Ranking: Arkham Horror LCG characters
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After I first played the Arkham Horror Card Game, I really wanted to play it again- but with different characters and different decks. The pure fact, that everybody has their own background story and personalized skills thrills me. But after two runs I mentioned, that some characters are much cooler than others and their abilities are not balanced. So I ranked, how I like the character's stories, their design and of course their powers.
If you have a different opinion or if I missed an important point- please tell me.
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1. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Dunwich Legacy [Average Rating:8.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.56 Unranked]
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#10 - Jim Culver (The Musician)
When I first saw Jim Culver, I was curious about his background story and the meaning of his instrument. Maybe he can conjure some freaking damned monsters and while he jams his trumpet, they fight for him. Unfortunately he only summoned his dead grandma once. The weakness of his trumpet is also shown on his card: if you play this card and draw a skull/star-tile, you can heal one horror. Too much effort for low advantage. Jim, you suck!
 
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2. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:19]
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#9 - Daisy Walker (The Librarian)
It was a hard race, which character earns the Golden Pineapple, but at long last Daisy saved her ass to rank 9. Her background story is jejune- she's just a librarian, which studies the Necronomicon. But with the right tactic her skills aren't this bad, because you get extra actions, slots and cards, if you play your books early in game. Her stats are mixed: she has the best Investigator-skills, but her fighting and running is crap! So if a monster attacks her, she's fucked up.
 
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:19]
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#8 - Agnes Baker (The Waitress)
Ok, it's kind of cool, that Agnes has 5 points, when it comes to willpower- but she's also a bit underpowered at the other stats. Her background story is a bit feeble (once was a witch, has visions and magic artifact) and even though her ability of giving an enemy one damage when receiving horror, I think her weakness is the most challenging. A classical 'Meh...'-character.
 
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#7 - Roland Banks (The Fed)
Roland is the character you should start your first game with, he's not very hard to play. His special abilities are easy to use and he has some great combos of getting clues and killing monsters. And his background story? I really had to read the text 3 or 4 times to understand: there is really nothing special about this guy! He's just a boring dude without any kind of background story.
 
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5. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Dunwich Legacy [Average Rating:8.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.56 Unranked]
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#6 - Rex Murphy (The Reporter)
At first Rex looks like a weak idiot, but actually he has some interesting skills. His star ability is very tactical and provides great decisions (you either get a +2 or you fail your test automatically to draw 3 cards). In different situations he's still a guarantee for receiving clues and cards. And his background story is hilarious: his bad luck shows e.g. when a photographer was blown to the sea, when he was at a crime scene. Gorgeous!
 
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#5 - Jenny Barnes (The Dilettante)
To make it short: she's easy to play, because she get's an extra ressource per round and has balanced stats (3-3-3-3). She has no deap background story (richkid- searches for her missing sister), but is a really strong character, best suitable for beginners.
 
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#4 - Ashcan Pete (The Drifter)
Let's be honest: Ashcan (tramp with cowboy hat and beatup guitar) is the most badass looking character in this list and his dog 'Duke' (which is played at the beginning automatically) gives him theorethically a rating of 4 in three stats. But the biggest point bothering me is his weak physical and mental strength! And: if Duke dies, he is just a fucking loser.
 
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#3 - Wendy Adams (The Urchin)
I'm really torn back and forth when it comes to Wendy Adams. She looks quite boring, her background story is like a bad hollywood story (father missing, mother in nuthouse, has a chain protecting her) and she has absolutely no fighting skills. But: her main ability is completely insane (tossing a card for an extra try at a trial) and the special item allows you to play the top card in your discard pile as if it were in your hand. Absolutley stunning!
 
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#2 - Zoey Samaras (The Chef)
Wow, I really like Zoey! God told her to fight the evil, so she is a mixture of Robin Hood and Jesus. This is shown in her design to, she holds a bloody knife and a crucifix in her hand- awesome! And her skills? She has insane fighting skills, a great willpower and her special item automatically gives her enemies one damage. Definitely worth to play!
 
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#1 - Skids O'Toole (The Ex-Con)
When I first studied the different characters, I immediately wanted to try Skids, the Ex-Con. He definitely has some sly tricks and cunning skills. I tried his deck and I like his escaping abilities (4 points and his matching card), but he also has some great fighting moves. And even after many runs and after I got the first big expansion, I still think Skids is the best character. Not only, because he gets an extra action for two ressources- but also his background story: becoming criminal to pay hospital bills is honorable. But meeting a crazy dude in jail, who tells him about monsters and shit and then bursts into flames, is totally awesome!
 
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