1. When a player uses the Sleep Spell advantage card to deal with the Character duel from The Old Inn encounter card (thus incapacitating the Character), does this count as defeating the character - thus letting the player add him/her to their party, or does it count as avoiding the character, and therefore no adding of that character is allowed?
2. In the Reset Phase, when do the players measure when a particular player has the least character and/or advantage cards? At the beginning of the phase, or at the moment that they reset (they reset in order of speed)? Here's why I ask: pretend my party is faster than your party, I have 3 advantage cards and you have two. There is a Dragon Claw in the discarded advantage cards. I reset first. I drop an advantage card. We now have an equal amount of advantage cards. It is now your turn in the reset phase. Because I discarded an advantage card, you are now prohibited from getting an advantage card (including the Dragon Claw card) from the discard deck. Is this really how it works? From reading the rules, it seems like it is.
Chuck at Game Empire Pasadena