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Julia, I am sorry to hear that I've displeased you so. By now I should have realised that not everyone shares my affection towards discussing controversial rules issues. I will not trouble you further.

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Ceridan, no displeasing at all, don't worry. Let me go in deeper detail for a while. I tend to see this place as "family", and most of the people here "work for the community": they sacrifice part of their free time to offer help (with rules or with strategy or maybe spending some noons trying to organize the next Arkham Night in Europe). So, as many others here I try to help when I can, in the same way I was helped when I started playing Arkham (my first advanced boardgame!) quite a few years ago. Point is that, eventhough it could seem odd, I tend to have a life sometimes, so writing on this (and some other) forum is time consuming and energy demaning. If there is a real help that is needed, I'll find somehow a way to; but I can't start debating the way it's worded a game whose wording is bad. Just to make an example to be clear: they made a lot of confusion on the distnction between "area", "street area" and "location". And I mean *a lot*. They made additional confusion when they changed the wording from "stay here next turn" to "delayed" to the point they had to clarify this on Dunwich. Nothing against this, some problems always happen, but really trying to go in deeper detail on the points you touched is totally senseless (it is not intended to be rude). It's like you were trying to catch a picture of the Higgs Boson with the microscope you have at your university, or trying to paint like Van Gogh without knowing how to hold a pencil properly.

 

Other games are *perfect* for the rules lawyering you like. Look at Call of Cthulhu LCG: they have every single word they use defined (aka "discard" means...and so on) and they have an FAQ which is updated more or less on a yearly basis (IIRC) that tries to address all the small nuances and interactions. This is not possible with Arkham. Period.

 

Hence, I don't have anything against you or your post; we could hang out, have a beer together, chat about life or the next Halloween and I'm fine with it; I simply can't answer properly your questions because the game per se has holes as big as the Black Cave, and I don't have time / energies / interest to start debating about these points, since it seems that the way we play (I don't think I've ever given you an answer different from those others here or at the geek gave you) is not something that could help you on any of these issues. Hence, debating is sterile. And please note that I'm not saying that I'm somehow displeased if you keep on arguing about rules issues; if this is what you like, I'm fine with that :) But it's not my cup of tea, so I'm out of the game.

 

Hope you could understand my point, and that we could be ok :)

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 By now I should have realised that not everyone shares my affection towards discussing controversial rules issues.

There is no controversy, and we see no need for one here.

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I have a few questions:

 

 

1. granted it gives you the steps for the 1st player it doesn't however say if the 2nd player follows the same rout such as pulling the mythos card. Also if you go to a location does that automatically mean you pic out a card for that area.

 

2. I noticed on the locations there are 2 markers in a circle with one of the symbols on the investigator cards. the book only mentions the one in black is guaranteed at certain locations like the sanitarium,south church,mary's hospital etc. however it doesn't mention if you need to pull a card for the other or if you pull one at all for the locations that don't have the guaranteed black circle with symbol.

 

I played a mock game with myself to learn the rules, im kinda liking Amanda sharp. the rle book doesn't state if there is a card limit per investigator cards.

 

the rules are rather confusing.

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Gwen,

 

     One of the most important things to remember..."Follow the Phases!"

 

     I'm not exactly sure what you're asking under #1., but if you enter one of the "locations" defined as the circular areas on the board, you select a matching card and read the encounter for the specific location. 

 

     As for #2, the icons under each of the locations indicate what you're most likely to encounter, such as an event affecting Stamina or Sanity; gaining/losing a Common Item, Unique Item, or Spell, obtaining Money or Clue token.

 

     You're right about the fact that there's no card limit per Investigator...and yes, the rules are a bit confusing.

 

Cheers,

Joe

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Julia,

 

     Congratulations ~ you're at 4,100 posts...I was tracking the number for a few weeks when it was hovering around 4,000!  Amazing...wonderful...always great to see you out here, my friend!

 

Ciao,

Joe

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1. Only 1 Mythos card per turn. The First Player just reads it. Other than this each phase is fully completed for each investigator before next phase begins. So, upkeep for all, then move for all, then encounter phase for all, then encounters in otherworlds for anyone there.

