thread: 2011-09-08 : Trad vs Indie: FIGHT! pt2

On 2011-09-29, Vincent wrote:

Fair mention! That's a source of real tension in that kind of play - when as GM you prep your favorite encounter, the one you're really excited to see through, for encounter 3, and encounters 1 and 2, contra your expectations, wipe the party out. What do you do? Do you fudge? Do you save your choice encounter for some future game that may never happen? Next time, do you plan outcomes for 1 and 2 and fudge to bring them about so the party hits 3 the way you expected them to? Or next time, do you lead with your favorite encounter? Do you under-prep subsequent encounters? Playing that kind of game means dealing with that question.


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