It’s looking pretty certain I’ll be attending BobCon this year! Check out their Kickstarter project, and consider pledging. Thanks!
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w00t! I just beat Ithaqua using Jenny Barnes alone, and scored 6,920 points to boot! This completes my self-appointed “Jenny Barnes Alone Against the Mythos” adventure series—not exactly a recommended play style, though enjoyable. (You’re better off with a complete cast of four adventurers, of course.)
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
If you’re not familiar with Fantasy Flight’s Elder Sign: Omens app, here’s a quick overview. The app is based on the Elder Sign board game of Lovecraftian horror, which involves bunches of cards (characters, mythos monsters, locations, items, allies, and such), nine specialty dice (with symbols for investigation—1-, 2-, 3-, and in some cases 4-point—lore, peril, and terror, with one special “wild card” symbol), and a couple zillion counters for health, sanity, clues, characters (to mark their location), and secondary monsters. Oh, and a snap-together clock face with plastic hands you move to keep track of time, because something bad usually happens at midnight.
In particular, the game’s combat rules had to be made safe for Saturday morning TV. So weapons do no physical damage to living targets. They only “Awe.”
Also, given that heroes in cartoons tend to run around bare-chested, while a villain’s minions wear full plate mail, I’ve made armor a skill inversely related to your rating with it. The less armor, the more effective.
Should be fun!