My player just killed a boss that was supposed to take a lot of effort in 3 turns with random bullshit. I couldn’t be more proud.

    • @4ranoOP
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      3 months ago

      The fighter and barbarian got lucky with their rolls and took out a good chunk of healt and the bard blew up a steam engine that the monster was next to.

      • @Zonetrooper@lemmy.world
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        23 months ago

        This is exactly why single chunky bosses drive me nuts. I once watched a rogue annihilate a major chapter boss with a single opportunity attack and some very lucky rolls.

        • @tlf@feddit.de
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          Just an idea but couldn’t the DM stretch out a fight artificially? Not the first time this happens, that could make for an awesome story. In other fights after that though, just add xx extra hp if the fight only took 1 or 2 turns.

          It is a fine line but as a player I’d be fine with not steamrolling over every enemy my group encounters

          • @Zonetrooper@lemmy.world
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            23 months ago

            So, this is a bit of a “depending on the group & situation” thing.

            Fudging HP is definitely a thing DMs (myself included) do. However, with an experienced group who can get a sense for how much HP is typical for mobs at a given level, and if the amount of damage done is quite clearly far enough that he ought to be dead, it can be hard to add HP without “showing the finger on the scales” - at which point the illusion breaks and it becomes “un-fun”.

            • @tlf@feddit.de
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              23 months ago

              That’s a good point, i haven’t played long enough for that to be an issue.

  • @TheLameSauce@lemmy.world
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    93 months ago

    Meanwhile my players have been on The Galley of Death (a one shot being used as their session 1) for going on 3 sessions because they can’t agree on how to escape lol

  • @WarlordSdocy@lemmy.world
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    33 months ago

    This is why I usually will add some extra HP or have some more enemies show up during a boss fight if my players are taking it down too fast. Makes the fight more challenging and fun for them so it doesn’t feel like the cool boss fight was too easy.

  • @smeg@feddit.uk
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    13 months ago

    Three turns seems about average for a fight if they played well and got lucky with the dice (assuming this wasn’t some multi-healthbar thing?)