I played my first run through of RotR today, and while it was fun for the players, it kinda dragged for me - the bad guy - so I know I was doing it wrong.
I have a couple of questions: First, those darn hands. Every corpse is supposed to get two but there are only six in the box and I couldn't find any way of recycling them. From what I could find in the rules the ones given at set-up are all you get for the game. They can't be killed and don't cause horror checks (WT*? A witch makes you wig out but a severed, ambulatory hand doesn't worry you?) and are really easy to avoid. What was I doing wrong?
Also my fireproof boss zombie was insta-killed by a result from the combat deck. Since that was the only time I got seriously engaged in combat it was a bit of a downer to say the least. Should boss monsters be insta-killable?
I found that the only avenue open to me, given that monsters could only move 1 square a time in this scenario, was to set the house on fire, but I ran out of fire tokens. Is the token mix a hard limit on what can be played (I said not and used stand-in tokens).
So, what was I doing wrong? Oh yeah, I had three players besides me, so three threat a turn.