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I want to ask a question about a party. I'm GMing and I want to know if a campaign a particular set of characters would be too hard to run: we are only 4 people (so 3 PCs) and they all want to be a support class. I want to know how to deal with that (so Asking what challenges to use in my adventures, for example). Can I ask a question like this?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you provide more detail, especially what you mean by "work" and "too hard"? \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Mar 22 '14 at 17:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sure, wait a second while I edit. \$\endgroup\$ – olinarr Mar 22 '14 at 17:38
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I'd say so, but you're going to want to be as specific as you can be. Things like:

  1. What classes specifically are they using?
  2. What problems are you expecting that to cause?
  3. What adjustments, if any, have you already made?

If it's just a vague concern about unspecified classes, it's pretty hard to answer. If it's a specific concern about specific classes, someone can probably answer how to mitigate that.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ As an addition to this answer, asking a vague 'what challenges can I use' as a general open question probably wouldn't be OK, but giving party details and offering a specific challenge for people to critique would \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Mar 23 '14 at 11:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, you would need to define success criteria. Some GM's consider a 50% casualty rate acceptable, others wouldn't dream of it. \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Mar 24 '14 at 21:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't know - "will this work," "is this too hard," all signs that someone needs to figure out how to ask a not purely opinion question. Technically yes, questions about a given party's strengths and flaws or combat efficiency are OK but not when stated in this way without clear requirements. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Apr 1 '14 at 12:28

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