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  1. Tips to DMing Large Parties, Part 3

    Examples of Good Encounters
    Given the vague nature of the last post, I felt it relevant to include some examples here of encounters that work for large parties.

    The Party: Rogue/Swashbuckler/Invisible Blade, Barbarian, Paladin, Druid, Sorcerer

    Play Styles: The rogue is a halfling with a low STR, thus focusing exclusively on ranged sneak attack with a large amount of daggers and feats to make it happen almost every attack. Barbarian is straight-up big damage bruiser, ...
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  2. Tips to DMing Large Parties, Part 2

    Building Combat Encounters
    Seasoned GMs know well enough that listed Challenge Ratings for monsters tend to be a very vague indication of just how "challenging" a particular trap/encounter will actually be for a party. This breaks down even moreso with large parties. Quite often what might be appropriate for a 4-person party will be only slightly easier for a 5-person party, but a complete cake walk for a 6-person party. On the flip side of that coin, a 6-person party can often ...
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  3. Tips to DMing Large Parties, Part 1

    In my long career as a GM, I have had a number of people praise me as both a good and fair GM, as well as one who handles large parties (5+ players) with ease. Since parties of size present some unique challenges for GMs of all skill levels, I figured it would make sense to include some of my general tips and thoughts on making these situations as painless as possible for you, the GM.

    General Roleplaying
    Roleplaying encounters should be much easier in large groups. In these ...
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  4. A Newcomer's Guide to The Tangled Web

    Welcome to the Tangled Web! You are joining a large community of gamers quite literally as diverse as the world is large. We have members of all ages, playing all kinds of games, and literally living all over the globe. So regardless of who you are, where you live, and what kind of game you like you play--you are in good company. For starters, you're going to want to Register if you haven't already done so. You can read and access many areas of the forum without an account, but to really participate ...
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  5. PF Hexblade

    Hexblade

    In converting the hexblade I did an almost complete rewrite of the original class, simply because by the time the Complete series of 3.5 books was finished, the class was incredibly underpowered. The flavour was still there and wanted to keep that, so changed up the key ability of the hexblade curse (CON now) and the uses per day to be more on par with other classes.

    Also changed the hexblade to a spontaneous spellcaster, but have not yet worked on narrowing ...

    Updated 07-23-2012 at 01:40 AM by Aerthos

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