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Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Sornars and I continued our tts campaign of Innsmouth, we played Devil's Reef. Genuinely in my top 5 scenarios, and this particular game was an absolute blast. One of the best plays of Arkham (or anything) I've played in a while. Huge Jaws vibes and lots of just little annoyances that gave excellent color---GET IN THE BOAT. I love Diana Stanley's design, masterful stuff. Sornars' build seems... a lot more frustrating.
Forgotten Age went from one of my least favourite to one of my most favourite campaigns upon a second play through.
DarthJoJo wrote: I’m surprised to hear you liked Devil Reef so much. It might be my least favorite in Innsmouth. There’s so much backtracking that goes so slow and without any interesting locations.
The rewards are pretty good, though.
At least in this scenario the backtracking hooks into a fun central mechanic of the monster lurking on the shores.
I think there’s two more things going on here:
1) We got really lucky with the back tracking. This meant we only had to back track once and that was to claim the last key (and end the scenario). A different key draw and I would’ve been very annoyed with having to revisit multiple locations.
2) I haven’t gotten bored with the generic tidal locations yet. For me they’re still fresh and interesting and the interactions with the flood mechanic make them feel dynamic. I can see my opinion changing the more I see them.
I love Diana as both a character and as a design. There's so much interesting stuff going on in both her story and mechanics. The slow build up of power followed by the playing of the twilight blade which starts eating into that stored power; granting you multiple uses from a cancel but at the cost of your newfound Will - all of it forces a great ebb and flow of power peppered with tense choices but always providing a choice. The fact you can build her to be totally awesome without any regard for Arcane slots is just icing on the cake. In Devil Reef she ended up accumulating all of the artifacts and we were joking that she had to leave the Silver Twilight Lodge because she was committed to a different cult.