Tycho's Tales

Low-level combat - Part 2

May 15, 2024 Season 1 Episode 11
Low-level combat - Part 2
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Tycho's Tales
Low-level combat - Part 2
May 15, 2024 Season 1 Episode 11

In part two of our discussion on how to make low-level combat more interesting, we talk about alternative ways to wrap up combat that don't involve the enemy NPCs being killed (such as fleeing or surrendering, or potentially ending combat narratively); why you usually shouldn't modify monster stats on the fly, even if things are going badly; and a bunch of ways to modify stats prior to combat, to keep things interesting for your players.

Where to find us:

  • Website: https://tychostales.com
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TychosTales
  • Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/tychostales.bsky.social
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/faQ4FWzB8c

When to hear us:

  • New episodes of Tycho's Tales are released every Tuesday at 5 pm GMT (or, for the Kiwis, every Wednesday at 6 am NZST).
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In part two of our discussion on how to make low-level combat more interesting, we talk about alternative ways to wrap up combat that don't involve the enemy NPCs being killed (such as fleeing or surrendering, or potentially ending combat narratively); why you usually shouldn't modify monster stats on the fly, even if things are going badly; and a bunch of ways to modify stats prior to combat, to keep things interesting for your players.

Where to find us:

  • Website: https://tychostales.com
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TychosTales
  • Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/tychostales.bsky.social
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/faQ4FWzB8c

When to hear us:

  • New episodes of Tycho's Tales are released every Tuesday at 5 pm GMT (or, for the Kiwis, every Wednesday at 6 am NZST).
Intro
Alternative ways to wrap up combat
Don't modify stats on the fly
But do modify beforehand!
Outro