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Monster Spawning


Question regarding spawning of monsters.

When an encounter occurs (roll a 1) or an event in those square rooms... Sometimes the number of monsters is bigger then the number of empty squares in the room. The rules state that monster can only spawn in the same room.

Is it possible for the monsters to 'overflow' into the adjacent rooms? Or do we discard all the 'extra' monsters?
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Re: Monster Spawning


I have done both but it can get very boring wading through too many monsters. Sometimes I will 'trade' the excess in for a single bigger/tougher monster, creating a boss and his henchmen.
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Re: Monster Spawning


that's a good idea.

In doubts, what we have done is discard the less dangerous monsters for the bigger ones. Following the same train of thoughts has the pit of despear spell, having the bigger monsters throw in smaller ones to save themselves. (awesome btw emoticon

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I think the original Rulebook gave an answer for that, but boring wading through tons of monsters is always silly. Grogling's idea is intreguing.
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Re: Monster Spawning


quote:

Is it possible for the monsters to 'overflow' into the adjacent rooms?


The party is here to kill monsters and earn treasures... So I let's spawn them in adjacent rooms...

More monsters... More treasures... More Gold...

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Re: Monster Spawning


More knives...
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Re: Monster Spawning


From the rule book:

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If there are no spaces left next to any of the Warriors, and there are still some Monsters to be placed, put them as close to the Warriors as possible on empty spaces on the same or an adjacent board section.



I've always taken that as literal, meaning that monsters could place in any directly adjacent board sections, but not in board sections that are two sections away from the warriors. The worst case is when encountering monsters when passing through a T-junction where all adjacent board sections are already in place. This gives the monsters four total board sections in which to accumulate (the t-junction itself, plus the three adjacent board sections.)

Also note from the rule book:

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An exception to the above rule is here the Monsters are armed with bows, or other long ranged missile weapons. These Monsters are placed as far away from the Warriors as possible, whilst remaining on the same or adjoining board section and still able to see their target.



I used to rule this one incorrectly until someone pointed it out to me. By this rule, monsters with bows will always place in adjacent board sections if possible to be further away from the warriors. It makes the long hallway pieces extra nasty. Though one tactic we've used is to then hide ourselves next to the door, thus not being in line of site for the archers anymore and forcing them to come after us, rather than having us run down the hall after them.

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