This is the fourth date slip, IIRC. I think the original release date was in July, and it's been slipping since. I pre-ordered as soon as I heard about, with one-day shipping no less (gotta love that Amazon Prime!).Are you sure it hasn't been Sept 10th all along? Someone in one of the boardgamegeek forums indicated that Wizards ships to FLGSs first and delays the shipment to mass market stores a bit.
This makes sense both from a strategy point of view (i.e. supporting the FLGS that promote the hobby) and from a logistics point of view (i.e. there are only so many boxes on the first boat, so someone has to be first).
Copies of Ravenloft are in FLGSs now. People who want to pay the extra 10-20 bucks to have it first can go pick it up. Personally, I can wait a couple of weeks to save a few bucks.
Does anyone know where I can find reviews?
The second session may be a bit "iffy" if we won because some of us, like 3 out of 5, and maybe a 4th, interpretted the rules so that the dead mage moved into the escape staircase during his hero phase, thanks to the encounter card. Then the rest of the party escaped alive, (after two others had to use the healing surges) and brought my body back to town for resurrection. Perhaps a specific rule covers the situation but the game was too new for even the owner who'd previously played a 2 player game to know and for the 3 or 4 of us the shenanigans of rules lawyering was a moral victory at the least.
The card I drew was not drawn during the hero phase. I don't remember the specifics but it was quite clear that when dead I could choose which ever tile I wanted to move to during my next hero phase and by that time the escape tile was on the board so I escaped. Dead, but that did not matter