Nyogtha - The Chatter

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Fixxxer
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@Aladdar, Daisy's got a Cultist in her location. W'cha wanna do?

Aladdar
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Cast shrivelling.

I rolled 5d6, the result is 4, 4, 3, 2, 2 = 15.
Aladdar
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Hmmm...

OK, let's just try to rip it apart bare handed.

I rolled 5d6, the result is 2, 5, 2, 1, 1 = 11.
Fixxxer
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Jim horror check

I rolled 3d6, the result is 5, 4, 3 = 12.
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Jim combat

I rolled 5d6, the result is 5, 3, 5, 3, 2 = 18.
Fixxxer
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@MinusInnocence, an Elder Sign can be used at any point after emerging from the gate. When will Lola be using it?

MinusInnocence
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Now, before something happens and I can't afford to pay the toll without being devoured.

Fixxxer
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@Aladdar, action's on Daisy. She can trade spells or not.

Daisy Walker draws a card.

Miriam Beecher offers to trade spells with you. You may discard 1 Spell to draw a new one from the Spell deck.

Obsidian_Spoon
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When the time comes, Kate is just having an encounter at the store.

Aladdar
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No, I like my spells. I'm good.

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@Obsidian_Spoon, the action's on Kate.

Kate Winthrop draws a card.

General Store - The storekeeper points out a table containing items that are on sale for today only. You note that most are labeled with their original prices, and bring it to his attention. He apologizes profusely, but proceeds to raise their costs even further! You may search the Common Item deck and buy an item of your choice for $1 more than its listed price.

Kate's got $2 on her, so she can afford to buy anything in the deck with a listed cost of $0 or $1, except for Courier Run, which is not in the deck because it's in the discard pile. The list of Common Items can be found here:

http://www.arkhamhorrorwiki.com/Common_Item

Obsidian_Spoon
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I'll take the Old Journal for $2, Mr. Trebek.

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Alright, we're back in Upkeep. First Player Token is going to move to Jim Culver. I'll need Upkeep actions and slider changes from everyone. @Aladdar @MinusInnocence @Obsidian_Spoon @Board Rider.

If anyone is planning on doing some thinning of the herd on these monsters we're suddenly plagued with, remember that as per Nyogtha being the BBEG, the Ghoul, in addition to what it has normally, has Physical Resistance and one additional blood drop (which does not count if/when it becomes a monster trophy).

As a heads up, I'll be at Sierra's parents' house for Christmas, so I probably won't be updating until Thursday night or Friday morning.

MinusInnocence
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Is this the turn Kate will switch places with Lola?

Obsidian_Spoon
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No slider changes. And I think it is that turn, so I can stop the graveyard gate, yeah? But I can just walk over there instead of using the brain case.

Board Rider
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No slider changes. Carolyn has two other world encounters?

MinusInnocence
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In that case, no slider changes for me either. On my turn, Lola will move to the Police Station then use her Encounter Phase to exchange her 2 Gate trophies to become the new Deputy of Arkham and get that sweet, sweet gun and squad car.

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Ok, Voice of Ra

I rolled 4d6, the result is 4, 2, 4, 3 = 13.
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We're going to go ahead and use Mythos Lore to try to get that.

I rolled 1d6, the result is 6 = 6.
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Awesome, now we'll cast Arcane Insight.

I rolled 2d6, the result is 6, 2 = 8.
Aladdar
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fantastic, so let's see the cards.

In the meantime I'll also cast Lure Monster to pull that Cthonian from the gate.

I rolled 5d6, the result is 6, 5, 6, 5, 5 = 27.
Aladdar
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All my sliders should stay the same.

I've now refreshed Voice of Ra, exhausted my Mythos Lore for this round, successfully cast Arcane Insight (We need to see the cards), and lured the Cthonian to me.

Fixxxer
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Daisy is a busy little bee.

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No slider changes. Carolyn has two other world encounters?

By default, everyone gets two Other World encouters, one for each chamber represented on the map. Sometimes encounters dictate that be more or less, like if you end up getting delayed or something. Carolyn will be returning to Arkham this turn on the Movement Phase. She normally would get a 1-round freebie where she wouldn't have to interact with monsters in that location, but it's a non-issue because Daisy has helpfully pulled the one monster there away to her own location. Carolyn will encounter the gate during the Arkham Encounters Phase, rolling her choice of Fight or Lore, modified by the number on the gate (+0 in this case).

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Is this the turn Kate will switch places with Lola?

This was the turn planned for, but that might change if Daisy decides to reorder the cards.

Aladdar
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Why don't we set them to go with

All Quiet in Arkham first so we all get a chance to be blessed, and since there's a seal at the woods nothing happens.

Then we do Early Frost and Kate can try to get to Independence square to block the gate there. That gives us a more advantageous environment.

