Honorable Battle-Brother wrote:
Cool story, bro. Same time and place next week? My electroencephalon should be done by then.
I assume my anti-antipodean bretheren are optimized for spells and the goblin is optimized for stealth. So it seems entirely appropriate to me that it should be a coin flip for an optimized same CR opponent. Coin flip on initiative, coin flip that whoever goes first is successful. It's going to be worse than a coin flip if it puts an unoptimized ability against an optimized same level defense, and it's going to be better than a coin flip if it puts an optimized attack against an unoptimized same level defense.
For spells this is balanced by limitations on save or lose (Hold Monster gives additional saves and you have to move into position to do a CdG, doesn't work on many creatures at all) or maximal effect (I took maximum damage from 5th level Mind Thrust, ok, it's maybe like getting hit by a heavy weapon that beat my AC, not unfair).
I just don't see that problem that in a 4 party level 13 vs. single CR 13 that the CR 13 creature has a really good chance to seriously hurt or hinder one enemy before getting mobbed by the other three. If it survives to take an action.
Now do the Necrovite's saves vs. optimized PC abilities.
Dean HS Jones wrote:
Does Starfinder resurrection still have a time limit? We aren't exactly fresh, you know.