|John Compton Organized Play Lead Developer|
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There are at least two philosophies of featuring a special character or location in scenarios.
1) Continually increase the level range of subsequent adventures so that a specific character can experience each of the adventures sequentially over the course of several seasons.
2) Present adventures in a variety of level ranges without following an ascending level progression.
Model 1 sure is nice for those who want to experience the entire story, and that's most appropriate when there's a very linear story to follow. From a design perspective, it makes it difficult to "backtrack" in levels, even when a lower tier is the better fit for the subject matter; if it isn't constantly increasing in level, some see that as denying individual characters that chance to play every one of those adventures.
Model 2's quite handy when there's not a precise, linear storyline or path through a site. In the case of Salvation's End we're looking at an adventure site that we hope to feature for years to come with new material appealing to a wide level range. That means you'll see some higher level scenarios set there in the future, and after those, we might include another Tier 1–4 because it's the best choice for the subject material, schedule, or both.
|Thurston Hillman Starfinder Society Developer|