This was the second time I’ve played Mansions of Madness, the first being at PAX East a couple weeks back. I dug it more this time, getting that it’s a much more Lovecraftian investigation sort of thing, rather than the gung-ho tommy gun lunacy of Arkham Horror.
@joshuanagle was our Keeper in a scenario in which @danielwilliams was Harvey “Badass Shriveler” Walters, @aslani7 was Joe “What’s a Shoggoth?” Diamond and I played Sister “Can’t Finish a Jigsaw Puzzle” Mary.
We played it cautious with the cultists, mostly avoiding them, which allowed Josh to build up several masses to summon a pair of shoggoths, a hound of Tindalos and a cthonian. That was bad. We survived mostly due to the Keeper’s forgetfulness in attacking the investigators, for which we were grateful, really.
Sister Mary’s holy ward pushed the shoggoth out of the chapel long enough to allow Harvey and Joe to get their licks in against the cthonian, killing it and winning the scenario on the last possible turn. Totally didn’t see that coming. I think it’s a knack of Dan’s.