Seeker
Event

Insight.

Cost: 1.
Test Icons:

Fast. Play only during your turn.

Discard the top card of your deck. If that card is a weakness, shuffle it back into your deck. Otherwise, for the remainder of your turn, while that card is in your discard pile, commit it to each eligible skill test you perform.

Adam S. Doyle
Edge of the Earth Investigator Expansion #34.
Written in the Stars
Reviews

This seems like it'd be a powerful card for Norman arkhamdb.com

Also, as it turns out, reviews have to be at least 200 characters long, so that's why this sentence is here, and for really no other reason.

khoshekh · 5
Love your user name. How did you write this while floating in the bathroom? — skanedog · 60
There's a trick to it - you can read about it in the public library... — khoshekh · 5

It's obvious that Written in the Stars is good for Norman, but in this review, I'll talk about other seeker investigators.

This ability is very powerful if you discard good skill card which works during investigation: Deduction, Perception, or Eureka!. Currently, most seekers can perform 4 investigation actions for a turn thanks to Eon Chart & Ariadne's Twine. It means that Deduction gives 4-8 additional clues, Perception gives 4-8 cards, and Eureka! gives approx. 4 cards with searching. The problem is that we don't know the top card of deck. There is some supporting card in , but how about taboo-ed Scroll of Secrets (3)? We have 3 chances to check the top of the deck.

Additionally, Amanda is another investigator who considers this card without any supporting cards. Commonly, she contains lots of skill cards which work during investigation: Deduction, Perception, Eureka, Unrelenting, or Leadership. With her investigator ability, she commits 2 cards at each investigations. Additionally, most cards in her deck has or icon, so that even if we play Written in the Star without checking deck, discarded card could support the investigation; of course, little deck tuning may be needed. In my case, very few cards contains no-: Hiking Boots, Death • XIII, Cryptic Research, Pathfinder, Forewarned, Shortcut(0), Mr. "Rook".... Even if those card is discarded, it's not critical for Amanda; it's because deck tempo of Amanda is fast enough to cycle your deck.

elkeinkrad · 263

There's a couple cards that tell you what's on top of your deck, those are all well and good, but really, the only truly dependable combo for this card, is Norman Withers.

Norman and skill cards go together like water and oil, when the skill cards float to the top of his deck, they blot out his ability.

Written in the Stars solves that issue, removing the skill card while making enhanced use of it. The problem? It's random, when there's a Deduction sitting on top, you might not be in a round where you can grab clues, when there's a Guts, you might not be in a round where you can blast things with your Shrivelling. What this thing needs is mechancis that re-order your cards, like Scrying, and it requires some setup, like looking at your deck to see the skill card, maneuvering into place, entering the round where the skill is on top, and then blasting away. A plan like that has several things that can go wrong.

I dont think Written in the Stars currently warrants a deck slot, even for the apparent, "perfect character", but perhaps there's synergies that I just dont see yet.

Tsuruki23 · 2150
Norman's signature allows you to swap the top card for one in your hand, so if you hold Deduction until the right moment, slap it on top, then play this, you're in great shape. — SGPrometheus · 604