Good day to you brainboxes!
I'm running two patrols in MG, both with 4 mice. It is difficult organising the sessions around real life as quite often not all patrol members can make a session. I realise there are rules for players missing a session but in order to ensure there are always enough players to play on a given date I am thinking of merging the two patrols (so there will always be at least 3-5 mice in the patrol).
My questions are these:
a) Would you recommend a maximum patrol size? (on some occasions all 8 players could show).
b) How would you handle the story arc when players are dropping in and out? (There is a mouse cult which is slowly trying to infiltrate and subvert Lockhaven. Players who regularly miss sessions may not appreciate the underlying plot).
Thank you in advance, o' wise ones.