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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: There are often Resign actions included in the scenario cards, to give you an escape option. Losing often makes your next scenario worse, but if you were going to lose anyway, you can avoid a total loss or trauma penalties by resigning.
** Some scenarios simply lacks "win" conditions, you must achieve as much as possible and retreat while you can, and being too greedy can nullify all your achievements or cost you so much it becomes PyrrhicVictory.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: There are often Resign actions included in the scenario cards, to give you an escape option. Losing often makes your next scenario worse, but if you were going to lose anyway, you can avoid a total loss or trauma penalties by resigning.
resigning. Some scenarios outright kills (or drives insane) all defeated investigators, and death would mean you have fewer investigators to finish campaign, not mentioning investments which were wasted on perished character(s), so outside of really dare situation, such "sacrifice" rarely pays for itself.
** Some scenarios simply lacks "win" conditions, conditions; you must achieve as much as possible and retreat while you can, and being too greedy can nullify all your achievements or cost you so much it becomes PyrrhicVictory.



* TimedMission: Almost all scenarios are timed in one way or another; usually agenda deck has total doom threshold of 18. While you ''usually'' would not lose entire campaign by losing single scenario (except final ones), common consequences include traumas (which can be fatal if you accumulate too many of them), new weaknesses and even [[TotalPartyKill death or insanity of all involved investigators]] (at least those who failed to resign). And defeat in one scenario often make make other ones harder in one way or another.

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* TimedMission: Almost all scenarios are timed in one way or another; usually agenda deck has total another. Most scenarios ends when final agenda's doom threshold of 18. is reached, but sometimes there may be other ways. While you ''usually'' would not lose entire campaign by losing single scenario (except would not result in immediate campaign failure (though final ones), common ones always have this effect), consequences may include traumas (which can be fatal if you accumulate too many of them), [[HeroicRROD traumas]], new weaknesses weaknesses, worsening conditions in subsequent scenarios, and even [[TotalPartyKill death or insanity of death/insanity for all involved investigators]] (at least those who failed to resign). And defeat in one scenario often make make other ones harder in one way or another.not-resigned investigators]].



* TimeLimitBoss: In ''Extracurricular Activity'', [[spoiler: The Experiment, once unleashed, would move each time last agenda reaches its doom threshold. Its destination? Dormitories. In order to win, investigators must either save students, or find a way to defeat The Experiment before it reaches dormitories, otherwise it would end in bloodbath]].



* TimeLimitBoss: In ''Dim Carcosa'', boss fight with [[FinalBoss Hastur]] must be completed before final agenda advances, since Hastur's plan is near completed and you have little time to stop him]].



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: [[AntiVillain Ichtaca]] and [[DemonicPossession Alehandro]] have their own agendas. Although one of them can potentially commit HeelFaceTurn, depending on how you play campaign (but not on the path to [[GoldenEnding epilogue]])]].

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* EscortMission: In ''Shattered Aeons'', if investigator with Relic of Ages gets eliminated, whole party lose. While (s)he makes job done, his teammates must ensure his/her survival.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: [[AntiVillain [[SnakePeople Ichtaca]] and [[DemonicPossession Alehandro]] have their own agendas. Although one of them can potentially commit HeelFaceTurn, depending on how you play campaign (but not on the path to [[GoldenEnding epilogue]])]].



* KnowWhenToFoldEm:''Threads of Fate'' has '''three''' separate act decks. None of them is mandatory to finish campaign ([[spoiler: though Relic of Ages ''must'' be secured if you plan to reach GoldenEnding]]), but completion of at least act 1 of each decks would reward investigators with bonus experience, and each deck on completion rewards with some bonuses. While tempting, being too greedy may results not only in failure to reach those goals, but also mental trauma for each not-resigned investigator once agenda deck gets finished. Instead, investigators must adequately use limited time and resources to achieve as much as they can and retreat if they clearly lack time, while prioritising those goals which would be most desired for subsequent campaign.



* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: If you side with Ichtaca, Alehandro would not work with you, and vise versa.

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* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: If you side with Ichtaca, Alehandro would not work with you, and vise vice versa.



** Earlier, in ''Depths of Yoth'', if investigators would be defeated, they would fall to the [[TitleDrop depths of Yoth]], and their survival depends on how long (eg from each "level" they fell) this fall would be. If they fall from [[EpicFail first one]], they would die and instantly lose.

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** In same scenario, [[spoiler: formally, if you side with Ichtaka or Alehandro and help them to save Valusia/Pnakotus respectively, it still counts as "win", but humanity is no more, and you can't transfer your investigators to new campaign, so it may as well be Game Over]].
** Earlier, in ''Depths of Yoth'', if investigators would be defeated, [[spoiler: they would fall to the [[TitleDrop depths of Yoth]], and their survival depends on how long (eg from each "level" they fell) this fall would be. If they fall from [[EpicFail first one]], they would die and instantly lose. If all currently played investigators would die after the fall, it's als would end in Game Over, even if theres still unused investigators left]].



* SnakePeople: Majority of your enemies are this.

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* SkippableBoss:
** Throughout many campaign scenarios, you would be pursuit by Harbinger of Valusia. It is particularly though enemy, but it can't heal its wounds between scenarios, which means, eventually it would die. However, fighting it does not worth it: while you would save yourself some troubles by eliminating it, not only its not award ''any'' experience, its also "award" whopping 5 vengeance points, which can make your life much harder than if you simply avoid it.
** [[spoiler: If you managed to accumulate really few vengeance points during campaign, [[OptionalBoss Yig]] would not appear in ''Depths of Yoth''. Even if he appears, he may be avoided (and, despite him awarding a lot of bonus experience, it usually preferable, since your actual goal has nothing to do with fighting giant snakes, and you [[TimedMission has little time to waste]]]].
* SnakePeople: Majority of your enemies are this. [[spoiler: Surprisingly (or not), Ichtaka turns out to be one as well, though depending on your previous actions, she may or may not commit HeelFaceTurn and reject her snake heritage]].



* TakeAThirdOption: If you chose to take your own path, instead of siding with Ichtaca or Alehandro. [[spoiler: Its actually mandatory to receive best ending]].

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* TakeAThirdOption: If you chose to take your own path, instead of siding with Ichtaca or Alehandro. [[spoiler: Its It's actually mandatory to receive best ending]].achieve GoldenEnding]].


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* TimeLimitBoss: [[spoiler: In ''Turn Back Time'', boss fight with [[TrueFinalBoss Yig]] must be completed before final agenda advances, otherwise [[StableTimeLoop whole plan would be for nothing]]]].


* ''Barkham Horror: The Meddling of Meowlathotep'': Originally just April Fools' Day joke in 2019, this was later same year announced for real. This expansion is set in alternate universe, where evil cats become grave danger to the world, and now only one force is stands on their way team of heroic dogs...


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* ''Barkham Horror: The Meddling of Meowlathotep'': Originally just [[AprilFoolsDay April Fools' Day joke joke]] in 2019, this was later same year announced for real. This expansion is set in alternate universe, where evil cats become grave danger to the world, and now only one force is stands on their way team of heroic dogs...




** Main point of ''The Search for Kadath'' is to [[spoiler: identify Kadath's coordinates, by investigating several crucial points of Dream Lands. This eventually attracted Nyarlathotep's attention and lead to Virgil's and, depending on their performance, investigators' as well capture]].

