AP slot planning for cons


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We have a few game days and events coming up, and I am just trying to get a feel for how AP's (esp Aeon Throne) could be slotted in.

Can you achieve an AP chapter (book) in a respectable manner over a 0900-1730 day (two 5 hour sessions), or is that pushing a point?


My group has been doing monthly 1-day APs, but playing them in a loud environment (like a store, in our case, but a convention would also apply) proved to be challenging.

After doing AP 1 like that we moved our game to a private home and this has proven easier.

As for the content, if you strip out most of the RP and have a party that knows what they're doing (and are unlikely to get messed up from normal encounters), you can do the APs in 8-11 hours, I think.

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But.... but... the RP is the best part! Aeon Throne is too delicious to rush.


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Our home group has been unable to run the AP books in less than 18 hours. We’re playing in a private home, optimized for gaming (quiet, with a huge magnetic dry-erase board for tracking initiative and tacking up pictures) with the same group (who I’d like to think know the rules as well as could be expected and know each other’s characters well enough to coordinate roles). Having said that, however, I was able to play in and complete Incident at Absalom Station during the banquet at PaizoCon. The GM had to keep us on task and some parts had to be rushed, but we got it all in and I didn’t feel we skimped on the role play.


Cheers :)

Seems like the go is 2 'days' per book then, probably not great for a con...!


My group managed to do all 3 parts of aeon throne in like 10 to 12 hours per book.

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I have run each book of Dead Suns 1-4 and All of Against The Aeon Throne in a store setting. Each book takes 2 4-hr slots. I somehow manage it every time...


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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
But.... but... the RP is the best part! Aeon Throne is too delicious to rush.

Oh we RP.

Dr. Zorkfeld commits surgery as if he were a real doctor, for example.

We just do it shorthand.

"We can't steal that, it belongs to Astral Extractions!"


Ok I'm thinking given the range of answer it is firmly YMMV territory!

:)


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Dracomicron wrote:
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
But.... but... the RP is the best part! Aeon Throne is too delicious to rush.

Oh we RP.

Dr. Zorkfeld commits surgery as if he were a real doctor, for example.

We just do it shorthand.

"We can't steal that, it belongs to Astral Extractions!"

If this forum allowed images...


Glen Parnell wrote:
I have run each book of Dead Suns 1-4 and All of Against The Aeon Throne in a store setting. Each book takes 2 4-hr slots. I somehow manage it every time...

This is our mileage exactly. We do two slots per book with people walking away talking about how much fun they had...

With one exception. One group I’m running Dead Suns for averages 8 - 10 hours per part per book, for 24-30 hours a book. Lots of tangents and RP, and it’s great because we play in a private room at a bar and grill. Unlimited soft drinks, full service food, plenty of booze; it’s fantastic!

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