Rivelazione - Effettua una prova di (4). Se fallisci, subisci 1 danno e 1 orrore. Poi disimpegnati da ogni nemico non Magro Notturno impegnato con te e muoviti fino a un luogo Centro.

Un magro notturno plana dal cielo e ti afferra con le sue mani artigliate, trascinandoti nella notte.
Stephen Somers
Scatola Base #173. Magri Notturni #3-4.
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FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • If you pass the test, nothing happens.
  • If you fail the test, you take 1 damage and 1 horror, then move to Rivertown.
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There's a tradition in the Lovecraft Mythos that nightgaunts, frightening monsters that they are, are at times helpful and benevolent. Keeping with that tradition, under the right circumstances, this encounter is a godsend. How's that? At a modest fare of 1 damage and 1 horror, the "Nightgaunt Express" (as my group has come to call it) offers two very valuable services:

1) Saving you actions if you need to move across town. I don't know about you, but out of every action you can take on your turn, Move is my least favorite. It's slow, it does nothing on its own, and depending on the board state, moving toward a location often means moving away from a location you'll need to go to later, costing you even more actions. There's a reason cards like Shortcut, Elusive, and (sometimes) Astral Travel are so highly valued. Actions are precious--far more precious than the health and sanity you lose from failing the test for this encounter. Actions you don't need to spend moving can be spent gathering clues, doing damage to enemies, playing cards, and completing Act objectives. Why walk when you can fly?

2) Rescuing you from danger. This is a fantastic encounter to draw for investigators who are waylaid by (non-Nightgaunt) enemies and are either ill-prepared to fight/evade or whose actions are better spent on other things--seekers mainly, but anyone who just doesn't have the right cards in hand or in play can appreciate a helping claw from our favorite blank-faced tickle monsters.

About the third or fourth time my group drew this during our first playthrough of the Midnight Masks, we learned to love it. It allowed us to budget our actions to do just enough damage to take down a very tough enemy at a crucial moment. It reminded us of the many, many times--playing the 2nd edition of the board game--nightgaunts helped our investigators get across town and past tough monsters on their way to explore a gate. All aboard the Nightgaunt Express!

My group has a word for Nightgaunts that we’ve been using for almost a decade now - “Taxi!” — Death by Chocolate · 1251

This would be easier to understand if the card didn't have a period and new sentence after the instruction to take damage and horror. You could read this as move to Rivertown whatever the outcome of the skill test.

corbs · 10
Traditionally for FFG games, 'then' requires something else to happen first. Also note that it does not say 'Rivertown' for reasons also. — Amoon · 2
'Then' has a clearly defined meaning in the rules: — sacrelicious2 · 41