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You do not need to defeat the Cultist to gain the rewards if you pass the Horror Check. Whenever fighting a monster, you have a Horror Check then a Strength Check. The Horror Check is usually a Will Test but whenever fighting The Elder Things Cultists, it specifically asks for a Lore Test (-1). If you roll a success, you free the victim, defeat the Cultist, ...


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Generally, you play with a sideboard only if a Prelude Card or Ancient One requires it. Some Preludes call for specific sideboards, and some Ancient Ones specifically require certain sideboards to be playable. If you want to use multiple sideboards, you could either house rule it so that Dream Portals only spawn on the main map or spawn on any other ...


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I don't think the Prelude cards would apply. The Prelude cards specified timing is either Setup or After Setup and drawing a new investigator is during gameplay. When playing with this expansion, players draw one random Prelude card before setting up the game. These cards alter game setup and make each game feel unique. The card’s effect is resolved ...


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Generally, when Eldritch Horror refers to duplicate cards, it explicitly refers to the title of the card, not the entirety of the card's contents. Additionally, if a board game replaces a card because of a typo or explanation update, it's recommended to remove the original card entirely for the updated card.


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The Eldritch Horror page on the Fantasy Flight website has all the rules and reference guide PDFs for free. If we look at page 5 of the reference guide on Discarding it says: Double-sided cards, such as Spells or Conditions, are immediately shuffled back into their respective decks when discarded. This means that these Spells and Conditions are never ...


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Draw from the set aside Cultists only. Rule Reference, Page 10 Components that are set aside cannot be used except by effects that specifically name them. For example, a Monster token that has been set aside cannot be spawned except by an effect that specifically names that token. By that - if you have set aside Cultists, you can not randomly or purposely ...


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