>GM: So guys, what do you have for me?
>Oscar: Same guy from last campaign, he got a bit lost on his way home though.
>Thomas: And I play his son who has grown up without the father-figure and tries to keep together the household.
>GM: Sounds cool, I got a plot hook for that. What 'bout you?
>Anna: I'm playing this celestial shapeshifter with a special thing for Oscar's character.
>GM: Huh, let me see those stats... uh... ok... Well, I can do this.
>Oscar: Oh, crap, by the way, I won't be able to make it to the next week... or the coming four or so weeks either.
>GM: Ok, but I gotta get this campaign started, I guess you are still stuck on your way home.
>Oscar: Cool, cool.
Couple of weeks later
>GM: Huh, only you here, where are the others?
>Oscar: Oh, Anna is coming by later, Thomas had to return home for some time, think his father fell ill. He said it was ok if we continued
>GM: Well then, I guess we can do some adventures on the way home.
>GM: Ok, fuck, Anna can't make it for a while either and we gotta keep an eye on this timeline so we don't speed ahead.
>Oscar: Oh, I have an idea, how about we play flashbacks until they return?
>GM: Whatever, it's not like this campaign is going the way I wanted it to anyway.