I've seen several threads on other sites lately about how one PC is stronger than another, and it is ruining the game for the other players. It got me thinking how we used to run mixed level parties. Sometimes a character would die, and they would start back at level 1, even if the others were level 5. So, my questions to all of you are:
- Have you ever run a mixed level campaign? If so, how did the players like it?
- Have you ever run a mixed level short adventure? Did the players like it?
- Have you ever run a same level campaign, but the power balance so consistent with a three or four level difference? If so, how did the players respond?
- Lastly, if you have run any of these things - how did you, as DM, like it? Why?