There has been some talk that both couples have run background campaigns to practice tactical and power choices. If people would like home sessions done to countfor some XP, we could level up a little early this time and be at level 3 during the Thanksgiving Week session. The power creep between a better equipped level 2 character and a level 3 character is minimal.
Is anyone opposed to this idea? I was planning on leveling you at a pace of one level per 2 sessions. I felt bad making anyone handwriting their character sheets being forced to go through so much work, and I wanted the build in complexity to be gradual for first time players. Now you have the character builder, so you can spend less time making the character and more time thinking about how to make them more interesting.
Do you feel you have enough of a handle on the game at the moment to handle going a little faster? I can hand out more treasure, be more unforgiving in combat (I still pull my punches from time to time), and generally hope for a sped up tactical encounter if we start leveling up.
Levels 1-3 are kind of like training wheels. I hope you don’t feel like you aren’t being challenged, but once we hit level 4-7 things will get bigger in scale, and things will get more complicated. If you survive until the end of the Heroic campaign, I hope there will be dramatic changes afoot in the world to deal with.
There are lots of power options, tactical choices, magical items, and story elements interacting all at once, so the complexity does increase as we get higher.
Moving to level 3, Yay or Nay?