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Jeremy Yoder
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I've never even seen this game, though I've always been interested. I'm just curious to know how stats are tracked, such as taking on wounds for both heroes and creatures. Are there markers, or do you just pencil and paper for everything?

 
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Ryan Newell
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The game comes with a pad of these sheets to record stats and items:

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It's about two decades old, so don't be shocked at the answer: paper and pencil. It did come with a pad of character sheets, though.

Ryan was quicker than me.
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So do the creatures have multiple lives that need to be tracked, or just 1 hit takes them out?

 
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John Seaman
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The number of hits needed to defeat a creature depends on the weapons/spells the hero/heroes are using, and the type of creature encountered.
 
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Jerry Hawthorne
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There are a number of skull tokens that come with the game. These are used to track monster wounds as some monsters have multiple wounds in the USA version. In the European version I believe that all monsters had just one wound.
 
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Jan van der Laan
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nobeerblues wrote:
In the European version I believe that all monsters had just one wound.


That's correct.
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Ted Conn
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I like the idea of certain monsters having multiple hit points better than all having only one. It changes the game from solely offensive "one attack opportunity and most likely dead" enemies to creatures that have a heirarchy of danger. You know that the Goblin is weaker than the Orc, which is weaker than the Mummy and the Mummy is going to (theoretically) be a thorn in your side longer to boot.
 
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The differences between the US and UK versions of HeroQuest are such that UK Heroes tend to have an easier time of it. In the US version, the traps are deadlier, some higher-end monsters have multiple Body Points (life) and the boss characters, such as Balur the Fire Mage, get their own set of Chaos Spells. In addition, monsters are encountered more frequently.

I tend to think that Hero Quest as played in the UK is more of an "exploration"-type game, while I liken the US version of it to "DnD Lite" (which may be a misnomer since I know next to nothing about DnD).
 
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