I've read the GM threads for the first book and the last, I have a bit of a concern that I hope some of you can help me with.
I love the AP, but I find the total length of time that it takes the PC's to go from level 1-20 - three months - to be somewhat unrealistic. I can't buy that a level 1 wizard goes from casting magic missile to casting wish during a single season - no matter how busy he might be... This applies equally to all classes - a swordsman going from a novice (as in, level 1) to a master of the blade (level 20) just breaks my immersion a wee bit. Note that this is not unique to Agents of Edgewatch! A few AP's have a very, very short amount of time wherein the PC's become master of their craft.
So the question is this - how can I extend AoE to last for longer than a few months? It's highly dependent on the festival, correct? The side commentary on page 3 of Book 1 suggests that the time is flexible, I'm sort of at a loss how to make it last a year (or maybe two?). For the record, my players do love their downtime - so this is another reason why I'm looking for suggestions as to how to stretch out the narrative.
Thanks in advance for any help/commentary!