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Alright, ladies and gentlemen, I'm leaving this puzzler up to you:

Ghatanothoa vs. Rex, blah, blah, bla...it doesn't matter.

Rex starts as First Player. Pre-Game Mythos: Strange Sightings. Assume Rex has the worst luck in the universe.

What happens?

Did I do anything wrong?

Did I have any other options?
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I don't have my mythos deck handy... what does this card do?
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Apparently it turns you to stone gulp
 
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SpareTire wrote:
I don't have my mythos deck handy... what does this card do?


First player gains a Clue (the relevant part in this case). Rex gains an extra one for every Clue he gets. If an investigator gains 2+ Clues, flip over one of the Visage tokens (1 in 8 shot of being devoured).
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Did we ever get an official answer on flipping over Strange Sightings as the pre-game Mythos?
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
Did we ever get an official answer on flipping over Strange Sightings as the pre-game Mythos?

I sure as hell haven't found one, and I've been looking all over the place.
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I feel for ya. Had the same thing happen to Mandy in my first game of IH ever; although, she was just the second player and at least got to move.

Hate to hear it about Rex, though. He's one of my sentimental favorites.
Always did go for the underdogs and downtrodden.

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jgt7771 wrote:
ColtsFan76 wrote:
Did we ever get an official answer on flipping over Strange Sightings as the pre-game Mythos?

I sure as hell haven't found one, and I've been looking all over the place.

The FAQ is supposed to be out soon. Any bets its (not) in there.
 
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In one of my first games with IH, the masks killed someone and then another player pulled the Look. Good times, good times... I would assume it'd be like that situation where Monterey Jack goes insane at the start of play, vague as my recollection of that particular set of circumstances arises. Unless Strange Sightings is a rumor, I'd say that's just the way the horror falls this time.

Kind of amuses me, though.
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Yeah. Sorry, JGT, but that is kinda funny...
 
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Devoured in roughly four minutes. goo You can't help but laugh.

Monterey Jack (and now Zoey as well) goes insane after receiving his starting Unique Items when playing against Cthulhu with the Dark Pharaoh Herald. That could be considered worse than what I put Rex through, because Monty gets to LIVE after all that.
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Nobody's gotten the following combo yet?

GOO: Yog-Sothoth

Investigator: Luke Robinson

First Mythos, no gate. On his turn Luke takes a Dreamlands encounter and gets a "return to Arkham" encounter (either by "unluckily" passing a check or one that gives no choice) devil . So much of having a Gate Box.
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Rauli:

The first time I played Luke, he got a "delayed" encounter. After all that time, I guess he was just too groggy, couldn't wake up and hit the snooze button.

"Aww, just five more minutes, ma."

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jgt7771 wrote:


Did I have any other options?


Yes. You could have chosen a different Visage token.

Seriously, Rex is a dead man walking when Ghatanothoa is the AO. Last time we had him he lasted until the third turn before he was petrified.
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And that is precisely why I love this game so much!
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