Delivering the mail six days a week in all kinds of weather wasn’t an easy job, but Stella loved knowing that she was helping people connect with one another. Then, she started finding the letters from Kingsport, calling her to eldritch mysteries—a call she chooses not to ignore, but to chase down. Stella Clark (Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck) is well accustomed to failure, but she’s also well accustomed to pushing past it. As Stella, if you fail a skill test, you gain an additional action that you can take during your turn this round, giving you just one more opportunity to prove people wrong and push onward.
Like Stella herself, this starter deck is packed with cards that can reward you even when you fail. Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck, 6), for example, lets you heal one horror from an investigator when they fail a skill test at your location. Failure also gives you the chance to play Grit Your Teeth (Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck, 15) and boost all of your skills for the remainder of the round—something that’s certain to be useful with the extra action you gain from Stella’s ability.
No matter what campaign you’re playing, you’ll start gaining more experience and you may decide that Stella needs more ways to take down the monsters in her way. If that’s true, you could do much worse than picking up an .18 Derringer (Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck, 22). This trusty little pistol deals good damage, and if you ever fail your test, you reload the spent ammo and increase your combat for your next attack! Stella Clark is also well suited to invest in Quick Learner (Stella Clark Investigator Starter Deck, 30), a permanent asset that increases the difficulty of your earlier actions in exchange for decreasing the difficulty of your later actions. Naturally, this card is best if you’re getting more than three actions, and it also doesn’t hurt to have plenty of ways to reward yourself for failure.