Hello, i have read somewhere that the gathering storm was about 10 session in length, i think with TEW weighing in at 30, however my groups game sessions run about 5 hours in length. When I consider the pase that we have been going this leads me to believe that TGS will last 4 maybe 5 sessions tops, with a resulting 4-5xp. Not a big deal but with a longer campaign like TEW that intends for the PC's to be upwards of rank 3/4 by the end this may create a problem for my players without just handing them extra free xp.
You could start off by playing some other, smaller adventures before getting into TEW, so the players start at 10 XP or somesuch. Should not be a problem.
Also, characters are quite competent at rank 1, I believe that you can run with 1XP a session without risking the players beeing to low rank when the campaign final arrives. If you want to, you could probably award an extra XP each act or something similar, at the points in the adventure where the players made some significant progress in the adventure.
1) Does anyone know what the intended game session length for WFRP 3rd is? This would greatly help my planning ahead and present a much improved contextual feel for how much prep work I need to do for each session etc.
I believe it's really hard to judge how long an "intended" session is, my group often plays for 4-5-6 hours, but still manage to progress through the adventures quite slowly. They like to roleplay between themselves, discuss option, go out to drink and flirt and several other activities doesn't really move the adventure itself along, but which are great fun.
2) Has anyone began running TEW to get a feel for how long the campaing actually is? Ive looked it over several times and don't feel that it would last 30 game session.
Haven't got it yet, but I'm guessing that it won't take 30 sessions. I'm hoping for 25.
3) How long do the average game sessions in your groups last.
4-6 hours, they get 1 XP, no bonus XP for adventure compleation etc.
4) For those who have ran/played TGS how many sessions did the campaign last?
It took us about 8 or 9 sessions and one session was a "doubble"-session (we played all day, for about 8-9 hours). But again, my players like to do things beside following the main plot.