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My Questions for 4th Ed Players

   Posted by: Avaril    in RPG

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m running my first 4e game soon.  I’m not 100% sold on it, just like I’m not 100% sold on 3.5.  But, I do have some serious questions I need to ask before I go forward.

  • How hard is it for a character to die in 4e?  To me, with all the checks and healing surges, it seems nearly impossible.  That seems to really rob the game of any sense of danger.
  • Do the limited number of ‘paths’ make it difficult to truly ‘customize’ a character?  (i.e. do all Fighters feel alike?)
  • Are the number of given options in combat overwhelming or freeing compared to 5th ed?  Do they eventually get tedious?
  • Do the healing surges, in practice, really mean that you’re never carrying around any damage?
  • Is there anything I should know about the learning curve?  Any beginner’s mistakes I need to look out for?

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