Taboo Progression List

This page is for anyone who wishes to play full progression style, including gradual rollouts of taboo-ed cards. You can consult this release date list for a rundown of when sets were released. Additional context will be given below.


1.5 – Taboo is introduced (Link)

April, 2019

Last pack before 1.5’s Taboo list – The Secret Name

Limited

Cards from this list have their experience cost increased by the number of dots
next to their title, as listed below. Each card’s level remains the same—only the
experience spent to purchase the card is altered. This additional experience should
also be taken into account when upgrading to or from a card that is on this list.

Æ Machete ( 20) ••
Æ Elusive ( 50) ••
Æ Switchblade (level 2) ( 152) •
Æ Higher Education ( 187) •••••
Æ Streetwise ( 189) •••••
Æ Scrapper ( 193) ••

Mutated

Cards from this list have additional or altered text, as described below.

Æ Dr. Milan Christopher ( 33): This card’s  ability now reads:
“After you successfully investigate, exhaust Dr. Milan Christopher…”
Æ Rex Murphy ( 2): This card’s  ability gains: “(Limit once
per round.)”
Æ Delve Too Deep ( 111): This card gains: “Group limit 2 copies of
Delve Too Deep in the victory display.”
Æ Quick Thinking ( 229): This card gains: “Max 1 committed per
skill test.”
Æ Ace in the Hole ( 266): This card gains: “Max once per round.”
Æ Sleight of Hand ( 29): This card’s ability now reads: “Put an Item
asset that takes up fewer than 2 hand slots into play from your han


FAQ 1.6 (Link)

September, 2019

Last pack before 1.6’s Taboo list – Before the Black Throne

Chained / Unchained

Cards from this list have their experience cost increased or decreased by the
amount listed below. Each card’s level remains the same—only the experience
spent to purchase the card is altered. This experience adjustment should also be
taken into account when upgrading to or from a card that is on this list.

Æ Machete ( 20): +2 experience
Æ Elusive ( 50): +2 experience
Æ Double or Nothing ( 26): +3 experience
Æ Switchblade (level 2) ( 152): +1 experience
Æ Higher Education ( 187): +5 experience
Æ Streetwise ( 189): +5 experience
Æ Scrapper ( 193): +2 experience
Æ Springfield M1903( 226): –1 experience
Æ Drawing Thin ( 26): +3 experience

Mutated

Cards from this list have additional or altered text, as described below.

Æ Dr. Milan Christopher ( 33): This card’s  ability now reads:
“After you successfully investigate, exhaust Dr. Milan Christopher…”
Æ Rex Murphy ( 2): This card’s  ability gains: “(Limit once per round.)”
Æ Delve Too Deep ( 111): This card gains: “Group limit 2 copies of
Delve Too Deep in the victory display.”
Æ Quick Thinking ( 229): This card gains: “Max 1 committed per
skill test.”
Æ Ace in the Hole ( 266): This card gains: “Max once per round.”
Æ Sleight of Hand ( 29): This card’s ability now reads: “Put an Item
asset that takes up fewer than 2 hand slots into play from your hand.”
Æ Key of Ys ( 315): This card gains the exceptional keyword


FAQ 1.7 (Link)

March, 2020

Last pack before 1.7’s Taboo list – Point of No Return

Chained / Unchained

Cards from this list have their experience cost increased or decreased by the
amount listed below. Each card’s level remains the same—only the experience
spent to purchase the card is altered. This experience adjustment should also be
taken into account when upgrading to or from a card that is on this list.

Æ Machete ( 20): +2 experience
Æ Elusive ( 50): +2 experience
Æ Double or Nothing ( 26): +3 experience
Æ Switchblade (level 2) ( 152): +1 experience
Æ Higher Education ( 187): +5 experience
Æ Streetwise ( 189): +5 experience
Æ Scrapper ( 193): +2 experience
Æ Springfield M1903( 226): –1 experience
Æ Drawing Thin ( 26): +3 experience

Mutated

Cards from this list have additional or altered text, as described below.

Æ Dr. Milan Christopher ( 33): This card’s  ability now reads:
“After you successfully investigate, exhaust Dr. Milan Christopher…”
Æ Rex Murphy ( 2): This card’s  ability gains: “(Limit once
per round.)”
Æ Delve Too Deep ( 111): This card gains: “Group limit 2 copies of
Delve Too Deep in the victory display.”
Æ Quick Thinking ( 229): This card gains: “Max 1 committed per
skill test.”
Æ Ace in the Hole ( 266): This card gains: “Max once per round.”
Æ Sleight of Hand ( 29): This card’s ability now reads: “Put an Item
asset that takes up fewer than 2 hand slots into play from your hand.”
Æ Key of Ys ( 315): This card gains the exceptional keyword.


FAQ 1.8 (Link)

October, 2020

Last pack before 1.8’s Taboo list – The Innsmouth Conspiracy Deluxe Box

Chained / Unchained

Cards from this list have their experience cost increased or decreased by the
amount listed below. Each card’s level remains the same—only the experience
spent to purchase the card is altered. This experience adjustment should also be
taken into account when upgrading to or from a card that is on this list.

