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ADVANCED HEROICA ..............................................................................................................................................................

ADVANCED HEROICA
Basic Changes to the Heroica System
1. XP and Spawn Points
In Advanced Heroica, the gold cones that represent gold instead represent Exprience Points (xp). When they
are present on the board, they also act as monster spawning points.
2. Class abilities
Disregard the basic class abilities from the Heroica rulebooks. Instead substitute these basic abilities:

Thief - roll two dice and choose result for doors and chests.
Knight - The Knight requires one fewer sword to kill a monster, but takes damage and is pushed back as usual.
Therefore the knight will always kill a Toughness one monster, but still has to roll to see if he takes damage.

Barbarian - move one space after defeating a monster. If you end up next to another monster, another MELEE round
is triggered.

Alchemist - At the start of your turn you may take one available potion from the supply. Note that you can have a
significant effect on the Alchemist's scalability in setup - all potions being set up at start makes for a slower game for
the Alchemist, leaving a few off the board makes him very powerful!

Ranger - move 1 space at the start of your turn. This takes place before the die is rolled and before a ranged power is
nominated. This movement is not increased by holding a torch.

Druid - may spend 1 hp to generate a sword result after rolling a combat roll. Note this does not convert a skull to a
sword, so you still take damage/are pushed back as usual from the roll.

3. Weapon abilities
The weapon abilities are in some cases unchanged from the basic Heroica rules. Note that if a hero buys their classappropriate weapon, they get a bonus over and above the weapon's power. That bonus and the hero it applies to is
listed in brackets after the weapon ability. Weapons cost 3 xp.
RANGED abilities may only be used instead of rolling the dice for movement, or by spending XP during movement.
MELEE powers may be used instead of making a Melee roll, or in the case of the sword, to initiate melee when not
adjacent to a monster.
Dagger - RANGED: pay 1xp during movement to continue moving when adjacent to a monster, and to move through
monsters as though they were players (Thief: in melee this turn, ignore damage from skulls rolled on attacks, but get
pushed back as usual).
Sword - MELEE: pay 1xp to move adjacent to an enemy one square away, and attack that enemy at -1 Toughness.
Note that if you end up adjacent to two enemies, you only get the -1 Toughness against ONE adjacent enemy. If there
is another enemy within one square, you may spend a second XP to attack that enemy at -1 Toughness. You can keep
spending XP and making extra attacks until you take damage or are pushed back. (Knight: may target an enemy up
to 2 spaces away).
Axe - MELEE: pay 1xp to attack all adjacent enemies at -1 Toughness (Barbarian: gain 1 hp after defeating a monster
when you use the axe. This HP gain takes place after HP loss, and can prevent death).
Wand - RANGED: instead of moving, attack an enemy up to 3 spaces away, including around corners. You ignore any

skulls rolled on this attack, and are never pushed back as a result of this roll. Note this means that the first shot is
free, but it is always taken at full monster Toughness. You may take as many additional shots as you like, but must
pay 1 xp per additional shot (Alchemist: increase range to 4 spaces).
Bow - RANGED: instead of moving, attack an enemy up to 5 spaces away in a straight line. Like the wand, the player
ignores any skulls rolled on the attack roll and is never pushed back. Like the wand, shots are takena t full monster
Toughness. You may pay 1xp per additional shot (Ranger: may move 1 space after firing each shot).
Staff - RANGED: pay 1xp during movement to recover two HP (Druid: spend 1xp to gain any number of hp).

4. Magic Item Abilities


Helmet of Protection - Ignore damage from one skull result on each combat roll, but still get pushed back as usual.
This ability stacks with the Knight's class ability.
Staff of Summoning - RANGED: Move one monster one die roll worth of spaces, and roll attacks any other enemies it
ends its movement adjacent to. No monsters move or spawn as a result of this movement. You gain xp for heroica
results rolled as usual. If the dice ever show as many skulls as the monster's Toughness, the monster is eliminated.
Chalice of Life - RANGED: At any time during movement, recover one health. This ability does not use up your
RANGED slot - it is the only RANGED ability that allows you to use another RANGED ability on the same turn.

5. Magic Doors
In the interest of speeding up play, magic door placement is governed by the following rules:
- Magic doors can only be placed on a tile with a GREEN baseplate (except during setup).
- once a magic door has been moved by a player, place the triggering tile (the blue transparent circle) in the space
vacated by the magic door (it helps to put the trans blue dishes on spare 1x1 circular plates - they are hard to get off
the board tiles).

