I am really confused about the intended mechanics of the Pit Hazard.
As far as I can see Two things happen when you draw The Pit Hazard Encounter Card:
- Attack each Hero on the active Hero's tile.
There are clear rules on the card on how to resolve the effects of this, which involve moving the Hero to the Pit card and having them roll at the start of their Hero Phase to escape and return to the Pit's tile.
- Place the Pit token on the active Hero's tile.
Unfortunately the text on this token is less than clear. It states "Any hero on this hazard's tile falls into a deep pit and cannot move. Escape: Roll 10+".
It does not say when to check whether a Hero is on the token's tile. When they move onto the tile? When they begin or end their Hero Phase? The lack of timing would suggest that it is in effect whenever you are on the tile. The problem with that is that is would then be inescapable; if you are on the tile you can't move and there is no provision on the token to get off the tile.
It also does not say when to roll for escape and more importantly it doesn't state what you accomplish by escaping. To escape the token's effect you would have to get off of the token's tile but there is nothing to indicate how you would do that.
Am I missing something?
As I see it right now, changing the token's text to "Any Hero that enter's this hazard's tile or begins his or her Hero Phase there cannot move until they escape the pit. Instead of attacking, the Hero can attempt to escape the pit. Escape the pit: Roll 10+." is the best way to address the issue. If you incorporate the Immobilized condition from CR you could simplify the wording a bit by applying that and then removing it with a roll of 10+.