The Carnavale of Horrors

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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:56 pm

Mythos Phase 5

Place 1 doom on the agenda (4/8).

Zoey draws Image move to Bridge of Sighs.

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A crowd surge down the canal-side, engulfing Zoey in a human wave. Amidst shouting, and singing, and tangled arms, and boisterous behaviour she is blown away, ending up--well, heaven knows where.

ImageImage 2 clues

Agnes draws Image

Canal-side [Innocent Reveler, 2 clues] -> Streets of Venice [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Rialto Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Venetian Garden [Carnevale Sentinel, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Bridge of Sighs [Zoey, 2 clues, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> San Marco Basilica [Abbess, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Flooded Square [1 clue] -> Academia Bridge [Agnes, Acrid Miasma] -> back round to Canal-side
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:57 am

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Mythos Phase 4

Zoey is suddenly gone, and Agnes looks around desperately for her, unable to find any trace. "Zoey!" she calls. "Zoey, where did you go?!" Noticing a rippling in the water, she peers over the bridge's rail. Could she have fallen off of it?

Suddenly, a huge tentacle shoots out from beneath the surface and wraps itself around Agnes's waist, dragging into the railing with a brutal impact! It is everything she can do to keep from flipping over the rail and into the canal to her doom. Reacting quickly, she swipes at the tentacle with her axe, and it retracts.

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Agility test against Chaos in the Water (3 stat vs. 4):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
7

3 -1 = 2 vs. 4. Failure! Agnes takes 1 damage.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:11 pm

OOC:   My plan: Investigate, flip the Masked Carnival-Goer, then... Zoey can use the Abbess to move to the Basilica as well. Does it matter who goes first?  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:36 am

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No, I don't think it matters. You can go first if you like. Note that you still have a clue, so you may want to flip before you investigate. That way, if it turns out to be an enemy, you have more actions left to fight before it makes a second attack.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 pm

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Investigation Phase 5

Action 1: Activate Masked Carnivale-Goer (spend 1 clue).

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Gain 1 resource and exhaust Zoey's Cross and spend 1 resource: Deal 1 damage to Salvatore Neri.

OOC:   Hmmm. If Zoey misses her attack twice she'll lose 4 sanity! :( I reckon that she should Evade then draw a card...

Edit: Just thought that if Zoey evades now, in Upkeep her Cross will ready and Salvatore will Engage...  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 pm

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Plus you'd lose another 2 when he attacked on his own turn, driving you insane. Your idea is a good one. It's a shame I can't be there to help. One swipe of the axe, and I could finish him. If your first attempt to evade fails, at least you can try again with your remaining action. If you succeed on your first try, you may want to move to the next location and leave him there for me to finish if I eventually get there. If you succeed on your second attempt you could use your other Shortcut to escape.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Action 2: Evade Salvatore Neri.

Agility 2 vs. 2 Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
18
(tentacles), automatic failure.

Action 3: Evade Salvatore Neri.

Agility 2 vs. 2 Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
13
(-2), fail.

The terrifying pink flames surrounded his face--his mask--no, what was happening? Zoey ran to and fro franticly, trying to flee from the Master of Illusions.

He shouted: "I am Salvatore Neri! Fear me, woman," and laughed, "for I shall drive you insane!"

"Oh Agnes! I need you!" cried Zoey, "Where are you? Help me!"
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm

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Investigator Phase 5

"Zoey, where are you?!" cries Agnes, hurrying across the bridge and dropping something in her haste. There is no sign of her friend on the canal side, so Agnes searches around. She finds a hidden backpack full of supplies, as well as a treasure trove of information...but no trace of Zoey.

Spoiler:
Action 1: Move to Canal-side. Lose my remaining resource.
Reaction: Add 1 clue to Canal-side.
Action 2: Activate Emergency Cache. Gain 3 resources.
Action 3: Investgiate. Intellect test (2 stat vs. 2 shroud):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
17

2 -4 = 0. Failure by 2, since the shroud is 2 and the minimum possible result is 0.
Spend 2 resources to play "Look what I found!" 2 clues gained.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:02 pm

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Enemy Phase 5

Salvatore Neri attacks Zoey causing 2 sanity loss, split between her and Guard Dog who deals 1 damage.

