In September, my friends and I started the Shadow Rune campaign. The heroes chose to take Nanok/Champion, Elder Mok/Disciple, Lindar/Thief and finally Jaes/Runemaster.
After Firstblood, they chose to do Cardinal's Plight. Since two of the players had never played a table top/strategy game, I let the hero team re-do their first turn on encounter 1 and gave them a lot of good tips for a game plan. Needless to say, and due to a bit of bad luck on my part, I only managed to raise one zombie before the heroes won.
Had I forced the heroes to stick to the original first turn; I'm very confident I would have won encounter 1 and 2.
Now I have a dilemma. Eldar Mok has the Staff of Light.
This dude is insane. His heroic ability allows him to take the OL's hand and discard any card he chooses once per encounter.
His normal ability allows him to heal 1 health anytime a hero within 3 squares of him recovers a health, and the same goes for stamina.
He will be healing himself for 4Health + 4Stamina a turn if he goes unchecked because the staff can be used as an action to heal 1Health and 1Stamina to all heroes within three spaces.
If I knock him out, and somebody stands him up + he uses the staff twice, he's going to recover anywhere from 4 stamina + 4-10 health (if any heroes within three spaces of him have 2+ stamina and 2+ health in damage.
Act 1, quest #2 starts next Saturday.
I've chosen Basic 2 + 1 Blood Rage as my cards so far. The heroes, nor the OL have used their new experience point earned after Cardinal's Plight.
Give me some ideas to deal with this insane group, and especially Elder Mok. I'm seriously regretting the fact I gave advice encounter 1 now.
The best strat I can think of is fast racing monsters for racing quests and stunning monsters where a grind is going to happen. I need to literally take Elder Mok out of the game if it comes down to a grind. Ice Dragons will be useful with their swallowing. Cursing Elder Mok isn't going to work. He's got a 3 book, that's like a 50% chance of sticking around each turn.
Thanks for any advice you have.