About that FF chart if you go to the DMG chart where it says what level for the xp of the monster you'll see some that don't fit from the original MM but there are ones from that book which listed the level and were placed incorrectly. Its easily fixable by following this guideline but you can't use the rolls straight out of the book. Some people don't even use scaling (Heck, I don't). I believe the players should "scale" their way out of there if its too big. "But what about the paladins, Gene? What about the paladins?" Hey! Here is the world's tiniest violin playing for the paladins. What can I tell ya? Learn to manage your healing potions.... ....FIGHTER!