I'm running my first campaign and I have no idea how progression works in terms of the party managing resources (dailies). The feedback that I have been getting from the forums is that I need more encounters between extended rests to minimize the abuse of dailies, which has been a constant source of headache for me. I was thinking that I should stretch out the number of encounters from my usual 2 MAYBE 3, to 4-5 between extended rests. Here are my questions.
1. What is your ideal number of encounters between extended rests?
2. Do you think this is a good idea for me to increase the number between extended rests?
2b. How can I best ease them into the new format? (have given them heads up that I am considering increasing the number so not to blindside them)
3. Should the number of encounters scale with the number of dailies that PC gain as they level up?
4. How can I curb abuse of extended rests without being a total jerk about in game?
Thanks in advance