So I had a group together yesterday. It was three of us including the DM as a player and we got slaughtered on the first encounter from the red box. I don't think we did anything wrong. We were all level 1 and could barely scratch the monsters. I don't understand how anyone is supposed to survive when they have a +5 and +6 (or 7) to damage. That makes no sense.
So I thought I'd ask; did we do something wrong?