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Prepping for the final battle with Tiamat and a bit surprised to see Tiamat's tail does piercing damage. I was expecting bludgeoning. (And I'm going to make it that).
I decided that the combined armies would start a great battle outside of the mountain range. They would be detected and all of that action would happen off screen.A big concern I have about running the final battle is how a large army is supposed to arrive near the Well of Dragons without being detected?
Sounds like a great idea. If you do this, could you post the NPC here, in case someone else wants to use that character in a game?I may even place a second enclave representative on the council. Someone more bestial and a little less on the ranger side of the faction - someone buddies with the Were-folk
Yeah, the council part seems to be there for groups like yours that enjoy politicking (which is great), but then they leave you dangling a bit at the end.First, I apologize for my poor English.
I am DMing Rise of Tiamat and we're about to play the last chapter. Players have struggled through the whole adventure to get the support of as many factions as possible. But in the end, it doesn't really matter at all. They don't get any bonus even though they got the support from all factions. I find it's quite stupid and, even worse, I feel I'm cheating my players: "you feel you've achieved something and you feel proud but... actually, who cares if you got Thay's support or not?"
Don’t forget about the matchup table they provide. You can reveal the utility of the allies by listing the various foes and have different allies step up to oppose them. Basically you’re going to have to create a battle planning scene that handles this. A “war council” perhaps, where the entire strategy is revealed and players can identify their part. Like Sloblock, i hated the idea that the PCs basically scurry around away from the main battle. Instead, the main forces enterec the caldera and acted as a distraction, battling all the foes, so the PCs could slip in and make their way to the temple to confront Severin and Tiamat. And really they have to see Tiamat appear even if she ends up getting swallowed back if the PCs beat Severin! Talk about robbing them of a finale!So I'm wondering if there's any way to reward my players for getting all those supports, any way to make their supports matter in the finl battle in a "crunchy way" and not just with flavour text.
Again, excuse my poor English pls