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Cursed possessions are a group of six items that are used to interact with the ghost or cause it to appear at the cost of sanity. They are the Music Box, Ouija Board, Voodoo Doll, Haunted Mirror, Summoning Circle and Tarot Cards.

Cursed possessions only work while the active player is within the investigation area, and all save for the Summoning Circle must be picked up in order to be activated (similar to the Tripod which requires the player to not be holding an item when picking it up, while picking up another item would drop them on the ground). The Summoning Circle is the only item that is immovable and must be interacted with by using either a lighter or a lit candle.

Cursed possessions are selected at random for every game and each item has one dedicated spawn location per map. On larger maps, this location is always in the first room when entering through the main entrance. Using them is not mandatory for the game's completion and no whiteboard objective will ask for their use. Each item counts toward photo rewards when a picture of it is taken.

Usage of most cursed possessions will grant players favorability over the investigative process, but comes with a risk of further angering the ghost. The Music Box will hint at the ghost's current location, the Haunted Mirror will partially reveal the ghost room, the Ouija Board permits to ask the ghost various questions while the Summoning Circle teleports the ghost to itself.

The only two that tend to avoid this rule are the Voodoo Doll and Tarot Cards as their effects are completely random. The Doll, however, has six out of seven chances to provide the player with an interaction. Tarot Cards are purely chance-based instead, capable of granting both beneficial and harmful effects.

Activating or using a cursed possession will immediately cancel the setup phase.

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History

Early Access (Steam)
0.5.0 Added or changed various equipment to form the group of cursed possessions.
0.5.0.2 Cursed possessions can no longer be used outside the investigation area.
0.5.1.0 Each cursed possession now only has one spawn location per map.


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