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Jessica Yeo
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So I'm about to venture into my first game of Arkham Horror, which great old ones are best suited for a beginner game?

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Gubisi Róbert
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This helps:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v_y5tJMBalbjUg5i2kbm...
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Chris Broggi
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Azathoth is good for a beginner game because you don't need to worry about the rules for fighting the awakened GOO.
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Tibs
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Nyarlathotep is great because he provides a shorter game than Azathoth, and his in-game rules are very simple (mix five monsters into the bag and forget about them). Also I think it's okay to possibly have a final combat for a first game, because the players will be curious about it, and Nyar's among the easiest to beat.
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Wolfie
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Azathoth if you want to just learn the base game mechanics without having to worry about the final battle. It is a slightly longer game because his doom track is a bit higher.

Ithaqua if you want an easier/shorter game and want to try out learning the final battle with a pretty good chance of winning.

Yig if you want a slightly harder/shorter game and want to try out the final battle with a decent chance of losing, but still beatable.

All 3 are the easier of the old ones, but are good for learning the basics!
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Teeka
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+ 1 for Azatoth.

There's already a lot to learn, might as well save Final Battle for some later time.
Also, the long doom track means more room for error.
 
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David Williams
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Advice. Sorry.
 
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Jessica Yeo
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Thanks all!

Haha ooops I can't spell
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Bern Harkins
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...and here I was, thinking it was about seeking to be advised by the Great Old Ones...
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