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Got a few questions about being delayed.

1. Can you be delayed during action phase?

2. If you can, does this means the rest of your action is gone?

3. Does being delayed prevents you to have an encounter? (Both combat and location)
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Ultimate Frog wrote:
1. Can you be delayed during action phase?
Yes.

Ultimate Frog wrote:
2. If you can, does this means the rest of your action is gone?
You lose your remaining actions, but then are no longer delayed. You don't remain delayed for your next turn.

Ultimate Frog wrote:
3. Does being delayed prevents you to have an encounter? (Both combat and location)
No. Technically, you would stop being delayed at the end of the action round, so you wouldn't go into the Encounter phase as delayed. But, becoming delayed during the Action phase does not prevent you from having an encounter.

Hope that helps!
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Ultimate Frog wrote:
Got a few questions about being delayed.

1. Can you be delayed during action phase?

Yes. Your action phase immediately ends.

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2. If you can, does this means the rest of your action is gone?

Yes.

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3. Does being delayed prevents you to have an encounter? (Both combat and location)

No.

Being delayed is simply an effect meant to remove you of a set of actions, either on your current turn or your next, depending on whether you are in your current action phase or not.
 
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To further clarify, on page 4 of the Reference Guide under Delayed:

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If an investigator becomes Delayed on his turn during the Action Phase, he immediately ends his action and loses all remaining actions instead of becoming Delayed.
 
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How do you get delayed during action phase?

If you on a same space with a monster, do you must do combat?

The reason for the question is, say you're low on health and sanity, and then you got delayed on a space containing a monster. If combat is a must then the investigator is screwed.

If this happened during the encounter space you can still work it out by passing the lead investigator to other player so he can go last, hoping other players kills the monster for him. But, if it happens during the action phase he's pretty much screwed right?
 
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I cannot quickly come up with a situation, do you have an example that happened causing your question?

Delayed is simply:
Reference Guide -- Delayed wrote:
When an investigator becomes Delayed, lay his Investigator token onits side.
^^ A Delayed investigator cannot perform any actions.
^^ If an investigator becomes Delayed on his turn during the Action Phase, he immediately ends his action and loses all remaining actions instead of becoming Delayed.
^^ Instead of performing actions during the Action Phase, a Delayed investigator rights his Investigator token and is no longer delayed.


There are no other rules or effects in the rules about being delayed, nothing about combat or other encounters.

If an investigator becomes delayed during his Action Phase, he immediately ends his Action Phase and the game moves on to the next investigator or, if he's the last to do the Action Phase, it moves on to the Encounter Phase.

If an investigator becomes delayed in some other phase, simply lay the investigator's token down on its side. When an investigator comes to his Action Phase and he has his token on its side, he may only set his token upright. Once done, the Action Phase moves on to the next investigator or moves on to the Encounter Phase as normal.

Does that get closer to answering your question?
 
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I already know that from the rule and reference book.

The question is how can you possibly get a delayed condition on the action phase. I mean, you only travel, prepare to travel, acquire assets, rest, component action.

Do you got delayed during encounters/mythos phase or is it possible to be delayed in the action phase?

Sorry if it's kinda confusing. Bad english maybe.
 
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Ah. I don't think I've become delayed during my action round. I would assume there are some possession cards or condition cards that you may use during your Action Phase which have a penalty of becoming Delayed on certain dice roll results.
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There is nothing in the game's "framework" that causes Delayed. You get Delayed when a game component instructs you to become Delayed. This is often the result of an encounter, but not always.

For one example of becoming Delayed during the action phase, see Cthulhu.
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Ahhh... yes. That is possible.

You see, what really bugs me is this, the reference states that if you still have another action, you simply lost that action (if you are delayed) and you don't have to put your character stand to it's side.

So this indicates that you can be delayed during the action phase.

If this happens while you're low on health and sanity and on a same space with a monster, you're in big trouble. Even the pass lead investigator move can't save you.

Unless somebody with sooner turn kills the monster or go to tokyo.
 
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Good description.

We've been experimenting with house rules to make the delayed during encounter less un-fun for the next turn, so the player does not lose all their actions the following turn.

Delayed during encounter or mythos means lose all your actions next turn to stand your figure up.

Rules variant:

Become delayed during encounter / mythos:

Actions:
1) Stand figure up, lose this action.
2) Perform any other legal action except movement - component action of Silias is still OK, because not officially 'movement' but his component action.

This allows the second action to permit a heal (w/ no monsters), wondering how if you got delayed you could not heal up or not get a travel ticket in a city (given travel in the 1920s was a bigger deal so 'prepare' is a better description then just getting a ticket).

Thinking this variant is a little more similar to 'lose the remainder of your actions' when delayed during action phase since mostly this happens w/ Cthulhu as Old-One moving onto an eldritch token, and can be mitigated my performing your first action before moving, usually.

In any case it is more fun, but the variant does lower difficulty slightly.

Hoping FFG revises the 1st expansion to change delayed during encounter/mythos rules a little so something like "take 1st action to stand character up" not "take ALL actions to stand character up." This would also be more consistent with artifacts like the Ruby of R'lyeh.
 
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Ultimate Frog wrote:
Ahhh... yes. That is possible.

You see, what really bugs me is this, the reference states that if you still have another action, you simply lost that action (if you are delayed) and you don't have to put your character stand to it's side.

So this indicates that you can be delayed during the action phase.

If this happens while you're low on health and sanity and on a same space with a monster, you're in big trouble. Even the pass lead investigator move can't save you.

Unless somebody with sooner turn kills the monster or go to tokyo.


The only way to become delayed in the action phase (as of now) is to move onto Cthulhu's Eldritch token. You know the consequences of moving on the token, and if there happens to be a nasty monster there you can't beat, then you just shouldn't go there.

But, sometimes bad things happen and there's nothing you can do (have you drawn the encounter that makes you lose 6 sanity if you don't pass a will test? It always seems to hit Diana Stanley for us!)
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I don't think I have.

6 sanity? That's an instakill right? Most of the investigator have 4 to 6 maximum sanity.

 
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Some cards hurt.
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Andarel wrote:
Some cards hurt.


More like some cards kills.
 
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Ultimate Frog wrote:

If this happens while you're low on health and sanity and on a same space with a monster, you're in big trouble.


Yes, you are. Would you expect otherwise? goo
 
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