Josh Gentry - Author, Minister in Training
Which suggests that the number of encounters per level in A5e is SIGNFICANTLY lower, often taking just 5-8 encounters to gain a level.
If you look at the sweet spot levels of 3-11, the average encounter per levelup is right around 8 (7.93)
Yes exactly! We know that the numbers are lower, but it is unclear to me why they are lower. Or really, SO MUCH LOWER.
Like "mega dungeons aren't possible past level 11 in 5e because a character-level's worth of encounters does not begin to sufficiently challenge the party's daily resources" lower.
Even the observation that A5E observes that player characters can actually face harder challenges than those suggested by the O5e system is not enough to make sense of this. That would explain a 7.5% difference, not a 75% difference.
I'm honestly just so confused.