Assets are possessions that can be gained by players to aid in their mission. Assets are most commonly gained by using the Acquire Assets action on a city space(or at the Lake Camp). They can also be granted by encounters, mythos cards, investigator abilities and many other effects.
Allies represent individuals who travel with and aid the investigator. Where items tend towards higher situational bonuses (such as +4 during combat) allies tend to grant smaller bonuses that are always in effect (such as +1). They also commonly allow you to re-roll dice. For this reason, allies are often very helpful during encounters.
Items are the most numerous asset. They represent physical goods that a character can gain such as a rifle or book. Most tomes and weapons are items. Items often provide large bonuses which can only be used for specific tests, such as +4 during combat or +2 when casting spells. For this reason, many items are very useful in those situations but less valuable during encounters.
Items may have one or more of the following traits: Magical, Tome, Relic, Weapon.
Service assets are one time effects that activate when gained. They can provide a variety of benefits, such as restoring health or granting a random item. Services may not be kept or traded, they must be used immediately when gained.
Services may have the Teamwork trait, implying that they affect more than one investigator.
For a full list of services, see the Service article.
Tasks Assets are cheap to acquire but provide no immediate benefit. When a specific trigger occurs (such as reckoning or an investigator defeating a monster) they provide a benefit. Unlike unique tasks the benefit on task assets is indicated on the front of the card, they are not flipped. All task assets have a cost of 1.
Trinkets are similar to items. They represent smaller physical goods such as a ring or watch. They tend to grant unusual or situational effects. They often add indirect bonuses to tests, such as allowing re-rolls, thus stacking with skill bonuses granted by other assets. For this reason Trinkets synergize well with Items.
Trinkets may have the Magical, Relic, Tome and Weapon keywords.
For a full list of trinkets, see the Trinket article.
Complete List of Assets
This list includes all Non-Unique Assets. It does not include Artifacts.