In Blood Ties, what counts as a room boundary for the purpose of Horror Tests and Item Abilities? (e.g. Elder Sign)

For example, my girlfriend raises a zombie in the graveyard. Do all my investigators out in the open have to take a horror test, or only those in the graveyard?

Alternatively, Gloria Grant is surrounded by 4 zombies, all within 1 range. Does her successful Elder Sign roll drive all the zombies back, or only those that are on her tile?


You should go by the definition in the rule book on page 8

Room - An area of the map tile that has a name and is separated from the other rooms by solid brown walls, doors, or the edge of the map tile. ...

  • Raise a Zombie in the graveyard: Only those in the Graveyard room.

Whenever a monster enters (or is placed) in an investigator's room (or vise versa), the investigator must immediately make an attribute test called a HORROR TEST. ... If multiple investigators are in the room, the must each make a horror test.

  • Elder Sign: although poorly worded (the Elder Sign rules text), all monsters in the room are moved two spaces away from her. (Keep in mind that a map tile may have as many as 3 rooms on it, you cannot use the terms interchangeably)

Tile - A single piece of punchboard that contains between one and three rooms.

Elder Sign - "Pass: The keeper must move each monster in your room 2 spaces away from you."

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