After years of playing together, my old group and I had gotten somewhat lackadaisical in our fighting encounters. Our GM was working hard to make sure that the epic level characters we were playing got a workout, and she was getting more and more inventive and throwing harder and harder creatures at us.
However, it seemed that we were skilled at finding inventive ways to make encounters end quickly - and in our favor.
One such instance involved the rescue of a poor minor noblewoman who had been taken captive by a circle of high-level Mages. The idea was that we would have to track down the Mages, engate in a massive battle with…Read more