Finally we do Citizens Urged to Lock Doors and try to get Kate back to the graveyard on that move to hold off the gate burst.

Any thoughts?

Obsidian_Spoon
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I could move to Hibbs Roadhouse this turn, next turn move to Independence Square, and then move my movement slider up one and high tail it back to the Graveyard the turn after.

Aladdar
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works for me.

Fixxxer
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With everyone's permission, I'd like to shelve this game for a couple of days, say until the first of the month. Aladdar is currently traveling for a family emergency and I don't expect he'll be checking up on this game while he's away.

Aladdar
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Thanks Fixxxer. I'm actually ok to keep following this. I'm just sitting in a hospital room for hours on end. I won't be able to start the betrayal game until I get back but this might actually be a welcome distraction.

But yes, they've given my Mom 2 - 5 days to live. So I drove in late last night.

MinusInnocence
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I'm so sorry to hear that. The next few weeks and months are really shitty. Just know there are folks who have been where you're at. Don't be afraid to reach out.

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Aladdar wrote:

Thanks Fixxxer. I'm actually ok to keep following this. I'm just sitting in a hospital room for hours on end. I won't be able to start the betrayal game until I get back but this might actually be a welcome distraction.

Fair enough, brother. In that case, Daisy has a Cthonian up in her grill. What's she gonna do about it?

Aladdar
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I can't recall, what's our current environment?

Fixxxer
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Dark Skies
Fight checks in Arkham are made at a -1 penalty.

Sneak checks in Arkham are made at a +1 bonus.

Stalker monsters move like monsters that move normally.

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Ok, we are going to attempt to fight. There's no way to pass the will check so I'll simply lose 2 sanity leaving me with 1.

First step is to cast shrivelling.

I rolled 5d6, the result is 6, 6, 4, 6, 2 = 24.
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Next we'll also use cursed sphere for the first time. So sacrifice 1 stamina to activate that leaving me with 4 stamina.

With that in place I'll gain +6 from the sphere, +6 from shrivelling, +3 fight, +1 Voice of Ra for 16.

Then we subtract 1 for the environment and 3 from the monster.

So I believe I can roll 12 dice and need 3 successes.

I rolled 12d6, the result is 5, 4, 6, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 1, 4, 3 = 47.
Aladdar
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And that succeeds but just barely.

Give me the monster token and I'm shopping for spells.

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@Obsidian_Spoon, the action's on Kate.

Kate Winthrop draws a card.

Hibb's Roadhouse - The proprietor asks you to clean out the old shed and offers you your choice of money or whatever you find inside. You may either gain $1 or draw 2 Common Items, keeping one and discarding the other.

Obsidian_Spoon
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I'll draw two cards.

Fixxxer
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Apparently, Hibb likes to store guns in the shed.


Obsidian_Spoon
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Sweet. I'll definitely take the .45.

Fixxxer
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Sorry for the delay. I had a major computer SNAFU. I've got it all sorted now, and we'll proceed later today when I get home from work.

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Again, sorry for the delay. I installed a new motherboard, processor and RAM in my computer and had the damnedest time getting it working again. Turns out that while the manufacturer does support Windows 7, that's only applicable if you don't need to use USB peripherals at all, since they never wrote the appropriate drivers. Which took me a little time to discover. One update to Windows 10 later and everything's fixed, working correctly, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is preeeeeeeeetty.

On to our situation. Kate's got a shiny new .45 she found in a shed that totally doesn't have a few bodies in its history. On to Carolyn, @Board Rider. She's just returned to Arkham and can encounter the gate. Your choice of Fight or Lore modified by the gate's modifier (+0), remembering that because of our current environment, Fight checks are -1 and Sneak checks are +1.

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Lore to encounter the gate.

I rolled 5d6, the result is 2, 1, 4, 6, 4 = 17.
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Did that close the gate? If so, Carolyn will expend clues to seal it.

Aladdar
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Hi all. We buried my Mom today. I'll be driving all day back to FL tomorrow. I probably won't have a chance to check in again until Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Aladdar wrote:

Hi all. We buried my Mom today. I'll be driving all day back to FL tomorrow. I probably won't have a chance to check in again until Tuesday or Wednesday.

Man, I offer my condolences. Keep that chin up buddy.

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Thanks.

I'm back. We can get started again.

Fixxxer
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@Aladdar, the action's on Daisy. She spends a fiver and gets to choose on of these two spells to keep.

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Premonition

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Jim Culver Horror check.

I rolled 1d6, the result is 6 = 6.
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Jim Culver Spell check Wither/Shrivelling

I rolled 3d6, the result is 5, 1, 1 = 7.
I rolled 2d6, the result is 3, 1 = 4.

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