One of the things that came up as we were preparing for our next campaign was attack powers that target 4+ creatures take longer to resolve than we'd like.

The goal I've set is a houserule that can permit powers that are targeting

One idea I've been toying with is the following:

Using the average/lowest/highest stat defense among the targets in the area, make the attack against that.

Then another dice is rolled to determine how many targets are actually hit, using a dice that most closely approximates how many are there (example, there are 4 creatures, roll a d4.; there are 7 creatures, roll a d8)

Depending on the outcome of the d20 roll, the player will roll additional dx dice and take the highest number shown. (Or roll another and take the lowest number shown)

Affected targets are chosen by DM in order of lowest defense to highest.

An example of this in action:

I've only just begun playing with this idea but it is something I would like to try out.

The goal I've set is a houserule that can permit powers that are targeting

**4 or more creatures**for damage to be**resolved with a single d20 roll**.One idea I've been toying with is the following:

Using the average/lowest/highest stat defense among the targets in the area, make the attack against that.

Then another dice is rolled to determine how many targets are actually hit, using a dice that most closely approximates how many are there (example, there are 4 creatures, roll a d4.; there are 7 creatures, roll a d8)

Depending on the outcome of the d20 roll, the player will roll additional dx dice and take the highest number shown. (Or roll another and take the lowest number shown)

Affected targets are chosen by DM in order of lowest defense to highest.

An example of this in action:

*The wizard uses a burst power that targets Reflex. There are 5 enemies inside the power's area.**The targets have Reflex defenses between 14 and 16.**The d20 roll is made to determine the number of targets hit by the attack.**Result of 12: Roll 2d6 and take the lowest number shown.**Result of 15: Roll 1d6 and take the number shown.**Result of 18: Roll 2d6 and take the highest number shown.*I've only just begun playing with this idea but it is something I would like to try out.

**Any feedback, suggestions, ideas, etc would be greatly appreciated.**