Yes, I used “Heroica” as a verb. 🙂
The Lava Dragon game can make a nice addition to Heroica. Here is a MOC to show its potential. Mostly the dragons, jumper tiles, and chains are needed, as are pieces for the potions. All told, this modification from getting parts off Brinklink could be done under $20.00 if one chooses not to add as many enemies to the board as shown.
I intend to add this and other “Heroica versions” to my game as soon as I can figure out layouts and mechanics for all of them.
Characters, features, and items of note (for my game anyway):
Chain-lift – Heroes must use the chain-lift to get to the top of the mountain. The rolls for using the chain-lift are as follows:
1 /sword/skull – Hero reaches the top but loses one health in accident.
2/skull – Mishap. Hero loses two health and falls off the chain lift. .
3/sword – Hero reaches the top.
Shield – Hero reaches the top.
Trans-red w/ red cap potion – Life Potion (different rules) – restores up to three health. Cost/Worth 4/2 Gold
Trans-blue 1×1 Brick with Blue Cap – Speed Potion. When potion is used, it adds up to four spaces to the movement die roll. Cost/Worth 5/3 Gold
Trans-yellow 1×1 Round Brick with Yellow Cap – Strength Potion. When potion is used, it defeats one enemy. Cost/Worth 6/4 Gold
Trans-orange 1×1 Brick with Orange Cap – Luck Potion. When potion is used, the hero gets one extra die roll for anything needed in a round, or can re-roll an unfortunate die roll. Cost/Worth 5/3 Gold
Trans-yellow cone with dark gray cap – Lava Dragon Potion. When a hero uses this potion, it turns the hero into a Lava Dragon for three full rounds. Being the lava dragon adds an additional 8 strength to the hero while the hero is transformed, and all movement and combat rolls are doubled. The rolls are as follows:
1 /sword/skull – Hero turns into lava dragon but loses one health.
2/skull – Mishap. Hero loses two health.
3/sword – Hero turns into lava dragon.
Shield – Hero turns into lava dragon
Norbit Dragon – Strength 2
Gray Dragon – Strength 3
Lava Dragon – Strength 8