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Posted by: Erico on Jul 16, 2010 at 12:30:06 AM
A roleplaying mantra: Don't split the party.
It's been ingrained into our noggins for years; bad things happen when you break a team apart from a group of 4 or 6 people into two, or God forbid, three smaller squadrons. The popular media's full of examples why not to.
Hellboy and his boss get blindsided by old Mr. Clockwork Nazi in the first movie of his. Ihmotep grabs a pair of eyeballs from "Graverobbers R Us" in The Mummy. If I WATCHED horror movies (which I can't), I'd be able to quote more examples than I knew what to do with. It's just something you never do, period.
Of course, when you're sitting down to play a game of D&D, a lot of the same reasons apply, but you tack on a few more and remove the soundtrack mechanics. (Unless you have a DM who choreographs every moment of his...