Æ Machete ( 20): +1 experience
Æ Elusive ( 50): +2 experience
Æ Pathfinder ( 108): +2 experience
Æ Switchblade (level 2) ( 152): +1 experience
Æ Higher Education ( 187): +3 experience
Æ Streetwise ( 189): +3 experience
Æ Scrapper ( 193): +1 experience
Æ Springfield M1903 ( 226): –1 experience
Æ Flamethrower ( 305): +1 experience
Æ Drawing Thin ( 26): +3 experience
Æ Mr. “Rook” ( 153): +4 experience
Æ Knowledge is Power ( 231): +2 experience
Æ Segment of Onyx ( 21): +3 experience
Æ The Necronomicon (Petrus de Dacia Translation) ( 33): +3 experience

Mutated

Cards from this list have additional or altered text, as described below.

Æ Dr. Milan Christopher ( 33): This card’s  ability now reads:
“After you successfully investigate, exhaust Dr. Milan Christopher…”
Æ Rex Murphy ( 2): This card’s  ability gains: “(Limit once
per round.)”
Æ Delve Too Deep ( 111): This card gains: “Group limit 2 copies of
Delve Too Deep in the victory display.”
Æ Quick Thinking ( 229): At the end of its ability, this card gains: “(max
once per round).”
Æ Ace in the Hole ( 266): This card gains: “Max once per round.”
Æ Sleight of Hand ( 29): This card’s ability now reads: “Put a level 0–3
Item asset into play from your hand.
Æ Key of Ys ( 315): This card gains the exceptional keyword.
Æ All In ( 309): At the end of its ability, this card gains: “Remove All In
from the game.”
Æ Scroll of Secrets (all three versions) ( 116, 188, 189): These cards’
 abilities are now  abilities.
Æ .35 Winchester ( 195): This card’s  ability now reads: “ Spend
1 ammo: Fight. You get +2  for this attack. If a chaos token with a
non-negative modifier is revealed during this attack, this attack deals
+2 damage.”

Forbidden

Cards from this list cannot be included in your deck.

Æ Double or Nothing ( 26)


FAQ 1.9 (Link)

June 28, 2021

Last pack before 1.9’s Taboo list – Into the Maelstrom

Chained / Unchained

Cards from this list have their experience cost increased or decreased by the
amount listed below. Each card’s level remains the same—only the experience
spent to purchase the card is altered. This experience adjustment should also be
taken into account when upgrading to or from a card that is on this list.

Æ Machete ( 20): +1 experience
Æ Pathfinder ( 108): +2 experience
Æ Switchblade (level 2) ( 152): +1 experience
Æ Higher Education ( 187): +3 experience
Æ Streetwise ( 189): +3 experience
Æ Scrapper ( 193): +1 experience
Æ Flamethrower ( 305): +1 experience
Æ Drawing Thin ( 26): +3 experience
Æ Mr. “Rook” ( 153): +4 experience
Æ Knowledge is Power ( 231): +2 experience
Æ The Necronomicon (Petrus de Dacia Translation) ( 33): +3 experience

Mutated

Cards from this list have additional or altered text, as described below.

Æ Dr. Milan Christopher ( 33): This card’s  ability now reads:
“After you successfully investigate, exhaust Dr. Milan Christopher…”
Æ Elusive ( 50): This card now reads: “Disengage from each enemy
engaged with you and move to a connecting location with no enemies.”
Æ Rex Murphy ( 2): This card’s  ability gains: “(Limit once
per round.)”
Æ Delve Too Deep ( 111): This card gains: “Group limit 2 copies of
Delve Too Deep in the victory display.”
Æ Springfield M1903 ( 226): This card’s  ability gains: “This attack
may target a non-Elite enemy up to one location away from its standard
range, ignoring the aloof and retaliate keywords.”
Æ Quick Thinking ( 229): At the end of its ability, this card gains: “(max
once per round).”
Æ Ace in the Hole ( 266): This card gains: “Max once per round.”
Æ Sleight of Hand ( 29): This card’s ability now reads: “Put a level 0–3
Item asset into play from your hand.”
Æ Key of Ys ( 315): This card gains the exceptional keyword.
Æ All In ( 309): At the end of its ability, this card gains: “Remove All In
from the game.”
Æ Scroll of Secrets (all three versions) ( 116, 188, 189): These cards’
 abilities are now  abilities.
Æ Telescopic Sight ( 230): This card loses the text: “Attached asset
cannot be used to attack enemies engaged with you.”
Æ Eucatastrophe ( 324): This card’s ability gains: “Remove
Eucatastrophe from the game.”
Æ Pendant of the Queen ( 22): This card’s constant ability now reads:
“If this card has no charges, remove it from the game.”
Æ .35 Winchester ( 195): This card’s  ability now reads: “ Spend
1 ammo: Fight. You get +2  for this attack. If a chaos token with a
non-negative modifier is revealed during this attack, this attack deals
+2 damage.”
Æ Three Aces ( 199): This card’s ability gains: “Remove each
committed copy of Three Aces from the game.”
Æ A Watchful Peace ( 269): This card’s ability gains: “Remove A
Watchful Peace from the game.”
Æ Hallow ( 301): This card’s ability gains: “Remove Hallow from
the game.”


Forbidden

Cards from this list cannot be included in your deck.

Æ Double or Nothing ( 26)