This is one of the better horror healing cards at level 0, provided you have the hand slot available. Agnes Baker especially likes it since each horror healed potentially translates into an extra damage to an enemy. A fully spent Grimm’s Fairy Tales combined with Forbidden Knowledge gives +2 resources and 4 direct damage for 2 cards and 2 actions— not bad!
Uses (4 secrets).
After an investigator at your location fails a skill test by 2 or more, exhaust Grimm's Fairy Tales and spend 1 secret: Heal 1 horror from that investigator.
Stella Clark #6.
If you fail 4 times... — MrGoldbee · 1144
You leave out the 4 actions where you need to fail a skill test by 2, so it's 2 resources and 4 damage for 2 cards and 6 actions. Now Maybe the failed tests are in the Mythos Phase or something, but it's not quite as cheap as it seems. — LivefromBenefitSt · 793
Agreed. You not only need to fail the tests, but fail them by a large margin. A very below average card. — ratnip · 48
I always play with at least 2 investigators since I play with a friend, so failing by 2 happens every 1-2 turns without fail. But I guess if you're playing solo on easy mode it might be limited. — jmmeye3 · 557
If you're already running a fail-forward deck then all those extra actions are ones you'd be doing for card draw/resources anyway. This card adds on some horror healing on top. It's not great in a vacuum, but it's a nice addition to the fail forward suite. — Jaysaber · 4
I think having to fail by 2 really hurts it, but it could be interesting in an Agnes deck that has Drawing Thin (which combos really nicely with Deny (5)) and some other fail cards. — Zinjanthropus · 185
Actually, with Granny Orne (0) you don't really have to fail by 2 any more, so I take that back. Also, why not run LWIF (2) and Dumb Luck (2) in Agnes? Get stuff done while healing horror! — Zinjanthropus · 185