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Subject: Handling Monsters in Solo Play rss

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D Isaak
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It's been interesting to me to learn the ins and outs of Dungeoneer, and like many other folks here at BGG I have chosen some house rules to make solo play entertaining.

After playing the official solitaire rules (http://www.atlas-games.com/pdf_storage/DungeoneerOptRules.pd...) at standard difficulty, the question on my mind is: what rule is necessary to kill monsters with more than 2 life?

What I mean is if you don't choose to use packs for the monsters, and you are just rolling against the Peril of the space you are in each turn, you may draw a tougher monster with 3 life and then at best you can injure it on the monster's attack and injure it by using a movement and making your own attack.

I actually just won a solo session of Haunted Forest of Malthorin without ever killing a monster! Since without the difficult rules the monsters are discarded after combat, even if they won.

I've looked at threads like this one (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/45327) and seen various house rules. Anyone playing solo where a monster stays in play on a space until the hero leaves? Or is everyone actually discarding the monsters after combat?

 
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I actually have not played Dungeoneer solo in all this time (usually 2-4 player games), but you may check out the yahoo group for Dungeoneer. I remember seeing several other variants for solo play. Another place to look, and Denmark usually answers himself are his own Dungeoneer forums. Try this link: http://studiodenmark.com/forums/
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Michael Barlow
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Oh, then I've been playing it wrong. I keep fighting the monster to the death before moving on.

Alternately, get more sets and put in more 1 strength monsters, but that's too Candyland.
 
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I like the Simple Solataire Dungeoneer rules best.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/112230

They follow the normal rules more closely. In the case of monsters with more than 1 Life, these go into the Dungeonlord Pack, keeping to the limit of 3 monsters. If the pack has more than 3, then the weakest monster is discarded.

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What I mean is if you don't choose to use packs for the monsters


Well, apart from using a Pack, I suppose you're stuck with either discarding the monster, or placing it on the mapspace itself. Haven't tried either.
 
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I just got the game yesterday but I guess that you can use the item that causes an additional wound or play the dwarf who gets an additional wound. I killed some 2 health monsters that way but the Lich Lord has 3 health and therefore always got away

 
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