As for locations, you must have an encounter in the Arkham Encounters phase if at a location if there is no gate there. Here is what happens, in order, on each investigators turn during Arkham Encounters -

On a gate marker? Go through it unless you have the explored token.

On a location with text in its box? Use that text and then end your AE phase if you do

No text in the box or did not use it? Then you must draw and resolve a card for that location, drawn from the appropriately coloured deck.. Then end your AE phase.

2. The symbols show which items are likely to appear via the cards for encounters at that location. So, the book and the dollars means cash and spell items are more likely to appear. A white symbol is talking about odds from the cards. A black symbol gives you a definite way to get that item, and its in the locations text box.

So basically, only pull a card if you did not use the text, as per 1 above.

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Julia,

 

     Congratulations ~ you're at 4,100 posts...I was tracking the number for a few weeks when it was hovering around 4,000!  Amazing...wonderful...always great to see you out here, my friend!

 

Ciao,

Joe

 

:laughter: thanks Joe! 5K is the next stretch goal :)

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Ha!  Great reference...good luck, you should be there by the end of the month. :lol:

 

C'mon Joe, you're one post to the 1K goal! (all your readers will receive an autographed picture of their beloved Professor playing Arkham!)

 

Post something!!

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Great idea!  ...and (drum roll please)...hyperlinked!

 

By the way, if I didn't mention it...Richard Launius contacted me asking us to consider making card holders for Eldrich Horror!

 

!!! 1,000 Posts !!!

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Great idea!  ...and (drum roll please)...hyperlinked!

 

By the way, if I didn't mention it...Richard Launius contacted me asking us to consider making card holders for Eldrich Horror!

 

!!! 1,000 Posts !!!

 

And I'll back you, if the game is any good (preordered my copy from Amazon.fr a couple of days ago. Got it for almost half the usual retail price. Even if I was skeptical about the game... I couldn't resist the taunt of the discount :P )

 

(And I'd totally love if you could realize a couple of Card Holders for Elder Sign... Adventure cards and OW cards especially...)

 

(but then you won't probably love me any more because you should afford shipping *again* to Italy... what a mess... still can't believe my eyes for what they read in your PM)

 

And... CONGRATS JOE!!!! (both for the big improvements in the hyperlinking art :P and for scoring 1K post!)

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Great idea!  ...and (drum roll please)...hyperlinked!

 

By the way, if I didn't mention it...Richard Launius contacted me asking us to consider making card holders for Eldrich Horror!

 

!!! 1,000 Posts !!!

 

And I'll back you, if the game is any good (preordered my copy from Amazon.fr a couple of days ago. Got it for almost half the usual retail price. Even if I was skeptical about the game... I couldn't resist the taunt of the discount :P )

 

(And I'd totally love if you could realize a couple of Card Holders for Elder Sign... Adventure cards and OW cards especially...)

 

(but then you won't probably love me any more because you should afford shipping *again* to Italy... what a mess... still can't believe my eyes for what they read in your PM)

 

And... CONGRATS JOE!!!! (both for the big improvements in the hyperlinking art :P and for scoring 1K post!)

 

 

They're giving it for 45 euro now...just as on amazon.uk <_< How long did the discount last, half a day? :lol:

 

But, if Joe's going to make card holders for it, it means a deluxe edition may be published... :P  So I'm going to hold the horses and not buy for now. Also, I'm not done pimping up my Arkham yet!

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They're giving it for 45 euro now...just as on amazon.uk <_< How long did the discount last, half a day? :lol:

 

But, if Joe's going to make card holders for it, it means a deluxe edition may be published... :P  So I'm going to hold the horses and not buy for now. Also, I'm not done pimping up my Arkham yet!

