We played MoM last night for the first time. Awesome game.
I am curious - anyone try playing with the rooms covered at the beginning? Seems like that would add to the dread and mystery of it, and avoid that "run to the rooms with locks" for good stuff mentality. You could even add a few scattered monsters underneath some covered rooms that get revealed once a room is opened (just the monster card obviously).
Any reason why this would or wouldn't work?
You could cover a room until someone goes to a door and reveals it. Maybe then hide a "map" token somewhere as well that can reveal the whole map to speed things along towards the end.