utsukushi wrote:But my second thought is that the other point to the smaller battles is that it helps the PCs ramp up for the big one. It gives them the chance to earn Possibilities, and most importantly, to cycle through cards and set their hands up better.
If they're regularly just knocking the mooks down in the first round, they're not giving themselves the chance to do that, and they're probably having a harder time of it when they get to the big fights later on.
This! I think I'm going to actually quote this to my players. So far they've been pretty lucky but also haven't encountered anything truly dangerous. Not "boss level" per se. The few times they have things have gone less well for them because they're not prepped. Many of them haven't clued in that "Attack" doesn't show up on the Drama Deck with nearly the same frequency as Interactions, so while the cleric is doing different things and reaping cards the others are "Fireball", "Shoot it" etc.