I have a concern about the first encounter in the Final Quest named "The Man Who Would Be King". I have not played it yet, so I would love to hear from people who have played it and see if my concerns are correct or not.
As written, it seems that all the doors start closed. If that is the case, then I believe Splig will have a hard time surviving past the first hero turn, as during his first activation, he will only be able to open the first door and move, but not close it.
There are also a couple of other details that make me think that maybe the original intent is to start with the doors open:
- The Special Rules section says something like "As Splig passes, he can close the doors behind him" [I don't have the exact phrase here]. This could suggest that doors start open, but I don't think it is clear enough to take it as a rule.
- The flavor text at the quest begining says something about the castle having the doors wide open. But, of course, we can't take anything from the flavour text as a rule.
Also, I have played recently "The Ritual of Shadows" and in the second encounter it used the yellow marker to mark a door that starts open and red markers for the doors that start closed. But this is clearly explained on the quest text, something that doesn't happens on "The Man Who Would Be King".
So, what's your experience with the quest? Does it work fine when played with the starting doors closed? Do you think they should start opened?
Thanks a lot!