Since MetaCreator calculates the Showdown points value ("CV") for each figure for me, I wondered what things would look like if I tried balancing encounters by points value. So, just for fun:
- The party that I GM for most often (Gutz the Rogue, Nessime the Paladin, and The Warforged) has a current total CV of 238. Their commonest opponents are orcs or human soldiers.
- A soldier with leather and shortsword has a CV of 25, and an experienced soldier with chain and longsword has CV 37. A reasonable match if the town guard are after them is a squad of 8 soldiers with an experienced soldier in command.
- Ogres have CV 62, Orcs 42, and Orc Chieftains 118. So, barging into the orc chieftain’s lair while he communes with his pet ogre and five orc bodyguards is a fair fight.
- At the top of the food chain in terms of encounters is a liche (CV 192) with 4d10 zombie/skeleton guards (32-33 each); total CV of 320-984, average CV 517.
Do not boogie with the liche. He will mess you up.