I was thinking how I don't care about balance of group vs the bad guys.
Like, then what do I care about?
I just need to know it's possible--I just need to know that someone, somewhere, with some thinking and nothing but thinking could do it.
Not by knowing the rules, not by guessing right, not by rolling exactly the right thing, not by the raw elbow-grease of pixelbitching, not by guess-what-I'm-thinking-thinking--but like actually imagining the situation and really thinking it out. And that's enough.
Because if someone, somewhere could do it, you can.
If there's way a first level party could kill that T Rex--go ahead and put it in the adventure. That's balance. If it can be done by humans: put it in.
Allegedly there are GMs who won't give you the chance to puzzle it out and who won't agree with you about what's a good idea. When I meet one I'll start worrying.
Happy Valentine's Day.
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