Dream Diary
Untranslated

Sucher
Vorteil. Hand

Item. Tome. Charm.

Cost: 2.
Test Icons:

: Search your bonded cards for Essence of the Dream and add it to your hand.

After you succeed by 3 or more during a skill test to which Essence of the Dream is committed: Record in your Campaign Log that "you have interpreted the dreams."

Germán Nóbile
The Search for Kadath #112.
Dream Diary
Reviews

Love skill cards, love this thing. I'll make this review simple and short.

Get an Unexpected Courage. This, in of itself is a brilliant mechanic, making Dream Diary unique among the research cards as being actually useful at 0xp. Also you get a skill, so it combos with Grisly Totem and can also be used on friends. It IS action intensive (takes 2 actions and 2 resources to start seeing a benefit, it starts getting good by the time youre using it for the third time) and takes up a hand slot but still. Very useful. Note that this cards's strength comes from flexibility, so if ALL you want to do is discover clues, look elsehwere, but if you want to make the occational , or test then Dream Diary is great.

All the upgrades then supercharge the mechanic by giving you a free Unexpected Courage to use every single turn that supercharges depending on which variant you go for, the options include being in combat, being at hard locations to investigate or playing the big-hand strategy. By the way, for those types that do nothing but investigating the upgraded variants are still totally worth it!

Brilliant card. Brilliant upgrades.

Tsuruki23 · 1129
Crazy good for Minh. Makes her weakness much easier to deal with, especially after upgrading. — SGPrometheus · 250
Note that nothing is stopping you from dual-handing this (I believe) with a translated copy of Dream Diary - giving you a ???? at the start of your turn and the ability to bring it back for one action (potentially free if you're Daisy, plus you can put them both in your Tote). I'm planning to try running them alongside Grisly Totem with Ming. — BlankedyBlank · 7
The thing that stops you is that you can only have 1 Essence of the Dream set aside, regardless of how many Dream Diaries you have in your deck. — JunkerMethod · 16
nvm misread — JunkerMethod · 16
Does this card work for interpreting dream if you commit to a friend's test? — Giffdev · 43
@Giffdev: I don't think so. The card text says after _you_ succeed by 3 or more. — Zinjanthropus · 84
Amazing with Daisy — Timlagor · 1
Can't decide if this is a good one to use with https://arkhamdb.com/card/04106 to save 3xp on the upgrade. 8 cards is a high bar but I don't like being engaged anyway and plenty happens away from 4 shroud — Timlagor · 1
I missed the FAQ entry on bonded -boy does that suck. I'm pretty sure I only want one upgraded copy but having a base version too might be worth it for Daisy only — Timlagor · 1