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Is Igni and the fire effect meant to be as powerful as we are understanding it to be?

Igni is somewhat less powerful than you've calculated, but is still brutal against Katakans. Up front I'll say it: Fire effect damage is busted in this game, particularly against the katakan. Some ...
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How does the Blind-Fight feat interact with the Murky Eyed flaw?

Just a personal suggestion from me in GMing this. I think the rhythm of the combat is more important and the way the flaw and feat works together should not drag the pace down. Especially for online ...
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Why would anyone kill a dragon rather than subdue it in OD&D?

In OD&D, a dragon's breath weapon inflicts damage equal to its remaining hit points, and subdual "damage" doesn't reduce this. In the example scenario, had the fighters been striking to ...
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Why would anyone kill a dragon rather than subdue it in OD&D?

One issue is that the players may not know that subduing is an option. Generally at the outset players had much less access to the rules and books than we expect now. Of course, dragon subdual rules ...
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Why would anyone kill a dragon rather than subdue it in OD&D?

Several reasons spring to mind: In OD&D, fighters did a lot less damage than in more recent editions. The magic-users had the most killing power, but didn't have any spells suitable for subduing ...
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