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Zoey knelt, trembling and alone. The Master of Illusions placed his hand upon her head as if to bestow a benediction, but in reality to suck on her soul. Titan leaped at Salvatore and wrestled with his arm; his nefarious exploit was interrupted. The dog lost all control of its senses, running in circles, before bounding away howling.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:41 am

Spoiler:
That reaction can only be used when the Guard Dog takes damage, not horror. You may want to rethink killing off the dog.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:32 pm

OOC:   I wanted it to be true--the power of wishful thinking. Okay, Zoey loses 2 sanity and Guard Dog returns to her hand.  


Upkeep Phase 5

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 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:46 am

Spoiler:
You mean the Guard Dog goes back into play, not back to your hand.

Those are great cards! Dodge was exactly what you needed.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:05 pm

Mythos Phase 6

Place 1 doom on the agenda (5/8).

Zoey draws Image

Will 4 vs. 3, Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
17
(squid -4), fail and discard... 2 resources.

Agnes draws Image

:!:

Canal-side [Agnes, Innocent Reveler, Poleman, 1 clue] -> Streets of Venice [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Rialto Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Venetian Garden [Carnevale Sentinel, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Bridge of Sighs [Zoey, 2 clues, Salvatore Neri] -> San Marco Basilica [Abbess, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Flooded Square [1 clue] -> Academia Bridge [Acrid Miasma] -> back round to Canal-side
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:11 am

Spoiler:
Ouch! I think I can beat him, though. With my axe, I can do 2 damage if I pump both resources into it and am lucky enough. Then I can get another resource from Forbidden Knowledge, causing yet another point of damage when I take the horror. That and Unexpected Courage can get me another attack at +2 overall. If I only hit the Poleman once, I'll get to do a fourth point of damage when the Poleman attacks me due to me gaining horror during the Mythos Phase.

By the way, there's still 1 clue left at Canal-side that was added when I entered.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:27 pm

OOC:   Good luck!

Clue edited in.  


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Investigation Phase 6

Action 1: Evade Salvatore Neri.

Agility 2 +1[Shortcut] vs. 2, Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
1
(+1), success.

Action 2: Investigate Bridge of Sighs.

Intellect 2 +1[Contraband] vs. 1, Chaos token
Tabs rolled 1d19:
7
(-1), success, 1 clue gained.

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Exhaust Abbess: Move to San Marco Basilica; take 1 horror.

Action 3: Activate Masked Carnivale-Goer (spend 1 clue).

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Don Lagorio engages and attacks Zoey. She gains 1 resource then exhausts Zoey's Cross and spends 1 resource to deal 1 damage; Zoey takes 1 damage and Guard Dog takes 1 damage, it deals 1 damage in return. Don Lagorio 2/4 health.

OOC:   Before I update Zoey's stats I looked at her phase 5 and noticed that I forgot Salvatore's initial attack--when I flipped the Masked Carnivale-Goer, so that's an additional 2 sanity loss! This plus the move from Bridge of Sighs would drive Zoey insane... she could sacrifice Guard Dog's sanity back at the bridge?  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 am

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Investigator Phase 6

Agnes turns as a gondola pulls up alongside her. "Oh, good!" she says to the gondolier as she steps aboard. "I'm looking for my friend Zoey. Perhaps you've seen her?"

"Bellissima, Signorina," burbles the robed figure. It removes its hood to reveal a horrible visage that looks like a hideous fish with many teeth. With a scream of terror, Agnes swings her axe with all her might, but she isn't used to fighting on a rocking boat. The creature, however, is. With a swipe of its pole, it knocks her flat on her back and then leaps atop her, pinning her to the deck. It kisses her roughly on the lips, cutting off her screams. Then its claw-like hands begin to hike her skirt.

