A few questions came up during a play-through of “Chapter 4: Off the Hook." I'm posting them all in one place to facilitate forum searches.
- What happens if the Ringleader ends up targeting a knocked down hero in a square with standing villains, and he has to move the crane hook into the square to attack? For example, suppose Gardek is the closest hero to the Ringleader. One of the heavy ‘jacks activates at Initiative 2, charges Gardek, and knocks him down because the player picked Great Strength: Mighty instead of Great Strength: Steady on his turn. The next round begins with an Event card that triggers the boss, who targets Gardek with the crane, which is within two spaces of the knocked down trollkin. According to page 14 of the campaign guide, "If the crane hook is moved into a space, make an attack roll against each character in the space that is not knocked down." Does the Ringleader drop the crane hook, even though he will only roll against the heavy 'jack? Does he pick another target? Does he move the crane hook into the target square but skip his attack?
- What happens if the Ringleader is not in the control space and does not have a hero in his square? According to page 14 of the campaign guide, "When the Ringleader activates, he makes an attack against a hero in his space. If the Ringleader activates in the control space and there is no hero in the space, he attacks with the crane hook." But Gardek and Canice have means of moving the Ringleader out of that space and giving him nothing to do, assuming he's limited to attacking a hero in his space or attacking with the crane hook. So what does he do in this case? Does he walk back into the control space and use the crane hook if he can? Does he attack the closest hero? If so, does he prioritize the control space? Does he follow the tactics icons on his card?
- How does the rule about moving the crane hook "one additional space" work? The Ringleader is supposed to target the closest hero, using highest Health as a tiebreaker. According to page 14 of the campaign guide, "When the Ringleader moves the crane hook it moves up to two spaces toward the target, following the shortest path. If there is more than one shortest path and only one passes through a space with a hero, the crane hook follows that path. If the crane hook has moved only one space after the Ringleader moves it into a space with a hero, it moves one additional space toward the hero with the highest Health that is next closest to the Ringleader." Does this mean that it continues to move toward the original target but that it will now travel up to three spaces to do so? Or does "the hero with the highest Health that is next closest to the Ringleader" mean that the target switches from the closest hero to the second-closest (i.e., “next closest”) hero instead? And if so, what happens if the second-closest hero is in the first space the crane hook moves into?