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Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby Geofonos » Thursday September 7th, 2017 2:58am

whitebeard wrote:I'm prety sure the numbers are turn order.

The Wizard uses the Wand of Recall to cast Veil of Mist on himself and Pass through Rock on the Elf, then he prances like a fairy out of the dungeon using all 10 spaces of movement. "Bah-bye!"

The Elf casts Genie and slays the Chaos Warrior (or opens a random door) then dead-pans "I was seriously tempted to cast Tempest on the Dwarf", winks and walks through the wall to the staircase using 2/5 of movement.

The Barbarian chugs the heroic brew and eviscerates the Fimir then turns around to find the goblin has fled. He grunts and staggers drunkenly to the staircase (the goblin was in fact inadvertently impaled on the initial back swing and its corpse is hanging from the drop flap buttons in his loin cloth).

The Dwarf grumbles about not being able to search for treasure. Looks at Orcs bane, looks at three orcs, looks at Orcs bane, looks at three Orcs, then realizes he`s been left behind and runs like hell to the stairwell.


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The rules indicate you can keep items across quests, so it would be better to save the brew and use Genie on the fimir.


Yup, casting Genie on the Fimir and letting the Barbarian hack away just the goblin will save the Heroic Brew for a next quest. Best answer so far in my humble opinion. Kudos!


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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday December 13th, 2017 8:35pm

From Re: What would you like to see at Ye Olde Inn? some years ago:

Daedalus wrote:Many of us have probaly visited Baloban's site before. In the Downloads section, he has a couple of game mags that I haven't seen here at the Inn yet. One is a review of the game (meh), but the other, G. M. Fantasy Magazine, features a contest devised by Stephen Baker. It even has a picture of him. It might be cool to run the original contest from the Contest forum some time.

This topic is a great idea for bringing this contest to the Inn--well done, Geofonos. The contest has finally found life again--great submissions!
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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby GimmeYerGold » Monday December 18th, 2017 6:03pm

What a find! :O

I agree, it would be interesting to flesh out the map into an 'unofficial official' quest!


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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby Pancho » Thursday December 21st, 2017 3:11am

One way to do it would be to keep the map as shown and the concept of escaping the dungeon, but just put the Heroes a few turns back in time. Maybe they start in the far left room with the table. The monsters are set up in all the other rooms, and the doors are already open.
The Heroes went to retrieve a treasure but the dungeon was entirely devoid of life...or so it seemed. They find the treasure but then all hell breaks loose and a horde of monsters is activated by Morcar. Escape or die. Similar to The Rescue of Sir Ragnar when the alarm goes off, but far more perilous.
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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby lestodante » Thursday December 21st, 2017 5:23pm

I think there are mistakes even in this contest :roll:
First of all they say on first page that there's the chance to win one of the TEN Heroquest, then in the last page they say there are TWELVE Heroquest....!!!
I also suspect that they wrongly used the term "body points" but instead the numbers indicates the position on the map and not really the BP.
I think of this because:
1) the four heroes have exactly 1,2,3 and 4 body points;
2) it makes no sense to show body points since they say that we have to assume that "they will be successful in any attacks they make". In this case you can also make the wizard attack a chaos warrir and he will success.


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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby Pancho » Friday December 22nd, 2017 6:28am

I assumed they were including the characters amount of body points for the sake of completeness, but on second thoughts I think you are right.
If so, that is a big mistake, and it would change the solution to the challenge.
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Re: Published HeroQuest Contest - November 1989

Postby Pancho » Friday December 22nd, 2017 7:01am

On third thoughts, the Elf cannot be player 1. If the Elf goes first, there is no way he can't exit the dungeon in one turn, making the challenge insolvable. The Wizard must be player 1.
Body points standing at 1,2,3 & 4 for the Heroes must just be a coincidence.
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