Hey all! I'm a first time Encounters DM. Let me explain my situation before I get to the problems. We started on Session 2, as this was the first time Encounters was offered at this game store. We started off ok, mostly using the pre-gens, available online. I said if anyone wants to make new characters before next week, go ahead. One guy showed up to the first session with a 4e druid. Well, if he can, then everyone can, right? Besides that, no one except for me is familiar with Essentials. With that in mind, I now have a party full of regular 4e characters. Do I go back and say, none but Essentials welcome? The next problem is that we missed the last session, due to a natural disaster. Do I start on Session 3 or Session 4? Any suggestions or input would be more than appreciated.