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accepted My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
Just saw your edit. The crazy thing is, the first encounter was actually just 2 players, the 3rd player was added in our second session.
Apr
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
Will do! I'm learning by the seat of my pants. I'm mostly just glad everyone is having fun in spite of my setbacks.
Apr
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
When they rolled their character we used the basic sheet and the single copy of the PHB I have, but then I used the character builder to make everyone a copy of their character sheet for their reference. It is really nice and helps ease us into all the more subtle calculations which are involved.
Apr
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
I kept trying to find in the module something about how many players it was expecting. My first thought was that it was expecting more than we had. I like the idea about scaling back based on the XP and not the monsters.
Apr
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
I'll definitely check out the rewrite. I keep reading about people complaining about PHB1 and the H1 campaign being poorly balanced, but we started things pretty quick so I haven't been able to do as much digging as I'd hope.
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comment My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?
@F.RandallFarmer I mentioned in the question that this is the first time doing table-top role-playing. My only expierience with D&D has been D&D online which isn't based on 4e (note question tags). There are only 3 character in the party - I thought that may be one of the reasons.
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asked My players almost die in my encounters every time. Does this mean my encounters are too hard?