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I'd like to mention two Core games I was involved with just a week or two ago, two with an odd connection - First Steps and then Confirmation...
The First Steps was run by a begining Judge - her first game (our 13 year old judge - with the next youngest person at the table was her mom - but that is another story). Mostly it was a lot of fun - except for the final fight, and the Mist was just a total pain. Didn't really change things and crippled both the bandits and the PCs. I'm not sure if it would have been much different in a non-Core game... But the judge found a great likely for Ledford and the lack of complex tactics for that character. So much so that she built a "look alike" for him and took it into the next Core game as a PC - so we played Confirmation with a Halfling Barbarian with a great ax named Ledford (the halfling, not the ax).
Anyway - second game was a lot of fun - and the final blow was glorious!
The PCs are rushing out of the cave to save the little halfling lady and shooting at the Big Bad. Ledford (from the back of the party) moves out of the cave up to the difficult area (the trees), and draws the potion of Feather Step (from the back pack). Next round he drinks the potion and moves up to 10' short of the stream. Then the third round he charges across - jumping the stream (I wasn't sure if he could charge and jump - but heck, rule of kewl and all that) right into combat with the BBE. Big Bad swings an AOO and misses "the Mustache with Feet". The little guy rolls his first (and only) nat "20" of the night, and just barely confirms the crit (thanks in part to the Bards singing). This, backed up with the damage from the missile fire (Force Missiles from the Evoker Wiz and arrows/bolts from the other players) and the BBE is down - dead.
So yeah, the male Halfling barbarian charged the monster and put him down with one Ax blow! Saving the female halfling bard.... fade to next scene (hay! the barbarian is run by a 13 year old girl! So clean up those thoughts you gamer geeks you!)
And thus the Big Bad from the old intro game killed the Big Bad from the second intro game...