|Janice Piette Venture-Agent, Ohio—Columbus aka Cirithiel|
Janice Piette wrote:Glen Shackleton wrote:
I had a conversation with one of my players because I couldn’t fully understand the upset over this. We have never really used a lot of modules or APs locally for game days or conventions and I like the new style of chronicles personally (minus the errors). I do see from others here that there are some areas where this could cause some scheduling issues, but that is not my own experience.
He explained that the people it hurts the most are those (like him) who play online and prefer to “burn through” a few one hour runnings of the low level modules so they can start their characters at 3rd level.
No, you and your player are wrong. Why would you ask a random person why people are upset instead of reading what people here are saying they are upset about??
The people this is hurting are those that want something “special” to put on the schedule at conventions or occasional game days to draw in players for our events. This thread is filled with Venture Critters saying “This hurts my scheduling.”
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I asked this player because he has logged hundreds of hours as a player and GM online. He was not a “random person”. You skipped the part where I said that I understand others are pointing out a separate issue of scheduling.
But thanks for letting me know my opinion is wrong. That is sure to win folks over to your cause.
The Emerald Spire example was a separate post where I was pointing out that it was a little easier to make chronicles for. I was not claiming it was being abused in online play. In fact I don’t mind if others play how they like. I think the point stands that we have to be careful not to over-reward modules (especially replayable ones) out of proportion to the 12-15 hours it normally takes to go up a level via scenarios.
More play options is a good thing. I don’t blame them for proceeding with caution. Seen a lot of abusive stuff in my involvement since Season Zero. Your experience may well be different.
And I stand by my point. If you wanted to know why people (on this thread) are disappointed/upset, you need to ask the people on this thread. Your friend, no matter their qualifications, does not speak for *me.*