I looked through all of the titles of posts up to this point and I didn't see that this question has been asked so I apologize if it has.
This situation came up in last night's session. Vampire Lair was drawn by Mina and then Mina played Heroic Leap almost immediately in response. We had a rules discussion and decided to allow it during that session based on the wording on the cards. This caused Mina to automatically beat the Vampire Lair by taking 1-6 points of damage.
VAMPIRE LAIR: If Dracula has advanced his Vampire track by at least 1, then you may attempt to destroy 1 of the Vampires that he has planted around Europe. Conduct a combat as though you were facing Dracula, but any Wounds or Killed results you score against Dracula mean that he moves his Vampire track back by 1 and the combat ends. If Dracula escapes, this card is discarded. Note that Dracula cannot move as a result of the combat (such as winning by Fangs).
HEROIC LEAP: Play this just before you begin a combat with Dracula. The combat does not take place. Instead, both you and Dracula roll a die, each of you losing Health/Blood equal to the number you rolled. If you are both reduced to zero Health/Blood, the Hunters win even if Dracula fulfills his victory condition by defeating you.
I'd like a more permanent solution. Does anyone know if there were any clarifications made out there regarding this? What are your opinions on the matter from a rules standpoint?