How many players?

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How many players?

Postby Jason_Sunday » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:51 pm

How many player does the game support? Can you run a player and a gm game?
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Postby Iltsuger » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:11 pm

Sorry, the first one seems like an odd question to me. As many players as the GM can stand?

The second question is unclear.
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:37 am

Well DnD 4E is designed for a 5 pcs. 3E was designed for 4 pcs. More players could be add or subtracted by adjusting the rules. So I want to know how many players is the game designed for. If I wanted to GM and my son wanted to be a pc could he adventure by himself under the rules without adding npcs to fill the party out.
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Postby Ryngard » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:48 am

I'd assume it is "designed" for 4-5 players and a GM. The game itself is four characters in your party, so that would make sense.

That said, I've been DMing 1 or 2 person parties for 20 years. Its not that hard to do. You just have to have a grasp on the power creep of the monsters and have them balanced.

I doubt there will be a "you can't play unless you have 4 people" rule. :)
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Postby Krovikan » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:49 am

I have personally DM'd 1-6 in most games, and once all the players showed up for a session in one of my vampire campaigns and I had 11 players. Took a bit to do but we had a very fun day/night. Mind you vampire is more RP and less combat.
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Postby Steve Kenson » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:58 am

Dragon Age recommends a group of 3 to 5 players, plus the GM. Like most tabletop RPGs, it could be played with more or less, but fewer characters poses some difficulties in terms of available abilities, while more may be difficult for the GM to manage.
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Postby jaguar451 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:42 pm

Seems like it would it would be easier to have smaller parties in Dragon Age than D&D -- three base classes instead of the classic 4 (never a huge fan of Cleric as a class myself...)

Three players or two players and an NPC, and you've got the base set....

Fighter, Thief, Mage

three players, or two and an NPC (or a few hireling men-at-arms....)
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Postby Zapp » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:02 am

Yes, the answer "3 to 5" suggests the "classic" sweet-spot of having four players.

In contrast, the answer to this question for D&D 4E would have to be "4 to 6" - it is designed for 5 players, and most adventure guidelines put equal import to advice relating "one more" as to "one less" player.
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Postby Iltsuger » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:53 am

See, I always loved the Cleric, but I won't miss it :)
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Postby Krovikan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:04 am

Iltsuger wrote:See, I always loved the Cleric, but I won't miss it :)


Arcane Warrior + Spirit Healer (Class Mage) = Cleric

//This assuming that it has a similar structure to DA:O
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Postby jaguar451 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:34 am

Krovikan wrote:
Iltsuger wrote:See, I always loved the Cleric, but I won't miss it :)


Arcane Warrior + Spirit Healer (Class Mage) = Cleric

//This assuming that it has a similar structure to DA:O


Multi-classing? Or class + specialization/profession/???
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Postby Krovikan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:16 pm

jaguar451 wrote:
Krovikan wrote:
Iltsuger wrote:See, I always loved the Cleric, but I won't miss it :)


Arcane Warrior + Spirit Healer (Class Mage) = Cleric

//This assuming that it has a similar structure to DA:O


Multi-classing? Or class + specialization/profession/???


Well in DA:O you get a class with two specializations, Mage is the class Arcane Warrior and Spirit Healer are specialization for a Mage. This is taking a huge assumption about how closely they are to the game.
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