It is true, it does require a bit of preparation. But then again, players also need to coordinate their buffing. So in a recent session I spontaneously added a black dragon because the party needed an interesting fight and this was withing Red Hand of Doom territory. Some roleplay, some talking, the party decides to start buffing. I tell them, five rounds! And during all this time I quickly did a black dragon, ran the fight, and felt good about it.
Then again, that’s like claiming that two evils make a good.
I know, I know.
But the majority in my group likes rules-heavy!
– AlexSchroeder 2008-01-31 20:57 UTC