How does trading work?
As an action, you can offer to trade with another player on the same tile as you. If they accept, you can swap back and forth as many items, artefacts, and elder sign pieces as you want. If they reject your offer, you have wasted your action.
Explain Scenario Actions
Scenario Actions are printed on the scenario card, and labeled S1 through S4. Each one can be done successfully once per game. To succeed at them you need 3 Good results. Two Weirds will advance the Star Chart 1, and two Bads will inflict 1 Horror on you.
Explain “first goal effects”
When a player completes A2 or B2 the first goal effect happens. The player who completed the goal makes any necessary decisions.
What happens to your items when you die?
They drop in a pile on the tile you were on, and later any other character can pick up as many of them as they want as an action, if they are on that tile.
Do the Academics know when the Cultist can reveal themself?
The Cultist can reveal themself once the stars align. This happens when the star chart reaches 15, or 20, or 25. Only the Cultist knows which of those three options is in play in any given game.
When do monsters and tentacles spawn?
Tentacles spawn when a card effect says they do. Other monsters only appear when the Cultist reveals themself.
Is there a limit to how many Elder Sign pieces can be found?
There are two complete Elder Signs, consisting of five outer and one central piece each. Players can find up to all 12 pieces. In the Esoteric Order of Dagon scenario, the Academics must find all 12 pieces and complete two Elder Signs!
When the Cultist and any monsters are dead, do the players still draw from the Stars deck?
Yes. Note that at this point, the Cultist can, if they wish, choose to concede, and the Academics will win the game.
What all is public knowledge?
Everything is public knowledge apart from your role card and which Stars card you choose not to play during the University turn.
Do weird effects affect both combatants?
Yes, unless they cannot affect one (such as causing a monster to drop a weapon).
Does the Star Spawn resurrect if it’s been killed and a new tentacle would spawn?
How do the various wound tokens work?
All wounds count towards your total number that you can take before dying. On their backside, they each either say “1 wound”, in which case that is all they do, or they say something else, in which case they also do that. They might reduce your speed, or your defense, or add a red die to your ability score, or inflict Horror, or in one case, count as 2 wounds towards determining when you die. If you heal a wound, you may choose which wound token to remove. If it has a secondary effect other than inflicting Horror, that effect no longer applies to you – but if it inflicted Horror, you do not lose that Horror.