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** Main point of ''The Search for Kadath'' is to [[spoiler: identify Kadath's coordinates, by investigating several crucial points of Dream Lands. This eventually attracted Nyarlathotep's minions' attention and lead to Virgil's and, depending on their performance, investigators' as well capture]].




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* YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler: No matter how ''The Search for Kadath'' ends, Virgil ''would'' be captured, either together with other investigators, or when he briefly separates from them, forcing investigators to go to rescue him... to the Moon]].



* ControlRoomPuzzle: First task of "Group C" is find which one of three levers would open the door, then one of them must pull the lever. If he pulls wrong one, he dies. If no one pulls lever in time, investigator closest to levers would die (and if theres more then one candidate, they [[SadisticChoice must chose who would die]]). Either way, surviving member would proceed to Act 2. Puzzle involves guessing which one is correct one.

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* ControlRoomPuzzle: First task of "Group C" is find which one of three levers would open the door, then one of them must pull the lever. If he pulls wrong one, he dies. If no one pulls lever in time, investigator closest to levers would die (and if theres more then than one candidate, they [[SadisticChoice must chose who would die]]). Either way, surviving member would proceed to Act 2. Puzzle involves guessing which one is correct one.



* MalevolentArchitecture: This place was called "Labyrinths of Lunacy" for a reason. Its looks like one big sadistic experiment... and you are the lab rat.
* PoisonIsCorrosive: Whatever it is in AcidPool in second group's Act 2, it's capable to quickly dissolve human flesh.

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* MalevolentArchitecture: This place was called "Labyrinths of Lunacy" for a reason. Its looks like one big sadistic experiment... and you and your friends are the lab rat.
rats.
* PoisonIsCorrosive: Whatever it is in AcidPool in second group's Act 2, it's capable to quickly dissolve human flesh.flesh, unless you have and antidote.



* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: "Group C" second task requires them to get rid of Eixodolon's "pet" before Agenda advances. If hey fail, beast gets released. While its not instant failure, beast is not an easy target.

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* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: "Group C" second task requires them to get rid of Eixodolon's "pet" before Agenda advances. If hey they fail, beast gets released. While its not instant failure, beast is not an easy target.



* JokeLevel: Originally just April Fool's Day joke, but funs demanded this expansion to be released for real. Expansion may only played in standalone mode and only with dog characters provided with this expansion (this expansion's player cards also can't be transferred to non-dog scenarios; but, unless otherwise specified, you ''may'' use "normal" player cards when creating decks for dog investigators; for example, adding any cats is explicitly forbidden). Of course, publishers are aware what players would ignore this anyway, which is outright stated in expansion's announcement.

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* CatsAreMean: UpToEleven; they are not just mean, they are outright evil and serves [[EldritchAbomination dark god]]... called [[PunnyName Meowlathotep]].
* FakeRealTurn: It started as April Fools' Day joke about fake "expansion", "The Dogwich Legacy", but due to fans demands real expansion with same theme was announced later same year.
* JokeLevel: Instead of team of investigators fighting some eldritch horrors, this expansions is centred about team of ''dogs'' fighting some evil eldritch ''cats'' (aside from "this is alternate universe", there's no explanation, why; and [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief do you really need it, anyway]]?). Originally just April Fool's Day joke, but funs demanded this due to fans' demands real expansion to be released for real. Expansion was developed and announced later same year, with actually playable "investigators" and working (yet not without some humour in their description) mechanics. This expansion may only played in standalone mode and only with dog characters provided with this expansion (this expansion's player cards also can't be transferred to non-dog scenarios; but, unless otherwise specified, you ''may'' use "normal" player cards when creating decks for dog investigators; for example, adding any cats is explicitly forbidden).forbidden, for obvious reasons). Of course, publishers are aware what players would ignore this anyway, which is outright stated in expansion's announcement.




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\n* ''Barkham Horror: The Meddling of Meowlathotep'': Originally just April Fools' Day joke in 2019, this was later same year announced for real. This expansion is set in alternate universe, where evil cats become grave danger to the world, and now only one force is stands on their way team of heroic dogs...




* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. Unlike [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]], she fights for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]], and she has no personal hatred for investigators, her main target is Silver Twilight Lodge. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other than Keziah Maison herself, who's servant of Azatoth and intends to bring EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].

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* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. [[spoiler: Unlike [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]], she fights for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]], and she has no personal hatred for investigators, her main target is Silver Twilight Lodge. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other than Keziah Maison herself, who's servant of Azatoth and intends to bring EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].



** [[WickedWitch Anette Maison]] qualifies, too. She never was equal partner in her alliance with Spectral Watcher, and once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she completes her task]], she instantly gets [[DemonicPossession possessed]], and unless investigator interfere, leads her people to their doom]].
* DarkWorld: Spectral Realm (at least, those parts you may visit) copies "real" world, but is much more dangerous and inhabited by hostile ghosts and other spectral monsters.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While Carl Sanford and Anette Maison are [[BigBadEnsemble main threat for the most of campaign]], no matter who wins in their conflict, they are dealt with before final scenario, ''Before the Black Throne'', and final final threat to our world is Azathoth, The Daemon Sultan]].

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While Carl Sanford and Anette Maison are [[BigBadEnsemble main threat for the most of campaign]], no matter who wins in their conflict, they are dealt with before final scenario, ''Before the Black Throne'', and final final threat to our world is Azathoth, The Daemon Sultan]].



* EarnYourBadEnding: [[spoiler: Take "right" decisions at several plot points and lead Silver Twilight Lodge to triumph, and investigators would side with Lodge in their "mission". Unfortunately, if you know what would happen very next scenario, you would also know [[GoneHorriblyWrong how]] Sanford's plan [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt would end]]]].
* EldritchLocation: Spectral Realm.

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* EarnYourBadEnding: [[spoiler: Take "right" decisions at several plot points and lead Silver Twilight Lodge to triumph, then stay loyal to it even when directly questioned if you are sure in your decision, and investigators would side with Lodge in their "mission". Unfortunately, if you know what would happen very next scenario, you would also know [[GoneHorriblyWrong how]] Sanford's plan [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt would end]]]].
end]]. This resolution also specifically only one to lack experience reward (even failure has it), and very specific wording just screams what something is wrong]].
-->[[spoiler: [[WhamLine The Silver Twilight Lodge wins the campaign]] ([[FaceHeelTurn Investigators who are truly loyal to the Lodge win the campaign]]).]]
* EldritchLocation: EldritchLocation:
** [[DarkWorld
Spectral Realm.Realm]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Appearance of [[spoiler: ghost of Nahab, which is another name Keziah Maison is known under]] in ''The Secret Name'' foreshadows [[spoiler: true origin of Spectral Watcher, as well as Azathoth's involvement in the plot]].



* NonStandardGameOver: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: if, at any point, theres ten or more doom tokens on Azatoth, he immediately awakes and [[RocksFallEveryoneDies devours the Universe]]. Its possible to happen even bore agenda deck finishes, if theres too many doom on cultists enemies in play, since Azatoth would "consume" their doom each time agenda advances]].

