Survivor
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Cost: 1.
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You get +2 while investigating if you have no clues.

There's nothing in the headlines about the horrors you've witnessed. But the obituaries section is disturbingly long.
Robert Laskey
The Essex County Express #155.
Newspaper
Reviews

I've been using this in a few decks, and I've found it to be pretty handy. It's like a cheaper Flashlight, with some different restrictions.

I guess solo shouldn't mean you're empty of clues any more than in multiplayer games, but it does somehow feel that way, and the fact that Newspaper is cheaper, and not limited in the number of uses like Flashlight is great. It's not reducing the Shroud, though - so you can't get zero-shroud investigations (success, unless you get an auto-fail), but equally, you still get the benefit on Shroud 1 spaces.

It also seems to combo nicely with Burglary. That's an investigate action, but instead you don't get any clues - so it remains in effect for next time.

It definitely feels like an alternative, possibly improved, flashlight, and I quite like it. It seems to work well with Rex Murphy too; if he's without clues it makes the chance of him grabbing 2 with an investigation much greater.

AndyB · 327
I love the Burglary combo - that is thematically delightful (investigator reads paper, gets hint of where to rob) - and I like your notes. I think the other investigator who likes this is Ashcan Pete, as it's a static +2 intellect boost, which Duke enjoys! — zozo · 1287
There is a good reason you are without clues more often in multiplayer, the triggers that wipe you of clues occur more often and there are fewer clues to gather (not necessarily per person, but clue gathering isn't equally distributed in multiplayer) — Difrakt · 543
This is one of those cards I need to use a lot to evaluate. It's situational for sure; and if you need a bunch of clues it's not going to help most of the time. But, it's really good in scenarios where you spend clues. I agree it's a good replacement for flashlight for Duke decks. Like Burglary; it's great in specific situations but does that outweigh the times when it isn't? — bigstupidgrin · 3