I would like to hear from the community how you would deal with the two following situations. In both cases you can assume we're in the middle of a campaign and arrive to the next session with the intention to play the next quest on the agenda.
1- One player cannot make it to the session. We play with one less hero. What do we do with his character next time he's playing with us? +1XP per quest he missed?
2- We started the campaign with 2 or 3 heroes, but we had a joiner in the middle of it. Do we set up that hero with 1XP per quest he missed so he/she can start at similar skills level than the rest of the group?
Any ideas as for the situation when you have to stop a session after encounter 1 of a quest? I would assume it's possible to add one hero between encounters but I would keep the current settings/results of encounter 1. Not sure if that would favorize the heroes or the OL in some of the quests.
Thanks by advance.