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* NonStandardGameOver: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: if, at any point, theres ten or more doom tokens on Azatoth, he immediately awakes and [[RocksFallEveryoneDies devours the Universe]]. Its possible to happen even bore before agenda deck finishes, if theres too many doom on cultists enemies in play, since Azatoth would "consume" their doom each time agenda advances]].



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: if you lack all ritual components, only way to save Universe at this point is either HeroicSacrifice of one of team members, or [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Nyarlathotep]]]].
* StalkedByTheBell: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: investigators must find a way to pacify Azathoth before he awakes, otherwise it would mean EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. This threat is measured by Doom tokens on Azatoth; each time agenda advances, Azatoth receives all doom tokens from cultist currently in play, and when it agenda deck ends, instead of immediate failure, game will continue, but any further doom would be put directly on Azatoth. Once theres at least ten doom tokens of Azatoth, its immediate game over]].

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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: if you lack all ritual components, components by the ''Before the Black Throne'', only way to save Universe at this point is either HeroicSacrifice of one of team members, or [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Nyarlathotep]]]].
* StalkedByTheBell: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: investigators must find a way to pacify Azathoth before he awakes, otherwise it would mean EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. This threat is measured by Doom tokens on Azatoth; each time agenda advances, Azatoth receives all doom tokens from cultist currently in play, and when it agenda deck ends, instead of immediate failure, game will continue, but any further doom would be put directly on Azatoth. Once theres at least ten doom tokens of Azatoth, its immediate game over]].



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: both Anette Maison and Carl Sanford claims what they are WellIntentionedExtremist, while another one is main cause of all those troubles; while Anette's claims at least somewhat believable, Sanford's probably just [[BlatantLies lies to cover his real motifs]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Anette's "Mysterious ally" turns out to be spirit of her evil ancestor, Keziah. After Anette [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness completed her task]], Keziah proceed to [[DemonicPossession posses her]]]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Anette Maison wants to help her people, who gets prosecuted for generations. Unfortunately for her, spirit she thinks would help her, is no other than Keziah Maison]].
** [[spoiler: Carl Sanford claims to be this, planning to help humanity AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. Unfortunately for him, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong does not works]] as he intended]].

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* UnreliableNarrator: UnreliableExpositor: [[spoiler: both Both Anette Maison and Carl Sanford claims what they are WellIntentionedExtremist, while another one is main cause of all those troubles; while Anette's claims Anette ''did'' summoned Spectral Watcher, at least somewhat believable, Sanford's she was just as unaware about it's true intentions or true nature as everyone else, while Sanford probably just [[BlatantLies lies to cover his real motifs]].
motifs]] AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Spectral Watcher, Anette's "Mysterious "mysterious ally" in war against Lodge, turns out to be spirit of her evil ancestor, Keziah. After Anette [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness completed her task]], Keziah proceed to [[DemonicPossession posses her]]]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Anette Maison wants to help her people, who gets prosecuted for generations. Unfortunately for her, spirit she thinks would help her, is no other than Keziah Maison]].
Maison, her evil ancestor]].
** [[spoiler: Carl Sanford claims to be this, planning to help humanity AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. Unfortunately for him, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong does not works]] work]] as he intended]].


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!!''The Blob That Ate Everything'' tropes
* AbstractEater: Blob can "eat" things like precision (this sets basic Strength to 0), curiosity (sets basic Knowledge to 0), versatility (investigator can't use cards not matching his/her class), or concept of language ([[InterfaceScrew you may only speak in gibberish]]).
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Blob really can eat ''everything''. Amongst other things, it may eat precision (sets basic Strength to 0), curiosity (sets basic Knowledge to 0), versatility (investigator can't use cards not matching his/her class), or concept of language ([[InterfaceScrew you may only speak in gibberish]]).
* SerialEscalation: First expansion to add possibility for multiple teams in the same game, ''The Labyrinths of Lunacy'', was able to sustain up to 3 four-investigators teams. This scenario can easily sustain up to 96 investigators total.

!!''Barkham Horror: The Meddling of Meowlathotep'' tropes
* AlternateUniverse: Expansion explicitly set in alternate universe, where instead of humans, Earth must be protected from forces of evil... by (sapient) domestic dogs. Forces of evil, in turn, are no one else but ''evil cats''.
* JokeLevel: Originally just April Fool's Day joke, but funs demanded this expansion to be released for real. Expansion may only played in standalone mode and only with dog characters provided with this expansion (this expansion's player cards also can't be transferred to non-dog scenarios; but, unless otherwise specified, you ''may'' use "normal" player cards when creating decks for dog investigators; for example, adding any cats is explicitly forbidden). Of course, publishers are aware what players would ignore this anyway, which is outright stated in expansion's announcement.
* MythologyGag: In every game he appears in, Ashcan Pete is accompanied by his dog, Duke. His counterpart in this expansion is (now playable) Duke... with "friendly human" Ashcan Pete as his signature ally. His stats are also inverted: Ashcan Pete had good Will and Speed, but bad Strength and Lore (without Duke's help); as investigator, Duke has good Strength and Lore, but bad Will and Speed.
* PunBasedTitle: '''''Bark'''''''ham Horror''.
* PunnyName:
** [[BigBad Main antagonist]] is cat called Meowlathotep.
** Every [[PlayerCharacter investigator]] is based on existing ''Arkham Horror'' character, but with name slightly changed to something setting-appropriate, since all of them are now dogs (like Bark Harrigan, or Kate Winthpup).
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Story set in AlternateUniverse, with heroic dogs fighting against forces of evil cats lead by [[PunnyName Meowlathotep]]. Not something you expect from ''Arkham Horror'', right?


* CanonForeigner: Umôrdhoth was created specifically for this campaign, instead of being based on one of existing entities from Mythos verse.



** ''The Dream Quest'' story is set in Dream Land, and involves people getting stuck here against their will.

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** ''The Dream Quest'' story is set in Dream Land, and involves people [[ForcedSleep getting stuck here against their will.will]].



* BigBad: Nyarlathotep.

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* BigBad: Nyarlathotep.Nyarlathotep, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Crawling Chaos]].



* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Actual Ghouls are yet to appear, but Ghast greatly resemble typical ghouls.

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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Actual Ghouls are yet TheQuest: [[spoiler: Once Virgil was found]], main goal of campaign becomes to appear, but Ghast greatly resemble typical ghouls.
find Unknown Kadath, where investigators may actually found answers to their questions about Dream Lands.
** Main point of ''The Search for Kadath'' is to [[spoiler: identify Kadath's coordinates, by investigating several crucial points of Dream Lands. This eventually attracted Nyarlathotep's attention and lead to Virgil's and, depending on their performance, investigators' as well capture]].
* TempleOfDoom: "The Temple of Unattainable Desires". King Kuranes specifically warned investigators what once they enter, they risk to never leave; while temple itself bears no particulate danger (at least in gameplay terms), its home for some of more dangerous enemies in this scenario.



* AllWebbedUp: No spider-themed horror would be completed without this. If you fail to defend St. Mary's from dream-lands spiders, it would end like this for all it's inhabitants:
-> "''The infestation has claimed the hospital in its entirety. Not a single room has been left untouched. You race through its halls, searching desperately for a way out, and find only web-covered walls, victims wrapped in silken cocoons, and dead hospital staff hanging from the ceiling"''.

