You can only beat a joke for so long. Eventually you have to break tradition just to keep the running gag fresh.

Plus, it's easier to keep a gag running when you don't make the character (Darkmoon) that the gag centers around (getting lost all the time) the main character of a series. Oy.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.