J. Chris Miller
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So preview season is in full force and they've spoiled a grand total of TWO Mystic cards. surprise As an avid magic user in all games which allow it, and someone who will be snap-picking Agnes as my investigator for the campaign, I'm chomping at the bit for some more info on the Mystic class. With that said, what types of cards could they use the Arcane slot for? Are we talking scrolls or what?
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Spells, I believe. Probably a high-risk, high-reward sort of thing.
 
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rsdockery wrote:
Spells, I believe. Probably a high-risk, high-reward sort of thing.


I wonder if FFG will keep with idea that spell-casting has a cost, namely on one's sanity, as it does in Arkham Horror the board game, which is a concept I like and really makes you weigh up the cost of spell-casting against the potential reward.
 
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rsdockery wrote:
Spells, I believe. Probably a high-risk, high-reward sort of thing.


Hmm...possibly. We've seen the only spoiled spell so far, Blinding Light is an event. If you look at the preview pic of the game in play in most of the articles, it has Agnes on the left and Skids on the right.

She has 2 cards in front of her, one of which appears to have an arcane slot in the lower right. The cards also have resource tokens on them. So yeah, maybe they're repeat use spells that you have to use "magic" (resources) to cast them.

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I wonder if FFG will keep with idea that spell-casting has a cost, namely on one's sanity, as it does in Arkham Horror the board game, which is a concept I like and really makes you weigh up the cost of spell-casting against the potential reward.


Well in the case of Level 1 Blinding Light, if you draw any of the special symbols besides Elder Sign, you take a horror (and lose 1 action)
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Books, talismans, various mystical objects... I'm hoping for a Shining Trapezohedron at some point.
 
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It seems to me that magic/spells/etc makes for a good theme for its own update, which may be why we haven't seen much of those yet.
 
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The spell asset that Agnes has appears to be pretty similar to blinding light. It has limited uses like the weapons, triggers a fight but uses willpower instead of combat, and has a similar trigger based on the bad chaos tokens.
 
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I expect to see Arkham Files staples such as Wither, Shriveling, Dread Curse of Azathoth, Flesh Ward, etc.

Maybe even a arcane type that upgrades FROM Wither TO Shriveling TO Dread Curse of Azathoth?

Or maybe we'll see "Blessings/Dark Pacts?"
 
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