Hi all, new here. I recently found out about Blue Rose and I've been infatuated with the game ever since, reading everything and anything on the game I can find all day, and I've seen a lot of people discussing the difficulty of the game, particularly Shadows of Tanglewood for a group of level 1 characters.
The group I'll be narrating soon will either be a group of 3 or 4, including myself. Meaning only 2 or 3 player characters. That raises a small concern as I'm afraid it may be difficult to balance combat encounters around such a small group. I was wondering if you guys had any tips for how to keep encounters balanced around a smaller group? I've read about how not every combat encounter has to end with the absolute death of every enemy, and that's a bit of advice I already plan on taking into account when playing the game, especially as even though I mentioned Shadows of Tanglewood earlier, I've actually come up with an idea for a short story involving bandits for out first play session that I think will really grab this group.
Any advice you guys have would be really greatly appreciated, even if it's not about this but about narrating the game in general!
Oh, and I do have one other unrelated question. Does Blue Rose have any mechanic similar to attacks of opportunity? I haven't seen it in the core book, but I might have missed. This group is coming from DnD5e (where one of my soon to be players is actually our DM) and I plan to use the battle mat rules in the BR book, as that's my preference, so I thought I should double check about attacks of opportunity or similar mechanics.