General Scenario Game Play
Q: What are the dimensions of The Crimson Scales game box?
A: Length: 19.75 inches
Width: 12.25 inches
Height: 4.625 inches
Q: What is the recommended way to begin a new Crimson Scales Campaign?
A: When beginning a new Crimson Scales campaign, you should approach it as if you just opened the box
of Gloomhaven. You have not unlocked anything as of yet. You are now at Prosperity 1, with 0 Retired characters,
using Gloomhaven rules for Prosperity and Perks.
Q: What components will we use from Gloomhaven when playing Crimson Scales?
A: You will utilize many of the components that come with Gloomhaven, including, but not limited to: board
tiles, tokens, items, battle goals, base modifier attack modifier decks (0, +1, -1, +2, -2, 2x, Null, Curses, Blesses),
etc. Note that Crimson Scales does come with its own monster and player base attack modifier decks for color
consistency, but they are no different than those that come with Gloomhaven.
Q: If I wanted to play Gloomhaven characters in Crimson Scales, will I find them to be balanced and usable within
the Crimson Scales campaign?
A: Playing Gloomhaven characters within Crimson Scales should be no more unbalanced/broken than using
Gloomhaven characters in Gloomhaven. So yes, they can be used within the Crimson Scales campaign. In fact,
City and Road events do reference those characters when appropriate.
Q: Can you play Crimson Scales campaign in Solo mode? Are there any special rules for doing so?
A: Yes. There are no special rules to do so.
Q: How does Retirement work in Crimson Scales?
A: It follows all of the normal processes that occurred in Gloomhaven. You will have a Personal Quest, and once
you complete that personal quest, you will retire, adhering to all of the steps and processes that occur in
Q: Are there still rolling (cumulative) retirement perks in Crimson Scales?
Q: In the initial setup of the campaign, it states that you unlock envelope B (from Gloomhaven), but do not get its
initial bonus. Does this mean that when checking off Prosperity boxes, you are automatically awarded the first
10 (which is what it takes to unlock envelope B)?