Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 2013

Headline:  "The Lurker at Susan’s Birthday”

Ancient One

Mandy Thompson, the Researcher – Rob
Minh Thi Phan, the Secretary – Rob
Lily Chen, the Martial Artist – Susan
Rita Young, the Athlete - Susan

End of Game
We closed and sealed 6 gates.  The next Mythos card would have burst open a sealed gate and added the final doom token.  We sealed them just in the nick of time!

House Rules/Game Setup
Susan received The Lurker at the Threshold from Rachelle and Justin for a birthday present and we took it out for a spin.  We each chose two characters from eight drawn at random and then drew one relationship card each for the characters that we played.
Mandy and Minh Thi – Friendly Rivals
Lily and Rita – Fellow Travelers

Expansions in play
Curse of the Dark Pharaoh
Dunwich Horror
The King in Yellow
Kingsport Horror
The Black Goat of the Woods
Innsmouth Horror
The Lurker at the Threshold

Heralds, Guardians, and Institutions
Organized Crime
Lurker at the Threshold (not too bad, as long as you don't accept Power)

·        Minh Thi took Foolish the Cat as a Bound Ally due to the first Reckoning card.
·        Rita defeated the Dunwich Horror with the Flute of the Outer Gods.  Cool!
·        On the establishing Mythos card, 2 rumors were initially drawn and discarded.  Thanks, rules!
·        We dispelled a rumor:  Virulent Disease.  No one fell victim to the illness.
·        Minh Thi completed her Personal Story and chose Young Zoog, the Otter, which got rid of Foolish, the Bound Ally.  [Cheating?]
·        Lily Chen, famous for lots of sanity and stamina, as well as restoring both to herself during upkeep, has two Allies:  Sir William Brinton and Duke, each of whom extend her maximum sanity and stamina.  Since the Allies were not really of any use, she ended up discarding them both to get her maximum sanity and stamina restored.
·        Minh Thi used the new card, Key Of Something-Or-Other, to enter a gate.  Neat card!
·        Lily Chen used the new spell Plumb of Something to get Mandy back from an Other World.  Neat card!
·        Rita ended up as Deputy with Necrophobia, Cracked Ribs, and was Despondent.  BUT she had 2 kerosene weapons and 2 Molitov cocktails.  Don’t mess with crazy!  She’ll burn your house down.