For the past few months, I’ve joined a weekly 5E Dungeons & Dragons game at my local game store - Better World Books. This campaign has irregular attendance; we fluctuate between 5 and 10 players (including the GM). A few weeks ago, we had 10 players and 4 others interested in playing for the first time.
Procedure of the Game Store Game
The following procedure has emerged:
- Kick in the door
- Defeat the monsters
- Loot the bodies
- Interstitial role-playing
- Goto line step 1
Splitting the Party
I talked with the GM to see if we might want to split the table. It looks like we could support two different tables most weeks.
With unpredictable attendance, the following artificial constraint may be helpful:
By the end of the session the characters must be back in the city
This was mentioned in Dreams in the Lich House.