Monday, June 5, 2017

Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition - Where 8 = 9 by the designers of ⅓ and ⅙ challenge rating

Challenge RatingPower Level
³⁄₁₆
¼
¼
½
½¾
11
2³⁄₂
32
43
54
66
78

Remember that an odd level going up 3 levels is 3 times, but an even level going up 3 levels is ⁸⁄₃ times, not 3 times.

Thus, an odd level going down 3 level is ⅜ times, not ⅓, and an even level going down 3 levels is 3 times.

Why? Because going up 2 levels is 2 times is always true the same way a metallic dragon is always good.

And going up 6 levels would be 2 times 2 times 2 times which is 8 times in power.

Mistaken that going up 6 levels as going up 3 levels follow by going up three levels gives 3 times 3 times which is 9 times!

Thus
8=9 Math
Fractional
Challenge
Rating
8<9 Math
Fractional
Challenge
Rating
⅛ aka -5
³⁄₁₆ aka -4
¼ aka -3
¼⅜ aka -2
½ aka -1
½¾ aka 0


Why the sudden jump down from 1 to ½? Doubling of power = level gap of 2? Why not at level 1 to ½?

Here, we fixed that problem, and a few other (simple math) problems (designers failed to catch).

What's with the ⅒ challenge rating? Anyways, not many things fight such weak stuff. The only CR ⅒ monster is a bookworm that could only eat away your magic scrolls and spellbooks. Well, looks like somebody caught on and revise the challenge rating to ⅛. Check it out at d20pfsrd.com. Yet those ⅓ and ⅙ still looks wrong.

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