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First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby Bareheaded Warrior » Tuesday December 29th, 2015 7:25pm

First quest I ran was "The Trial" and they all died, fortunately they did get together again and succeed on a second attempt (large amount of luck involved), so far the next few quests have been a bit of a let down as they are so much easier...certainly seems a little unbalanced!

What rules do you guys play in terms of searching for treasure and furniture, one search does them all, or additional separate searches for furniture and if so what counts as searchable furniture?
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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby The Admiral » Thursday April 7th, 2016 11:42am

The Maze definitely. I would play the Trial as the final quest. A sort of final mission to prove the Heroes are worthy to go on. in my opinion playing the Trial first makes the rest of the quests feel slightly disappointing, whereas having a grand finale is must more exciting.

If you still need an answer, Furniture has no effect on treasure searches, except for chests, which will always have specific text related to them, even if that is to tell you it is empty. Some furniture will have text that goes with it, but most won't. If there is no text associated with a piece of furniture it is just for show and of course for blocking movement and line of sight. If there is no text then it is the same as searching in a room as if there was no furniture.
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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby Fullork345 » Saturday July 2nd, 2016 5:00pm

With the trial, is it just killing the gargoyle or is it taking out the mummy too?
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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday July 2nd, 2016 5:40pm

It's in the wording.
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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby Daedalus » Thursday August 25th, 2016 4:08pm

Fullork345 wrote:With the trial, is it just killing the gargoyle or is it taking out the mummy too?

From the Parchment Text: "...You must first enter the catacombs which contain Fellmarg's Tomb. You must seek out and destroy Verag, a foul Gargoyle who hides in the catacombs...."

Entering the catacombs which contain Fellmarg's Tomb doesn't require taking out the Guardian of Fellmarg's Tomb, the mummy you mentioned. The only thing required to successfully complete the Quest is to destroy Verag the Gargoyle who hides in the catacombs--specifically the central chamber.

On p.10 of the instruction Booklet, A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF HERO QUEST also describes the goal: "...Heroes, you will begin your journey with Quest 1--The Trial from the Quest Book. Your goal is to seek out and destroy Verag, a foul Gargoyle who hides in the catacombs...."

As mentioned earlier, it could be a short and easy Quest if the Heroes travel directly to Verag. I don't think this happens much due to Hero-player inexperience in this introductory Quest, however.
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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby slev » Friday August 26th, 2016 11:31am

For what it's worth, I made Sir Ragnar Quest 1, and The Trial Quest 11. This basically become a "final exam" before the players become Champions.


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Re: First quest: The Maze or The Trial?

Postby fijigus » Wednesday August 8th, 2018 4:30pm

Just getting back in we played the first quest as is, then found the maze and played that (now guys, there weren't any traps or secret doors, but this time there might be. okay guys there are no traps. okay guys there are secret doors....) and then played Sir Ragnor. With just a trap or two it was perfect so going forward now they should know they have to team up, they should know they have to search for both as they go, and they might die, be ready for it.
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