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A cooperative game where players play the role of investigator trying to stop the Elder Gods from ravaging the Earth.

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Duplicate Preludes in Mask of Nyarlathotep differ from original

The rulebook for Masks of Nyarlathotep - Prelude Cards - Page 4 states Four Preludes in this expansion (Beginning of the End, The Dunwich Horror, Twin Blasphemies of the Black Goat, and Call of ...
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Clarification on "shuffled back into deck" for double-sided cards

The reference guide states for Double-Sided Cards that When a double-sided card is discarded, it is immediately shuffled back into its respective deck. The phrase "shuffled back into deck" ...
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How to read The Rise of the Elder Things Cultists text

The Cultists for The Rise of the Elder Things Ancient One have the following text If you pass the lore test, you free the victim's mind from the alien magic; defeat this Monster and gain 1 random ...
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Can Dream Portals spawn on other side boards

Can Dream Portals spawn on other side boards? The dreamlands rules state: Spawn Dream Portals Reveal Gates from the top of the Gate stack until three Gates are revealed that each correspond to a ...
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Do Preludes affect new investigators

When an Investigator is Defeated the player chooses a new investigator at the end of the Mythos Phase. If the Otherworldly Dreams Prelude is in play After resolving setup, if Hypnos is the Ancient ...
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Should investigators take Set Aside Cultists when playing with the Epidemic prelude?

When playing with Epidemic prelude After resolving setup, if Abhoth is the Ancient One, each Investigator spawns 1 Cultist Monster on a Wilderness space that does not contain a Cultist Monster. and ...
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Ancient One Yig's reckoning Effect Spawning 1 cultist

Part of Ancient One Yig's's setup is to set aside 6 cultist monsters. Yig's reckoning effect is Spawn 1 cultist monster on the active expedition space. My question is what happened if I ran out of the ...
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Is it possible to defeat Azathoth when playing with only 1 Investigator? [closed]

I'm new to Eldritch Horror and am baffled by how difficult this game is. I've won difficult co-op's before (like Ghost Stories and Pandemic with 7 Epidemics) but Eldritch seems impossible. Thusfar, I'...
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Unique Assets with same name in my possession

When Encounter instructs me to gain new Unique Asset and I receive the same card that I have in my possession. What happens? Do I get both of them or I should discard the card I have?
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Small Expansions for Eldritch Horror

In Eldritch Horror do the small expansions with no board just add on to the first game?
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Do artifacts have a value?

Ashcan Pete is allowed to gain assets. Do artifacts, and unique assets for that matter, have values like normal assets? He can only gain less than his observation skill, so it can be useful to know. ...
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Does Skids O'Toole and the Composed talent provide for unlimited rerolls?

Since Skids rerolls all 1s, and Composed lets you rerolls all dice if you don't roll any 1s, can he reroll endlessly until he succeeds as he needs?
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What if three players are "the closest investigator"?

In Eldritch Horror, when a monster causes the closest investigator to move one space closer to the monster, but more than one investigator is on the closest space, who moves?
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How to add of story-telling elements to increase player satisfaction? [closed]

My question is focused on the board game Eldritch Horror, but perhaps it could be applicable to other lore-based board/card games. Does anybody use additional story-telling elements to embellish the ...
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Does Ursula Downs get a free re-roll every turn?

Ursula Downs, from the Mountains of Madness expansion to Eldritch Horror, has the special ability: Once per round, you or another investigator on your space may spend 1 less Focus to pay for an ...
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Devoured while lost in time and space

One of our investigators I1 was lost in time and space. Then, another investigator I2 got a dark pact triggered, and the effect was "Another investigator of your choice is devoured". 1) Can I1 be ...
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Occult Research for azathoth on Eldritch Horror

One occult research card for Azathoth states that in order to solve it, you must research Clue tokens found across the map. In a game just finished, I did a clue research and gained a clue but failed ...
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Eldritch Horror skill test for multiple combat encounters on same turn

I bought the base game for Eldritch horror recently and I have one point that I needed clarification on. I have two monsters on a particular space and I cast the Wither spell for my first encounter ...
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Can Jenny Barnes' enable someone to use acquire assets a second time?

Can Jenny Barnes' use her ability to allow herself or another investigator to use acquire assets if the target investigator has already performed it? Typically you cannot perform the same action twice ...
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Which expansions are safe to mix?

Eldritch Horror has a plethora of expansions all with their own symbols at the bottom of the cards separated into many decks. It seems unfeasible to go through each deck and remove all the expansions ...
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Is there an Eldritch Horror variant for playing against two ancients at once?

Has anyone tried modifying the rules of Eldritch Horror so you can play against two ancients at the same time? How was your experience? Mysteries Do I solve alternating or in parallel? Mythos Do ...
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What's the best way to store Eldritch Horror with all the expansions [duplicate]

I was wondering what the best method of storing Eldritch Horror including all the expansions that also allows for a faster set-up time. Thanks!
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Starting items for investigator not available

During a recent game, a player was defeated. He chose another investigator but when he came to receive the starting items, we realised that they were actually with another investigator in the game. ...
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When I search the discard pile, which direction do I search

The reference guide says, under Gaining Posessions and Condition, that when gaining a card with a specific trait: The investigator searches that card type's deck then discard pile for the first ...
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If condition cards run out, do investigators not gain the condition?

I believe the reference guide may imply that a card of a certain type, when not found, is simply not obtained. In this case, if it is an Illness Condition, then the investigator simply doesn't gain ...
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Does the game end if all current investigators are defeated?