In desperation, Agnes channels the ancient mystical energies she remembers from a previous life, launching a bolt of pure force into the creature and pushing it off of her. Then she grabs her axe again and, with a cry of rage, chops it viciously in the groin. Impossibly, the thing remains standing and attacks her again, slamming her once more to the deck. A woman standing on the side of the canal sees it and shrieks. "Run!" calls Agnes. "Save yourself!"

Spoiler:
Thanks! Yes, that looks like your only choice. As long as you're doing that, let the dog take both points of damage from Don Lagorio, as you're going to be losing it anyway. That way you have some extra health. I hope you've got an Elder Sign stashed away somewhere! :shock: At least there's only one more masked baddie hidden.

Action 1: Activate Fire Axe to fight Poleman, spending 2 resources as Fast Actions for +4 Combat. Combat test (2 stat +4[Fire Axe]=6 vs. 4[Poleman]):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
9

6-3 =3 vs. 4, failure.
Fast Action: Exhaust Forbidden Knowledge. Take 1 horror, causing 1 damage to Poleman. Spend 1 secret to gain 1 resource.
Action 2: Activate Fire Axe to fight Poleman, spending 1 resource as a Fast Action for +2 Combat. Combat test (2 stat +2[Fire Axe]+2[Unexpected Courage]=6 vs. 4[Poleman]):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
14

6-2=4 vs. 4, success. 2 damage dealt to Poleman.
Action 3: Evade Poleman: Agility test (3 stat vs. 2[Poleman]):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d19:
16

3-3=0 vs. 2, failure. Innocent Reveler takes 1 horror.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:07 pm

OOC:   Those deep ones--they're mad for it!

Okay here goes, but there is so much going on it's hard to keep track of everything. Guard Dog loses his one sanity at Bridge of Sighs and is not around to take damage or bite back at Don Lagorio at San Marco Basilica; therefore Zoey takes 2 damage (7 health and 1 sanity).  


Enemy Phase 6

Don Lagorio attacks Zoey.

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The thing wearing the tricorn hat and with the impossible serpent body took another bite at Zoey. She fell upon her knees before Abbess Allegria Di Biase, begging with clenched hands for succour from her Venice nightmare.

Poleman attacks Agnes.


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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 am

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Enemy Phase 6

The monster is in no condition to have its way with Agnes any more with the grievous wounds she had given it...but it is still perfectly capable of killing her. It drags her kicking and screaming into the canal and underwater. It seems to have no trouble breathing, but the same is not true for Agnes. Her vain struggles grow weaker, and she knows that she will surely drown if she does not do something quickly. Terrified, she again unleashes arcane energy into the fishman, which loses its grip on her and finally expires. She surfaces, gasping for breath, and pulls herself back aboard the gondola. Waterlogged and bedraggled, she retrieves her axe.

Spoiler:
Oh, I had thought that fight had taken place on the Bridge of Sighs. In that case, yes, there's no choice.

Agnes takes 1 damage and 1 horror. As a result, Poleman takes 1 damage and is defeated.
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:31 am

Upkeep Phase 6

Ready Zoey's Cross and Abbess.

Zoey draws Image and gains 1 resource.

Agnes draws Image and gains 1 resource.

OOC:   Nice!  
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Re: The Carnavale of Horrors

Postby Tabs » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:43 am

Mythos Phase 7

Place 1 doom on the agenda (6/8).

Zoey draws Image

Zoey gains 1 resource then exhausts Zoey's Cross and spends 1 resource to deal 1 damage.

Agnes draws Image

OOC:   That would be a move to Bridge of Sighs.  


Canal-side [Agnes, Innocent Reveler, 1 clue] -> Streets of Venice [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Rialto Bridge [Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Venetian Garden [Carnevale Sentinel, Masked Carnival-Goer] -> Bridge of Sighs [1 clue, Salvatore Neri] -> San Marco Basilica [Zoey, Don Lagorio, Writhing Appendage, Abbess] -> Flooded Square [1 clue] -> Academia Bridge [Agnes, Acrid Miasma] -> back round to Canal-side

OOC:   Zoey's plan: Fight Writhing Appendage and Don Lagorio.  
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