I don't have the rules in front of me so I may be using different terminology to that used in the rules.

Suppose I am playing as the Scoundrel and have taken the perk that allows me to add "(draw another card and) +1" battle cards to my deck. Now suppose I make an "Attack 3" on a monster. I draw one of my "(draw another card and) +1" cards. I duly draw another card, and it is my Critical Miss card.

Am I allowed to apply the effect of the Critical Miss card first, then apply the +1 after that? In other words, in what order do I do things?

  • first multiply by 0 (for the Critical Miss), giving 0, then add 1, giving 1?
  • first add 1 (giving 4), then multiply by 0, giving 0?
  • my choice of the above?

Or is there no ordering to be done and it's a blank "if the Critical Miss card is drawn and it applies to the attack, then the attack deals no damage to the opponent, no matter what other cards were drawn"?


I've possibly already answered this in a roundabout way here.

The short answer is none of your options. The attack did no damage.

There is no such thing as a "miss" or "critical miss" card in Gloomhaven. The word 'miss' does not appear anywhere in the rules. It is a 'null' card.

from page 11 of rules

A “Null” symbol means that no damage is done by the attack.

If you pull rolling modifiers and then draw the null card you did no damage. If the base value of the attack and any other rolling modifiers do not come into play.

Its important to make the distinction between damage and effects. if you attack added poison or you pulled a rolling wound these are still applied as these are not damage and the attack didn't miss as there is no such thing.

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