The "If a symbol is revealed..." effect triggers during Step 3 of the Skill Test Timing.
Q: I have a question about effects that "end your turn". I'm the last investigator to take a turn during a round; I play "Let God sort them out...", which immediately ends my turn. Is there a player window after this action and before the end of the investigation phase? (Obviously any such window wouldn't be during my turn any more.) In other words, after playing Let God Sort Them Out with an action in step 2.2.1, does the game sequence continue as normal and return to the previous player window, or does "immediately end your turn" skip the sequence ahead to step 2.2.2? If it skips ahead, how would this interact with effects that end your turn at unusual times (e.g. drawing a symbol on Rite of Seeking during an action taken in the mythos phase with Quick Thinking?) A:
- If you were the last investigator to take a turn and played “Let God sort them out…”, your turn would end. Referencing Appendix II: Timing and Gameplay, you would resolve step 2.2.2, which checks that everyone has taken a turn, then proceed to step 2.3, the official end of the investigation phase. There are no player windows following the last player’s turn ending; the Enemy Phase begins instead.
- If you use Quick Thinking during the Mythos Phase and activate Rite of Seeking, the text at the end of Rite of Seeking has no additional effect, because you haven’t “taken a turn” and you don’t have any additional actions to lose. You would simply investigate, determine if you succeed or fail, then continue with the Mythos Phase.
Anwendung (3 Ladungen).
Gib 1 Ladung aus: Ermitteln. Verwende beim Ermitteln statt . Falls die Probe gelingt, entdecke 1 zusätzlichen Hinweis an diesem Ort. Wenn ein -, -, -, -, oder -Symbol während dieser Probe enthüllt wird, verlierst du nach dieser Probe alle verbliebenen Aktionen und beendest sofort deinen Zug.
- Rite of Seeking (2) Return to the Dunwich Legacy #7
- Rite of Seeking (2) Revised Core Set #189
- Rite of Seeking (4) Undimensioned and Unseen #233
We're one core set and one deluxe expansion into this LCG and already certain paradigms are taking shape. Certain classes (like Guardian, or Seeker) are well equipped to focus on a specific task (monster hunting, clue seeking) and corner that task completely. Other classes, like Mystics, are not as clear. Cards like Scrying and Clarity of Mind suggest that magic can be used specifically to support your group by watching their backs, but there are alternative uses to mysticism.
Rite of Seeking and Shrivelling do something different, they can turn Mystics into makeshift clue hoovers or damage dealers. They won't be able to take on the role forever due to the limited charges, but in the meantime you can have Jim quickly suck up clues in low shroud places while Rex tackles the darker locations, or you can have Agnes pierce the mysteries that Roland Banks cannot.
Of course the card comes stacked with downsides that trip it up. First of all its expensive, and it takes an action to play it as an asset so the 'extra clue per investigate' isn't as strong as it sounds. If you're using this just to try and hoover up clues quickly you're trading 4 resources for 2 clues. Furthermore if you search multiple times in your turn (or as first or second action for any reason really) you risk triggering the end of your turn, which further adds to the chance that you will rob yourself of the action economy you're trying to save.
That being said if you're awash in resources, really need to move quickly, want to stay away from a dangerous clue ridden location, or need help piercing that 4 shroud location Rite of Seeking will allow you to get those difficult to grab clues. Probably the best use however is just allowing you to nab clues at the end of your turn while doing something productive with your other 2 actions. Combined with Drawn to the Flame you can those last sticky clues and make sure your team is done with the act before the threats really begin to mount.
I think this card is slightly outclassed by most of the other cards that do something similar: Sixth Sense, Clairvoyance, and now my new favorite Eye of Chaos. There are two exceptions though: characters that want access to RoS (2), like Sefina who can't take higher level mystic cards but really benefits from the extra willpower; and Mystics playing with exactly 3 players, where RoS (4) becomes a thundering powerhouse card. Clairvoyance 5 is similarly powerful for 3 players, but I actually feel like the 2 horror starts to become just too painful especially if you're recharging your charges.
The special token consequence is a little awkward, though you can play around it cleverly sometimes.