So we've done the interlude several times. Did Masquerade ball but scrapped the result and started the campaign over.
Have thus far done A Fat Goblin, Castle Daerion and encounter 1 of Death on the Wing.
The PCs have 3 xp each, I have 5. They only have one item "Lifedrain Scepter" but a decent stash of gold. I think 200+the scepter after 2 quests.
But I am just crushing them. I'm trying to maintain the spirit of the OL being an antagonist, not a story teller position... but it's exceedingly hard.
A lot of the problem seems to be that I'm doing a good job of choke pointing the poo out of them.
On Death on the Wing I parked a Master Giant on the "transition" between their entrance and the fire pit.
They weren't able to shoot him down on their first turn so I just pushed him up and started using sweep to basically stun lock their whole group. Then I put a few of them down and drew up several extra OL cards. Once they whittled him down on turn 3 I played ... blood frenzy...? and party wiped them w the giant having 1 hp left, attacking basically 3x in that round then keeling over dead.... with another giant right behind him to sustain the block.
I don't see this as any masterful tactics on my part, and I don't really see what they could have done due to LOS making it pretty much impossible to plink the guy (especially since he has reach). When I got to respawn him in a reinforcement wave we agreed to suspend the game. I don't know that I'll be able to get them to pick it back up unless I figure out a way to balance things out.
Do I just nerf myself and stop picking particularly "meta" monsters? Do I limit the amount of OL cards I can play a turn?
Sorry if this is a bit disjointed, long day at work
Edited by Magnum9, 18 August 2014 - 03:19 PM.