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"must have" Asylum Packs

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BobMcleish

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Hi,

I'm still quite new to the Call of Cthulhu LCG and am slowly picking up deluxe expansions and Asylum Packs when I can. I would like to know whether there are any "must have" Asylum packs beyond what I currently have...? My favourite factions are Silver Twilight & Yog-Sothoth. I'm planning on getting every thing eventually and Secrets of Arkham is next on my shopping list..

1x Core
Seekers of Knowldge
The Key & the Gate
The Order of The Silver Twilight


Asylum pack-wise I have:

Aspirations of Ascension
The Wailer Below
Dunwich Denizens
The Breathing Jungle
The Shifting Sands
Curse of the Jade Emperor
Into Tartarus

thanks in advance
Bob Mcleish

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Sadly, an important AP is the out of print Twilight Horror (difficult to get because of Twilight Cannibal (TH)). If you can find one, it will have 3xTwilight Gate (TH), which is an awesome card for Yog and would couple extremely well with some of Silver Twilight's 'enter play' effects.
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Honestly each Asylum pack contains at least one very good card, IMO...(But I like to build decks with every faction.)

Twilight Horror is expected as a reprint (until end of this year...?! Announced for Q3 2013, but...not mandatory promised ;) )

I'm also relative "new" to Cthulhu - playing since January this year- and don't have all expansions and asylum packs, yet. But the Deluxe Expansions are the best choice for purchase in the beginning, I think. They give more possibilities if the cardpool is not that big.

But one Asylum pack I would recommend, is Words of Power. (Contains some elemental cards: Black Dog (WoP),Marcus Jamburg (WoP) (A must have card!),and for your favourite factions:Sarah Van Shaw (WoP),George Rogers (WoP),Eltdown Shards (WoP))
Kingsport Dreams has a lot of Support cards and also some nice characters and AOs that might be interresting for your decks?

If you want to integrate Conspiracies as a tactical element into your decks, there are some Asylum packs with a focus on them: Conspiracies of chaos, Touched by the Abyss and Lost Rites (also contains the Necronomicon), (the Yuggoth contract cycle).

A remark: there are some Asylum packs (Dreamlands and Summons of the Deep Cycle) that do just contain 40 cards (10 cards x3, 10 cards x1), not 60 (each card x3).
Summons of the Deep has been reprinted as 60card packs already. Dreamland will be... If you find an offer that looks too good, take a second look if it is the old pack.

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I can't recommend a 2nd core set enough.

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Secrets of Arkham is a good next step, and then I'd probably get a 2nd Core.

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1x Core
Seekers of Knowldge
The Key & the Gate
The Order of The Silver Twilight


So you already have it figured out. You've got the Yog box so you can smoke your friends who play the other factions and an Order of the Silver Twilight to really kick their asses.

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So you already have it figured out. You've got the Yog box so you can smoke your friends who play the other factions and an Order of the Silver Twilight to really kick their asses.


Something like that!! :D
Master of the Myths & Initiate of Huang Hun are just bonkers - I'm happy when I see either of those in my opening hand! You Know Too Much can be nice too...
I'm just playing mono-faction decks at the minute, until I get a feel for what each faction does well..

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My first buy was a second and third core set. You will need that eventually so you might as well get them now. If you have a playgroup going this means you can start building decks with your favorite faction or factions (yes, mono builds are viable with three cores, I tried). Unlike buying random asylum packs this also means you are at roughly the same level, while packs can give a great boost to one faction while giving some other nothing.

Thing is, whenever you build a deck, there will be core cards in it. Seriously, they are that good. So while it might be boring to get more of the same, you also know what you are getting, and that is balance and power. Two good things for a beginning player I would say! :P

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balance and power

Awesome band name.
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Like orso already said, most packs include at least one good card, so there's not that single "must have" AP. And what card is good for you heavily depends on the factions + strategies you will be going for, and this will change after you get too familiar with your current decks, so almost no AP is wasted money ;)

Next to dboeren's advice for a 2nd core and Secrets of Arkham (which constitute a solid basis for your card pool):

Whispers in the Dark: Speak to the Dead (WitD) if you want to try recursion; Casting off the Skin (WitD) is a nice surprise-event that lets you win T+C struggle probably; Focused Art Student (WitD), The Locked Door (WitD) and The Red-Gloved Man (WitD)) are good for a MU rush+investigation deck (since you already have Seekers of Knowledge).

The Mountains of Madness: I liked it much just because of the focus to the Polar theme and the tight binding to the story of Lovecraft. Plus Forgotten Shoggoth (AtMoM) is a good anti-milling card.

If you want to increase your card pool with good cards for all factions, go for the Revelations cycle. Some very powerful cards are in it for each faction:
Feed Her Young (WaB), Uroborus (WaB), Deranged Diva (WoP), Eltdown Shards (WoP), Marcus Jamburg (WoP), Book of Iod (ER), Professor of Folklore (ER), Combing the Archives (LR), Lodge Neophyte (LR), Ya-te-veo (TUP), The Night Job (TbtA), Pushed into the Beyond (TbtA)