Actually I won as Dracula
It was one damn good fight:
-FIRST turn i started in Berlin, and i moved down to Prague.
-Lord Godalming's turn and he drew a Hired Scouts event card, he chose 2 cities: Berlin and Prague..........
What are the chances of that??? All the players immediately closed in on me, but I used Hide and they started counting wrongly on my steps of cities, but they quickly found back my trail within their 2nd turn. I wanted to quit, it was crazy. I was forced to launch out to sea and managed to move south towards Sargossa area and just when I thought I had FINALLY lost them, some idiot went and played Money Trail......... Wasn't long before I got hounded again. I went down to 3 life after several turns. No thanks to sense of emergency, that card really smells! I did manage to survive 2 days, defeat 1 Lord Godalming and badly injure a Van Helsing but he ran off with the aid of his friend's card (cant rem the name, but it stopped all combat even if the hunter was not involved)
Both my new vampires (which I managed to draw out of all the encounters) were killed by LUCK during the day. I almost died of frustration when my new vampire was at 6th location on the trail and some idiot stumbled across it BY LUCK!?
It boiled down to that final moment when I had that 3 life left and I sailed off to sea once more, making for Castle Dracula. I was 1 VP away to victory and the day was ending (just before midnight), but sadly, that was a pretty obvious move considering how low my health was. And if I was in my fort, I would be far stronger in combat. The hunters played all kinds of cards and used their last resolve to teleport over to my square yet again. They managed to reach me before I could enter Castle Dracula. Thankfully, due to terrible luck on their part, I miraculously killed a Van Helsing intent on being the one to end the game with a single stake. (I just so love Mesmerize) AND I WON THE GAME! It was pretty damn close, and guess what? This was our FIRST game ever Now that I know I could have 5 encounters in my hand and I could choose, I think I will much much stronger than the first time.
And Dam, (not cursing anyone) you seem pretty solid in Dracula from the posts u made. May I know if there is any incentive for the players to face agents? That was what my players asked and I had no answer for them. What's to stop them from running everytime they encounter an agent? There's nothing to be gained from killing one, other than risking injury from fighting them.