The story begins with Star Breaker and Sora about to battle. Tomomo then interrupts the battle, saying that due to the rules of this world, it must be a dice battle. Tomomo then drags Sora, Star Breaker, and Marie Poppo into the game.
The character selected by default for this episode is Star Breaker. The match is played on the Tomomo's Abyss board, with the BattlefieldBattlefield Every 6 Chapters, all Bonus and Drop panels will become Encounter panels. This effect lasts for 3 Chapters. field event in effect. The opponents for this episode are Sora, Tomomo, and Marie Poppo (Mixed).
Episode 1 is not incredibly difficult. While large in size, the board, Tomomo's Abyss, is relatively easy to traverse from Home panel to home panel and provides an ample supply of Encounter panels for the player to use to gain wins. As a result of these board features, wins norma is advisable for either the player to use entirely, or at least to some extent if not using Star Breaker. The player can also easily bully Marie Poppo (Mixed), when the situation presents itself, as the encounter panels can lower her large health supply and her weak stats make her easy prey.
There is some amount of challenge, though, as the episode carries the innate difficulty of having an unsoftened Tomomo as an opponent, who will generally serve as the main rival for the player. Tomomo will likely easily eat up wild enemies on panels and will also target Poppo (Mixed) if she is in range. The player can take advantage of Tomomo strength if they are lucky, however, by letting her weaken enemies before then taking the KO for themselves. This strategy is particularly helpful for dealing with the Boss panel and receiving the 3 wins from it. If the boss deals enough damage to Tomomo, the player may also have the opportunity to KO her as well.