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Quadded Statblocks to Enable Variable-Difficulty Adventures in 5E/Fifth Edition and Pathfinder RPG

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Adventures are great.  But they're always limited.  "For 4th-Level PCs" will be pointlessly unusable for a 16th-level party.  "Designed for a Party of 10th-12th Level" will outright TPK a gaming group of sixth-level PCs.  And so on.

This work proposes a new way of adapting roleplaying game adventure content to a variety of challenge and difficulty levels.  This framework can be used to take an adventure, traditionally designed for an adventuring party of a certain level or narrow range of levels, and make it playable and enjoyable for a group of PCs of any level.

Although the nuts and bolts and language of this document have been constructed to correspond to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (PFRPG) system, this approach will work similarly for any roleplaying game system.  Mechanically, the adjustments that will have to be made will vary from RPG system to RPG system, but the general approach of “quadding” remains the same.

This approach is provided free of charge, for two reasons.  First, I genuinely feel that this is a useful, interesting alternative to other methods, and it’s worked really well for me over the decades as a GM myself.

Second, as a means of introducing GMs and players alike to the concept, since it’s used heavily throughout all Infinium Game Studio RPG products.


Quadded Statblocks is a pen-and-paper gaming concept that is used to power all games from Infinium Game Studio, including the upcoming Dark Obelisk: Berinncorte, a massive city-based adventure and the first component in an ongoing Adventure Path.

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August 11th, 2016
Cool concept. Not a lot of variety in CR, but I guess you'd have to have twenty statblocks instead of just 4 to really get perfect variety. It'd be neat to see more examples of monsters using this. [...]
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