Beyond the Veil - The Arkham Horror Card Game: Undimensioned and Unseen

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29 Aug 2019 10:58 #301230 by ubarose
Something wicked this way comes
After the emotional rollercoaster of Blood on...

This is a series of articles looking at the individual scenarios of Arkham Horror, starting with the Dunwich Legacy expansion. These will be my impressions after playing through the scenario at least once and will be focusing on the mechanics and how those reinforce the story elements of a given scenario. These articles will contain extensive spoilers and assume a familiarity with the terms and mechanics of the game. Please do not read on if you have not played the scenario in the title yet.

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29 Aug 2019 23:08 #301231 by DarthJoJo
Though this scenario doesn't enjoy the greatest reputation in the wider community, I still enjoy it. It falls into that class of scenarios where complete success isn't really expected. You're just trying to do the best you can in finding cultists, interviewing party guests or, in this case, knocking around some monsters. It's okay to run after only collecting two monster scalps. It's not a defeat. I think a lot of the negative feelings toward this one come from rough first plays where no one brought a Mystic or Seeker with Higher Education that make hitting the Broods a lot easier.

You're right, too. There are more than a few weird interactions in that the Broods aren't Elite. The most powerful, perhaps, is Mind Wipe. Generally a fairly weak, niche Mystic upgrade that blanks the text box of weaker non-Elite enemies for a turn, here Mind Wipe drops the Broods to one health and allows them to be damaged without resorting to the Esoteric Formula, thus allowing all the investigators' usual tricks to work.

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31 Aug 2019 03:23 #301271 by thegiantbrain
Yeah there are definitely some funky interactions with some of the lesser used cards, and that is even more the case now the card pool has increased. I believe the broods are a bit tougher in the Return to.. box but I haven't had a chance to play through that as yet.

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31 Aug 2019 09:18 #301275 by DarthJoJo
They’re probably a bit tougher in Return, but the big draw is their variability. Different abilities and stats on each one, so you can’t plan for them as well. Also, there’s a new encounter card that gives a Brood Elite, so there’s that.
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