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Subject: Can this game be played by yourself (solo mode) rss

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Isaac Heres
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Or do you need another player for putting down the clues within the game?.

I know that the keeper place down clues. if you are playing both sides, you [as the keeper] will know where you place the clues [as the invesigators].
 
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Rauli Kettunen
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Even if you know where a Clue is, you usually have to find the Clue before it to get the key to be able to get Clue. So knowing Clue 1 is in the Library won't help, you still need to track down all the other Clues first. Clue 3 points you to Clue 2 and gives you the Brass Key, then Clue 2 points you to Clue 1 and gives you the Silver Key (for a short 3-clue scenario). You're unable to jump to Clue 2 or 1 before finding the preceeding ones, so even if you set up the game yourself, you won't help yourself in that sense. Mythos and Trauma cards are a different matter.
 
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Isaac Heres
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So basicly the answer is no, you can't play this game by yourself...right?

by setting up the clues starting with clue 3, you'll know where it is that means as you said you cannot go to Clue #2 or #1 without finding the preceeding one (#3) first thereby making the game unplayable without another player...right?

What are the Mythos and Trauma cards and why are they a different matter? you can't use the two cards at the same time?
 
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Chick Lewis
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Hi, Issac, glad you are interested in this fine game.

The rules are available for free download here. They will answer most of your questions.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/mansions-of-ma...
 
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Boardgamefreak2geek wrote:
So basicly the answer is no, you can't play this game by yourself...right?

by setting up the clues starting with clue 3, you'll know where it is that means as you said you cannot go to Clue #2 or #1 without finding the preceeding one (#3) first thereby making the game unplayable without another player...right?


No, I meant you can, since you still must follow the Clues from the highest number to the smallest. Further, scenario intro text gives tips as to where to find the highest number clue. Knowing where C is doesn't really matter since you still need to go A -> B -> C.

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What are the Mythos and Trauma cards and why are they a different matter? you can't use the two cards at the same time?


These are key tools for the Keeper to screw the investigators. Many Mythos cards have requirements of a certain room that the investigators might not go into (unless absolutely necessary) if they knew the Keeper had a nasty card waiting for them. But playing the investigators as if they had no knowledge of the Keeper's cards isn't necessarily all that hard IMO.
 
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David Thornton
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Boardgamefreak2geek wrote:
So basicly the answer is no, you can't play this game by yourself...right?

by setting up the clues starting with clue 3, you'll know where it is that means as you said you cannot go to Clue #2 or #1 without finding the preceeding one (#3) first thereby making the game unplayable without another player...right?

What are the Mythos and Trauma cards and why are they a different matter? you can't use the two cards at the same time?


Mythos cards can only be played during the Investigators' turn, while trauma cards can be played anytime an investigator takes damage or horror.

While the general consensus is that you can not play this game solo as is, some users have adapted the scenarios from card to story form (I think it's in the files section, if not check under variants.)

Additionally, I have been brainstorming automating the investigators, (as was done in a limited fashion by another user for a keeper "training scenario) as they have less choices to make and their path is fairly linear anyway.
 
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Asger Kreiner-Møller
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Check out http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/67668/story-1-v3
It's a paragraph system that lets you play solo. That link is for story 1 but there also exist systems for the 4 other stories.
 
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Chadwick VonVeederVeld
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I just finished my first solo game using the above mentioned link...it was really fun, and I am excited to try a scenario I haven't played before...I would suggest being familiar with the game before attempting to play the solo variant...
 
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