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I want to run a single player through a BRP system for the first time but I'm unsure of how lethal it will be. The setting is a standard high fantasy affair, magic, swords, mythic beasts, and I want them to go explore the lands and quest for gold and glory. My concern is if I should buff the character at the outset, and if so, how much? I lean a bit more to the simulationist side of things when I game, so I don't like to pull punches or design unrealistic encounters, like caves with a single guard. I like to see how things would work out, as opposed to letting things work out as I forese
How do you balance magic-users in your campaigns? In the big gold book they are not balanced at all. You either know Magic (I'm speaking about the specific power-type) or you don't. This is not a problem if all players are assumed to know magic or if they are supposed to learn magic during play, but if one player wants to be a mage and the others don't, BRP doesn't really offer any way to justify the difference. Ok, it says that only characters with high enough Power score can learn Sorcery (the other power type), but that is boring in my opinion. Differences in Power already dictate how good