Two investigators were in the same location in Arkham. The first investigator drew an encounter 'A monster and gate appear!'. He resolved that encounter by fighting the monster and then getting drawn through the gate. The second investigator also got drawn through the gate before having an encounter.

We also said that the two investigators did not have an Other World encounter as they were 'delayed' as they were drawn in to the gate. This ended up with the second investigator not having any encounters on this particular turn.

Was that the correct ruling?

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Delayed has no bearing on whether an investigator has an Other World encounter or not.

However the gate takes precedence. Both investigators should have been drawn through the gate first, then the monster appears.

From the Dunwich Horror FAQ:

Q: When a location card says a gate and a monster appear, which appearance is resolved first?

A: The gate appears first, and any investigators at the location are drawn through the gate. Then the monster appears. Monsters that appear as a result of these encounters stay on the board, count against the monster limit, can go to the Outskirts, etc., as normal.

And from the errata section of the same document:

Arkham Encounters

(pages 8-9 in the first printing of the Arkham Horror rules) If an investigator is drawn through a gate that appears as a result of an encounter (such as “A gate appears!” or “A gate and a monster appear!”), then he is delayed, just as if he had been drawn through a gate in the Mythos Phase.

  • so potentially, the investigators would have 3 other world encounters?
    – link64
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 21:38
  • @link64 - yes, that's correct.
    – Pat Ludwig
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 22:25

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