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Elder Sign: Omens - coming to a handheld device near you...

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Badger
I was behind on the updates.

But everyting seems in place now.

 

Unlikely I'll be trying Cthulhu/Ithaqua anytime soon.

While I can beat Hastur and Yig regularly, Tsauthogga is proving beyond me right now, until I study the Characters more and learn the quests better.

 

So far, picking at least one, if not two characters who benefit from killing monsters makes things easier. Especially since things cost double to purchase under Tsathoggua.

 

-=b

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sraymonds

Just an FYI, but an expansion to the physical board game was released last week.

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Pookie
Just an FYI, but an expansion to the physical board game was released last week.

 

It is released this week here in the UK.

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ragnarhedin

Ordered the expansion through Amazon the other day. Of all of the Cthulhu games I own my SO loves Elder Sign the most. She likes Arkham Horror, she'll play the CoC LCG, and is game for Mansions of Madness, but Elder Sign is one she asks to play.

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PhoneCallOfCthulhu

Anyone tried the Unseen Forces expansion? On Boardgamegeek I see both people saying it makes the game considerably harder and others saying that it is more of the same.

I like the game but find it way too easy. If it's just more of the same, I'll pass.

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ragnarhedin

Well it introduces a couple of new mechanics (monsters that add arrows to tasks and blessed/cursed dice) that do in fact add difficulties. Also there are a new batch of advanced Mythos cards that when mixed in are in fact more difficult. On top of that are new GReat Old Ones which do seem more challenging, or at least new challenges.

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DrFaust21
Christ on a bike, the new adventure is hard, I've gotten to the third section and then I got reemed!

The Hastur game is good too, leans heavy on holding the yellow dice, not blown away by the new players, but I haven't opened up the locked players, yet.

 

The Unlocked characters are good, especially Luke Robinson. Get him and Gloria Goldberg on a team and watch the Elder Signs from Otherworlds fly! Just be careful--I got four Otherworld locations open and when I went to open the fifth the game froze on me! XD

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Defenestrator

Black Pharaoh took a few days to finish. Ithaqua is still unbeatable.

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Stroskotanec

I won Ithaqua campaign, but with last investigator and last throw :P. Black Pharaoh took few attempts, but he can by beaten. Now I try to beat Ithaqua AND rescue Ashley :-).

 

Elder Sign is great game. The best for tablets.

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dboeren

Nyarlathotep was tough, but beatable. The first time I was caught off guard by him having two forms, I defeated him the 2nd or 3rd time I got to him and we had items to spare. I need to get back to Ithaqua though who I haven't beaten yet. He was the first one I hit a wall against and I lost interest but I really need to go clear that.

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Stroskotanec

I won!!! I beat Ithaqua AND rescue Ashley :-). I have now all investigators unlock :-D.

 

All chalanges completed. :cool:

 

HURAAAAA :-D.

 

PS: I used:

 

1. Sister Mary

2. Amanda Sharpe

3. Jenny Barnes

4. Rita Young

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Carcosa

This is pretty much the only video game I play, and I don't play it that often but have won numerous times. High score 4935. Have all the expansions but haven't picked up the table top expansion because the table top version just seems too easy to win...

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dboeren

I haven't played the tabletop version outside of trying the demo at Gencon one year. I've heard it's easier, and this one is fairly easy already in the standard scenarios.

 

I just recently beat Ithaqua and rescued Ashley, so I've beaten all the scenarios now - just gotta wait and see when they add some new ones. I find the add-ons for this game to be very well done and the extra features, cutscenes, etc... really elevate it over the basic physical game. Maybe the expansion adds some of these ideas into the cardboard version too - I don't know.

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rylehNC
Maybe the expansion adds some of these ideas into the cardboard version too - I don't know.

 

It does - there are several characters in the boardgame expansion that I first met playing the app.

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fox01313

Just got the android versoin recently & been quite pleased with not only the gameplay but the menu design & audio are rather wonderful. After trying out a bunch of mobile games recently this & the game Cthulhu Saves the World are both pretty much the only ones I keep playing. Found too many mobile games that are too much like arcade games & with just the touch screen, I didn't find them that much fun but these 2 I really enjoy as the turn based gameplay makes them quite good for on the go without worry of accidentally missing some control at a bad time, just have to worry about going insane from picking the wrong thing.

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yockenthwaite

Heads up for fellow fans of the Elder Sign iOS version. It's going to stop working in iOS 11, coming soon, unless it is recompiled as a 64bit app and a new version released in time. If you have an iPad etc that can run iOS 11 it will be difficult to avoid the iOS upgrade - I managed to stop iOS 9->10 change on my old iPad, but I had to be very careful re putting it in airplane mode when plugged in etc, otherwise it would have updated anyway.

 

Fantasy Flight Games need to update this app soon, and it would be good if fellow users of the app could lobby them to make this change. Various contact means are available, but probably the most direct is via @FFGsoftware on Twitter.

 

This is the sort of issue that can stop unsupported apps working long term (Mansions of Madness 2nd edition I'm thinking of you ...). But for now re FFG and Cthulhu games it's Elder Sign iOS app that's at most risk.

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PoC

There's a few on my phone that will stop working due to iOS 11.

 

Settings > General > About > Applications

 

shows which ones.

 

I've seen some developers give this as a reason to stop supporting certain paid apps (including "lifetime" apps) and suggest buying their new/upgraded/better app. Hopefully FFG will update Elder Sign - there's still a few months yet before iOS 11 drops.

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yockenthwaite

FFG have started updating some apps to 64 bit, so it's hopeful they'll do this one too. But a little extra prodding wouldn't hurt ;)

 

I've also been lobbying for Lords of Waterdeep to be updated. I'll also be sad if Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge stop working.

 

But for an easy life this time I do expect to update to iOS 11. I just hope I don't lose too many good things.

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yockenthwaite

Delighted to say that Elder Sign: Omens iOS app has just updated to be a 64 bit app, so it will continue to run in iOS 11 when that comes out soon. Yay!

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fluffy

I have recently ( about three months ) been hooked on the game Elder Sign on my ipad.

 

There may have been posts on this in the past but I couldn't find any.

For those not familiar its based on the board game, which I have only played once.

 

You get to pick a foursome of PCs who battle against various mythos monsters.

 

As you get better, and eventually pay for the full game, more PCs and monsters become available.

I don't usually buy the whole game but I am glad I did.

The premise is that your team acquires enough elder signs to beat the goo before the goo devours you.
(With some variation it has to be said)

Adventures are handled by usually one PC but occasionally other PCs get involved.

Getting the team right for the goo is fun, but as you can guess getting a team that isn't right to win is difficult but also fun.

The AI rewards good play choices and intelligent play (I think) and bravery.

 

Interestlingly Nyarlathotep and Ithaqua are deemed higher goos than Cthulhu.

The initial play nearly always starts in the museum but things progress for some goos to exotic scenarios.

It took me a couple of weeks to beat Ithaqua, despite playing the game quite intensely as I was visiting my poorly husband who was asleep quite a bit.

I would be interested in other folks experience and comments on this game. It has the authentic ring of designer(s) who understand the Mythos

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