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* AllWebbedUp: No spider-themed horror would be completed without this. [[spoiler: If you fail to defend St. Mary's from dream-lands spiders, it would end like this for all it's inhabitants:
-> "''The
inhabitants]]:
--> ''[[spoiler: "The
infestation has claimed the hospital in its entirety. Not a single room has been left untouched. You race through its halls, searching desperately for a way out, and find only web-covered walls, victims wrapped in silken cocoons, and dead hospital staff hanging from the ceiling"''.ceiling"]]''.



* SpiderPeople: Some of the most dangerous Atlach-Nacha's minions looks like this.
** This is also how Atlach-Nacha herself is pictured on the box art.

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* SpiderPeople: Some of the most dangerous Atlach-Nacha's minions looks like this.
weird hybrid of human and spider.
** This is also how Atlach-Nacha herself is pictured on the "deluxe" expansion's box art.



* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: If Doctor Maheswaran dies (which happens only if you either takes her with you and then fails to protect her, or if hospital gets overrun), lead investigator suffers mental trauma]].
* ThatWasNotADream: [[spoiler: Last doubts what this night really happens are shattered by strange patient you met in St. Mary's Hospital that night... Randolf Carter]].

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* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: If Doctor Maheswaran dies (which happens only if you either takes her with you and then fails to protect her, or if the hospital gets overrun), lead investigator suffers mental trauma]].
* ThatWasNotADream: [[spoiler: Last doubts what this night night's events really happens happened are shattered by strange patient you met in St. Mary's Hospital that night... Randolf Carter]].



* BonusDungeon: They can serve as this during "main" campaign. To access them, each investigator must pay 2 experience points, but successful completion can earn them very valuable special cards.

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* BonusDungeon: They can serve as this during "main" campaign. To access them, each investigator must pay 2 experience points, points (3 points in case of ''Murder at Excelsior Hotel''), but successful completion can earn them very valuable special cards.
cards, which would not count towards deck's size. Each scenario may be played this way only once, regardless of outcome, leaving investigators with only one chance to obtain those rewards.



** [[AwesomeButImpractical Can potentially]] enter BlessedWithSuck territory for some characters; while it can set your Strength and Speed to 5, it would also set your Will and Lore 2.
*** This, however, is good option for Calvin Wright, since his basic stats are all 0 anyway.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Rougarou can be dealt with non-lethally. His final words before departing would be wishing you luck with dealing with [[TitleDrop Curse of Rougarou]], and not end like him. And investigator-turned-Rougarou certainly clarified.

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** [[AwesomeButImpractical Can potentially]] enter BlessedWithSuck territory for some characters; while it can set your basic Strength and Speed to 5, it would also set your Will and Lore 2.
*** This, however, is good option for Calvin Wright, since his basic stats are [[MasterOfNone all 0 anyway.
anyway]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Rougarou can be dealt with non-lethally. non-lethally, which reveals what it was normal guy, who was not in control of his actions. His final words before departing would be wishing you luck with dealing with [[TitleDrop Curse of Rougarou]], and not end mindless beast like him. And investigator-turned-Rougarou certainly clarified.him.
** Any [[CursedWithAwesome Investigator-turned-Rougarou]] is no less heroic than before.


* HeroicRROD: Traumas mechanic. Each time investigator lose all his/her Stamina or Sanity, he gets defeated and eliminated from current scenario, but otherwise survives to fight another battle... but, depending on how he was defeated, he receives physical/mental trauma, which means he would begin each scenario being already damaged which, in turn, makes it even easier to being defeated again. And once investigator accumulates enough damage to be reduced to zero starting Stamina/Sanity, he's no longer legible to continue campaign, forcing player to chose another investigator.



* KillItWithFire: ''The Forgotten Age'' involves flamethrower as level-5 ''Guardian'' card. Theres also level-1 "Kerosene".

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* KillItWithFire: ''The Forgotten Age'' involves flamethrower as level-5 ''Guardian'' card. Theres also level-1 "Kerosene".



* OldSaveBonus: After campaign completion investigators can re-used in another one with all cards they acquired before, including unique ones. This balanced by also carrying all [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu traumas]] as well.

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* OldSaveBonus: After campaign completion investigators can be re-used in another one with all cards they acquired before, including unique ones. This balanced by also carrying all [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu traumas]] as well.



* BigBad: Umôrdhoth, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Devourer Below"]].

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* BigBad: Both ghouls and cultists are servants of Umôrdhoth, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Devourer Below"]].Below"]], whom they are trying to summon into Arkham.



* LordBritishPostulate: In ''Lost in Time and Space'', [[spoiler: it is possible, albeit very hard, to defeat Yog-Sothoth, despite this not being your objective. Instead of receiving some additional rewards or at least instant victory, you would be "awarded" with unique NonStandardGameOver and those investigators can't be imported to new campaign; at least, it's still counted as victory]].

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* LordBritishPostulate: In ''Lost in Time and Space'', [[spoiler: it is possible, albeit very hard, to defeat Yog-Sothoth, despite this not being your objective. Instead of receiving some additional rewards or at least instant victory, you would be "awarded" with unique NonStandardGameOver and "rewarded" [[RocksFallEveryoneDies instant death of all investigators, including those investigators can't be imported to new campaign; who already escaped]]; at least, it's still counted as victory]].



* BigBad: Hastur.

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* BigBad: Hastur. All of this, from ill-fated play to [[spoiler: dark ritual in Paris]] is part of his plan to escape from his prison, [[spoiler: by merging Carcosa and our world]].



* QuirkyMinibossSquad: In ''The Last King'' scenario, investigators would infiltrate party and meet... [[HumanoidAbomination ''people'']] behind recent events. At first, they look normally. Then they start to [[BodyHorror mutate]], one by one. Each one of them, unless killed here ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse except Dianne Devine]]), would appear as OptionalBoss in subsequent scenarios.
* RealityBleed: In ''Black Stars Rise'', Carcosa starts to gradually replace our world. Only way to stop it is find a way to infiltrate Carcosa and confront Hastur himself.

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* QuirkyMinibossSquad: In ''The Last King'' scenario, investigators would infiltrate party and meet... [[HumanoidAbomination ''people'']] ''[[HumanoidAbomination people]]'' behind recent events. At first, they look normally. Then they start to [[BodyHorror mutate]], mutating]], one by one. Each one of them, unless killed here ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse except Dianne Devine]]), would appear as OptionalBoss in subsequent scenarios.
* RealityBleed: [[spoiler: In ''Black Stars Rise'', Carcosa starts to gradually replace our world. Only way to stop it is find a way to infiltrate Carcosa and confront Hastur himself.himself]].



* BigBadEnsemble: SnakePeople of Valusia and [[spoiler: [[{{Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime}} Great Race of Yith]]]]. Although ultimately they are lesser of your [[TimeCrash problems]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: Investigators must fight with SnakePeople of Valusia and [[spoiler: [[{{Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime}} Great Race of Yith]]]].Yith]]]]; they both are hunting for Relic of Ages. Although ultimately they are lesser of your [[TimeCrash problems]].



* AdvancingBossOfDoom: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: once theres exactly ten Doom on Azathoth, it's over. Because of how agenda deck works in this scenario, it can happen surprisingly quickly]].



* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. Unlike [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]], she fights for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]], and she has no personal hatred for investigators, her main target is Silver Twilight Lodge. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other than [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]] herself]].

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* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. Unlike [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]], she fights for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]], and she has no personal hatred for investigators, her main target is Silver Twilight Lodge. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other than [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]] herself]].Maison herself, who's servant of Azatoth and intends to bring EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].



* DiscOneFinalBoss: While Carl Sanford and Anette Maison are [[BigBadEnsemble main threat for the most of campaign]], no matter who wins in their conflict, they are dealt with before final scenario, ''Before the Black Throne'', and final final threat to our world is [[spoiler: Azathoth, The Daemon Sultan]].
* TheDragon: Josef Meiger to Carl Sanford, and Erin to Anette Maison.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While Carl Sanford and Anette Maison are [[BigBadEnsemble main threat for the most of campaign]], no matter who wins in their conflict, they are dealt with before final scenario, ''Before the Black Throne'', and final final threat to our world is [[spoiler: Azathoth, The Daemon Sultan]].
* TheDragon: Josef Meiger to Carl Sanford, and Erin to Anette Maison.Maison; of them, only Josef can be fought and slain.



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: You would side with Anette Maison against Silver Twilight Lodge, or vise versa. No matter whose side you chose, it would lead to same events]]
** [[spoiler: If Anette/Sanford survives mayhem they caused, they would offer help in saving the world. You can accept it or [[HeelFaceDoorSlam try to arrest them]]]].

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* EnemyMine: In ''Union and Disillusion'' [[spoiler: You you would side with Anette Maison against Silver Twilight Lodge, or vise versa. No matter whose which side you chose, it would lead to same events]]
events later on, though you would face different boss in penultimate scenario depending on who would win in this confrontation]].
** In ''In the Clutches of Chaos'', [[spoiler: If if Anette/Sanford survives mayhem they caused, caused (which happens if investigators managed to stop them before they come too far with their plans), they would offer help in saving the world. You can accept it or [[HeelFaceDoorSlam try to arrest them]]]].



** TheSneakyGuy: Valention Rivas, Josef Meiger's guest of honor. He has best Speed and second best Lore, and can spend resource to low skill check difficulty.

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** TheSneakyGuy: Valention Valentino Rivas, Josef Meiger's guest of honor. He has best Speed and second best Lore, and can spend resource to low skill check difficulty.



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Keziah Maison is this for Anette Maison and Coven; while Anette is motivated by her people survival, Keziah is allied with Azathoth and wants to bring EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].



* NonStandardGameOver: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: if, at any point, theres ten or more doom tokens on Azatoth, he immediately awakes and [[RocksFallEveryoneDies devours the Universe]]. Its possible to happen even bore agenda deck finishes, if theres too many doom on cultists enemies in play, since Azatoth would "consume" their doom each time agenda advances]].



* StalkedByTheBell: In ''Before the Black Throne'', [[spoiler: investigators must find a way to pacify Azathoth before he awakes, otherwise it would mean EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. This threat is measured by Doom tokens on Azatoth; each time agenda advances, Azatoth receives all doom tokens from cultist currently in play, and when it agenda deck ends, instead of immediate failure, game will continue, but any further doom would be put directly on Azatoth. Once theres at least ten doom tokens of Azatoth, its immediate game over]].



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: both Anette Maison and Carl Sanford claims what they are WellIntentionedExtremist, while another one is main cause of all those troubles; while Anette's claims at least somewhat believable, Sanford's probably just BlatandLie]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: "Mysterious ally of Anette turns out to be spirit of her evil ancestor, Keziah. After Anette [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness completed her task]], Keziah proceed to [[DemonicPossession posses her]]]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Anette Maison wants to help her people, who gets prosecuted for generation. Unfortunately for her, spirit she thinks would help her, is no other than [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]]]].

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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: both Anette Maison and Carl Sanford claims what they are WellIntentionedExtremist, while another one is main cause of all those troubles; while Anette's claims at least somewhat believable, Sanford's probably just BlatandLie]].
[[BlatantLies lies to cover his real motifs]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Anette's "Mysterious ally of Anette ally" turns out to be spirit of her evil ancestor, Keziah. After Anette [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness completed her task]], Keziah proceed to [[DemonicPossession posses her]]]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Anette Maison wants to help her people, who gets prosecuted for generation. generations. Unfortunately for her, spirit she thinks would help her, is no other than [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]]]].Maison]].



* BigBadEnsemble: Each story has different BigBad and his minions, but they are not working together.
* {{Dreamland}}: ''The Dream Quest'' story is set here.
** ''The Web of Dreams'' story involves Dream Land inhabitants invading "wake world". [[spoiler: To stop them, investigators must find another way into Dream Land]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: Each While simultaneous, each story has different BigBad [[BigBad antagonist]] and his minions, but they are do not working together.
interact with each other in any way, and have separate goals.
* {{Dreamland}}: {{Dreamland}}:
**
''The Dream Quest'' story is set here.
in Dream Land, and involves people getting stuck here against their will.
** ''The Web of Dreams'' story involves Dream Land Land's inhabitants invading "wake world". [[spoiler: To stop them, investigators must find another way into Dream Land]].


* MultipleChoicePast: Not for investigators, but for Excelsior Hotel itself. [[spoiler: Theres five possible culprits behind recent murders; each one would be behind this depends on which leads investigators find (they are randomised, and after you acquire two of them, you are forced to progress further, cutting other three out). This includes: {{Cult}} which attempts to interact with other dimension; VengefulGhost of murdered woman; [[StarfishAliens Mi-Go]] involvement; [[BlobMonster formless goo-like]] EldritchAbomination which came here to ''eat''; and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers some evil brain in the jar with psychic powers]]. Each one also has two possible ways to defeat them, depending on leads acquired]].

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* MultipleChoicePast: Not for investigators, but for Excelsior Hotel itself. [[spoiler: Theres five possible culprits behind recent murders; each one would be behind this depends on which leads investigators find (they are randomised, and after you acquire two of them, you are forced to progress further, cutting other three out). This includes: [[spoiler: {{Cult}} which attempts to interact with other dimension; VengefulGhost of murdered woman; [[StarfishAliens Mi-Go]] involvement; [[BlobMonster formless goo-like]] EldritchAbomination which came here to ''eat''; and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers some evil brain in the jar with psychic powers]]. Each one powers]]]].
** Besides that, theres
also has two possible ways to defeat them, variations for each threat, depending on which two leads acquired]].are used (one lead is always the same for both variations, while second one would differs; for example, [[spoiler: Vengeful Specter would always use "Time-Worn Locket", but second lead would be either "Alien Device" or "Sinister Solution"]].



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler: While sceptical initially, Sergeant Monroe ''would'' believe in your story and side with you, if you collect enough evidences of anomalous activities (including most recent murder which was done by you), or, oppositely, hide anything pointing this murder to you. In both cases you also must avoid spilling any more innocent blood, including, of course, other cops]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Lead investigator for whatever evil force is behind those murders are; in fact, most recent murder was done by lead investigator under that power's influence. If you provoke it to revel itself, but fails to stop in time, this happens again]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler: While sceptical initially, Sergeant Monroe ''would'' believe in your story and side with you, if you collect enough evidences of anomalous activities (including most recent murder which was done by you), or, oppositely, hide anything pointing this murder to you.you (in which case he would ask you for help, instead, but otherwise outcome would be the same). In both cases you also must avoid spilling any more innocent blood, including, of course, other cops]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Lead investigator for whatever evil force is behind those murders are; murders; in fact, most recent murder was done by lead investigator under that power's influence. If you provoke it to revel reveal itself, but fails to stop in time, this happens again]].they would use you to commit even more murders]].

