Oh, how long has it been since I last posted… way too long. I got distracted by a failed D&D game, followed by a distaste for thinking about Dungeons & Dragons, followed by life. But I’m back, and here’s a topic that interests me greatly, because it impacts my own homemade RPG’s design: minions! You see, 4th Edition had this great(ish) idea, where it would take those enemies in 3rd Edition that you would kill in one hit (like 1st-level orcs or goblins) and build an entire mechanic around them! People love one-shotting things, so it’s a brilliant plan, right? I would say it’s not quite so clear cut as that.