I’m working the pre-made journey within the Acquisitions Included rule-book and my PCs have simply obtained to the purpose the place they purchase their franchise. I’ve three totally different questions concerning the franchise guidelines, with the primary being an important/urgent:
The wording on the “working a franchise” activity is imprecise. Does it imply you add the variety of days every particular person works collectively, even when they overlap? For instance, in case your character spends 5 days working the franchise and your majordomo works the identical 5 days, do you get 10 days price? If that’s the case, with simply the majordomo and your two unskilled hirelings you might simply simply have all of them work all 30 days for a +90% and at all times get one of the best outcome with out having to roll or sacrifice participant time (you possibly can even have your one expert employee do one thing else helpful in addition). That appears damaged. Or do the times must be totally different ones, wherein case the utmost bonus you may get on the percentile roll is +30%? That is actually my large sticking level as I simply obtained the PCs to the purpose the place they’re getting their franchise and I do not need the roll to auto succeed, as a result of that appears boring, and what’s even the purpose of getting a desk if it might simply be bypassed so simply?
A lot of the actions within the ebook both have a desk of incremental DCs for particular outcomes, or they’ve a DC given (sometimes a random one 2nd10+5, for instance). The one exception appears to be the “headquarters modification” exercise, which requires an intelligence (arcana or historical past) verify, and two of both energy (athletics) or intelligence (related device) checks, however doesn’t specify DCs. That is much less urgent as my PCs are unlikely to bear this activity anytime quickly, however it’s a curiosity as as to whether these DCs are supposed to be decided by the DM or in the event that they have been alleged to be listed for the exercise however have been by accident omitted (maybe an errata is to be able to make clear this)?
The Orrery of the Wanderer DM notes recommend the characters make marketeering checks to ascertain enterprise with varied NPCs they’ve come into contact with. The price of these checks, of 100gp every, nonetheless, is kind of prohibitive at stage three with the PCs having little or no disposable wealth. Furthermore, in response to the charts, these checks will value the PCs cash general as a result of they value 100gp, and solely present a most advantage of +25% of their 350gp working prices, or 87.5gp. The PCs have pointed this out to me and usually tend to run different actions just like the charitable causes, which can be prone to yield 200gp or ever 500gp at the price of solely 50gp. I nonetheless need them, taste clever, to agency up these enterprise contacts just like the lizardmen tribe with the potion algae, for instance, and I’m going to permit them to make use of schmoosing as a substitute of marketeering for this objective, because it solely prices 10gp. My query right here is would schmoosing work to make enterprise offers, particularly ones that mainly are already agreed to love the lizardmen tribe the place they only have to make particulars as to quantities and occasions of delivers? Additionally was the module supposed to be asking the PCs to throw round 100s of gp they do not have at marketeering or was it written with out the small print of marketeering recognized? Through which case perhaps an errata is so as (both to the module or the marketeering guidelines)?
There appears to be a scarcity of contact information for the event crew or who to ask for guidelines clarifications for these books, so I despatched the above questions on to Jerry Holkins on Fb messenger. Within the meantime I believed I might ask the D&D neighborhood what you assume. Have any of you ran this journey or used the franchise guidelines from the ebook in your marketing campaign and the way do you deal with the above (notably query 1)?