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!!''Murder at the Excelsior Hotel'' tropes
* ClearMyName: Whole point of scenario is prove your innocence in murder that occurs that night. [[spoiler: Lead investigator ''did'' commit that crime, but it was done under evil influence. If you manage to prove it, police would leave you alone. If you didn't, you would be released before they manage to charge you with anything, and receives another chance to solve this case... or give up, and chose to run (which means, receiving new weaknesses, either ''Detective'' or ''Madness'' ones)]].
* MultipleChoicePast: Not for investigators, but for Excelsior Hotel itself. [[spoiler: Theres five possible culprits behind recent murders; each one would be behind this depends on which leads investigators find (they are randomised, and after you acquire two of them, you are forced to progress further, cutting other three out). This includes: {{Cult}} which attempts to interact with other dimension; VengefulGhost of murdered woman; [[StarfishAliens Mi-Go]] involvement; [[BlobMonster formless goo-like]] EldritchAbomination which came here to ''eat''; and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers some evil brain in the jar with psychic powers]]. Each one also has two possible ways to defeat them, depending on leads acquired]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: No matter the outcome, lead investigator ''did'' commit that murder, and it would haunt them for the rest of their life. In gameplay terms, this works as appropriately named "What have you done" weakness]].
* OneHitKill: [[spoiler: Each time Dimensional Shambler deals damage to investigator, they must reveal chaos token, and if they reveal ''auto-failure'' one, they would be snatched by creature and immediately defeated (creature disappears, too, but it probably wouldn't make you feel any better)]].
* PoliceAreUseless: Until investigators decided to investigate on their own, police spend over a month in futile attempt to solve this case. [[spoiler: And depending on outcome of this scenario, they can either help you, or go ''after you'']].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler: While sceptical initially, Sergeant Monroe ''would'' believe in your story and side with you, if you collect enough evidences of anomalous activities (including most recent murder which was done by you), or, oppositely, hide anything pointing this murder to you. In both cases you also must avoid spilling any more innocent blood, including, of course, other cops]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Lead investigator for whatever evil force is behind those murders are; in fact, most recent murder was done by lead investigator under that power's influence. If you provoke it to revel itself, but fails to stop in time, this happens again]].


* KillItWithFire: ''The Path to Carcosa'' involves flamethrower as level-5 ''Guardian'' card.

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* KillItWithFire: ''The Path to Carcosa'' Forgotten Age'' involves flamethrower as level-5 ''Guardian'' card.card. Theres also level-1 "Kerosene".


* ActionSurvivor: ''Survivor''-class investigators are not soldiers (like Mark Harrigan), or wizards (like Agnes Baker), or scientist (like Mandy Tompson), [[UnlikelyHero they are just]] [[RightManInTheWrongPlace right people in wrong place]]. But they compensate for lack of special skills with their savviness, and for lack of special equipment with improvisation.

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* ActionSurvivor: ''Survivor''-class investigators are not soldiers (like Mark Harrigan), or wizards (like Agnes Baker), or scientist (like Mandy Tompson), [[UnlikelyHero they are just]] [[RightManInTheWrongPlace right people in wrong place]]. But they compensate for lack of special skills with their savviness, and for lack of special equipment with improvisation.improvisation, and for lack of specialisation with their [[MechanicallyUnusualClass unique gimmicks]].



* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: It's a CosmicHorrorStory; even if you ''win'', you'll be loaded down with trauma and extra weaknesses.

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: It's a CosmicHorrorStory; even if you ''win'', you'll be loaded down with trauma and extra weaknesses. In [[HeroicRROD some cases]], investigators may not live to see their victory.



* FatalFlaw: ''Weakness'' cards. Each investigator starts with at least one "basic" weakness and one unique for this specific character.

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* FatalFlaw: ''Weakness'' cards. Each investigator starts with at least one "basic" weakness and one (in some cases two) unique for this specific character.



* KillItWithFire: ''The Path to Carcosa'' involves flamethrower as level-5 ''Guardian'' card.



* MechanicallyUnusualClass:
** ''Survivors'' always have some gimmicks, from ability to play cards from discard pile (William Yorick) to becoming stronger as they become more wounded (Calvin Wright).
** Not counting campaign-specific investigators, theres exactly one ''Neutral'' investigator (Lola Hayes), who uses her "role" system to use 35 classes, depending on her deck composition.



** One ''Rogue'' card allows immediate retreat (unless theres no option to do so available for this scenario).



* YouDirtyRat: Investigators' house heavily infested by rodents; they even aggressive enough to attack investigators themselves. Though ultimately rats are [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier not the main problem here]]...



* TarotMotifs:
** First agenda in any scenario's agenda deck named after different Tarot cards.
** Theres also new ''Tarot'' assets, one for each class, including neutral, plus new basic weakness. They take separate ''Tarot'' slot, instead of one of standard ones.



* YouDirtyRat: Witch House is full of them, including [[spoiler: Brown Jenkin]].

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* YouDirtyRat: Witch House in ''The Secret Name'' is full of them, including [[spoiler: Brown Jenkin]].



* BasedOnATrueStory: Virgil's ''"Tales from Nevermore"''. Of course, [[CassandraTruth no one believes this]]. But than, things he described starts to occur to other people ''for real''...

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* ActuallyFourMooks: ''Swarm'' mechanic allows one monster to impersonate several copies of itself, but they can't separate from each other.
* BasedOnATrueStory: Virgil's ''"Tales from Nevermore"''. Of course, [[CassandraTruth no one believes this]]. But than, then, things he described starts to occur to other people ''for real''...



* ForcedSleep: Group that dwells into Dreamland was supposed to just prove it's reality and go back, but for some reason get stuck there. According to [[spoiler: Randolf Carter]], this is not normal, because normally Dreamers are capable to awake just by willing so. Something ''forces'' them to stay... And this "something" gradually kills them.
* LifeImitatesArt [[invoked]]: InUniverse. This is what kickstarted whole plot. When things described by Virgil start to occur to other people, team of investigators decided what there can be some truth behind this after all. One group was put in dream to investigate this, while another stays in "wake world" to guard them and control the experiment.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Expansion was deliberately designed in a way which allows either play two stories separately, or combine them together in this manner. Downside is what each half would be only four scenarios long.
** If you play campaigns together, each part has separate campaign log, chaos bag and pool of available investigators. Despite being "separated", during interludes two teams contact each other and events of one campaign can affect another, or vice versa (for example, very first interlude can change chaos bag of one of campaigns depending of chosen answer).

