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What is a solid basic strategy for surviving Eldritch Horror?

I'll enumerate some general tips below (followed by keener insight after having played over 150 hours): 1) Do not obsess about keeping the world tidy, clear of gates, of monsters, of clues. Accept ...
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What tokens are endless despite having a limited supply?

Any token, other than Clues, Gates, and Monsters, is always available. If there are no remaining tokens of the specified type, track those tokens on paper or with a small object such as a coin. ...
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Storage for Eldritch Horror

Have you looked into foam core? There are a lot of solutions available on BGG
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Can I use "De Vermis Mysteriis" every round?

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: Note, you can only improve each stat a total of two times (thus there's only +1/+2 tokens). You also cannot perform the same action in a round (so can only use the ...
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Complexity of Eldritch Horror versus Arkham Horror

I own both AH and EH. I have the Kingsport, Innsmouth and Black Goat of the Woods expansions for AH. Only have the base game for EH right now but those four expansions call me pretty loudly. I really ...
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Spells and Items during combat

From the reference guide, page 11: He may use one effect that provides a bonus (for example “Gain +3 Will”). If multiple effects provide a bonus, he uses only the highest bonus. This wording ...
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Occult Research for azathoth on Eldritch Horror

Yes, resolving the encounter doesn't mean you have to resolve it successfully. Your clue gained during the encounter still entitles you to place it, as the Mystery states. A few references to ...
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Complexity of Eldritch Horror versus Arkham Horror

It has been a while since I played Arkham Horror, but I own Eldritch Horror myself. There are a few very obvious differences. The gate encounters in Arkham take multiple turns to complete. In ...
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Can I use Lucky Cigarette Case to avoid activating Dark Pact?

No. Its effect only applies to tests (where you test one of your Investigator's five skills). It does not apply to checks like the Dark Pact condition has (or any other check where you roll a dice ...
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Can flute of the outer gods be used against epic monsters?

No, they can't. An Epic Monster cannot be defeated by any effect except losing Health equal to or greater than its toughness. Source: Reference Guide, "Epic Monster" (page 6)
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Limit on weapons used during combat

From the rules reference (page 12): Q. Can I use multiple weapons during combat? A. Yes, but you can only apply the highest bonus to a test. However, you may use any other effects, from ...
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Starting items for investigator not available

If the items are unavailable, the new investigator cannot take them. From the official errata & FAQ: Q. What happens if a new investigator’s starting possessions are being used by another ...
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In Eldritch Horror, when a mythos card refers to a monster's toughness, does it mean its current or max toughness?

Toughness is the max health. That's the damage you should take. To clarify, a monster taking damage does not effect its toughness. Once a monster takes damage equal to Toughness, it dies
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Does "advance the active mystery" apply to an AO's final mystery?

Further digging turned up this thread where official rule clarifications from the maker of the game have been gathered. Turns out it this has been addressed. How do the effects "advance/solve the ...
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Does passing a horror or strength test mean 1 success or enough to avoid losing sanity or health?

You only need one success to pass a skill test. There can still be consequences (Sanity or Health loss for instance). If the text says that if you fail the horror check you will suffer blablabla, ...
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Can You Reroll Successes For Reserves?

You only count successes once all rerolls have been made. This can be inferred from this clause in the rulebook: Rerolling Dice Immediately after rolling dice during a test, an investigator may ...
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Is a monster taking damage and a monster having its toughness reduced the same thing?

Reducing toughness is very different from dealing damage. Toughness tells you how much damage can a monster withstand. From the Reference Guide, "Monster" (page 8) When a Monster has lost ...
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Can I discard a spell not drawn by Magick Shoppe?

The text is unambiguous. Have in mind it's not worded "Then discard 1 of these Spells and this card." while it could be. There is no relevant ruling, as this is not a rules issue.
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Does the game end if all current investigators are defeated?

From the FAQ (Page 3) Q. If all investigators are defeated at the same time, do investigators lose the game? A No. At the end of the Mythos Phase, each defeated investigator will choose a new ...
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Eldritch Horror skill test for multiple combat encounters on same turn

From the base rule book, page 9: Combat Encounters If an investigator is on a space containing one or more Monsters, he must resolve a single Combat Encounter against each Monster on that ...
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What if three players are "the closest investigator"?

The final decision is always down to the active investigator when you are deciding the nearest but two or more targets are an equivalent distance. From the rules reference (page 9): When ...
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Does Skids O'Toole and the Composed talent provide for unlimited rerolls?

Let's look at the exact wording on the cards: "Skids" O'Toole Whenever you roll a 1 during a test, you may reroll that die. Composed: When resolving a test, if you do not roll any 1's, you ...
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Debt condition abuse?

As was already mentioned, the reference guide states: An investigator cannot have multiple copies of the same Condition. If he would gain a Condition that he already has a copy of, he does not ...
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Can an investigator ever have more than 1 of a kind of condition

Jefromi has pointed out that there is more than one Madness condition, such as Paranoia, Amnesia, and Hallucinations. Consequently, an investigator can have more than one madness condition, as long as ...
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Can all all ability bonuses aside from weapons "+" effects be stacked?

1) +N bonuses do not compound. From rules (Section Additional Rules - Tests p.12: An investigator can use only one card effect that provides a skill bonus during each test (for example, an Asset ...
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Are epic monsters treated differently than regular monsters with regard to taking damage or being discarded remotely?

Page 6 of the Reference Guide: Epic Monsters are treated like Monsters for all effects except as described here: An Epic Monster cannot be defeated by any effect except losing Health equal to or ...
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Should Eldritch Tokens only be used as tokens for the original reason they were placed?

Typically, you use a straight forward reading of the rules/instructions in EH. In this case they indicate that the tokens are interchangable. The mystery you refer to also clearly states that any ...
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In Eldritch Horror, how do you deal with cases when an event forces you to draw a condition card that you already have?

The very detailed reference guide covers this case. From p.4, "Conditions": An investigator cannot have multiple copies of the same Condition. If he would gain a Condition that he already has a ...
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Can Jenny Barnes' enable someone to use acquire assets a second time?

No. This is similar to Charlie Kane's special action. The investigator must not already have performed the same action during the current round. From the official errata: Can an investigator’s “...
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How to add of story-telling elements to increase player satisfaction?

I think that's what the board game has been lacking for me and several other dedicated players; a cohesive story of what we are up against and what we are trying to accomplish. This surprises me, ...
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