The preview phase is an optional phase which occurs before the main game begins. The Ancient One is not put into play until three timing cards (LINK) have been resolved. Instead of using Mythos cards, Preview cards are used to track the progress of the antagonists. These cards have been changed from the original cards to add Whispers from Akeley to locations, rather than adding clue tokens. The Preview Phase works well with the Leads (LINK) option in Lovecraft Country Horror, giving the players a more narrative and investigative feel to their games.