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Old 12-30-2009, 08:11 AM   #15
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin
Default Re: Resolved,There is no point to statting up anything that is not a PC

Originally Posted by jeff_wilson View Post
"There is no point to statting up anything that is not a PC" - I'm seeing this opinion (with which I do not agree) expressed more frequently than previous here, and I would like to see if users can post informed reasons for having it when there are several rules like the long-established Allies and Enemies that require the opposite behavior.
I don't have the time to stat up every NPC, vehicle, or power. Don't know if that qualifies as an "informed reason" or not, but my prep time is spent on crafting plot elements, researching locations, and trying to figure out how to deal with the last curve ball the players threw at me. Statting up Joe the Bartender isn't a productive use of my time IMO.

I will produce several "stat lines" -- notes to guide the mechanical elements of NPCs which are intended to be significant. HP, a combat skill or two, or their resistance to a PC's favorite attack are likely to be all I write down.
Paul Chapman
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