Mike Shea, guest writer here and head honcho of Sly Flourish, interviewed me about the recently completed paragon tier in my campaign. Mike has run a campaign all the way from level 1 to level 30 so he’s experienced with finishing all 3 tiers, and was interested in comparing our two experiences. We talk about top tips for running paragon, issues of plot, world-hopping, combat speed, character effectiveness, the 5×5 method in actual play, and more.
This is an informal chat between two DMs, talking about our games. Hopefully you can take some of our lessons and apply them to your own campaign. For a similar look at heroic tier, be sure to take a look at my wrap-up of those levels. For the paragon finale itself, I discuss it in The 5×5 Dungeon: The Temple of Elemental Evil.
Lessons from the Paragon Tier (50 minutes, 46 MB)