Prior to heading out to the place of great evil, we quite sensibly tried to find out as much as possible about where we were going. We managed to accumulate a fair bit of information, albeit of uncertain reliability, through some good Gather Information checks. We then were able to work see the evil at work in the graveyard we entered, as some magic tried to chill us to our bones before we had barely started our adventure. That was accomplished with a decent Spot check, as was finding the key to the main entrance. We were doing pretty well so far.
Then came our first battle, right on the door step. With confidence flowing through our systems after all of our skill checks, it was almost natural that the Rogue, performing the very first attack of the campain, nearly managed to gouge one of his own eyeballs out, after rolling a natural 1.
Luckily, the battle went a bit better after that, with only the Paladin in danger of losing his life. Phew.