This is a reoccurring problem of Netrunner players: they stick to their known jargon. I’ve seen (and done it myself) with all sorts of games! “I’ll install this trait card” in EVOLUTION! A game that’s thematically so far removed from Netrunner that it doesn’t even make sense. 😉 But with Arkham Horror the Card Game it gets more confusing due to the overlap in certain mechanics and keywords and they both are games by Fantasy Flight Games.
So it’s been a while since we’ve finished the core set of Arkham Horror the Card Game and we loved it. We’re still so happy that we got this game from our BGG Secret Santa! During the entire game we had no idea whether we were winning… or just losing badly. It feels more like a story your characters have to endure and they will have to endure A LOT. Roland Banks, my poor fellow, went insane in the end by having to endure a little more than he could handle.
I won’t spoiler anything here, but the game is a fun experience and we already have our eyes on the oncoming expansions. But before that we’d like to play the base game again with different characters and see if we can do it better this time. As far as that is a possibility of course. We should start by trying to prevent my character from going insane. 😀
To linger a little longer in the truly mad but wonderful world of Lovecraft, we started playing Mythos Tales… and we’re hooked! We are big fans of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, so when we heard that there was similar game in the Arkham setting: TAKE OUR MONEY! We’ve finished and beaten the first two mysteries and we’re very eager to continue. We’ve already filled 20% of our designated notebook and are writing down all kinds of things we think might be important for an overarching plot. The fact that you can get access to additional information when you’ve visited certain locations makes it very exciting. And you might have to think twice before going to a location with a possible monster -at night-. All the sudden these things matter and it gives the Consulting Detective experience that we love another fantastical layer.
(ours was Hive!)