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Chapter 1: Gamemastery Basics / Adventure Design / Adventure Recipes / Threats

Devastation

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 43
The opposition wants to destroy or lay waste to a place, person, institution, ideal, or group.
  • Show the effects of destruction on people and places, especially those the PCs hold dear. Show them desperate, devoid of resources, and psychologically changed.
  • Make enemies hard to reason with and overwhelming in number. In battle, they want not just to win, but to kill, maim, or devour.
  • Contrast devastation with forces of preservation and order.
  • When the PCs make progress, show the slow recovery from devastation.
Foes chromatic dragons, demons, orcs