos opens a gate at the Independence Square releasing  a cultist moving south.

 

1st Turn:  Agnes starts the turn by killing the cultist at downtown streets, which respawns at the STL. She also successfully reads the tome she possessed getting a clue and an attack spell. Gloria goes to HIbb’s where a stranger invites her to whiskey. Norman collects 2 clues at the Unnamable but a gate opens on top of him waking up in Another time, well at least he has 5 clues and an Elder sign. Leo decides to do the Mineralogy task and goes to the woods where he is offered to join the cult, which he politely refuses. Finally Ursula which started at the graveyard rushes to Independence Square and travel to Yuggoth where she gets an extra clue. Mythos: A gate at the Woods sucking Leo through it. All quiet in Arkham mythos card grants the 3 investigators  which are currently in OW a blessing J.

2nd Turn: Gloria goes to the Black Cave to collect the clue there and she finds Tom Mountain Murphy, she gaves him a bottle of whiskey , but he is not available, she gets a Tommy gun instead. She won't complain :-). Agnes gets the clue at Unvisited Isle and loses some sanity by contemplating some weird constellations. Meanwhile in OW Norman gets delayed again and fortunately both Ursula & Leo manage to evade some pesky monsters and pass their encounters. Mythos is a monster surge at Independence sq. Releasing 5 monster (one cultist amongst them at the woods).

3rd Turn: Ursula comes back from OW and seals Independence Square . Agnes sends  the cultist on French Hill streets back to STL, freeing the way for Gloria which collects two clues at Historical Society and passes her PS, but upon entering there she finds a horrible surprise when an old professor suddenly turns into a Moonbeast and attacks her. Thanks to her binding spell she kills it. Norman gets  finally lucky in Another time and does not get delayed, but Leo fails his test and he forced to retreat back to the 1st area and delayed. He is also clueless(literally speaking). Will he ever escape the Dreamlands? Mythos: Gate at the Black cave. Doom track reaches 4 releasing 2 cultist on Agnes location which happens to be the French Hill streets, a Wraith and the 2 other cultists at STL join the macabre party.

4th Turn: Another cultist pops up at the STL (6 on the board). Ursula loses her blessing and starts collecting clues again at Hibb’s. Norman this time can successfully cast find gate and seals the gate at the Unnamable with his clues. Agnes first deals with the Wraith. She fails the horror check and thus is sent to OW through the nearest gate, which happens to be at the Black Cave and she is delayed. There in Ryleh finds a Shoggoth who nearly eatens her alive, but she casts a curse of Azathoth passing the encounter. Meanwhile Gloria cleans the streets of monsters. She kills a zombie and a cultist which nearly drives her insane and she gets depressed. Finally Leo is still exploring the Dreamlands. Mythos : Gate to Lost Carcosa at Devil Reef guarded by a Deep young. -5 doomers.

5th Turn:  Another cultist on the board. Norman loses his blessing. Ursula pushes her Lore to the maximum and goes to the bank where she exchanges her bank deposit key for 2 clues bringing her to 5. Then she uses her Naacal Key and opens a gate there to Lost Carcosa. Why Lost carcosa? Because Norman who lost his blessing but still has his elder sign meets her there and they both jump into the gate  aiming to seal the other gate to Lost Carcosa at Devil’s Reef. Gloria contines killing monsters on the streets. This time is a chocho priest which actually had another bank deposit key on his pocket.  In OW this time no one fails their check. Mythos opens a gate at the Witch House guarded by a serpent priest. Gloria thanks to some checkered cab trials can move directly to French Hill streets for free.

 6th Turn: Leo closes the gate at the woods, but he does not have enough clues to seal it. Gloria encounters first the Wraith at the French hill streets. She fails the horror check and is sent to Celeano through the gate at Witch House. Norman uses his Find gate spell and comes back to Arkham successfully sealing the gate at the Devil Reef. In OW Ursula fails her check and is delayed. The same to Agnes who goes back to the first area and is delayed L.  Mythos: Gate at the Marsh Refinery. 6 doomers after removing one from the Elder sing. There are 3 Seals on the board and 3 investigators in the 1st area of OW delayed but with enough clues to seal. Let’s hope they get better encounters next turn.

7th Turn:  Leo & Norman have to face a Dark Young at their respective locations and both failed. Leo ends up tainted at the hospital with a sprained ankle and Norman at the Asylum with paranoia and schizophrenia. In OW Ursula is lucky enough to come back to Arkham and Agnes & Gloria have successful checks, then they can move to the 2nd area next turn. Mythos opens a gate at the Unvisited Isle- 7 doomers.

 

8th Turn: Leo grabs the clue at the Science building where he finds some magic powder. Ursula manages to seal the gate at the Bank and Norman goes to the train station where his shoes get polished gaining two clues. In OW Agnes passes a Lore check  and Gloria chooses an encounter that suits her. Mythos: Gate at the Woods bringing doom track to 8. I have to place cultists on Agnes location, but she is in OW, that means she is devoured. Roll a die (on a 1 or 2 game is over) .....arrghh.. I roll a “2”...Going back to the scenario's title: Indomitable or Doomed? Definitely doomed. The 9 cultists on the board are happy.

 

 

Interesting Ancient One. OW are more dangerous than ever. I realized after playing, that I made a mistake. Both when Agnes/Gloria got drawn through a gate because they failed the horror check, they should have taken some stamina damage and possibly some injuries (due to Arbiter of Reality). I completely forgot.  Somehow it is good then that I failed and I can try againg without "cheating" :-).

Edited by eagermind
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