Topic: How to replace PC in Scenic Dunnsmouth?
yesterday evening my friends gave me a hint that they miss the fact that I haven´t been a GM for them anymore. As we will for sure not be able to set up and go through a whole campaign (being 30+ means that life gets in the way of such activities) I thought about playing "Scenic Dunnsmouth" with them. They are unfamiliar with LotFP but as the rules are easy they will get it quickly and sending them onto a tour through "old England" will work as well.
The only thing that worries me currently is how to provide "replacement PC" in the mids of Dunnsmouth? How have others done this? Did you gave them control over some of the villagers?
I will send them in "by boat" as a group of "freelancers". The plot hook is that a band of highwayman (robbers) were squashed recently (by the military), but some managed to escaped. Those in charge consider the job done (two out of three have been hanged) and just put a bounty onto the heads of those that remain. The players will be a bunch a friends that made a living as soldiers (whose tour of duty now ended and have not enlisted themselves to another tour yet), pouchers (sssht! Don´t tell!), hunters, ex-militia men and the like. In short, I will restrict them to fighters and specialists at first.