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Subject: My first Carolyn deck rss

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Carthoris Pyramidos
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A Pill for Carolyn

Assets
1x Foolishness:Foolish Cat of Ulthar (Books)
2x First Aid (Core Set)
2x Liquid Courage (The Dunwich Legacy)
2x Painkillers (The Miskatonic Museum)
1x Art Student (The Essex County Express)
1x St. Hubert's Key:Cleansing Fire (Black Stars Rise)

Events
2x Dynamite Blast (Core Set)
2x Mind over Matter (Core Set)
1x Ward of Protection (Core Set)
2x "I've got a plan!" (The Miskatonic Museum)
2x Hypnotic Gaze (The Essex County Express)
1x "If it bleeds..." (Undimensioned and Unseen)
1x Uncage the Soul (The Path to Carcosa)
2x Logical Reasoning (A Phantom of Truth)

Skills
2x Deduction (Core Set)
1x 2x Guts (Core Set)
2x Manual Dexterity (Core Set)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)
2x Inspiring Presence (The Pallid Mask)

Treacheries
1x To Fight the Black Wind (Books)
1x Hypochondria (Core Set) (A lucky random weakness that plays into this design!)

The intention here is for Carolyn to heal sanity like crazy. I don't think this deck would do very well in true solo, and it might even need to be a third investigator, since despite her high intelligence, she doesn't have many tricks in the way of investigating, and her fighting is pretty limited, though effective (Mind Over Matter, I've Got a Plan, Dynamite Blast).
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Have you played this deck yet?

I am looking to give Carcosa another try, this time with Rex, Zoe, and the good Dr. Fern. I've not done very well in the past with finesse investigators, so I plan to take inspiration from your Carolyn deck.
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Nope, haven't tried it.
 
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Please consider posting a link to a deck on ArkhamDB instead of posting a list.
 
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sebastianmarkow wrote:
Please consider posting a link to a deck on ArkhamDB instead of posting a list.

https://arkhamdb.com/decklist/view/5327/a-pill-for-carolyn-1.0
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Thanks for sharing this!

Who would you pair her with? The obvious choice is Roland, but since they have the same primary class, they'd have to build around each other.

Agnes might also be a great choice...
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It may not be a great strategy, but we're going in to Dunwich Legacy with Carolyn and William Yorick.
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Carthoris wrote:
It may not be a great strategy, but we're going in to Dunwich Legacy with Carolyn and William Yorick.

Sounds like a riot. Let us know how it went.
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We went to Night of the Zealot instead of Dunwich Legacy. Carolyn and William are a great pair. He's spoiling for a fight, and she can patch him up. She's also the reliable clue-hoover that he isn't. We had our fastest and soundest victory ever in The Gathering, playing on Standard. We cleared all the VP locations and defeated an Icy Ghoul in addition to the Ghoul Priest.

William diced up the Ghoul Priest with his machete while Carolyn's Hypnotic Gaze kept the monster him almost harmless. In the end we went with R2 (though we may regret it later) based on narrative logic. We never even parleyed with Lita, why would we do what this crazy lady is asking?

Edited to add: Tagline for the Carolyn and William team - "Taking Good Care of Sick Minds and Dead Bodies"!
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