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RDTN: 5 Minute Initiative: Eldritch Horror – Forsaken Lore


We are big fans of the coop game Eldritch Horror from Fantasy Flight Games. The mechanics are good, the theme is enjoyable and win or lose, it’s always a great gaming experience. So obviously we were excited to get our hands on the latest Eldritch Horror expansion Forsaken Lore. It contains a new Great Old One, new encounters for the existing Great Old Ones and lots of new items and spells. So is it worth getting and risking going even losing more of your sanity? Listen and find out.

 

5 Minute Initiative: Eldritch Horror

5minuteimageIt has been awhile since our last 5 Minute Initiative so we thought we would throw one out between our next to Episodes. Marty and I discuss Eldritch Horror and our likes and dislikes of this game. That is right, there are some drawbacks for us, but for me, I think I enjoy this one the most out of the Cthulhu series by FFG. Below are some Pros and Cons that we threw together to help you with the game if you haven’t played it yet.

PROS CONS
Mechanics are similar to Arkham so easy to understand if you have played that game The game takes awhile to play and longer with newer players (3-4 hours)
Art is always incredible in these games Flavor text is great but gets old
Four very tough Elder Ones in the core set Only four included in the the core set – expansions for sure
Loot Loot Loot You can die easily in this game (but you get to come back as a new character)
Good player interaction Analysis Paralysis can happen in this game
Random mysteries and order of mysteries for each Elder provides good replayability

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