1. I find it strange that gate trophies don't give you more when feeding Abhoth. I would expect them to be worth 3 all by themselves, or at least 2. After all, they are way harder to get than any of the other stuff you feed him. In the future vs. Abhoth I wouldn't even bother with closing gates because the trophy just isn't worth it unless we're going for a gate closing victory. Of course, if I hadn't had my other world encounter I wouldn't have gotten those five extra clue tokens that saved my butt...
Well, just hangin' around and getting stuff is kinda lame. Doesn't make the game really exciting to just wait for the right amount of gates to open and then do battle.
I always see preparing to fight the AO as a last resort.
But you have to roll the way you like to roll. So, thanks for saving the world!