Originally Posted by islesfan
What a load of crap! It's a pretty slot machine. All you do is roll "glyphs" and hope you get three 7's, er I mean, three "perils." I can't believe I wasted money on this! It's completely unwinnable.
I took the advice here and played with only one Investigator (Jenny). It's a great hint, because you die in two turns or less and then you can go play a strategy game like Neuroshima Hex!
Two turns?? You'd have to be making some really bad decisions for that to happen. The only way to die in two turns would be to do a scenario twice (or two separate ones once each) that had a penalty of at least two health or sanity for losing with a character that had only 4 in that stat. There is a definite strategy to picking which scenes you play, what items you use, which character you play, and which dice to keep and which to reroll. Yes there is a fair amount of luck involved too, but it's definitely not all luck.
And it's most certainly not unwinnable. I've beaten every elder except the most recent expansion, some of them more than once.