|Matthew Smith Venture-Captain, West Virginia aka Marack|
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Andrew Roberts wrote:Yes. It seems bad that a party of (1) level 5 and (4) level 7 pregens should play up in Bonekeep 3.
7 x 4 + 5 = 3333 / 5 = 6.6
If I had this five player table, I would have run it with the lower subtier as there is no 4-player adjustment in Bonekeep 3.
I believe I was the GM at this table, and that is exactly the judgement call I made. There was no 4 player adjustment, they were all playing pregens, and had started playing Pathfinder that con. I will say that this was an awesome table and one of the most fun I had at the Gencon. They learned fast, and had great attitudes, and I never expected to laugh so much running Bonekeep.
The pregen characters were:
Through a combination of skill and dumb luck they made it through 5 of 8 rooms. (If you are familiar with the scenario, they turned right in the front room.) They read their character sheets, and used all the gear and abilities on them, and the ACG pregens are noticably better than the older ones. In one case, a player remembered how to deal with a hazard from D&D. In another case, a full attack from a bad guy that would have killed one of them rolled 1,1,1,2.
They played smart, used teamwork, and earned their success with a little luck. They paid attention to every resource on their character sheets. If they were experienced pathfinders, I might have turned up the time pressure a bit and that would have caused them to make more mistakes. If these guys came back with their own characters after a year of PFS, I know they would take the place apart.
The next room would have really taken a toll on them and the last encounter would absolutely have destroyed what was left.