We did not see anything about this in this rules, but we encountered a situation where the monster that our traitor was controlling entered the mystic elevator. Our only remaining hero was wearing armor that was slowing her down, meaning she had a speed of one. At this point, the monster could effectively use the mystic elevator over and over, leaving the hero unable to catch up and fight the monster. Are there rules we missed that would prevent this situation (only using the elevator once maybe?) or is this just a case of "don't be an idiot and ruin the game for everyone else"?

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There are errata pertaining to the mystic elevator, but I don't believe that they would fix your situation:

Mystic Elevator -- Can a group of heroes or monsters use the elevator in a group to attack their enemies, then retreat to safety?

No. Add the following rules:

  1. Monsters and traitors can both use the Elevator to go wherever they wish without rolling. However, the elevator may only be moved once during each entire traitor/monster set of turns, the first time a traitor or monster enters it. In other words, if the traitor uses it during his turn, then it will not work later on if a monster enters it.
  2. Heroes must roll for their destination floor each time they enter the elevator, or at the end of each entire movement phase that they spend in the elevator without moving.

If I understand your question correctly, you are talking about a monster using the Mystic Elevator just once each turn; and because of this, you couldn't ever catch the monster. The thing is, this isn't a situation unique to the Mystic Elevator. Depending on the layout of the house, if you only have 1 movement, and the monster has more than 1, then it would be easy for the monster to always avoid you, even without the Mystic Elevator.

If the win condition for the traitor is simply to have the monster survive long enough, then it sounds like a clean with for the traitor. If the win condition requires the monster to kill the heroes, then the traitor shouldn't be just running away the whole time.

To advise how to handle your specific situation, we would need to know the actual win conditions for both teams. But if the game cannot end without the monster and hero fighting each other, then it sounds like a clean stalemate to me, and a legitimate move for the traitor to make if he is sure he can't win in combat.

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    The win condition sounds like it would determine if the traitor would win or not/if it should even be running from the heroes. I do not remember the exact win condition of this scenario, but I believe it was for the traitor/monster to kill all of the heroes (which eventually happened). Thank you for the reply.
    – duuble
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 16:22

The rules neither prevent such stalemates nor say what to do if you encounter one. If your group is competitive, it's safest to decide one result for all future games - declare a draw, pick a side as the default winner, or use a rule like superko. If you are playing less competitively and instead emphasize the storytelling aspects, you could decide on the fly - e.g. perhaps declare a victory in your case, but if instead the heroes were perpetually on the run then decide they tire or starve and the traitor wins.

  • What is superko? Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 1:39
  • Superko is a rule sometimes used (with minor variants) in the game Go; it roughly says that a player can never make a move that returns the game to a state that has happened before. This rule guarantees that you can never have a stalemate (unless your game has infinitely many possible states), but it may be very hard to keep track of. Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 1:44

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