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11th May 2019, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 11th May 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
As mid-session twists go, you could do a heck of a lot worse than "A bigger, much more immediate threat has appeared, making the crimes of the villain you've been targeting almost seem like small potatoes."

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ANW 11th May 2019, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
So the question is, do you go after the minion that is more dangerous, or the the boss who controls said minion?
Digo Dragon 11th May 2019, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Sounds like you aren't a classic murderhobo type player. The answer is obviously Both so that you maximize your Exp gains. ;)
ANW 11th May 2019, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
If you go after the minion, the boss gets away.
Go after the boss, the minion does more damage than what can be easily fixed.
Maybe innocent lives
Digo Dragon 11th May 2019, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
This is what AoE spells are made for. :3

(My old group once blew up a corner of the town market just to catch all the villains at once. Then they used healing spells to stabilize the bystanders that were caught in the blast. I said they were crazy. They countered that they were efficient. XD
Evilbob 13th May 2019, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
It's an age-old argument.

It sucks when the argument is engaged between you and the rest of the party as the only efficient one in said party and they insist on dragging your ass to the psychiatrist, "for your own good", to deal with your "pyromania" and "mental instability" issues though.
Malroth 11th May 2019, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
This is one reason i prefer Evil characters. Alpha Strike the Boss with extreme prejudice, then STEAL the minion with Intimidation, Bribery, Deception or outright Mind control. If the minion caused too much damage before this happened, turn him over to the authorities for political gain after cloning him.
Jennifer 11th May 2019, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
Since I mostly run session-by-session, my method is to have what looks like a simple dungeon crawl or easy challenge turn out to be worse.

"You chase the Ursa Minor into its cave. Behind it is its mother, a much larger Ursa Major..."
Guest 11th May 2019, 7:21 AM edit