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Susanna Brown
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We cracked open this game for the first time last night and came across three cases where we needed to acquire a madness condition. We went through the the condition deck three times and there are definitely no madness cards in there. Is this an error with the game set or am I missing something special about madness condition that makes it different than other conditions?
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Andrew B
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Amnesia, Paranoia and Hallucinations are Madness conditions. Check them out, they have the madness trait.

Sometimes an effect will make you look for a card with a trait, not a particular condition.
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Allison Macrae
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And Hunger, in the Mountains of Madness expansion, is also a Madness condition. You will also discover some instructions that give you an Injury condition, which could be a Leg, Back, or Internal Injury.

By giving each condition a trait, FFG cleverly allows new cards from multiple expansions to be seamlessly integrated into the experience: when you add Hunger conditions, there are already numerous cards from the base game that will give them to you, as a form of Madness. It also allows multiple expansions to be completely independent, and yet work with each other: both Forsaken Lore and Mountains of Madness introduce an Illness condition (Poisoned and Infection), and both have encounters that can give you an Illness condition, guaranteeing that these conditions will see play even when paired with encounters from the other expansion.

Very smart, really.
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Walts
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If you look at this card from the game ...



... you can see the MADNESS ref in the middle of the card, under the crazy guys face. As mentioned before, there are a few different types, but all are part of the MADNESS condition ... Walts
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Jonathan A
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Just want to add that this is the reason why you have to shuffle the condition cards together instead of separating them into individual conditions. The random pool from which you're drawing may differ from one encounter to the next.
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Trevor Wilson
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Maybe its the Madness of the game getting to you, it could be Paranoia surprise about not having the cards, or maybe you had a Hallucination and just thought they weren't there, or even played the game out and then suffered a bout of Amnesiashake.

This game gets to you..... Maybe it is time for a round of "You know you have played too much when...."
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