The Carnavale of Horrors

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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:36 am

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Rap rap rap! on the cabin door.

"Agnes. Agnes, it's me, Zoey. We passed the Straits of Gibraltar in the early hours; only two more days till Venice. There's a tournament of deck quoits at eleven, wanna play?

"I've already been to chapel. I know He is pleased by our purpose, for we shall do good work."

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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:30 am

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Agnes opens her door, a smile on her face. "I'm pleased too," she says. "Yes, I'd love to play quoits. I don't know if I'll win, but I can throw fairly accurately."
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:13 pm

Canal-side [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Streets of Venice [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Rialto Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Venetian Garden [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Bridge of Sighs [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> San Marco Basilica [Agnes, Zoey, Abbess] -> Flooded Square [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Academia Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> back round to Canal-side

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Location Setup

In this scenario, locations are placed in a circle. Due to the parade during the Carnevale, each location is connected only to the location in the clockwise direction. This means that investigators and monsters can only travel (or count the nearest location) in the clockwise direction unless otherwise directed.

Counter-clockwise

Some cards instruct the players to find the nearest location in the counter-clockwise direction. This is an exception to the above rule and should be followed as though locations are connected counter-clockwise.

"Across from"

The location "across from" another location is the farthest location, equidistant in both the clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. For the purposes of this scenario, "across from your location" and "across from you" have the same meaning.

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OOC:   Who is to be Lead Investigator?  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:42 am

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You can be Lead Investigator, unless you think I'd be a better choice. Our first turn should probably be spent playing assets and moving to the next location (The Flooded Square). We can use the Abbess's ability for one of us to move quickly and save ourselves an action.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:45 pm

OOC:   Zoey will be Lead Investigator.  


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"We will bring the Innocents to you, Abbess, rest assured. And the Wicked ones, myself and Agnes will deal with them." She turned to Agnes, her face set, stony and pallid, her eyes staring and blank. Without a word she marched into the crowd.

Exhaust Abbess and Move to Flooded Square.

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Action 1: Play Zoey's Cross.

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Action 2: Play Flashlight.

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Action 3: Investigate using Flashlight.

Intellect 2 vs. Shroud 4 -2 [Flashlight]; Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
8
(-2); fail.

OOC:   4 Shroud is tough!  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:56 am

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Agnes grips the fire axe she took from the Basilica tightly as she recalls her studies and follows Zoey through the darkened streets and bridges of Venice.

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Action 1: Play Fire Axe. 1 resource spent.
Action 2: Play Arcane Studies. 2 resources spent.
Action 3: Move to Flooded Square
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:21 pm

Upkeep Phase 1

Ready Abbess.

Zoey draws Image and gains 1 resource.

Agnes draws Image and gains 1 resource.

OOC:   Perception is exactly what we needed. With Arcane Studies and Lucky, Agnes is setup for investigating.  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:29 am

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Yes, that was a very good draw! Depending on what the Mythos Phase brings, you may want to move ahead and leave the clues here to me.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:10 pm

Mythos Phase 2

Place 1 doom token on the agenda (1/8).

Zoey draws Image

Zoey's ability: Gain 1 resource.

Zoey's Cross, exhaust and spend 1 resource: Deal 1 damage.

Agnes draws Image

OOC:   The Peril keyword: the player cannot confer with or gain help from another.  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 am

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This one seems a no-brainer to me. Since we're just starting, let's just shuffle the Masked Carnevale-goers and deal them out again. I did have the option of using Ward of Protection and finishing off the Writhing Appendage in the process, but you should be able to take care of it. I'm better off saving the Ward of Protection to use against something truly nasty.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Investigation Phase 2

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The tentacle was curled round the "barber pole." Zoey grabbed one end of the slime appendage, it writhed in the cool evening air as if to gain purchase on the wispy mist rising from the canal, and yanked it brutally. The tentacle hung limply, its back broken by the Chef. "I pray to Him that all my foes will be as weak!"

Yip yip! Yelp!

A cur dodged between legs of Carnival-goers and then trotted over to Zoey. It rolled over on its back, exposing rags of belly fur. She knelt and joyfully rubbed the fur. "I shall call you Titan!" and then in a tone from the nursery, "--yes, yes I will!"

Action 1: Fight Writhing Appendage.

Fight 4 vs. 2, Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
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(+1); success, Writhing Appendage killed.

Action 2: Play Guard Dog.

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Action 3: Draw 1 card.

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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:55 am

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Investigator Phase 2

Agnes searches the flooded square, finding some clues as to the identities of the masked strangers. "What on earth was that thing?" she asks Zoey, shaken. "Whatever it was, I'm glad you were with me!" She smiles at the dog, but she's a bit too nervous to pet it. "Hello, Titan."

Spoiler:
Action 1: Investigate (Intellect 2 + 2[Perception] = 4 vs. 4 Shroud):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
9

4 - 3 = 1: failure.
Action 2: Investigate (Intellect 2 + 2[Arcane Studies] vs. 4 Shroud). 2 resources spent:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
15

Cultist. Draw another token (reroll if 15 again):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
5

4 - 1 = 3. Fast Action: Play Lucky. Test succeeds. 1 Clue gained.
Action 3: Play Forbidden Knowledge.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:37 pm

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Zoey replied: "Evil. Evil clothed--and what horrible clothing."

Upkeep Phase 2

Ready Zoey's Cross.

Zoey draws Image and gains 1 resource.

Agnes draws Image and gains 1 resource.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:50 am

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Nice! Those could be useful.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm

Mythos Phase 3

Place 1 doom on the agenda (2/8).

Zoey draws Image

Will 4 vs. 4, Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
18
(tentacles); fail, take 1 horror.

Agnes draws Image

Image Don engages with Agnes.

OOC:   He's strong, but I reckon Zoey can take him! On the bright side, this saves using a clue!  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:58 am

Spoiler:
But there is no Masked Carnevale-Goer at our location. Mass Hysteria placed the first one in the nearest clockwise location and dealt them out from there, so there's one in every location except ours. This means Mesmerize gains surge instead.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:00 am

OOC:   Oh well done! that point totally passed me by. So we have some breathing space. What's the plan? Move to the next location?  


Surge...

Acrid Miasma (no image), Mythos, Treachery, Hazard.

Revelation - Attach to the nearest location in the clockwise direction with no Acrid Miasma.
Forced - After an investigator enters attached location, he or she tests Will (2). If failed, that investigator must either take 1 damage and 1 horror, or resolve the hunter keyword on each enemy in play.

Carnevale of Horrors #37. Venice #54-55.

Canal-side [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Streets of Venice [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Rialto Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Venetian Garden [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Bridge of Sighs [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> San Marco Basilica [Abbess, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Flooded Square [Agnes, Zoey, 1 clue] -> Academia Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer, Acrid Miasma] -> back round to Canal-side
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:55 am

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Yeah, let's keep going. The Will test isn't so bad, so I won't block it. We're not going to find that second clue with what we have. Maybe you should spend the one we did get to flip the Masked Carnevale-Goer at the Academia Bridge. If it turns out to be a bad guy, we can probably take care of it. I can do some massive damage with my axe, in addition to what you can inflict.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:04 pm

OOC:   Okay. I think though that Agnes must spend the clue as an action. Zoey can Engage any bad guys.  


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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:32 am

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Oh, I got it confused with the Act's action, which allows investigators to spend clues as a group. Is it okay with you if I go first this turn? Then I can move to the next location, spend the clue, and still have an action left to swing the axe in the event that it's an enemy. I can do up to three damage (two from the axe and one from my special ability). If that's not enough, you should be able to finish the job.
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