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My roommate and I recently beat The Forbidden Sanctuary! First time playing with the new cards from WGUMCD also. I'll share how it played out, and then I'll go over how we felt about it.
My roommate was Eliot Pendleton and I was Ferdinand Lachapelliière. We found that the starting location was right next to the entrance to the Forbidden Sanctuary, so we decided to go in right away. But we were immediately stopped by the first puzzle, which we couldn't solve as we had no clues, so we left to explore the archipelago (taking a short detour to go beach hunting) and the continent at large. At that point we knew we had to use the
card as much as we could.
Examine the Notes
The first thing of note we found was a
. My roommate thought because it was so close to the start, solving it would lead to something that would help us for the curse, but more on that later.
message in a bottle
We knew from previous curses that finding food was the most important thing to do, so we hunted and fished at every opportunity. This lead us to find the
pretty early on, allowing us to use the new
card, which really came in handy. We also explored the
and found a 350 which turned out to be
Boots - and the "clothing" keyword turned out to be super helpful, because I later found a pirate hat and built the camouflage outfit which let me use the boots more than 10 times!
So we explored the island trying to get as many 050s as we could. We first went to where the
said to go - which turned out to
message in a bottle
. We also were able to collect all
have nothing to do with the curse, but it was a nice bonus anyway
cards from the ability on the curse clue card (but it really sucked that
three "Secret of the Sanctuary"
). Then we made our way back to the sanctuary to try again, but we were stopped at the second puzzle because
one of them was a trap!
. We went with just picking randomly, but we chose the wrong one and it
none of the clues from the 450 results help with this room
. From then, we resolved to go searching for the clues that the curse mentioned.
kicked us out of the sanctuary
It was at this point that I suddenly realized that I knew two of the locations that the clue was talking about:
"visited an underground temple ... a heavy portcullis ... comfortable bed"
. So long story short, we first went to the
"offered me shelter ... offered him ... to thank him ... for days ... there is snow everywhere ... the freezing wind" (which turns out to be two separate clues, one of which has nothing to do with this curse)
, then went to the
hut near the forest and offered the man some food
and got into the
, where we found
room that you need the rope to get into, behind the portcullis
. Then we went up north to the
another "Secret of the Sanctuary"
and used what we got
icy cave with icicles in front of it
- which it turns out wasn't necessary but still a really cool discovery - and then went to the
to find the secret passage
, where after a tough set of challenges we got
our fifth "Secret of the Sanctuary"
Somewhere along the line we had the opportunity to rest and spend our experience points. We chose to get the
, which we knew we'd never build but we took because it had on it - which soon became the subject of so many jokes, because chances to build it kept popping up when we didn't have it in hand, and when we did have it in hand we never had a chance to build it. Like we would enter a room with
and I would say, "Hey, now I can build it for 3!" or we would find a room with
wood and string
and I would say, "Hey, look at this!" and just point at the resource icons and we would burst into laughter, or even when I mentioned the new "Prodigy" mode to my roommate, showed him the cards and said "This mode lets you start with 5
wood and bone
in your deck!"
Back to the story. Eventually we had enough
to solve all the puzzles (the one that was missing, we had accidentally already solved by trial and error). So we
"Secrets of the Sanctuary"
and went back into the sanctuary. And to make a long story short, we
jumped into the river to get washed all the way down to the archipelago
solved the puzzles, made our way to the end of the sanctuary and lifted the curse
Statistics from the game:
Overall we enjoyed this curse very much. We liked the interesting puzzles and we liked that it made us use everything we knew about the continent and let us explore an entirely new area. But we were left with a few questions after we solved the curse:
That's all for now. This is my first in-depth review and session log so I hope you enjoyed it.
I found the
but when I
All-Seeing Eye card
. Does the
opened the app, there was no option to enter the password and scanning cards seems to do nothing.
work? I was really excited when I found the card so I hope I can use it!
Hey Iâ€™m pretty sure the rules say â€œtake all the skills and all the character-specific skills and shuffle them to form the action deck.â€ That means just those and you have to leave out the advanced skill cards from game to game.
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That's what I thought. Thanks.
So maybe the card that lets you take/banish it should have said something like "424 & banish this" and the 424 card should have said "Banish this" after the flavor text. Kind of like other cards like
that ominously banish themselves.
I know there's one point in the Path of Repentance where you
. Now the rules say that when you banish a card from the Adventure deck, you don't look at it unless it says to do so. But later on there's a point when you have to
banish a 424 card
, and I've played Path of Repentance to the end and
count how many "Repentance" cards have been banished
as far as I know, there's nothing that tells you to ever "take" or "reveal" a 424 card
So, for lack of a better way to say this: what is the use/point of card 424? (If there's something that lets you
, just tell me whether or not exists without telling me what it is, because obviously I haven't found it.)
take or reveal a 424 card
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On the egg, what does "keep and/or take another 150 card" mean exactly? Does it mean we draw another 150 card to add to the hunting results and then choose another hunting result to take, meaning we get to keep 2 cards total (the egg and another choice of hunting results)? Or does it mean we both take another revealed hunting result card AND draw a 150 and keep it, meaning we get to keep 3 cards total (the egg, another choice of revealed hunting results and another random 150)? I think it's the first one.
EDIT: Just noticed that this probably belongs better in the "Card Effect" section.
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Hey I have two questions about the new card 599.
The card has an action that looks like 51 with mastery 2. I assume that because it's locked, we have to use other cards to lower the cost to 2 or below in order to benefit from the mastery effect.
The card says "immediately after this is revealed, if possible, randomly take a XXX card from the Past and return it." Does this mean we apply the effect of the XXX card, or does it just mean we randomly choose and return a XXX card?