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Subject: Using Masks of Nyarlathotep assets without actually using the expansion rss

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Vincenzo Beretta
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For tomorrow we have planned a big game of EH. Since a couple of players are new, but we all like the "All In" approach, we decided to play a vanilla "Azatoth" game with assets from all the other expansions.

I have Masks still unopened. In your experience, can we use the provided cards and counters in a "basic" game too?

I, of course, already know that assets which do need a specific expansion are unused in a basic game, like the "Focus" ones. What I'm talking about are Mythos cards, monsters, various kinds of equipments/spells etc. Can these be used to enrich a basic game for first timers?

Thanks in advance for your assistance!
 
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There is a new condition called corruption which can be complicated and some of encounter and mythos cards can give you that condition.

But when it comes to assets for the reserve I think you'd be good to add those. Some of the unique assets have to do with corruption conditions though.
 
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I would recommend to still use Focus, even if it is a beginner's game. The extra option of gaining focus not only gives players something to do if they want or need to stay in a certain place and would otherwise have to forfeit one or two actions - it also allows for rerolls without spending those precious clues...

...and it's not like it is hard to grasp, or would have complicated rules...
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I would use the Resource tokens too. I don't think the stories are complicated either. If an investigator can't help much with mysteries or rumors, then getting a resource or working on personal story feels like you are accomplishing something vs. doing nothing.
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Kurt W
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It sounds like you have everything mixed for play already, yes? Just play without opening MoN.
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Thanks to all for your help
 
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