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* ForcedSleep: Group that dwells into Dreamland was supposed to just prove it's reality and go back, but for some reason get stuck there. According to [[spoiler: Randolf Carter]], this is not normal, because normally Dreamers are capable to awake just by willing so. Something ''forces'' them to stay... And this "something" gradually kills them.
* LifeImitatesArt [[invoked]]: InUniverse. LifeImitatesArt: [[invoked]] InUniverse: This is what kickstarted whole plot. When things described by Virgil start to occur to other people, team of investigators decided what there can be some truth behind this after all. One group was put in dream to investigate this, while another stays in "wake world" to guard them and control the experiment.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Expansion was deliberately designed in a way which allows either play two stories separately, or combine them together in this manner. Downside is what each half would be only four scenarios long.
** If you play campaigns together, each part has separate campaign log, chaos bag and pool of available investigators. Despite being "separated", during interludes two teams contact each other and events of one campaign can affect another, or vice versa (for example, very first interlude can change chaos bag of one of for both campaigns depending of chosen answer).



* EldritchLocation: Dream world is... strange place.

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* EldritchLocation: [[{{Dreamland}} Dream world world]] is... strange place.



* AbandonedHospital: Setting of ''Waking Nightmare'' is almost abandoned St. Mary's hospital. [[spoiler: Suddenly, [[SpiderSwarm spiders start attacking in masse]], and most personal are either dead or missing. It [[AllJustADream goes back to normal in the end]] regardless of outcome, with one exception: if Doctor Maheswaran dies here, she is not restored]].

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* AbandonedHospital: Setting of ''Waking Nightmare'' is almost (almost) abandoned St. Mary's hospital. [[spoiler: Suddenly, [[SpiderSwarm spiders start attacking in masse]], and most personal are either dead or missing. It [[AllJustADream goes back to normal in the end]] regardless of outcome, with one exception: if Doctor Maheswaran dies here, she is not restored]].



* AllWebbedUp: No spider-themed horror would be completed without this. If you fails to defend St. Mary's from dream-lands spiders, it would end like this for all it's inhabitants:
-> [[spoiler: "''The infestation has claimed the hospital in its entirety. Not a single room has been left untouched. You race through its halls, searching desperately for a way out, and find only web-covered walls, victims wrapped in silken cocoons, and dead hospital staff hanging from the ceiling"'']].

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* AllWebbedUp: No spider-themed horror would be completed without this. If you fails fail to defend St. Mary's from dream-lands spiders, it would end like this for all it's inhabitants:
-> [[spoiler: "''The infestation has claimed the hospital in its entirety. Not a single room has been left untouched. You race through its halls, searching desperately for a way out, and find only web-covered walls, victims wrapped in silken cocoons, and dead hospital staff hanging from the ceiling"'']].ceiling"''.



** In ''Waking Nightmare'' [[spoiler: if infestation spreads out of control, cobwebs eventually covers '''entire building''']].

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** In ''Waking Nightmare'' [[spoiler: Nightmare'', if infestation spreads out of control, cobwebs eventually covers '''entire building''']].building'''.


* ActionSurvivor: ''Survivor''-class investigators are not soldiers (like Mark Harrigan), or wizards (like Agnes Baker), or scientist (like Mandy Tompson), [[UnlikelyHero they are just]] [[RightManInTheWrongPlace right people in wrong place]]. But they compensate for lack of special skills with their savviness, and for lack of special equipment with improvisation.



* UnlikelyHero: ''Survivor''-class investigators are not soldiers (like Mark Harrigan), or wizards (like Agnes Baker), or scientist (like Mandy Tompson), they are [[RightManInTheWrongPlace right people in wrong place]]. But they compensate for lack of special skills with their savviness, and for lack of special equipment with improvisation.


* TheBigGuy: ''Guardian''-class investigators have good Strength and hight Stamina, and their cards usually related either to fighting monsters head-on, or protect their teammates.



** ''Guardian'' are [[BlueIsHeroic blue]].
** ''Seekers are [[GoldColoredSuperiority orange]].
** ''Rogues'' are [[EmeraldPower green]].
** ''Mystics'' are [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].
** ''Survivors'' are [[RedIsHeroic red]].
** ''Neutrals'' are grey.

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** ''Guardian'' cards are [[BlueIsHeroic blue]].
** ''Seekers ''Seeker'' cards are [[GoldColoredSuperiority orange]].
** ''Rogues'' ''Rogue'' cards are [[EmeraldPower green]].
** ''Mystics'' ''Mystic'' cards are [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].
** ''Survivors'' ''Survivor'' cards are [[RedIsHeroic red]].
** ''Neutrals'' ''Neutral'' cards are grey.



* ExpansionPack: Each campaign eventually gets "Return to..." expansion, which would alter rules, replace existing cards and add new ones for additional replay value and often additional challenge, making it worth to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin return to them]] and play again. Each one also contains new player cards.

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* ExpansionPack: Each campaign eventually gets "Return to..." expansion, which would alter rules, replace existing some scenario cards and add new ones for additional replay value and often additional challenge, making it worth to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin return to them]] and play again. Each one also contains new player cards.cards (either upgraded versions of existing ones, or their low-level version).



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ''Resign'' action if often depicted in a flavour text as this, sometimes sounding like retreating character is DirtyCoward. Understanding when retreating is this, and when it is actually good tactic can mean difference between life and death.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ''Resign'' action if often depicted in a flavour text as this, sometimes sounding like retreating character is DirtyCoward. Understanding when retreating is this, and [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when it is actually good tactic tactic]] can mean difference between life and death.



* TheSmartGuy: ''Seeker''-class investigators have good Lore and can either search for clues, or use their knowledge and skills to help their teammates.
* TheSneakyGuy: ''Rogue''-class investigators have good Speed and arsenal of dirty tricks, often Speed-based.



* UnlikelyHero: ''Survivor''-class investigators are not soldiers (like Mark Harrigan), or wizards (like Agnes Baker), or scientist (like Mandy Tompson), they are [[RightManInTheWrongPlace right people in wrong place]]. But they compensate for lack of special skills with their savviness, and for lack of special equipment with improvisation.



* RocksFallEveryoneDies: [[spoiler: Hastur's plan involves [[RealityBleed]] merging our world with Carcosa. If he ever succeeds, humanity would become his slaves]].

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* RocksFallEveryoneDies: [[spoiler: Hastur's plan involves [[RealityBleed]] [[RealityBleed merging our world with Carcosa.Carcosa]]. If he ever succeeds, humanity would become his slaves]].


* TimedMission: Almost all scenarios are timed in one way or another. While you ''usually'' would not lose entire campaign by losing single scenario, it definitely would make your mission harder.

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* TimedMission: Almost all scenarios are timed in one way or another. another; usually agenda deck has total doom threshold of 18. While you ''usually'' would not lose entire campaign by losing single scenario, it definitely would scenario (except final ones), common consequences include traumas (which can be fatal if you accumulate too many of them), new weaknesses and even [[TotalPartyKill death or insanity of all involved investigators]] (at least those who failed to resign). And defeat in one scenario often make your mission harder.make other ones harder in one way or another.



* CosmicKeystone: Unsurprisingly, Relic of Ages turns out to be this. [[spoiler: To get the best ending, you must not only to keep it intact, but also do some specific choices in order for it to reach it's full potential]].

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* CosmicKeystone: Unsurprisingly, Relic of Ages turns out to be this. [[spoiler: To get the [[GoldenEnding best ending, ending]], you must not only to keep it intact, but also do some specific choices in order for it to reach it's full potential]].potential]].
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Alehandro is controlled by Yithian. Depending on how you play campaign, he can either remember everything, or remain hostile to you. Unfortunately, it is not possible to save him on the path to [[GoldenEnding epilogue]]]].



