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I have the gates of arkham and unseen forces expansions. I'm not quite sure where the mythos/master mythos cards from unseen forces are supposed to go? Can they go in with the gates of arkham mythos cards?
 
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The Mythos deck coming with Gates replaces the previously released Mythos decks (and all the future decks as well): basically, starting with Gates, every ES expansion has its own, stand alone, Mythos deck.
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I was afraid of that.
 
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With Gates, though, the Mythos cards have the same back as the base game ones and the ones from Unseen Forces, so you could mix some of those into the deck if you like. I wouldn't recommend mixing more than 10 or so in, but you could at least include the Master Mythos cards, for example (as long as they don't have any rules issues with Gates: I don't think any of them do but can't remember offhand).

Unfortunately you can't do that with Omens of Ice, as the card backs are different. Well, you could do it, but it would be obvious which type of card was coming next! I suppose you could draw from the bottom or something...
 
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I usually mix everything together, including the OoI mythos cards. It doesn't ruin things for me to know that the next set of doom will be served over ice.
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chbates wrote:
....the next set of doom will be served over ice.


Literal LOL on that one! Bravo!!!
 
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xipuloxx wrote:
I wouldn't recommend mixing more than 10 or so in...


Why is that?
 
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Bucho22 wrote:
xipuloxx wrote:
I wouldn't recommend mixing more than 10 or so in...


Why is that?

Well, you can if you want, of course. But the Gates mythos cards are specifically designed to be used with Gates, and mixing others in dilutes the experience, e.g. you'll draw ones with Gates-specific rules less often.

I think it's fine if you only mix in 10 or so, so you're not diluting it too much. There are 30 in the expansion, so that means 3 out of 4 will be still be from Gates.
 
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I recently acquired someones complete collection. What about the items and other tings, do you guys keep all those separate as well? Is every expansion post Unseen Forces played as a stand alone game?
 
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BoardTogether wrote:
I recently acquired someones complete collection. What about the items and other tings, do you guys keep all those separate as well? Is every expansion post Unseen Forces played as a stand alone game?


You can mix all the small cards together without any problem
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I'd like to make Gates of Arkham a bit easier for my group. Could mixing in original Mythos cards help with this?
 
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KPater wrote:
I'd like to make Gates of Arkham a bit easier for my group. Could mixing in original Mythos cards help with this?


Indeed. You can also play with 3 adventure cards from Gates, and 3 from the museum. Museum is always faceup, Arkham is faceup during setup, then facedown. Remove the Gates OWs and you should be fine
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