I've got a situation I'm dealing with tonight and that I've dealt with before, but I've never had rpg.se to ask about it. So here goes:
Are there any tried-and-true methods for dealing with introducing guest-stars into ongoing campaigns? I've got a gamer joining my dresden-files game for tonight and I may have another next week.
The only rule of thumb I've got for doing this is:
- Get the guest in as soon as possible - nobody wants to wait around for 90 minutes while the main group finds their way to the encounter where the guest joins.
I'm looking for more concrete tips on this. Or am I the only GM this happens to?
To be clear, I'm not talking about players joining campaigns in the middle. I'm talking about someone showing up for just a session or two in the middle of a campaign.