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Greenroxx
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Here is my custom solution to fix the dilution issue.

It works as a setup tool.

Compatible w/ full expansions

Available here :

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/139181/arkham-horror-dilu...

http://www.filedropper.com/ahdilutionconfigurator

Instructions in file.

Enjoy !
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Would you care to explain how your tool fixes the dilution issue? What does it actually do? What does this tool do that renders Miskatonic Horror redundant (does it work with MH)
 
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It s an helper supposed to define the mythos activities depending of the taste you want to spread over your game session with the Mythos cards.

In the excel file, there are "X" in the tables, it works like a checkbox.

When you check (or uncheck) a position, you assign a dice side to a theme.

At least it calculate the dilution % of the themes, and the portals activity on the boards.

It brings more flavor to the game without spend too much time to manage the dilution. Very usefull when, like me, you are using an "all in one" storage solution.

It is more a sandbox approach. it brings more accuracy on game configuration.

At the Mythos phase, there are 2 methods to draw a card, dices or deck.
Choose the one you prefer.

sorry my language is not perfect.

How it works :

x2 dices of different colors are used for the setup :
The 1st dice represents the gameboard where portals activities may occurs.
The 2nd dice represents the theme.

Type x into the frames to activate the theme / Dice rate %
The maximum dice rate and dilution are 100% and it can be only one result per thematic dice.

Only a double result gives a constant 2,77% (equal to 1/36 luck with 2 dices.). It's the "Others" mythos card (without gate)
The Miskatonic Mythos cards are merged to the dunwitch & Innsmouth Mythos cards.
The KIY acts refers to the Miskatonic rules (Environment).


Play with dices (my prefered)

Before starting a game, prepare the 8 piles of themes "Mythos" card + 1 pile "others".
In game, when you need a Mythos card, roll 2 dices of different colors
Check the matrix to know which Mythos card to draw and draw it directly from the pile.
For example, 2 on a red dice and 3 on a blue draw an Innsmouth mythos card.
4 & 5 draw a Pharaon mythos card
2 & 4 draw nothing…. Then reroll.
If you roll a double on dice, take an "Others" card

Play with deck

Before starting a game, for each theme with % dilution, draw n card from the mythos cards to build the deck.
At least, you must have 100 cards. You can add the special mythos card (story continue, etc…) to the deck to have 103 cards.
For example, 17.16 % Kingsport gives 17 cards, 25.76% Innsmouth gives 25 cards…etc..
In game, draw the Mythos cards from this deck.

Setup example :

1st Dice
6 Arkham
5 Kingsport
4 2nd dice
4,5,6 Pharaon
1,2,3 King Yellow
3 Dunwich
2 2nd dice
6 Dunwich
5,4 reroll
3,2,1 Innsmouth
1 Innsmouth

Results :

Themes Dilution %
arkham 17,16
Kingsport 17,16
Pharaon 8,58
king yellow 8,58
Lurker 0,00
Black goat 0,00
Dunwich 20,02
Innsmouth 25,74
Others 2,77
100,00 %

Portals Dilution %
Arkham 51,47
Dunwich 20,02
Innsmouth 25,74
Others 2,77
100,00 %

 
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Other setup:

Insane game with a strong thematic about Pharaon, King Yellow and Innsmouth :


1st Dice
6 2nd dice
5,6 Arkham
3,4 Pharaon
1,2 King Yellow
5 Pharaon
4 King Yellow
3 Dunwich
2 Innsmouth
1 Innsmouth

Results :

Themes Dilution %
arkham 5,40
Kingsport 0,00
Pharaon 21,61
king yellow 21,61
Lurker 0,00
Black goat 0,00
Dunwich 16,21
Innsmouth 32,41
Others 2,77
100,00 %

Portals Dilution %
Arkham 48,62
Dunwich 16,21
Innsmouth 32,41
Others 2,77
100,00 %


Configure your game like you want by using the tool.

I will see to add a feature to display the dice setup as a clean table and email it to the user. In game, people would display the dice table on their smartphone.


Personnaly, i use all expansions/boards together for an epic taste.

I build a custom stand for all the cards and tokens, and i want a system that help me to setup a thematic game quickly
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/24088114#24088114

 
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Dang. All I do is have the n00bs draw from the base game cards, and the veterans draw from whatever expansion we're playing! This keeps them veterans from drawing a pesky Elder Sign at the Curiousitte Shoppe.

That being said, thanks for making the decks thematic!
 
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I m glad to see people like the thematic approach.

i plan for a new version which give the choice to use a big deck 103 cards or optimized 24 cards deck or how many you want, and the dices option. I want to include the rumours cards ratio.

Why not customize the monsters by theme also ? the items cards etc...

And a email feature to share the setup without using the tool everytime.

An all in one and on the fly thematic tool... what do you think about that ? any comments are welcome...

 
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