Bob Cauthron wrote:

> > You are, of course, correct, but I didn't mean to pit the PCs against foes
> more
> > powerful than themselves. I meant that PCs with higher stats are more
> powerful,
> > and thus to balance things you have them face more powerful foes than
> those with
> > lower stats.
> >
> > Mathieu
> My apologies for misunderstanding your words. I believe I see part of
> your point, but the one statement above puzzles me. Is that not a form of
> escalation? Note that I agree with you about playing styles having an impact
> on what is done in a rpg campaign. It just seems that the "example" you have
> given is somwhat, but not wholly, indicative of escalation. Perhaps I am
> misunderstanding you yet again.

It is a form of escalation, but no more than that created when PCs continually
go up in levels. It's just about keeping the same balance regardless of current
PC power levels.