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Choosing Between EU, NA, and House Rules

Discuss the Rules of HeroQuest as set out by Milton Bradley Game Systems and Quest Packs.

Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby alyndavies » Monday August 10th, 2015 1:45pm

We do actually play the rules that monsters can open doors. I have to give myself some kind of a fighting chance. :D
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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby mitchiemasha » Tuesday August 11th, 2015 10:49am

alyndavies wrote:
mitchiemasha wrote:You must be playing UK stat monsters.

Yes.


There's you're problem right there.


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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby Decipher » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 2:04am

Question, why did they make the monsters along with the rules so different between countries?


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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby mitchiemasha » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 5:04am

Decipher wrote:Question, why did they make the monsters along with the rules so different between countries?


Originally I think they thought a few hero's might have the odd brawl over treasure, etc. The first to lose a body point or 2 would soon back down. After a lot of plays, realised this rarely happen so changed it. Also a serious under estimate of how well, quick kids would figure out the mechanics to survive, where as mindlessly running around will still get you killed.


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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby alyndavies » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 11:49am

Decipher wrote:Question, why did they make the monsters along with the rules so different between countries?


Clearly they looked at all the things they screwed up in the British version then changed it for the American version, it wasn't until coming here I was aware the US version was different.
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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby Anderas » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 12:01pm

Usually you don't do multi BP Monsters in games with masses of models because it is too much work to note everything.
Maybe they overestimated the masses which are hurt at the same time.
When it turned out it is not so bad they used the new freedom and profited from the better game play with multi BP monsters.

That's just my guess of course.


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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby knightkrawler » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 12:39pm

I rather think that the 1 BP was the natural thing to do. "To beat a monster, a hero has to hit it". I think they implemented that without even thinking about giving monsters multiple BP along with the heroes, judging that power differences from monster to monster are conveyed in AD and DD. They simply thought Heroes: 25 body points vs. Monsters: 25 +/-10 body points was weighted and made for a great game (although I doubt even that train of thought). Then, for the NA version, what Anderas said.
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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby Decipher » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 6:21pm

Have any of you European guys played the N/A version and if so which do you prefer?


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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby Redav » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 6:55pm

I have been playing both rule sets with two different groups and I think that the multiple body points clearly makes it statistically harder (as you'd expect), but also causes the hero players to play more sensibly and tactically when the stronger monsters appeared on the board.
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Re: Incorrectly Played Rules

Postby Decipher » Wednesday August 12th, 2015 9:24pm

Redav wrote:I have been playing both rule sets with two different groups and I think that the multiple body points clearly makes it statistically harder (as you'd expect), but also causes the hero players to play more sensibly and tactically when the stronger monsters appeared on the board.


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