Vincenzo Beretta
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On the Dark Pharaoh herald sheet it states how "Each time an investigator gains a Unique Item (including starting equipment), that investigator loses 1 Sanity."

Harvey Walters starts with two Unique Items, and has the Strong Mind ability: "Any Phase: Harvey reduces all Sanity losses he suffers by 1, to a minimum of 0."

Does this means that, during setup, Harvey loses 1 SAN (2 UI -1 SAN loss) or actually that he doesn't loses SAN at all? (Each UI causes a -1 SAN loss, both countered by Harvey's ability).

The same question could arise in any phase when Harvey gets more than one UI, I guess, even if I still have to encounter one in play.
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Bern Harkins
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Interesting question.

I don't see any reason why Harvey's Strong Mind would not operate during set up, so at least one sanity saved.

Investigators who draw an extra card of a certain type (Monteray, Pete, etc.) Only draw one extra card, even though they have two starting items of that type. This implies that receiving items is a single event, so in my opinion, Harvey still loses one.

As for any other time Harvey got two items, it would depend on wether he got them from two different events; any single event which gave two or more items would cause sanity loss after the first.

I think.
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Harvey loses one fewer sanity (one overall, I think?). He does not consider each item to be an individual sanity loss.
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