The first surge ability on the Mace of Kellos card reads :Each monster adjacent to you suffers 1 life. Our overload feels all his monsters that would get his by this (i.e. they are adjecent to the hero) should get a defense roll to not be hit by the ability.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
He only gets a defense roll on the initial attack, not on the additional surge AoE hit, right?
The same applies for the Tempest ability for the Spiritspeaker. He feels he should get a defense roll if the hero successfully passes the test (the card reads :Exhaust this card and test star. If you fail, recover 1 stam. If you pass, each monster within 3 spaces suffers 2 life and each hero within 3 spaces of you recovers 1 life). Why would the Overlord get a defense roll after the hero had to pass the skill check?
Our overload is saying he will only concede with official rules. Can anyone point to an official rule that would settle the arguement?