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Matt_E wrote:I think that if you want to stress party diversity as an inherent good, then you need to design scenarios that exercise different skills in overcoming diverse challenges. One time, it may be the dandy with the social skills that saves Our Heroes by talking the guards out of arresting them. Another time, it may be the pencil-necked scribe who can read the riddle on the wall, and solve it to disarm the trap. Another time, it may be the one who actually learned to swim well and can hold her breath long enough to make it through the flooded passage into the hidden cave beyond...
...and, finally, sometimes by contrast that character who is the worst swimmer of the bunch, yet who has no choice, due to a twist of fate, will be the one who comes through in the clutch! Those triumphs can be the most delicious.
Beyond any concept of balance or diversity, that sort of adventure design gives different characters their personal moments to shine, which is sort of a holy grail of mine.
From my experience, this idea you mention of "the world is their oyster in total and everything is somehow metered to their level of power at whatever time they decide they want to explore some place or situation" comes directly from the way adventures are written for D&D, which is what I grew up on.
Icefield wrote: I have been trying to play to the strengths of the group as well as the weaknesses in what they have experienced, which has made them appreciate the robot rather than envy him.
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