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Subject: Starting Marcy before finishing Asylum? rss

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Question for you folks that have played through both Asylum and Marcy.

I started Asylum with 2 friends, and we only made it through 1 run before we needed to call it a day. I LOVED it, but just haven't had time to finish it yet. This weekend, I'm getting together with 1 of the guys that I started Asylum with and 2 that haven't played TIME Stories at all. (The 3rd from our original Asylum group is unavailable.)

My question: Is it a bad idea to begin The Marcy case without completing Asylum? My friends generally like puzzles, but I read that Marcy is less puzzley than Asylum. True?

Unfortunately due to some un-spoiler tagged posts around here I've learned that:
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there is something under the insert. I've refrained from looking at what it is, but I know it exists. I don't know if this affects things. I still don't want it spoiled, but I don't know if it comes into play in future scenarios.
 
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There's nothing in Asylum that you need to do before playing Marcy, and Mr Poulpe of Space Cowboys has stated that it's fine to play the scenarios in any order.

Yes, Marcy is a bit less puzzle solving and more combat oriented.
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The thing under the insert could be useful in Marcy but it's not mandatory (we didn't use ours).


I say go for it!
 
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Excellent. Thanks for the replies. I think we'll do it!
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Good luck.

I will advise though, that you complete Asylum before A Prophecy of Dragons.

Again, as far as game mechanisms are concerned, there's no absolute reason to do so, but there are some cool reveals in APoD that rely upon the team having played Asylum (and Marcy) for their full effects to be realised.
 
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