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Our group is running mission 4, the ancient crypt. We've got four players (Tinker, Brute, Mindthief and Mage) and the first room is going agonizingly slow. We seem to keep getting the "I'm gonna heal" on the living bones, so they refuse to go down.
The Mindthief looks at her watch and comments 'this is taking too long' and decides to open the door to the second room. This is while we only had two Living Bones left and both were nearly dead. So, even though the Mage is saying "I think that's a bad idea...", so does it anyway.
On the other side are a couple archers and four cultists. The mindthief immediately puts on her cloak of invisibility and vanishes. As per the rules, we flip up a new card for both sets and the cultists immediately decide to heal themselves as the archers put down traps.
All right, not the best start. But we finish up the round and draw the cards for the next round. The cultists (who start with 5hp) draw the card that says "Summon a Living Bones in an adjacent hex. Cultist takes 2hp damage." The card also has the "reshuffle this card" icon.
In game terms, these four cultists saw the door open, nobody step through, and immediately hack off 40% of their own health to summon Living Bones servants.
Now facing off against two archers, four cultists and four living bones, the MindThief takes a quick shot at the nearest cultist (killing him) and runs back to the first room where the rest of the party is dealing with the damned living bones that AGAIN managed to heal themselves.
At the end of the round, we shuffle the Cultist deck and draw a new card. Incredulously, they draw the same card... so they all immediately summon ANOTHER living bones (which now puts 7 on the board) and they each take 2 more points of damage.
I'll cut to the chase... next round, they did it again! So, they saw the door open, nobody walked through and immediately sacrificed themselves within a few moments to create a HORDE of undead to start shambling. We got a complete TPK on that one.
But... it sometimes make me think... maybe the cultists need to cut back on the caffeine. I mean, was self-mutilation really the right answer here? Really?