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Subject: Spawn Direction and Unexplored Room rss

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Fred Jandt
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If you draw a card with a spawn direction (say an Attic monster) but you haven't explored said location yet, does it spawn there anyway?

We have been playing it as the person who drew the card slides it facedown under the unexplored room. That way only they know what is there (they "heard" something) and have to explain it in game to other investigators.

Adds to the feel of the game.
 
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Fred Jandt
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I thought it was ignorwd if the location wasn't in play. Is an unexplored room count as "not in play"?
 
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Bobby Marino
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If the location exists it spawns there, face up. It doesn't matter if the location is explored or not.
Only if the location doesn't exist is the card discarded.

The facedown house rule is neat though, could be fun, but also adds a layer of complexity to the later scenarios.
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Spawn places the enemy at the location. Explored or locked. The enemy still spawns. Second scenario is one example why you may not wish to consider putting the enemy face down. I think it fits theme to have enemies face up - the INV who found it would share all the details they could.

If FFG wanted hidden information they have certainly always found ways to do so.

If the location is not in play (by any means it is considered out of play) then the spawned enemy makes its way directly to the discard pile. (True even if the enemy has a Victory point).
 
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supermarino wrote:
The facedown house rule is neat though, could be fun, but also adds a layer of complexity to the later scenarios.


This defeats the Hunter keyword though.
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B.D. Flory
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somaluna wrote:
supermarino wrote:
The facedown house rule is neat though, could be fun, but also adds a layer of complexity to the later scenarios.


This defeats the Hunter keyword though.


Also cheats cultists out of their doom.
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fjandt wrote:
If you draw a card with a spawn direction (say an Attic monster) but you haven't explored said location yet, does it spawn there anyway?

We have been playing it as the person who drew the card slides it facedown under the unexplored room. That way only they know what is there (they "heard" something) and have to explain it in game to other investigators.

Adds to the feel of the game.

You can post your variant as a rule variant, but this will most likely break the game balance in many scenarios.

If the location is in play, you still place the enemy there normally. (The enemy doesn't care whether you've been there or not). However, if the location is not in play (scenario 1 for example), then the enemy is discarded.
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