Dry-erase character boards and cards keep it simple and tidy.
9 asymmetric characters to try out.
Everyone is a good guy out to do the most good for the kingdom in the least amount of time. 20 glory to win, earned through quests and defeating monsters. As you gain glory, you earn abilities and gain coins to spend on gear.
You better be ready for a tense ending, for the more glory you earn, the harder it is to earn more. In the end you may need to take a risk on what would appear to be undefeatable lair monsters. Meanwhile, players have the option to risk their lives, which they might just exercise if they see you getting near to victory...