High Level Breakdown: Real or Fiction?

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Biggus Geekus Podcast
High Level Breakdown: Real or Fiction?

High Level Breakdown: Real or Fiction?

Episode 83 streamed live on April 12, 2022

The Outlands
Professor DM says dumb stuff https://youtu.be/6aO_sSCOo9w

Main Topic: High Level in Dungeons and Dragons (DnD)
Why do most games end before the highest levels?


-PC power levels too ridiculous?
-GM unable to manage the abilities of the PCs or create challenges for them?
-are the rules just broken? Just too much to keep track of
-outside influences
-too much effort
Who plays to max levels?

What makes high level “Hard” to play in DnD?
Tiers of play through the Editions

5e: https://makeaskillcheck.com/5e-tiers-of-play/and http://dmsworkshop.com/2021/09/10/dnd-101-tiers-levels/
4e: https://dnd4.fandom.com/wiki/Tier
3.x: RPG.net

What about the EPIC Level handbook?
2e or lower: no tiers of play, but there were level titles
Why does OSR seem to avoid it?
A Nod to SuperHero Games:
A Related Question (or two)

What is the highest level/longest lasting campaign you ever played and enjoyed? Which is more important: long lasting or reaching the pinnacle of levels/powers?

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