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Mike Henry
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I feel like I am missing something obvious on the issue of exploring the other world. Once you complete the second section of an area in the other world you receive a explored token and on your next turn you are allowed to return and attempt to close the gate. What happens to the explored token after that and what is it's purpose?
 
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You place the explored marker after you return to Arkam at the Arkham location you return to. It is not used in the Other World at all. It is simply there to remind you that you can attempt to close or seal the gate. It is removed when that is done or when you move from the Arkham space. Some people don't bother with it but rely on memory.
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What Halfinger said.

Just a reminder so that you don't go through the gate again!

My group doesn't use them at all.
 
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While the token is there, no matter how long you stand in front of that gate, you won't get sucked back in.
 
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Actually, you don't have to wait 'til the next turn to try and close the gate. Moving back to Arkham happens in Phase 2, while you close gates in Phase 3.
 
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Does anybody use these markers?
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Paul S
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Slegyras wrote:
Does anybody use these markers?


Only where either a) I'm waiting till a later turn to attempt to close or b) I fail to close - in either case I'd then put one on as a reminder. Since usually you'd hope to close/seal straight away, they don't see a lot of use - which I guess is your point.
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Slegyras wrote:
Does anybody use these markers?

I do. My memory is great it's just not very long. I play a lot of solo games with multiple investigators so i need the reminder as to who came back and who is going.

If you can close the gate the same turn then you probably don't need these. But if you fail to close it, I would then place the explored marker at that point as a lot can happen before your next turn.

But it is all a matter of preference.
 
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Slegyras wrote:
Does anybody use these markers?


We do, yeah.
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I only use them if I fail in my first attempt to close the gate.

As such, I hate the explored marker as it never comes out under positive circumstances.
 
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I don't. My friends and I are pretty good at remembering, "Hey, did you just come out of that gate? Yes? Did you move? No? Okay..." Simple enough for me ^_^ Though if I solo with 6 or more people I may have to alter that...
 
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There are only 3 explored markers.Probably the reason to use them is that let's say in a 6players game you cannot close at the same time more than 3 gates.
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bat77man wrote:
There are only 3 explored markers.Probably the reason to use them is that let's say in a 6players game you cannot close at the same time more than 3 gates.

You can attempt to close more than 3 no matter how many players. But the practicality is that you will probably never be closing more than 3 at any given time.
 
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