Death Path is not meant to be a complex game. But there are some decisions you may not be aware of.
There are 5 options to choose different paths in the game. When that occurs, your opponent is splitting your deck and placing a Path End and Hidden Path card in each of the two decks, or both cards in one deck.
This could cause you to get closer to escaping, or it may cause you to retrace your steps and start over.
Picking that first new path is relatively random.
But after that, a good memory will serve you well when it comes time to split again, and again, and again. It's very easy to forget and get lost inside the maze!
You must also decide to wait in the maze to ambush other Subjects, or just keep making your way through the Death Path.
On a further note, what weapons you choose to equip or not-equip will impact the combat greatly. Two of the same one-handed weapon will allow you to fight with both hands and even reroll dice. But one two-handed weapon has the potential to dish out more damage compared to one one-handed weapon.
It's meant to be a a quick, easy game that's fun. Every person who has played it has agreed with that sentiment so far.