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Newbiespud 23rd Dec 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Artist: ChrisTheS

Combat in TRPGs sometimes feels like a zero-sum game. If the DM is having fun and being successful with it, the players are probably not having a lot of fun. If the players are having fun, the DM is probably being hampered.

Which is why I love, love, love minions. Plenty of targets for the players to feel good using their big crazy stuff on, without the DM feeling like all their tactical options are getting locked down.

...Except when the minions also apply debilitating status effects every round. Then we're back to "the DM's having fun but you aren't." It's a delicate balancing act.

Got the other half of this week's Tales of New Dunhaven for ya!
Session 12-2 - The Third Act Job, Part 2: Libsyn YouTube

And since there won't be an update until we're on the other side of it – Happy Holidays!

33 Comments:

BackSet 23rd Dec 2017, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
BackSet
First! Haha!
Adser 23rd Dec 2017, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
Hey Spud, you may have forgotten to close that first link.
Digo Dragon 23rd Dec 2017, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Probably got caught in Twi's teleport. ;)
Newbiespud 23rd Dec 2017, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Why did I put an equals sign in the close bracket...? Muscle memory, I guess.
Twilight Sparkle 23rd Dec 2017, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
From all of us at Equestria, Have a happy Hearth's Warming
Mykin 23rd Dec 2017, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
Happy Hearth's Warming to you too and everyone else!
Tempest_Fennac 23rd Dec 2017, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
As both a player or a DM I find combat isn't fun if it's 1-sided eitherway regardless of which side I'm on (I was running one 3.5 D&D game for a friend which went from the 2 characters we were using getting obliterated constantly to rolling over most allegedly CR-appropriate fights once we upgraded our stats and started using 2 characters each despite the party hardly being optimised, which was annoying due to fights lacking any sort of challenge at that point).
The Old One 23rd Dec 2017, 9: