White Bear Township
It seems to me after having played around 15-20 times that the Ranger as a hero is very overpowered. You can go to the market every time and equip items that you need for free. Generally you can hunt with the ranger and one other party member maybe 2 maximizing your shares and rake in the cash. The ranger is also one of the few characters who given the right circumstances (The prophecy is ranged) can kill the shadow by himself.
The Ranger's normal ability is "Receive 1 gold each time the Ranger receives equipment". If the Ranger is your Hero he cannot receive any Market Cards, so isn't his ability actually quite useless as a Hero?