 

No idea... I picked it up for 36 EUR, which was a fairly reasonable price, but I guess it didn't last that long... on the same day, some hours later, a friend of mine tried to get a copy and it was already 10 EUR higher. Still, if interested, may I suggest you to consider bookdepository.com as an option? It's an English site (so, no customs within EU), with free shipping worldwide, with all FFG games in stock and some super discounts (they are selling MoM Call of the Wild for 23 EUR right now, for instance, which is totally an awesome price, considering the 60 you're usually asked on average)

 

As for pimping Arkham... did you get Joe's stuff as well? Or? Just curious :)

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Julia,

 

     Thanks for the kind words!  If you have a chance, please check-out the site...I'm craving feedback!

 

Tox,

 

     I will gladly assist you in the "pimping" of your game!  As I mentioned to Julia, please check out our website as I'm always looking to improve ~ the site serves as not only our "front window" to the store, but the way in which we communicate (in addition to Updates to our Backers via Kickstarter) to everyone.

 

Cheers,

Joe

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Joe, I checked, and wrote this comment with hubby ten minutes ago:

 

"Joe,
so happy the site is finally launched and that Crafthulhu is becoming a reality for the Arkham gaming community and not just a transient, lucid dream about a newly arisen city ready to be sunk again in the ocean. It's a dream made true, a milestone to measure quality, a place where art meets ludic passion and becomes something new, never seen before.
Wish you many further steps in this great adventure, and I really hope to see your catalogue getting bigger, involving other Lovecraftian games, from Mansions to Elder Sign and Eldritch Horror.
Best of luck my friend!

JULIA & ANDREA"

 

point is that I can't post it unless I subscribe to squarespace (no intention) or use my FB account, but about this we spoke a lot in previous occasions. So, there is no chance for me to comment. But yes, if you want you can use the above comment and autopost it (if possible) or just let me know a possible different solution! I'm glad to help, but I don't know how!

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Julia,

 

     You are a sweetheart!  I will try to figure how to have you post it...in the interim, I'll post it.

 

     Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

 

Cheers,

Joe

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I made a comment over at your site, Joe. But I also would like to have a comment function that does not require to login via google+ etc. Hope there is something useful for your team in my suggestions there ;)

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Schwaig,

 

     Thank you very much for the comments ~ they're brilliant and exactly the kind of detailed feedback I need to improve the site.  I'm sending them wholesale to the Customer Support Team for assistance.  Also, I find out how best to have folks like yourself log-in to post.

 

Cheers,

Joe

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Joe, you could open a specific thread in the Fan Creation section of the forum. Or on the main board. Here, attatched to the end of a different thread, maybe you don't have the visibility you deserve :)

 

Back to work now. I'll try to mail you later

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Julia,

 

     Thanks for the kind words!  If you have a chance, please check-out the site...I'm craving feedback!

 

Tox,

 

     I will gladly assist you in the "pimping" of your game!  As I mentioned to Julia, please check out our website as I'm always looking to improve ~ the site serves as not only our "front window" to the store, but the way in which we communicate (in addition to Updates to our Backers via Kickstarter) to everyone.

 

Cheers,

Joe

 

Joe, as I've said before, I think they're really gorgeous pieces, but I'm limited by 2 things: cost (plus shipping...to Italy) and table space. Even if I wanted to spend that much I wouldn't be able to use the pieces because I don't have the room for all of them on my table :lol: Also, I get satisfaction from using pieces I build on my own. So far, I've made stands for the Arkham Encounter decks, holders for the Mythos and OW Encounters decks, an eldritch book for holding components, a wooden box for storing board-expansion components, sculpted gate stands and 6 sculpted seals (big ones, so they're visible). The quality is home-made to average, and the materials are whatever I get my hands on, but I'm proud of them and always trying to improve them (going to re-do the seals, paint or etch the expansion box, re-do the arcane book with leather, etc.). But the most important thing, they're made to fit on my table, together with the base board, an expansion board and space enough for 4 investigators! :D

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Tox,

 

     I greatly appreciate the "gorgeous pieces" comment ~ as a long-time driver of a Honda, I appreciate the look of a Lexus, but I know that can afford a Honda.  I'm excite for you in that you've created pieces that work for your space and your style...that's absolutely awesome!

 

Cheers,

Joe

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