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Subject: Choosing investigator >> Random Investigator rss

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Lorenzo Carnevale
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Is it just me or the game becomes way easier if you choose carefully the investigators?
Especially if one of you investigators dies midgame and you can pick carefully another one to treat the situation that came up at that point.
Last game our main issues was having 3 cities with 6 monsters each. My investigator died, I chose Diana Stanley as my new investigator and solved the problem in 3 turns...
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George Aristides
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Yes, that's true.

With all the expansions it is easy to draft a dream team. But that comes at the cost of replayability.

So we do one of the following:
- on multiplayer games, draw two (or three if feeling generous) investigators randomly and choose one.
- on solo games, I draw 3 randomly and pick the last 1 to make a balanced team.

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Tom Eklund
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We play 2P two-handed only and we always pick 4 investigators each randomly and from these we select 2. If someone dies, then we choose from those we didn't choose at the beginning of the game.
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I usually play solo with 4 investigators. I will draw 8 investigators and choose my 4 from those. If an investigator dies, the next one out is a random draw.

If I play with others, I usually just let them choose who they want to play, so they get into the game more right off the bat.
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Bj Price
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I mainly play solo with 4 investigators. When I play, I choose 2 and pick 2 at random. Whenever someone dies, the new investigator is always chosen at random. After choosing my investigators I then also choose the Ancient One at random. The last game I played the randomness created a dream team where I beat Azathoth too easily. I ended up playing until the mythos deck ran out anyway and solved 5 mysteries.
 
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I usually pick all investigators at random. It forces me to come up with alternate strategies, and gives the less powerful investigators the same chance to shine as the more powerful ones. Until they are eliminated, of course.
 
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I also play solo with 4 investigators, but one twist I like is that I keep my investigator cards in a stack with the most recently played ones going to the back. So my initial 4 are totally random, but in-game replacements come from the top of the stack, so they are the least played ones coming in mid-game.
 
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Phillip Thurlow
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We usually have 3-4 players. We randomly hand out three investigators to each player and they chose the order in which they play them. We have yet to win so we definitely are not optimizing our choices but we play more for the story anyways.
 
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For the Arkham Files games (except the new LCG) I always play it so that each investigator is selected from a two randomly drawn.
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I play with random, I let my friends choose if I play in a group.
 
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My last solo "session' of EH was an A to Z challenge facing the AO's in alphabetical order and using the Investigators in reverse order in groups of 4. If they win they face the next AO if they lose they are all considered dead and a the next four are drawn.

Has made for some fun combos.
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Tom Dean
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We do both. Sometimes random, sometimes we select a solid team. Depends upon our mood. If we've lost five or six games in a row, well, time to get out a solid team and show those ancient ones what it means to be human.
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I pick Skids every time. No exceptions. The rest I usually divvy three piles of cards and pick randomly from there. Other times I'll pick one or two others I want to go on an adventure with.

Really all that matters is that you have fun. If you want unpredictability, choose random every time. And prepare to be disappointed
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Lars Rasmussen
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nobody82b wrote:

- on solo games, I draw 3 randomly and pick the last 1 to make a balanced team.



I like this one. Played it last night. Lost bad, but what can you do (I’m looking at you “each investigator rolls one die and loses that health/sanity”)
 
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Brian Reece
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We draw 2 or 3 random each and pick from them. If our investigator dies, we always draw random for a replacement.
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