Chester Hsu
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I am stuck at a part (don’t want to give away spoilers), but I think I need to find something with the symbol on the banner before moving on. For example, if the symbol was “gears”, where and how do I find it?

TIA
 
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Simon Taylor
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Just keep exploring Sometimes, you might have to explore the same thing more than once (there are multiple cards that have different effects)
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You always can draw the card without having the banner card, but that’s not always the best way
For each such action there exists an item, journal card, or something else (the purple ones are mostly on clue cards), that will allow you to take another card.
But you have to find it first
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This is explained in the rulebook. Basically you can draw the card indicated, but if you have in your possession a card with the given symbol, it will have for example "+8" (or whatever) by it, and that means you can instead draw the card with number 8 more than the given number. (The card this allows you to draw will have a "thumbs up" symbol on the back, in the lower right corner, showing the number of the card that allowed you to take that one. This allows you to check you haven't gone wrong before finding an unrelated spoiler.)
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Rob McArthur
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You’re going to have to do a bit more searching.

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You will need to find 2 gears on the island where you start.


If you want more hints:
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One is directly north of where you start on 010. The other is south west.


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silver604 wrote:
For example, if the symbol was “gears”, where and how do I find it? TIA

You probably missed the card with the number on the flag in the place you came from. You can either look for an alternative way to proceed with your journey or you can go back and search for it. Both options could be deadly and, even when deadly, they will teach you some more about the continent and about your journey.
 
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Thanks for the tips. I ended up
Not taking the sub and swimming somewhere else and am now on the brink of dying. I’m drawing from the Discard pile now. I saved the game, but I’m wondering if it would be better just to restart the game?
 
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silver604 wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I ended up
Not taking the sub and swimming somewhere else and am now on the brink of dying. I’m drawing from the Discard pile now. I saved the game, but I’m wondering if it would be better just to restart the game?

Up to you, but I've been in situations where I've known I'm going to die soon, but have always found it useful to keep on going as long as I can.

For one, you might get lucky and survive for long enough to be able to get an action deck back (look for opportunities to hunt, and until you do do everything you can to minimise the cards you draw). Even if you don't, the more you see, the better you'll know the region of the Continent you've ended up in, which should serve you well on future plays, whether of that curse or another one.
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Simon Taylor
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There is another option, but it requires:

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finding the raft in the action card pile and building it. The sub is the safest way, swimming is definitely the worst.


The best thing about this game is, next time you will know what to do, and get through it much faster, and more safely. I love that kind of "de ja vu" of coming back to the island on multiple plays
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silver604 wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I ended up
Not taking the sub and swimming somewhere else and am now on the brink of dying. I’m drawing from the Discard pile now. I saved the game, but I’m wondering if it would be better just to restart the game?

If you can see animal footprints on the ground and you have anything that helps you hunt, it's worth seeing if you can replenish your action deck. If you're not too far along, dying or restarting isn't a bad idea. For your first adventure I'd recommend using the 777 card and prodigy mode cards (if you have the expansion) because it can be quote brutal for new players who doesn't yet have the hang of it.
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