I made much better progress as soon as I switched to Construct 2. I think I am going to ignore what I was planning and follow more closly to my minable mario idea. However my wife had the last couple of days off and I am now playing alot of Haven and Hearth. Also Construct 2 is designed for HTML 5 games so I'm not sure how to export quite yet as I plan to experiment with it, so I don't have an update to post at this time.
But here is Screenshot: