I was talking about disguise self and enhance abilities :p

I am all for walking into difficult scenarios. We made the joke that the theme song for my campaigns should just be this constantly in the background

I like stress. Last session there was no fighting and at one point I just was playing something out and kept asking them "Do you do anything?" they saying it was like watching a movie and the drama was just brutal, they had no idea what was going to happen to any of the parties involved, including them. They had made some decisions based on very little info and hedged their bets the best they could before saying "ok....I do it".

I want people to use notes. I want them to talk to people. They have learned that if you take things at face value, you will most likely not be making the BEST decision. It isn't always a tricksy, but there is usually something more to gain by being thorough. In low level scenarios, where there almost no tools at a player's disposal you have to rely on simple scenarios or scenarios that are broken down into a series of sufficiently simple tasks that the outcome is probably achievable. At least for things where you would know that the players would most likely wish to narratively succeed as there isn't a material, impactful reward like a Cloak of Elvenkind at stake. It is there to give them a win while letting them be creative. Its why they're here.

The Shadow Druid arc would be the one where difficulty comes in. This is something Id write 1 hour before the session if I forgot to prep as it stands.

- I go into the library
- Ok, through the bookcase you see a large wooden chest
- Can i open it?
- Inside is a letter to Kagha from "evil overlord shadow druid" that explains he left important info at X marks the spot.
- Ok, I talk to kagha and tell her I found her letter
- uhm...that isn't an option. You feel like God is telling you to go to the swamp and deal with this arc later.

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