Must have been rats, then--the encounter forced the hunter to roll 4 dice and take damage on all 4-6 rolls, I think...
Yep. That's Rats. That's a sweet encounter. If I've got one in hand, I start throwing any encounter that makes Hunters drop Items at whomever has Dogs. Then come the Rats...
Since that game, I've read your strategy for playing Dracula. Extremely helpful advice, which I'll use this Thursday when we play again. Thanks!
De nada. Like I said there, it helps to have played Scotland Yard a few times (and the old Fury once.) Once you get the hang of it, most people will see why some of the Hunters' cards seem OTT at first play, as a well-played (and somewhat fortunate) Dracula is very tough (kinda like the Overlord in Descent.)