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Not sure about this, when there is a raid and we roll 5 dice let's say we roll 5 leaves with the thorn. Do we gain 5 Elder signs? And then the investigators are reduced to 1? If that's the case, it seems like it could finish the game fast with two really bad raids.
For the one one with the thorn, if we roll 5 it says destroy investigator but still gain an Elder sign, it seems like it's the same as the above since investigator numbers are reduced to one anyway, but in this case you would destroy all investigators. Can you clarify this point?
I think you'll find this thread will shed some light on your questions: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1676940/raids
Also for spell cards at the end of my turn can I play all 3 or is there a limit?
You may only Ready 1 Spell at the end of your turn unless you are at the Library. Then you may Ready up to 2.