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MoonHunter Sayeth 20180511


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Attitudes and tactics to improve results in an adventure oriented games.

These are adapted from the guidelines used by several different militaries. They seem to work for people who put their lives on the line in real life, they should work for the characters in another life.

Goal: A single, unambiguous goal is the keystone of a successful adventure. Selection and maintenance of the goal is the master principle of adventuring. Do not get sidetracked or distracted. That is the sure fire way to fail.

Simplicity: Prepare clear, concise and uncomplicated plans to ensure thorough understanding. Simplicity contributes to successful adventures. Simple plans minimize misunderstanding and confusion

Cooperation: Cooperation entails the incorporation of teamwork and a sharing of dangers, burdens, risks, as well as opportunities. Everyone needs to equally contribute based on their skills, abilities, and gear.

Security: Provide as much protection to the group as possible. Security results from the measures taken to protect the group. Security enhances freedom of action by reducing vulnerability to hostile acts, influence or surprise. Knowledge and understanding of enemy strategy, tactics, doctrine and plans improve the detailed planning of adequate security measures. Note: Never permit the enemy to acquire unexpected advantage.

Focus of Effort: For every objective, seek the judicious exploitation of the party’s resources including manpower, material and time to achieve the objective. Use just enough of your resources to achieve your objective.

Position and strategy over force: This is focus of effort, but it is so important it needs to be restated. Place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power. Positional advantages and timing are the key. Exploit the enemy's issues. Effective maneuvering keeps the enemy off balance and protects the group.

Strike: Surprise the target by how, when, and by where you strike. Strike Fast. Strike Hard. Exit before the enemy can organize and strike back. Leave as little trace as you can.

Adapt: The ability to respond and change readily to meet new circumstances – comprises agility, responsiveness, resilience, acuity and adaptability.

Explore: Always know as much about the environment as you can. This can be done researching an areas, sturying maps, and by exploring the area (to see what has changed or moved in).

Sustainability: To sustain a force to generate the means by which its fighting power and freedom of action are maintained. Make sure you are properly equipped. Make sure you have extra resources. Be prepared for healing and recovery should it be needed.
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