I'll post the game report tomorrow.
In the meantime, what went wrong?
- During setup, I brought in a second long table, which unfortunately made it harder for the players to remain a unified group... smaller table-space with crowded seating is probably actually better for this particular group
- I played several monsters foolishly, inadvertently giving the players breaks they shouldn't have gotten after they split up into three groups.
- I let the game run beyond the planned 10 pm end-time by almost an hour, thus forcing a fast resolution to the final events of all three groups
I'm sure post-game analysis tomorrow will show me more, but as I said, I'm wiped... good night.