Boardgame Arkham Horror - Session 01 - 4/4 - Ancient One Yibb-Tstll

The last session that took 9 or 10 turns...
In this session I learn that probably I made a mistake. I was closing gates with fight skill and will skill which should be with fight or lore. My mistake. 

In this first turn Tony Morgan got one clue token and Daisy Walker went to Yuggoth to try to close a gate. Diana Stanley at the same time closed a gate on the Woods and two monsters dissapear with it. She was wounded gaining a condition that led to -1 will. A new monster surge and now we get 7 monster on the board. On the day Tony Morgan continued to pick a clues, Daisy Walker continue her walk through Yuggoth and Diana Stanley heal hearself. A new monster surge and the terror track go up to two. Tony Morgan went to Celeano, Hank got a shotgun, Daisy Walker still on Yuggoth and Diana Stanley got one spell. After a hazardous journey Daisy closed a gate and put a seal on it and incredible Hank Sanson defeated a Star Vampire.

Things were getting better but things could go either way. Hank gain one clue and one spell, Daisy Walker heal and one more clue, Diana Stanley went to the Abyss and Tony couldn't seal a gate but killed a cultist. a New monster surge (as you can see that's five or six monster surge on a row.... from it came a Cthonian, Star Vampire, Gnoph-Keh and a Mummy. One terror and that's three.... General Store was closed.

Hank Samson took his arms and killed three monsters ! Yeah my Hero. He killed a Mummy, Tcho-tcho and a Warlock. Tony Morgan closed another gate (that's four), Diana Stanley had one shot to close the gate before being attacked by a monster and she did it. Unfortunnaly she gain another condition.

In the last couple of turns I didn't recorded everything and everything is a blur but Hank Samson went to another dimension and closed the sixth gate banishish the ancient one. So in the end, everyone closed at least a gate but If I had to get a hero would be Hank Samson

So to finnalize... 6 Seals on Woods, Silver Twilight Lodge, Witch House, Unmable, Unvisited Isle and Independence  Square. There were two gates opened still and 2 monsters with the terror track at 3 and 6 doom tokens. 

I was trembling in the middle but it seemed fairly easy comparing with other games... 


"Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great tiers of terraced towers built of black stone... The sun shines there no brighter than a star, but the beings need no light. They have other subtler senses, and put no windows in their great houses and temples... The black rivers of pitch that flow under those mysterious cyclopean bridges—things built by some elder race extinct and forgotten before the beings came to Yuggoth from the ultimate voids—ought to be enough to make any man a Dante or Poe if he can keep sane long enough to tell what he has seen..."
—H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"

Gnoph-keh
The papyrus reputedly preserved the darkest secrets of the occult wisdom of the detested Gnophkehs, which name denoted the repulsively hirsute cannibals whom Yhemog's ancestors had driven into exile in the arctic barrens. This scroll contained, in fact, the most arcane and potent ceremonials whereby the Gnophkehs had worshipped [sic] their atrocious divinity, who was no less than an avatar of the cosmic obscenity Rhan-Tegoth, and was attributed to Morloc himself, the Grand Shaman.
— Lin Carter and Clark Ashton Smith, "The Scroll of Morloc"


The Great Hall (Or Library) of Celeano is located on the fourth planet of the distant Pleiades star system. The great hall is attributed to containing a huge library of alien nature, with knowledge scribed in ancient tomes, upon stone tablets and yet other, stranger materials. Knowledge, storage vessels and methodologies therein are believed to have once been secrets stolen from both the Great Old Ones and the Elder Gods. This is featured
 August Derleth's novel 'The Trail of Cthulhu', published in 1962.


Tcho-tcho 
The Tcho-Tcho are first mentioned in August Derleth's 1933 short story "The Thing That Walked on the Wind", in which a character refers in passing to "the forbidden and accursed designs of the Tcho-Tcho people of Burma". Later that year, in "Lair of the Star-Spawn", co-written with Mark Shorer, Derleth expanded on the Tcho-Tcho, describing them as a short, hairless people that worship Lloigor and Zhar. In H. P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Out of Time" (1936), they are described as "abominable". In Lovecraft's ghost written "The Horror in the Museum," John Rogers claims that he had visited a ruined city in Indo-China where the Tcho-Tchos once lived. In T. E. D. Klein's novella Black Man with a Horn, first published in New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos in 1980, the Tcho-Tchos are described by an American missionary who has met them as "the nastiest people who ever lived(...) They'd been living way up in those hills I don't know how many centuries, and whatever it is they were doing, they weren't going to let a stranger in on it".
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