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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Hey guys. Honestly it's getting a bit too technical for me... I mean, we don't even have sports with time outs around here :unsure: (lol)... but I really appreciate all the help you're providing. Long story short I discussed the option of changing the recovery pace with my most experienced...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    The simple fact is I never considered there was a needed ratio between encounters and short/long rests. I just followed the narrative so if a session's length implied 5-6 nights comfortable enough to recover, bang, here we were with 5-6 long rests while our gaming style implies that in the same...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Wow I missed all the hindsight of the past days. Thanks all for the help and advice. It's true our main issues are that everyone in our group is new to DD5e and we're not used to encounters-heavy sessions. So I think I'll just give a go at changing the resting/recovery pace and see how it goes...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Yeah I'm confident things will be more fun once we adjust a couple of things. Since our group likes to explore, travel, interact and investigate, I'll probably give a try at changing the recovery rules. Believe it or not, but in a 6-8 hours session during which several days are usually played...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Ahahah, I hear you Oofta, but it was our very first fireball indoor and the player cunningly placed it so it would only hit bad guys. Since nothing in the rules states the fireball has to fit entirely in the room, he cunningly placed its center in a corner and there was nothing I could do once...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Thanks a lot for the quick replies. I think you guys nailed it: We're very far from 6-8 encounters in between rests. It's usually more like 1-2 :/ I lack the experience to wear the characters down and force them to develop strategies to save their strengths. On the other hand, when I think...
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    DM in trouble needs advice/help to balance encounters in his campaign.

    Hi all. So here's the situation: I'm a veteran RPG player (been playing for more than 30 years now) but I've been acting as a Game Master only recently, also discovering D&D 5th ed in the same time. To sum up, most of my experience comes from playing Warhammer RPG and Call of Cthulhu, and to...
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