Just concluded the first 3 real quest in the questbook with my 4 friends me playing as the overlord. Looking back at all the encounters I feel the overlord has a huge advantage over the players, especially when it came to protecting a piece on the board. In the quest "Castle Daerion" I was able to kill the lord piece in 2/3 turns with just the Ettins in the 4 player game with the heroes just killing the orges I used on the stairs. The mission after that "The Cardinal's Plight" I was able to kill the Cardinal in about 4 turns.
I just feel bad I am mopping the floor with my 4 friends because it really does feel at sometimes in the 4 player game the objects that need protecting do not recieve any buff for the overlord recieves in the form of monster group sizes. Is there something I am missing or are those quest geared towards the overlord?