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Dirk Moors
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I've read the rulebook, I've even translated and summarized it, but when I started yesterday with my first game, lots of questions came to my mind. I've tried looking it up in the rulebook but not everthing was that easy to find.

- If an investigator moves into a location with a monster and a gate, does he have to fight the monster before being sucked into the other world
- I met a monster that at that time for me was unbeatable
- If you end your movementphase in a location with a gate, being sucked into it to the other world, does this count as a movement point?

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I'm sorry for the silly questions ...
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dirkiedick wrote:
I've read the rulebook, I've even translated and summarized it, but when I started yesterday with my first game, lots of questions came to my mind. I've tried looking it up in the rulebook but not everthing was that easy to find.

- If an investigator moves into a location with a monster and a gate, does he have to fight the monster before being sucked into the other world
- I met a monster that at that time for me was unbeatable
- If you end your movementphase in a location with a gate, being sucked into it to the other world, does this count as a movement point?

...

I'm sorry for the silly questions ...


a) yes if you move to a location with a gate and monster you must fight or evade the monster as this happens at the end of your Movement Phase. Then in the Arkham Encounter Phase, which follows Movement, you go through the gate if you are still at the location.

Some monsters can be unbeatable depending on stats and your equipment etc., if so avoid it!! This is pretty faithful to the Mythos where most people do their best not to get into fights with hideous things from other dimensions.

b) no this does not count as a movement point as you finished movement on the location, you don't get sucked through until the next phase.

Oft repeated advice when learning the rules is: follow the Phases as listed in the rule book, this clears up about 3/4 of questions that arise.
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A Newbie FAQ - 21 things a new AH player might want to have in mind
This thread can be very-very usefull for beginers (it was for me...)!!!

Agreed with the above. You cannot kill all the monsters!
Learn what you have to do in every phase and it would be easy after that!
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Thx guys!
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Back again with on odd question, I can't find the video section anymore Normally it is listed above, next to images/forum/ ...

Do I need new glasses?
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dirkiedick wrote:
Back again with on odd question, I can't find the video section anymore Normally it is listed above, next to images/forum/ ...

Do I need new glasses?

Video section? Do you mean the Arkham Horror Video Gallery

For me, it's where it normally is, on the Arkham Horror "front page" below the Images and above the Forum section,
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Dirk Moors
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If I go to Arkham Horror (BGG)

The menu doesn't show the same choices as a few days ago

I only see:

Arkham Horror
Jump To: Entry | Info | Forum | Desc | More Info | Linked Items | Images | Linked Forums | GeekLists | Blogs


I'm missing videos, files, ...

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It has fixed itself. I'm in the dark about how or what, but I can see it al again now.

Thx BGG
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dirkiedick wrote:
It has fixed itself. I'm in the dark about how or what, but I can see it al again now.

This is an early sign that a rift is forming in your area.
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