In our last preview we talked about the new hero, the ranger. If you missed it go to read it.
In the Venture, base game, the monsters differentiate solely by attributes. Basically the dice describe them as strong, good to defense and so on. In this expansion we will add six new monsters. Three of them are classic (but powerful) monsters, as said above, described by the dice, but three of them have also special qualities that will make the heroes fear them most. Lets take a look to the new monsters.
Mummy: this is a classic monster, good to attack and to defend, it is a fearsome undead monster.
Gnoll: another classic one, the feared hyena-headed monster is a versatile foe, it will be a common encounter in the dungeon.
Animated Armor: this is a very powerful yet classic monster. Heroes will not encounter more than few of these mighty constructs at once, since three of them could wipe away a unwary group of heroes. They are strong, good to defend but very slow.
Troll: This is a brute, a mighty one. He has formidable attack and defense dice and will be often found with many other monsters since he is able to attack diagonally, as he would have a two-hand sword. So it could really hurt even if encountered with a swarm of kobolds.
Goblin archer: the name says it all. These hideous critters are equipped with a shortbow and will be like bees for the heroes, pounding them from distance. They are average on the attack and even worse to defend, but, if properly covered, can do much damage to the heroes.
Rust monster: This monster will seriously threat the equipment and gear of the heroes, as it can rust the metal of their swords and armors! Items will be not permanently damaged by this monsters but the heroes could find themselves without their favorite weapons in a blink of an eye.
These are the new critters and they will change the game as you know it, by adding new tactical situations in the dungeon and by triggering new group and EK tactics, but monsters are not all there, we have another kind of evil doers and we will introduce a new mechanic to the game with Minibosses!
Lets talk about them on our next short preview, stay with us!