It doesn’t really matter how much you prepare, the party will do something else.
-Every GM Ever
I over prepared. My fault for thinking that folks would make decisions and move things forward. Regardless, much fun was had.
Very interesting having players around the table versus over Google Hangouts. We had nearly the same type of adventure – individual encounters, heavy roleplaying, one abstract fight. The difference was the distractions and table talk. With so many people around the table, it was very easy to converse with your neighbor instead of keeping eyes and ears on the action when it wasn’t directly your turn.
We are back in person this week with an expected combat/mission. I’ll let you know how the session turns out.