When players were missing from a previous game, what do you personally do to reintroduce them? Do you treat the missing PCs as floating bodies, and when they come back next game, they can just play their characters again? Do you treat them as NPCs under your control while the players are absent? Do you leave the players where their characters last were the previous game and make them catch up to wherever the rest of the group went when they come back?
Just curious because I'm running a game tonight where two players who weren't there last time are playing, and I haven't yet decided how I'm going to get them into the center of the temple the other players crawled themselves into. :-)