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Old 07-29-2014, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Umbaglo View Post
I like doing these analysis just because I'd like to make sure there isn't OBVIOUS trap choices.
Exactly. I've almost never had a game ruined by purposeful exploitation of these mechanics. I HAVE had games ruined by non-obvious trap choices (3e Monk) or non-obvious broken choices ("oh, I'll take this and this and... By the gods! What horror have I wrought?") so I like poking at systems and looking for guards against those problems.

Concentration and bonus actions are both great guards, as are advantage/disadvantage and limited scaling.
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