Page 11 of the rulebook says the game ends if all investigators are eliminated from the game. Does this mean that if all currently active investigators die, the game ends, or does it mean if the pool ...
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When I acquire assets, can I receive the item into my possession one at a time?

If I can acquire multiple assets, can I acquire some into my possession and then, during the same acquire assets action, acquire the final card which then acts on those newly gained possessions, for ...
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Can I use the Shining Trapezohedron against Epic Monsters to attempt to move them?

The trapezohedron allows the investigator to discard the chosen monster on a roll of 5 or 6. Since discarding Epic Monsters is disallowed, would a 5 or 6 result in no action while a roll of 1-4 result ...
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Does sister Mary pass with rolls of 3-6 when Blessed and 5-6 when Cursed?

The faq says Sister Mary and each other investigator on her space adds 1 to the result of each die rolled as part of an effect printed on a Condition card that has the BANE or BOON trait. This ...
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Can investigators easily avoid being stuck in the Bent Pyramid and avoid the Sanity loss from Nephre-Ka's reckoning?

This is a multi-faceted question and revolves around Nephren-Ka's reckoning which says Each investigator may move 1 space toward the Bent Pyramid. Then each investigator that did not move loses 1 ...
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Spells and Items during combat

It is quite clear that an investigator can only use one item that gives the highest bonus in combat, even if they have multiple items (i.e. Multiple weapons) However, what about spells such as ...
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Limit on weapons used during combat

Is there any sort of limit to the number of weapons or items you can use during combat? In Arkham Horror, the hand icons restricted the number of weapons/spells/items that you could use.
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Can I discard a spell not drawn by Magick Shoppe?

When you gain this card, immediately gain 2 Spells. Then discard 1 Spell and this card. This wording implies that I can keep both Spells and discard a previously owned Spell, but it kind of breaks ...
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Do improvement token bonuses count as skill bonuses when determining the highest bonus to apply to a test?

When one has an asset that grants +2 skill and one that grants +1, the effective bonus is not additive. Rather, we apply the highest bonus. My questions is: do the bonuses from improvement tokens ...
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Can flute of the outer gods be used against epic monsters?

This card allows one to "defeat all monsters." Epic monsters cannot be discarded but can they be defeated with this card?
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Forsaken Lore expansion for Eldritch Horror: what are the new mysteries for the base game AOO?

Eldritch Horror is starting to feel a bit same-y for me so I`m thinking of spicing things up with an expansion (one of the small ones, since the big ones are ridiculously expensive for me, at that ...
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How do monsters move on local paths to side boards?

How do monsters move along local paths to traverse the side boards in expansion games such as when effects instruct players to move a monster toward investigators? For instance, a local path connects ...
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Can I use the Grotesque Statue artifact on any effect and prevent loss on all affected targets?

The Grotesque Statue artifact reads Once per round, you may spend 1 Clue to prevent all Sanity loss from a single effect Does this mean I can use it on effects that target other players, even ...
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Can I cast a spell multiple times in one round across different investigators if I trade it?

Can I cast a spell and then have it traded to another investigator to cast that round? This would work great with Blessing of Isis to ensure blessings all around. Some spells say "once a round you ...
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Are any special rules added if you are playing with more than one expansion?

Are there rules governing playing more than one expansion? Arkham Horror has a couple rules when there is more than one side board attached, but I haven't seen any documentation on modifications to ...
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Is the Mystery that is active when the portal opens in Strange Remnants still useful for progressing the investigators?

When starting the Final Mystery in Strange Remnants, players are instructed to place a clue on the card for each solved active mystery. Does this active mystery still remain relevant to the game, i.e....
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Are the reckoning effect Lore checks on Glamour cards considered spell effects?

The Unique Asset "Sealing the Old Ones" allows one to discard spells when a Lore check is passed as a Spell Effect. Glamour Spells from the Strange Remnants expansion don't have a Lore check in the ...
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Is a monster taking damage and a monster having its toughness reduced the same thing?

This post I authored months ago questions the use of the term "toughness". I recently found a reference in the Strange Remnants expansion that states: If the active Mystery requires an Epic ...
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Can You Reroll Successes For Reserves?

Say I have 2 influence and want the shotgun which is 4 successes. If I roll 2 successes, can I spend 2 clue tokens to reroll my success to attempt to get the shotgun or does rerolling a die remove ...
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Abhoth - where should I put defeated cultists

When I play Abhoth (from Under the Pyramids expansion) as the Ancient One, his Setup section says: Set aside 8 Cultist Monsters and all Abhoth Special Encounters. Then the Reckoning effect for ...
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What tokens are endless despite having a limited supply?

What tokens should be treated as unlimited in supply despite having a limited number in the game box, i.e. focus tokens, travel tickets, and the like? Naturally it makes the game 'harder' for the ...
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Does passing a horror or strength test mean 1 success or enough to avoid losing sanity or health?

Some monsters say if you fail the horror check, then there are consequences. Do these consequences occur if you get zero will test successes or if you take even 1 point of sanity damage? Ie if a ...
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Can I gain a random Ally card from the reserve if the deck and discard do not have one?

When instructed to gain a random Ally card, if the asset deck and discard do not have any ally cards (and the reserve has 1), can I take the Ally from the reserve? The rulings of interest are from ...
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Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case to avoid activating Dark Pact?

Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case to increase a fail roll 1 on 2 and thus avoid activating dark pact condition? (2) Lucky Cigarette Case Trinket Once per round, you may add 1 to the result of 1 die when ...
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When Purifying the World, can you keep or track monsters you don't usually return to the drawing pile?

Purifying the World allows an investigator to collect the monster tiles of defeated monsters and then flip the card to perform some action based on the number or toughness of tiles he's collected. ...
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