Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient Ones. Investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs to seal ...

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Elder Sign charater traits

Some of the characters' special abilities allow them to have an additional card, such as a spell card, at the beginning of their setup. What does this mean?
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In Elder Sign, after rolling, can I do both - complete a task AND use any dice previously secured by a spell to complete a second task?

For example: I have secured dice by a spell which can complete a full task on the adventure, but, it is an adventure with an order arrow, and the secured dice are needed for the last task. Now I roll ...
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Kate Winthrop's Immunity to All Terror effects in Elder Sign - how does it work?

The ability reads SHE is immune, however, what about Terror affects that'd add another doom token, for example? In that case, the Terror effect wouldn't directly target her, would her immunity still ...
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Re-rolling secured red/yellow dice in Elder Sign?

It's clear from the rules that any player can use the red/yellow dice secured by a spell during their turn for resolving a task without using an Add red/yellow die Cards' effects. The rule also says, ...
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Where can I find a list of all the cards in Elder Sign?

I'm looking for a breakdown of the common item, unique item and spell cards so I know what my chances are when buying certain cards. I've done a bit of googling and have not come up with anything.
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In Elder Sign, does the “Bind Monster” card avoid an Ancient One effect?

When playing Elder Sign against Yig, I ran into a question I couldn't quite puzzle out from the rules and FAQ. Yig's card reads "Each time an investigator complets the task on a Cultist monster marker ...
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How does Ithaqua's “Icy Winds” ability work with Healing Stone?

The Ancient One Ithaqua's "Icy Winds" ability reads as follows: Each time an investigator uses either a unique item or a spell, he loses 1 stamina. The unique item "Healing Stone" reads as ...
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How to Handle Red/Yellow Secured Dice

In Elder Signs, you can cast a spell to secure a die. Let's say this is the situation: A player needs two terror results to complete the final task in an adventure and rolls 2 green dice and the red ...
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May dice used to complete a task be secured?

The rules state: the player places the card faceup in front of him after rolling dice during his turn. Then he chooses one die from that roll. Without changing its result, he places the die on ...
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When does a special (non-green) die leave your die pool?

I just started playing Elder Sign, and the wording in the rule book made me think maybe there was some way to keep using the yellow/red die beyond the current turn, if it was unused. Is this the case? ...
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What's the relation between Mansions of Madness, Elder Sign and Arkham Horror?

What's the relation between Mansions of Madness, Elder Sign and Arkham Horror? All of them are published by Fantasy Flight Games and they are based of Cthulhu Mythos. So my question is, is it ...
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When can abilities be used in Elder Sign?

Some Elder Sign abilities seem really powerful in big groups. One of them allows you to re-roll 2 dice every turn, and several others do things like switching a die from Terror to Scroll, or similar. ...
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Difficulty Ranking of the Ancient Ones in Elder Sign?

Is there a list (formal or informal) of how difficult each Ancient One is in Elder Sign? Clearly, some of them have powerful static abilities (like Cthulhu) and some of them have attacks with the ...
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Using Spells Effectively in Elder Sign

I'm a little confused about how to use spells effectively in Elder Sign. I understand that you play the spell before a task roll and then you can set aside as many dice as the spell has icons, whether ...
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What are the differences between Elder Sign and Elder Sign: Omens?

I've played the board game Elder Sign. I have read some reviews and seen a gameplay video of Elder Sign: Omens, the iOS app based on the board game, but I haven't been able to find info on exactly how ...
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What are some good strategies for Elder Sign: Omens?

I recently bought Elder Sign: Omens for my iPhone, and I really like it, but it seems to be VERY difficult. Does anyone have some good strategies on how to play? Specifically: What is a good team ...
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In Elder Sign how does removing a monster via a card effect work?

I am trying to figure out how to resolve "Flute of the Outer Gods" and "Bind Monster". The Flute removes a monster after rolling. The Bind Monster does it at any time. Can either item/spell be used ...
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How can I elegantly increase the difficulty of Elder Sign?

I think there's consensus that Elder Sign is not satisfyingly difficult. The variants I've seen suggested are either too long for my taste, or don't look play-tested. Has anyone found a satisfying ...
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How long does it take to play Elder Sign?

This dice game version of Arkham Horror is about to be published by Fantasy Flight but a lot of gamers have already picked it up or at least demoed it at GenCon and PAX Prime. I've read a few comments ...