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or in other words can the players pick their investigators based on the keeper action cards? Or are the players only allowed to see the keeper action cards after.

This question has the base game in mind, since CotW keeps them secret until used.
 
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I don't think there's anything specific in the rules on it, so it'd be up to the gaming group to decide. Personally, I'd be against it, since it allows them to pick what will best deal with what the keeper is most likely to throw at them. That would seem to slant things in favor of the investigators, without any good reason.

But in my own group, we always pick random investigators, so it wouldn't make a difference.
 
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On page 6, the rulebook states:

"Keeper and investigator setup must be performed simultaneously.
A player may not make his setup decisions based upon what the
other side is doing.
(My emphasis).

So, unless I am misunderstanding the meaning of the OPs question, I would say no, you can't pick investigators based on the Keeper's cards.

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The drawbacks of not having the rulebook right in front of me. But yep, that sounds right to me.
 
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MilesF wrote:
The drawbacks of not having the rulebook right in front of me...


I sort of have the rulebook in front of me wherever I go. For all the games I have, I keep a PDF copy (downloaded or created manually) on a Flash Drive on my key chain and another copy on my phone/android. Comes in handy for sure...

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This would be kind of weird in my opinion as the keeper action cards are tied to the scenarios and do not vary. Thus, the investigators know what actions the keeper can do after chosing the scenario unless it's the first time they play it.

The keeper action cards are not hidden so yes, the players may base their character decisions based on those cards.
 
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Vardaine wrote:
This would be kind of weird in my opinion as the keeper action cards are tied to the scenarios and do not vary. Thus, the investigators know what actions the keeper can do after chosing the scenario unless it's the first time they play it.

The keeper action cards are not hidden so yes, the players may base their character decisions based on those cards.


I actually agree with you, in spite of my quoting the rules above. I would say that people just need to play it the way they want, and most enjoy it. And as you say (not in these words), once scenarios have been played, it is easy to memorize which are tied to what scenario.

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