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the way I've always played is if the first board section is a room a card occurs in the monster phase.

if you are unlucky enough to start in a room and the power phase is also a 1 then that event kicks off in the power phase.
then the warrior phase happens.
then monster phase happens and second card happens, but these monsters (if any) don't get to act this phase unless they have ambush.
the way I work around the above is to have the card happen at the end of the monster phase so the already existing monsters still get a go without the new ones getting in the way.

in my opinion this is a great start to an adventure! but I have known of one group which died in the way as the unexpected event revealed 8 hobgoblins and more showed up in the room

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We have always played that no matter what the first board is, no event occurs on the turn the heroes are placed. After that, it's business as usual.
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in my opinion this is a great start to an adventure! but I have known of one group which died in the way as the unexpected event revealed 8 hobgoblins and more showed up in the room



Never underestimate Hobgoblins! emoticon



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I do not know when we started playing this way, but the first Dungeon card is always fixed as some sort of a Corridor, mostly the Staircase, from the get go of assembling the Dungeon deck for the adventure.
Always made sense to do it that way.

I cannot remember from before that if we ever had the Room and Power Phase roll of "1" at the beginning as a controversy.
Normally, we would have and still today just said, "Oh goody! More monsters to kill!!"

Never understood the Questors like my #2 son that get so worried about the number of monsters on the board.
Are we not just supposed to slice, pierce, blast and so forth all of them in sight?!?

And I have only lost one character while he covered the retreat of the other three - a "Horatius at the Bridge" action.
Not that my "folks" are all that into the habit of not finishing an adventure, but sometimes there is not much of an intelligent choice.

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Re: first tile with event?, stairs?


For a time, we played the starting tile by the book (As shown in the diagram on a previous post).

Later on, we decided that we did not want to 'sacrifice' a room or corridor as a starting position (in case we had an event that required unused dungeon tiles), so we made up Dungeon Entrance tile that we always started with. Unexpected events would not occur until the first door to the dungeon was opened. We thought it worked very well.

Other benefits about having a defined entrance was that it was easy to remember where the dungeon entrance was once the map was built up. We also saw the potential of using the Dungeon Entrance tile (and a corresponding Dungeon Card) in escape-style homebrew games.

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The way I have always played the first section of the dungeon is to never trigger an event unless the power phase resulted on a 1 even if the first section of the dungeon was or is a room. I haven't play WQ for years now but I am "by the rules" kind of player so I believe I must have read that somewhere on the rulebook. I will start playing in 2 weeks and that's why I'm here now but I think I will have a house rule to give each character 50 gold and start the adventure in a village to at least get basic supplies such as rope and provisons. I'll give them 1 day to buy what they can and that will be it.
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A long, long time ago I came across an "outdoor"-tile. Can't for the life of me remember where. But ever since, we've used this as a stating point.

This means that as soon as the Warriors passes through the first door, I as the GM, can start killing them. (or at least try emoticon )

I love being the GM, even though the Warriors usually survives. emoticon
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