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Ouer game group has played this once, but a question of money and upkeep are, Caracters like Jenny barnes has thrust fund and get 1$, but other caracters how do they get money? becaus some start whit 1$ and thats not so usable.
And on each location is two printed symbols, an on the stores and bank it is inverted i color. is that just a hint on what you van expect to get when you draw a location card or do you collect somthing there?
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Good, you just discovered that money is one of the "hard to get" resources in Arkham!

Other characters could go to the bank, where they can get a bank loan, and the newspaper is also a good location to get money. The two symbols on the locations just indicate that there are encounter cards giving you that item. It doesn't mean that the chances are high that you get it, but the newspaper is your best bet to obtain either some cash or a retainer.
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the reverted colours of the icon mean that you are guaranteed to get this stuff there, for a price indicated on the board beside the location.
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Black Goat wrote:
Ouer game group has played this once, but a question of money and upkeep are, Caracters like Jenny barnes has thrust fund and get 1$, but other caracters how do they get money? becaus some start whit 1$ and thats not so usable.
I have to say that I like the sound of "a thrust fund"; much more fun than mere money! Don't get distracted by a need for money; sure, if nobody has any weapons then you're going to have a hard time so visit the $ locations or take out a bank loan.
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And on each location is two printed symbols, an on the stores and bank it is inverted i color. is that just a hint on what you van expect to get when you draw a location card or do you collect somthing there?
A black symbol on a white background indicates a chance of getting the represented resource in an Encounter; a white symbol on a black background means that you can use the Location's Special Ability to guarantee getting that resource - so long as you meet the prerequisites. (This is all explained on page 24 of the rules in the section "Location Icons".)
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mccrispy wrote:
Don't get distracted by a need for money;


This is a wise lesson! While it is surely good to have some players around with money, it is certainly not necessary for everyone to have bucks on their account.
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radicalizard wrote:
Good, you just discovered that money is one of the "hard to get" resources in Arkham!

Other characters could go to the bank, where they can get a bank loan, and the newspaper is also a good location to get money. The two symbols on the locations just indicate that there are encounter cards giving you that item. It doesn't mean that the chances are high that you get it, but the newspaper is your best bet to obtain either some cash or a retainer.


It is not really if you once know the encounters on the specific fields but it is nearly impossible if you just randomly walk around.
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While it's certainly not necessary that every character has a nice reserve of $, it is nice for everyone to have at least a couple $ so they can heal up quickly if they end up in the Hospital or Asylum.
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NoxMortem wrote:
radicalizard wrote:
Good, you just discovered that money is one of the "hard to get" resources in Arkham!

Other characters could go to the bank, where they can get a bank loan, and the newspaper is also a good location to get money. The two symbols on the locations just indicate that there are encounter cards giving you that item. It doesn't mean that the chances are high that you get it, but the newspaper is your best bet to obtain either some cash or a retainer.


It is not really if you once know the encounters on the specific fields but it is nearly impossible if you just randomly walk around.


Sorry NoxMortem, but radicalizard is right.

I've done the analysis on the base game and the Locations that indicate that cash is available give around $1 (by which I mean a direct gift of $, not any cash equivalent such as a retainer or item) on average per encounter. These locations average 2 money Encounters out of 7. That's not exactly easy pickings! The best is Administration Building with $18 in 3 encounters, which puts it significantly above the average.

If you have some special insight that backs up your assertion that "once you know the encounters..." money is not a hard to get resource, please share it with us.
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