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Can the Collapsed Room land you in the Mystic Elevator?

From my copy of the rulebook: If an effect of another tile or card leads to the Mystic Elevator (such as the Collapsed Room or Secret Passage), the token placed by that effect stays on the Mystic ...
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"If you end your turn on this tile gain X stat." Power farming?

The FAQ/Errata, found here, clarifies that these rooms can each only be used once per player per game. Chapel, Gymnasium, Larder, Library -- Can you stay in one of these rooms turn after turn to ...
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Can I use the Angel's Feather to roll higher than the dice would allow?

Yes, you can. The Angel's Feather reads: When you attempt a roll of any kind, you can call out a number from 0 to 8. Use that number instead of rolling the dice. Discard this item after you use it. ...
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Drawing an event that moves you, do you still do tile text?

Yes, you must always roll for the bad stuff that can happen to you for leaving a room, no matter how or why you are leaving the room. From the official FAQ (which for some reason stopped being linked ...
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Are omens dropped as items

Most Omens are also regular items, yes. From the first edition rulebook (sorry, second edition rulebook isn't available online anywhere). Most omen cards (except the Bite card) are also items you ...
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Does "number of heroes when the haunt was revealed" include the traitor? (Haunt 17)

When the haunt was revealed, one player becomes a traitor (or in some scenarios, is removed entirely), and the rest become heroes. Do the following at the start of the haunt: The traitor ...
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Does drawing a card still end your movement after the haunt has begun?

Yes, your movement will always end after you enter a newly discovered room with a symbol in it. This does mean you can have some claustrophobic haunts, but it is the way the game is played.
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Does this still happen in Haunt 16 even if the traitor dies?

The house is still in danger of blowing up. The FAQ clarifies that the traitor still gets turns: A dead traitor can still move monsters, etc., during his turn. If this weren't true, the heroes ...
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Does drawing a card end your whole turn, or just prevent further movement?

You can take any other action, even though you're not allowed to move anymore. The keyword you are missing in the rules you quote is "can": You can perform actions (such as using an item or ...
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What are Death's stats for the “Chess with death” haunt in Betrayal at the House on the Hill?

I assume you're referring to Haunt 37, titled Checkmate As per the REVISED Traitor's Manual, Death has a Knowledge of 8 (and it cheats). It has no other stats, and cannot be attacked by any means. As ...
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Can a "hero" player voluntarily become a traitor?

No, a hero cannot become a traitor unless the rules of the scenario cause him to become one. Allowing that would be no different than allowing a traitor to simply declare "I am a hero". Now, ...
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Do the sides reveal their goals when the haunt begins?

When the haunt starts the new rules are only known by the side that they are for and not everyone. The traitor generally leaves the room to read the rules that apply to them and it will give them ...
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How do we determine which monster joins the game?

The monster and everything that happens once the haunt happens is determined in the traitors and survivors handbooks. The traitors handbook instructs you on which haunt to use based on how it is ...
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Does the Candle item work with It Is Meant To Be?

No, you cannot. Candle says: If you draw an event card, roll 1 additional die (maximum of 8 dice) for that event's trait rolls. (Emphasis mine) It Is Meant To Be says: You can choose instead ...
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Shall monsters reveal their traits

All information in the traitor's tome is for the traitor's eyes only. Generally, this includes monster stats as well. If the heroes are allowed to know it; then it would be written in their scenario ...
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Betrayal at House on the Hill, Haunt 42: can Explorers be used if they are killed by an event? (spoiler)

The Traitor's Tome says of the Traitor, which excludes a death due to an event.
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In Betrayal at House on the Hill, what happens when a player owns the Holy Symbol and turns into a vampire?

There are no rules dealing with this specific interaction, so we have to make conclusions based on the specifics of the rules that are there. By a literal reading of the rules, the traitor would be ...
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Can the Collapsed Room land you in the Mystic Elevator?

There are no special rules regarding the Mystic Elevator as a newly discovered room. So yes, Mystic Elevator is just like any other room and can be discovered from the Collapsed Room (or any other ...
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How do we determine which monster joins the game?

Monsters are never selected/chosen by a player. It is unclear if you mean Haunt selection. When the haunt is triggered; as a result of failing a haunt roll after finding an omen; look at the first 2 ...
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Betrayal at House on The Hill, 2nd Edition - Monsters

Once you fail a Haunt Roll (roll 6 dice, if you roll less than the number of Omens drawn so far, it is a fail), the haunt starts. Monsters will come into play by specific instructions once the Haunt ...
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Betrayal at the house on the hill movements/attacks

Monsters never automatically attack; they only attack based on the haunt-specific rules that traitor has. It’s possible for a specific haunt to have a rule such as what you are asking about, but it is ...
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Companions lost on death in same room as other explorers

The rules as written do seem to imply you have to leave the room and re-enter. However I agree with you that this is silly - the spirit of the rules as I read them is that the lost companion gloms on ...
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Do you have to draw an omen/event/item card as soon as you enter the room?

You are able to use items and other actions mid-move, but as soon as you discover a room, your movement immediately ends and you must draw an Event/Item/Omen card before you are able to take any other ...
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Bite Omen Card (and other similar cards)

It means that you get attacked following all the normal rules of an attack from a person or monster with a might of 4. The person to your right is simply taking the role of rolling the dice. So he ...
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How do traits work in Betrayal At House On The Hill?

Mechanically, "Gain 1 Sanity" means move up 1 position on your Sanity track; this may increase your actual Sanity statistic (how many dice you roll) by 0, 1, or 2 depending on your character and ...
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Betrayal at the house on the hill arsenal room and puzzlebox

I think that none of the three interpretations you present are likely to be the intended one. "The text on the room tile applies only to the item you have to draw when you discover the room": This ...
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Betrayal at house on the hill haunt #13 (Spoilers)

Disclaimer: I am going off of the first edition rules, as that is all I have access to. It's possible there are updates in the second edition for this haunt that I am not aware of. The traitor's ...
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Can monsters use the mystic slide

Yes, monsters can use any special room as they want.* From the rulebook: Like traitors, monsters can ignore all nondamaging room features. They can use the Coal Chute, Collapsed Room, Gallery, ...
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Using an omen card, can you kill yourself?

The text on the Mask omen 4+ roll reads "You can put on or take off the mask.", keyword here I think being "can". If you attempt the roll and get the 4+, read as written you can choose not to put the ...
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Betrayal at House on The Hill, 2nd Edition - Monsters

Monsters are a haunt related thing, and it will tell you exactly how and when they enter usually in the Traitor's Tome. A haunt is triggered when someone rolls less than the number of Omens that have ...
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