Eldritch Horror

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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby DemonEtrigan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:00 pm

kawasaki wrote:
Skipp wrote:
(Id appreciate suggestions of board games that are simply excellent mind...)


Oi! Start yer own fucking thread. :lol:

Eldritch Horror is supposed to be a sort of Arkham Horror lite, all the good bits left in with most of the clutter that slowed AH down gone. Chasing around the globe trying to prevent the Apocalypse of the Great Old Ones seems a bit like those old CoC campaigns we used to play. I'll let you know...


thats pretty much the description I was given of it as well. I may pick it up as I have Eldar Sign and that is excellent.
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby DemonEtrigan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:00 pm

kawasaki wrote:I think the components have been upgraded too...

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a little bit :)
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby Steders » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:54 am

I'd be in interested in your take on Eldritch Horror Twatasaki.
I bought and played AH a few times with my son. We both hated it. We both loved Mansions of Madness and Elder signs.
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby kawasaki » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:00 pm

Well it's arrived.

Counter punching, card sorting and rules reading ahoy!
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby demi_morgana » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:42 am

kawasaki wrote:Used to play Call of Cthulhu regularly back in the day. Best RPG ever.

What he said! :beer:
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Not: penis"
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby kawasaki » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:20 pm

I've played it a couple of times solo.

Briefly.

The component quality is excellent

The rules are...bloody ambiguous in places. Stuffing explanations/clarifications into a separate document suggests sloppy writing/editing

Housekeeping isn't too bad, but you need to keep track of Reckoning symbols on various cards all over the board/player cards/Mythos cards. There can be a lot of these if things are going badly for the players...

The turn sequence is clean enough:
-Resolve player actions: Rest/travel/dice for stuff/perform unique character action
-Resolve player encounters: Monster/gate/location/clue/rumour/expedition.
-Resolve Mythos phase: Card driven. Gates open, monsters spawn, other 'orrible things happen

It's bloody hard to win!
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby Steders » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:04 pm

I found Arkham horror was like a quality assurance audit.
Have you picked up one of these?
have you matched the yellow marks up?

Plus the rule layout was poor
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby kawasaki » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Steders wrote:I found Arkham horror was like a quality assurance audit.
Have you picked up one of these?
have you matched the yellow marks up?

Plus the rule layout was poor
Tell us more you sexy thing


Well as I said, I've only played it a couple of times solo so I haven't really delved too far into its mechanics or how it plays mob handed.

Everything's card driven, so if your investigator lives long enough (doubtful) they're going to possibly have a pile of stuff/spells/conditions (insanity and physical damage) cards to search through each round looking for +/- modifiers.

It seems that the combat system, even with bonus modifiers, favours the bad guys. Big monsters are hard to kill, and there's a sanity roll before each combat roll. It would be easier if you could combine the rolls of investigators in a location to gang up on the big baddies, but as investigators take it in turns to resolve encounters...

If you can't keep on top of the monsters and the gates, you're fucked. There's potential for monsters to spawn most rounds, and the more investigators the more gates and monsters appear. And all the time the doom track is heading towards zero.

It's very much like the old CoC RPG, in that you don't get time to get fond of your character, and barring immense luck and good die rolls the world is doomed. :|

Fantasy Flight have got pdf. downloads for the rulebook, reference guide and FAQs here. Have a scan, ask me questions. :wink:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_c ... lebook.pdf

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_c ... 281%29.pdf

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_c ... -07-13.pdf
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Re: Eldritch Horror

Postby kawasaki » Wed May 27, 2015 8:27 pm

The Forsaken Lore expansion arrived today. Rather pricey for what you get.

Further investigation follows.
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