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: [[AntiVillain Ichtaca]] and [[DemonicPossession Alehandro]] have their own agendas. Although one of them can potentially commit HeelFaceTurn, depending on how you play campaign]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Theres a good reason why you receive additional chaos tokens when you side with [[spoiler: Ichtaca or Alehandro]].

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: [[AntiVillain Ichtaca]] and [[DemonicPossession Alehandro]] have their own agendas. Although one of them can potentially commit HeelFaceTurn, depending on how you play campaign]].
campaign (but not on the path to [[GoldenEnding epilogue]])]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Theres a good reason why you receive additional chaos tokens when every time you side with [[spoiler: Ichtaca or Alehandro]].Alehandro.



* GoldenEnding: If you do everything just right throughout whole campaign, you can [[spoiler: go [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong went back in time and prevent whole plot from happening]].

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* GoldenEnding: If you do everything just right throughout whole campaign, you can [[spoiler: go [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong went back in time and prevent whole plot from happening]].happening]]]].



* RocksFallEveryoneDies: In ''Shattered Aeons'', if investigators would take too long or [[NonstandardGameOver]] failed to protect Relic of Ages, [[spoiler: [[TimeCrah time itself would dissolve, and people's minds are too weak to survive this]]]].

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* RocksFallEveryoneDies: In ''Shattered Aeons'', if investigators would take too long or [[NonstandardGameOver]] [[NonstandardGameOver failed to protect Relic of Ages, Ages]], [[spoiler: [[TimeCrah time itself would dissolve, and people's minds are too weak to survive this]]]].



* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. Everything she done, she done for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]]. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other tan [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]] herself]].

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* AntiVillain: Anette Maison is WellIntentionedExtremist. Everything Unlike [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]], she done, she done fights for her people, who [[WitchHunt was hunted and killed during Salem "trials"]]. "trials"]], and she has no personal hatred for investigators, her main target is Silver Twilight Lodge. [[spoiler: But she was ([[UnwittingPawn unknowingly to her]]) in alliance with no other tan than [[GreaterScopeVillain Keziah Maison]] herself]].



* BigBadEnsemble: Most of campaign is consist of conflict between Coven (leaded by witch Anette Maison), and Silver Twilight Lodge (leaded by wizard Carl Sanford), until the ending of ''In the Clutches of Chaos'', when [[spoiler: their whole conflict becomes insignificant in the face of Azathoth's possible awakening]].
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]]. He wants to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, no matter the cost, but even if comes victorious out of his conflict with Coven, his plan [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly, horribly wrong]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: Most of campaign is consist of conflict between Coven (leaded by witch Anette Maison), and Silver Twilight Lodge (leaded by wizard Carl Sanford), until the ending end of ''In the Clutches of Chaos'', when [[spoiler: their whole conflict becomes insignificant in the face of Azathoth's possible awakening]].
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: [[EvilSorcerer Carl Sanford]]. He wants to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, no matter the cost, but even if he comes victorious out of his conflict with Coven, his plan [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly, horribly wrong]].wrong]], and if investigators fails to stop him in time, he only gets himself killed]].



* WickedWitch: Besides Anette Maison and her Coven, theres ghosts of victims of Salem Trials, and [[spoiler: Keziah Maison herself]].



* ForcedSleep: Main plot of first scenario.

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* AndIMustScream: Victims of [[ForcedSleep sleeping curse]] are perfectly aware of their condition, while suffer from eternal nightmares.
* BigBad: [[DarkMessiah Xzharah]], "Chosen One" of Brotherhood of the Beast.
* BurningTheShips: In ''Eternal Slumber'', once the train is sabotaged, theres no escape; you must win together or die together. Also, this is only way to catch one of the Brotherhood of the Beast members.
* DarkMessiah: [[BigBad Xzharah]] is "Chosen One" of Brotherhood of the Beast, cult of followers of Dark Pharaoh Nefren-Ka.
* {{Dreamland}}: Titular "Abyss" is part of Dream world. This is actually how "dream curse" works, by forcibly putting victim's mind into Abyss, while their comatose body remains in "waking world".
* EnemyMine: It is possible to make alliance with [[DarkMessiah Xzharah]] in ''The Night's Usurper''. This rewards your with unique weapon, but all victims of sleep curse (including your allies) [[AndIMustScream would remain asleep forever]]...
* ForcedSleep: Main plot of In first scenario.
scenario, ''Eternal Slumber'', citizens of Cairo, Egypt just suddenly fall asleep, one by one, and not one can help them or understand reason behind this; now, team of investigators arrived to find a source of this "epidemic" and possibly stop it.
** This same fate can occur to investigators or their allies, through "taken by Abyss" mechanic. Any ally who is "taken by Abyss" is removed from the game for duration of current campaign, while for any investigator it is equivalent of being killed or driven insane; and if investigators takes too long to accomplish their task, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies they would all become victims of this curse]]. This condition ''is'' reversible, but only in "good" endings for both scenarios.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Each victim of [[ForcedSleep sleeping curse]] empowers Brotherhood's "Chosen One", [[BigBad Xzharah]].
* ReligionOfEvil: Brotherhood of the Beast, cult of Dark Pharaoh Nefren-Ka's followers. They are behind whole [[ForcedSleep sleeping curse]] plot, for the sake of empowering their [[DarkMessiah chosen one]], [[BigBad Xzharah]].


* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While [[BigBad Set Bishop]] is [[TheHeavy leader of new cult and main force behind whole story]], but after his defeat, investigators still must face his master... no other than Yog-Sothot itself]].

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While [[BigBad Set Seth Bishop]] is [[TheHeavy leader of new cult and main force behind whole story]], but after his defeat, investigators still must face his master... no other than Yog-Sothot Yog-Sothoth itself]].


* ''Murder at the Excelsior Hotel'': Murder occurs at the prestigious hotel, and investigators must solve this case before police arrives and possibly accuse them of this murder... or they become next victims.



* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Gugs.



* OurGiantsAreBigger: Gugs.

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* OurGiantsAreBigger: Gugs. They are big, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four-armed]] beasts with vertical slit-like mouth. They would kill and eat anything too weak to fight back and too slow to run, [[ToServeMan up to and including humans]].



* CursedWithAwesome: In on of the endings, spoiler: you can become [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent rougarou]] yourself, with its whole battle capabilities.

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* CursedWithAwesome: In on of the endings, spoiler: you can become [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent rougarou]] Rougarou]] yourself, with its whole battle capabilities.



%%* DarkIsNotEvil:

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%%* DarkIsNotEvil:* DarkIsNotEvil: Rougarou can be dealt with non-lethally. His final words before departing would be wishing you luck with dealing with [[TitleDrop Curse of Rougarou]], and not end like him. And investigator-turned-Rougarou certainly clarified.


* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While [[BigBad Set Bishop]] is [[TheHeavy leader of new cult and main force behind whole story, but even after his defeat, investigators still must face his master... no other than Yog-Sothot itself]].

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: While [[BigBad Set Bishop]] is [[TheHeavy leader of new cult and main force behind whole story, story]], but even after his defeat, investigators still must face his master... no other than Yog-Sothot itself]].

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