May 14, 2021

Tactics


This episode I'm joined by Kyle, a.k.a. @Kibidiko, and we talk all things tactical. Broadly, the episode is split down between tactics for PCs and NPCs. To start, we talk about how PCs can work together, and by using little known options and combinations, can increase their chances of survival. D&D sometimes exists in this dissonant state of combat being extremely tactical, yet the PCs don't operate as a tight, effective team. There's some food for thought in this one about how this can be improved.

The second half of the episode is all about tactics for the DM, everything from how to effectively play "conscious" creatures, utilising the environment, and the consequences of a fight to the death. Kyle eloquently puts it when he states "not everything has to be a brawl", and we provide anecdotes and examples of how combat can end without bloodshed. 

  • 01:54 - To flank or not to flank, that is the question - the tactics of PCs
  • 09:28 - The wood for the trees - missing strategy by focusing on tactics
  • 15:21 - Advantageous character tactics - using feats, alternative rules, and combinations
  • 25:21 - Over and underrated spells
  • 34:51 - The monsters can know what they're doing - strategies and tactics for combatants and encounters
  • 51:32 - Tactics of intelligent creatures

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Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod
Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod

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