D&D 4e is a wonderful refined combat-focused RPG but it scales poorly as levels increase. While many of the elements of 4e scale along a linear path, many powers and effects scale at a much greater rate resulting in large imbalances between PCs and the threats they face at higher levels. This makes it hard for dungeon masters to challenge PCs.
Mike Shea, guest writer here and head honcho of Sly Flourish, interviewed me about the recently completed paragon tier in my campaign. Mike has run a campaign all the way from level 1 to level 30 so he’s experienced with finishing all 3 tiers, and was interested in comparing our two experiences. We talk about top tips for running paragon, issues of plot, world-hopping, combat speed, character effectiveness, and more.
Last Wednesday I took a more detailed look at heroic tier multi-classing in 4th Edition D&D, which included a fully multi-classed character at 10th level becoming roughly 2/3 primary class and 1/3 secondary class. Quite a lot of discussion surfaced after last week’s post, but one interesting point was made that the power-swap feats feel […]