- Place six towers and six walls in the center of the board.
- Find 5 Goblin tokens, 3 Orc tokens, and 2 Troll tokens. Return the other tokens to the box.
- Shuffle the tokens and place them facedown next to the board.
- Roll the die. Ignoring the Forest ring, place a random token face-up on the outermost ring of that die's wedge,
pointing the highest number corner towards the center (its hit points).
- If the wedge is full, re-roll the die and try again.
- Create a shuffled deck of only Swordsman, Knight, Archer, Hero, and Barbarian cards. Return the other cards to the box.