Lola Hayes
The Actress

Neutral
Investigator

Performer.

Willpower: 3. Intellect: 3. Combat: 3. Agility: 3.
Health: 6. Sanity: 6.

Forced - After you draw your opening hand: Choose a role (, , , , , or Neutral).

You can only play, commit, or trigger abilities on Neutral cards or cards of your role.

: Switch your role. (Limit once per round.)

effect: +2. You may switch roles.

Perhaps this would be her big comeback.
Magali Villeneuve
The Path to Carcosa #6.
Lola Hayes

Lola Hayes - Back

Investigator

Deck size: 35.

Deckbuilding Options: Survivor, Guardian, Seeker, Rogue, and Mystic cards (, , , , and ) level 0-3, Neutral cards level 0-5.

Deckbuilding Requirements (do not count toward deck size): 2 copies of Improvisation, 2 copies of Crisis of Identity, 1 random basic weakness.

Additional Requirements: Your deck must include at least 7 cards each from 3 different classes (, , , , or ).

Lola has performed to sold-out houses worldwide, but no play has been as haunting or as odd as The King in Yellow. Even during rehearsals, everything about it brought calamity and dread. When her co-star, Miriam, was found floating dead in the Seine, she decided she'd had enough, and penned a letter to the director explaining that her next performance would be her last. Now she heads home to Arkham for one final show, hoping she can finally be rid of this dreadful play.
Lola Hayes
Reviews

Adding a relevant note about Lola's limitations, from Fantasy Flight rules enquiries: "The player window between steps 1.4 and 1.5 does not occur until all investigators have completed resolving 1.4 (aka drawing the top card of the encounter deck.) If Lola wanted to play a Mystic card (like Ward of Protection) in response to drawing an encounter card, she would have to already be in the Mystic role before the Mythos phase began. Matthew Newman."

Cluny 31

Lola seems well geared for solo play, being able to change modes as the phases of the game call for different skill sets. Switching from seeker to Mystic and then your personal choice for “spice”. Survivor have good skill check events and the Rogue disengage options can be a lifesaver.

Pete Sylvestre and Darío El Amin with Charisma seem like great choices for buffing the stats that matter most. Agility and Willpower are save stats so being able to double down on willpower for spells and saves is efficient. Also, passive buffs are huge for Lola. And board state that doesn’t require switching to activate is best. I’d recommend taking Rogue as class number three for Lone Wolf too.

Did you try solo? I tried it and it was very disappointing. The switching mechanism is a huge drawback and forces neutral cards, with one core set, you don't have enough high value cards to make the larger cardpool advantage worthwhile, Lola has no special ability, worst Health/Sanity, worst weakness, weak signature cards and the deck is larger and less consistent. All this makes the game much more swingy which is really bad in Solo which is already inherently more swingy. — Nils 1