Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story

GM 101: Scaling the Challenge Rating for Different Player Types in Your RPG

February 17, 2021 Dwight and Jacob Scull Season 1 Episode 147
Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story
GM 101: Scaling the Challenge Rating for Different Player Types in Your RPG
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Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story
GM 101: Scaling the Challenge Rating for Different Player Types in Your RPG
Feb 17, 2021 Season 1 Episode 147
Dwight and Jacob Scull

Hey Storytellers,

In today's episode, we will cover how to scale the challenge rating of your encounters (up or down) depending on the players around your table.

 Check out our newest book - Human NPC's: 84 Complete NPC's for 5th edition to use in your RPG in minutes:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCKRZTM/

Check out our first book - 19 RPG Adventures for Game Masters to Run in any TTRPG: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NQ38H2K

Let's face it, if you have a min/max player and they are in their element (like killing one monster) then you need to move the challenge rating of that monster up (maybe 2 or 3 levels).

Or you have a player trying a new type of character and they aren't using half of their good abilities yet. Well, then you may need to move the challenge rating down for them.

Sometimes, you have both of these players (and others) at your table so what do you do?

Listen to find out.

Show Notes

Hey Storytellers,

In today's episode, we will cover how to scale the challenge rating of your encounters (up or down) depending on the players around your table.

 Check out our newest book - Human NPC's: 84 Complete NPC's for 5th edition to use in your RPG in minutes:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCKRZTM/

Check out our first book - 19 RPG Adventures for Game Masters to Run in any TTRPG: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NQ38H2K

Let's face it, if you have a min/max player and they are in their element (like killing one monster) then you need to move the challenge rating of that monster up (maybe 2 or 3 levels).

Or you have a player trying a new type of character and they aren't using half of their good abilities yet. Well, then you may need to move the challenge rating down for them.

Sometimes, you have both of these players (and others) at your table so what do you do?

Listen to find out.