5. Torches
Players drop torches on death, not on taking damage.

6. Healing
If you are reduced to 0 health, you heal as per the healing rules in basic Heroica. Notice, however, the following:
- you cannot move, and you do not have either a RANGED or MELEE Part to your turn. Thus you cannot use the staff's
healing power, or the Chalice of Life. You also do not cause monsters to spawn or move. You DO gain xp through the
roll of Heroica however.
- if a monster moves adjacent to you, you resolve the combat as usual - a normal melee round is triggered, and you
can spend XP to trigger effects as usual.
- you MAY use potions as usual during your healing turn(s).

7. Potions
Potions work as per the normal Heroica rules, but with the following clarifications:
- you may use a potion at ANY TIME during your turn, to IMMEDIATELY gain the following effects:
HEALING: gain two hit points. You MAY NOT use a healing potion in response to being reduced to 0 hit points.
LUCK: Re-roll a single die
TOUGHNESS: reduce a monster's Toughness by one for one combat roll. This is cumulative with other effects.

SPEED: Immediately move up to four spaces (note you may move in this way AFTER combat).

8. Rubble
Rubble works as per normal Heroica, except on a Shield/Heroica result you clear the rubble and gain an XP - you DO
NOT leave it on the board.

The Player Turn


1.a) Player Movement
The player whose turn it is EITHER opts to use a ranged power, OR rolls one die:
1 - move one square
2 - move two squares
3 - move three squares
4 - Heroica - gain one xp and move four squares
The player does not have to move their piece as many squares as their roll gives them - they can move less if desired.
If the players piece ends its move on the same square as another player, move it forward to the nearest empty
space. The players piece MUST stop moving if it enters a square orthogonally adjacent to a monster (NOT diagonally
adjacent).
If the player's piece moves into a square containing a spawn point, the spawn point is placed on the player's pack as
xp, and will no longer spawn monsters.

1.b) Monster Movement


Once the player has finished moving their piece, monsters may move, spawn or both. The original movement roll
determines monster movement:
Sword - move the monster nearest to the active players piece one space towards the nearest player piece to it. If the
monster cannot move, then find the next nearest monster and move them. Thus, a monster will ALWAYS move on the
roll of a sword.
Note that the closest monster to active player moves, but it moves towards its own closest player. This means that
the monster might not move towards the active player - it might end up moving towards a different player. Note also
that a healing roll doe snot trigger monster movement.
If a monster ends up adjacent to a player, a Melee phase is triggered between that monster and that player, so the
player may spend xp to trigger a MELEE effect. Monsters DO move towards dead/healing characters, and WILL attack
them as usual. Dead/healing players may spend xp during combat.
Skull - take one monster from the monster pool and place it orthogonally adjacent (NOT diagonal) to a spawn point on
the map. If there are no monsters available or no room next to the nearest spawn point, no monster spawns.
Monsters spawn according to the colour of
the LEGO base plate (ie NOT the tile itself, but the baseplate that holds the tile):
Black - spawn a bat
Green - spawn a spider
Grey - spawn a goblin
NOTE: these are all level one monsters, so spawning monsters give out no xp.
IMPORTANT: If the players roll was a sword AND a skull, move the nearest monster BEFORE spawning a new

monster, so the number of monsters on the board is always kept to a maximum, and the board reacts to the players'
presence.

2. Melee (optional)
If a players piece ends its move orthogonally adjacent to a monster, or a monster moves adjacent to a player as a
result of monster movement, immediately resolve combat. First, you may opt to use a melee power. Then, check the
Toughness of the monster (text in brackets indicates monster special ability, see section after this one):

Bat - 1 (SWARM, FLYING)


Golem - 2
Golem Lord - 3
Spider - 1 (SWARM)
Werewolf - 2 (FAST)
Dark Druid - 3 (FLYING)
Goblin - 1
Goblin Warrior - 2
Goblin General -3
Goblin King - 4
There are a whole variety of weapon effects that lower monsters' Toughness. If at any point these modifiers drop a
monster's Toughness to zero, that monster is automatically killed.
Roll a number of dice equal to the monsters Toughness. If every die shows a sword or Heroica, the monster is killed.
Remember to take 1xp per heroica rolled. Place defeated monsters back in the monster pool and take a number of xp
equal to the monsters Toughness minus 1.
If any of the dice show a skull, take one damage for each skull and move your character one space back directly away
from the monster.
Monster abilities
We thought it would be cool to have a variety of keywords that could apply to monsters, to give you some variety.
SWARM: if a swarm monster moves as a result of a players movement, ALL monsters of the same type also move
towards the nearest player.
FLYING: FLYING creatures are at -1 Toughness versus RANGED attacks. FLYING monsters may occupy a space that
contains rubble.
FAST: FAST creatures move two spaces when triggered instead of one.

Explore only with a torch.


Room Cards:
Monster Spawn Cards:
Treasure cards:

Use FATE rules for all role play


Make all the bows and skills and such as skills and equipment.