Beer & Dice
This is a sandbox campaign. It is also very different from 4th edition in that there are not preset balanced encounter areas. If you treat it like 4th edition or a computer game, you will quickly die. So here are some hints to help you along the way:
- Look before you leap. Don’t just go charging into encounters. If you think and approach carefully you may be able to make given encounters much easier. There is no cheating, so make things as easy as you can on yourself.
- Consider the greater environment. A fortified position isn’t just a string of encounters, one after the other. You may need to use stealth, deception, trickery, and hit and run tactics to defeat certain groups. There are several locations where if you just charge in all guns blazing, you will quickly be surrounded by reinforcements and killed.
- Just because you find an area, you might not be ready for it yet. Use your judgement, and check back with contacts you’ve made. Before you go somewhere new, make sure you can handle it, and if you run into resistance that is tougher than expected you might not be ready for a certain location yet. Retreat may be your best option, but don’t think running away means you won’t be chased.
- If you’re stuck, don’t ask me for help, ask the people you’ve met in the world to help you out. I can’t pass out tips because you’re stuck and have dumb looks on your faces. You need to give me a reason, or plausible way to provide guidance or assistance.