1. I've always assumed that you can't win the game with a quest but lately I've been thinking that "not able to enter thrugh portal of power" doesn't mean "can't have a quest in the inner region" is just an old interpretation since before dungeon and other "back doors" to the crown. (I know there's always been the imp but somehow we always went out if he brought us in).
You're right, it's only about opening the Portal of Power. If you can find another way into the Inner Region you can still win the game.
2. I've seen different oppinions on the matter of unwanted followers on this forum when it comes to fullfilling quests with them. What's the real deal. If you have to meet the requirements of a quest at once and only have the hag, can I ditch her? If I have both the maiden and the hag, can I then ditch the hag?
What has been written on the forums are opinions. The only official rule that we have is from the FAQ:
All of the rules regarding Followers apply to these cards as well, except a character must take
the Followers if he encounters them and cannot choose to ditch them
Let's say you have the Maiden and the Jester (you can't have the Hag and the Maiden at the same time); according to the FAQ, you can't ditch the Jester but he is considered as a Follower for any other purpose. You can discard him to fulfill a Warlock Quest, or sacrifice him at the Vampire's Tower, etc...
There were different views on the subject before the FAQ was issued (I was among the ones who said that such Followers are the last option only), but now this is the Rule As Written.
3. Last time we played I drew the "kill a dragon" quest. Then for the nest two hours the only dragon we drew were the mechanic. Dragon from the city deck. Now this is an enemy - construct and not an enemy - dragon so we figured this didn't meet the requirements of the quest. Is this correct? And following this logic the dragon in the cave, which by definition is a creature doesn't meet the requirement either. Same goes for, if my memory serves me and there are any, dragons in the dragon expansion which are defined as enemy -spirit. In short, we figure the quest card should read "kill an enemy-dragon".
Both your assumptions are correct. The Clockwork Dragon is a Construct, not a Dragon. Just to tell a story, the first time I played with the City I bought Singe as a Pet, then was defeated by Clockwork Dragon and discarded Singe. I realised the mistake after the game was ended.
If you check the similar quests "Kill One Animal", "Kill One Monster", "Kill One Spirit", they obviously refer to Enemies belonging to a specific type. Having a Dragon in the Cave and a Spirit in the Crags doesn't mean a thing, they are creatures and could have been called "Mr.Flamestrike" and "The Spectre of Communism" instead. This would have helped avoiding such confusion.
4. Playing the sacred pool ending you inherit quest rewards. Does this mean that your new character can use them (i.e. "add 1 to your life value") or does it only count towards the four quest rewards needed to win the game?
The Alternative Ending says that when Quest Rewards are discarded they are turned facedown and are not removed from the game. When your character is killed, you may have both faceup and facedown Quest Rewards. Normal rule says that you must discard all your Quest Rewards after being killed, the Ending says to keep them.
The most logical way to handle this is to keep them exactly as they are: faceup remain faceup (and usable), facedown remain facedown (spent) and still count for the purpose of winning the game.
5. If you get the quest reward "draw adventure carsd until you get a follower, and if you want and can you may keep it" and the first one you draw is the hag (or poltergeist or another "you must take" follower. Can you choose not to take it then? As the quest rewards says "may" and in my oppinion a quest rewards shouldn't be bad for you.
This is a tricky one. The text on a card is applied when you encounter the card. You won't be encountering the cards that you draw with "A Favour Owed" Quest Reward, so if Cursed by a Hag is the first Follower drawn you may choose not to take the Follower. The punishment of getting no reward is bad enough, losing all of your Followers and getting the Hag is far too much.
Edited by The_Warlock, 28 January 2014 - 12:04 PM.