So, I need some advice… My players have encountered a big problem (A big, devious, and massively-powerful Bridge Troll). They (smartly) decide this is not a fight they can just rush into. Since the roll is causing economic hardship for the nearby peoples, the players decide to rally the citizens of a nearby city to help them purge the land of this monster. That is where our last session left off.
First questions: how would you handle this “recruitment effort”? Let’s assume that they aren’t planning on just hiring mercenaries, but instead really trying to rally the city… would you just play it out through the fiction? Or would you put some mechanics behind it (recruit, Custom Move, etc.)? How would you handle it?
Second question: Assuming they do recruit some people, how do you play out a fight between 25+ men (or god knows how many) and a giant Troll? Do you treat them as some sort of hirelings (Warriors, or even Protectors depending on what they convince their mob to do…)? Do you just control them with fiction? How would you handle it?