SkinnyOrc wrote:Hmm I can't find what this was called or what issue it was in. Googling "White Dwarf Tol Eressea" just gets a lot of hits about Tolkien. I guess the name was something like that but not thatDupont wrote:there was an adventure on an island called Tol Eressea it was a D&D adventure with a lot of clues like runes carved onto stones on hill tops and scraps of clues. I will try and find it and find out what it was called.I've thought the same, outnumbered by weaker enemies is great but you also sometimes you want the party taking on a single tough creature and it putting up a good fight. The creature having multiple attacks helps but if you have at least four characters they still probably get an outnumbering bonus. So the creature needs a decent SKILL advantage and OotP is weighted towards lower SKILL monsters. It only becomes worse as the characters gain weapon special skill, which are pretty cheap. There's a thread on this here, http://arion-games.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=737&p=5813#p5215.Dupont wrote:When running Warlock of Firetop Mountain recently I wished at times a few of the solo monsters were tougher, I get that in larger numbers the modifier turns the tide and that that makes the feel of the setting be about the forces of good being outnumbered but solo monsters fell too easily for my taste. In future I will definitely want to do that a bit more.
Ok Mission accepted - Today I will find the adventure ( I bet it's name is so far from what I was trying for its rediculous)
Will check that thread out when I've done it - Time to trawl through tons of PDFS