As a #dnd DM, how do you make exploration fun and interesting? As a player, what is the best way to handle exploration? And, come to think of it, what is exploration anyway?! @shawnmerwin and @Alphastream talk about it here: https://t.co/XbeKTjax97
— Down with D&D (@downwithdnd) August 7, 2020
There are players who will abuse their DMs. They will take a called shot to blind something, and if that works, will do it every time for ever, and won’t stop until the DM quits.
— Alphastream – Staying At Home (@Alphastream) August 7, 2020
For me, it’s because monsters are assigned a Challenge Rating based on the amount of damage they’re expected to do over a series of rounds, and those expected rounds are calculated based on hp, AC, etc. If you make it possible to change those numbers, then the math goes poof. And yes, for some players D&D is about finding the most efficient way to kill monsters. For other players it's about creating the most fun stories while killing monsters inefficiently. So part of "exploration" can be "let's find out how to do this based on this situation."
— Shawn Merwin, dreaming of the frigid cold (@shawnmerwin) August 7, 2020