(8/1/03 9:06 am)
Riu is way underrated|
My party hit the NBC last night, and got whupped. I had to pull punches _twice_ to avoid a TPK. Now, to be fair, they were being really uncommittal about the attack, open doors and then closing them, waiting around for their buffs to run out, and only then attacking... but still, Riu's mass buffs make him way more challenging than a CR5, when he's got a lot of mooks around to buff.
The Chimera, on the other hand, was a cakewalk. The party drove all the guards into the boardroom, to get buffed by Riu, leaving them to snipe at the Chimera from around the corner while it was chained. I got lucky and rolled 3 1's in a row for the breath weapon recharge, but even then they took out the Chimera with hardly any damage.