Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 7 – “Kith’s Droidfriend”

After dropping a grenade in the hangar bay control room, Kith and AMP duck out of sight. Can they find the rest of their squad before the Blood Ambition‘s Stormtrooper patrols find them?

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Episode 194 – The Module Tale

Ben and Rissa discuss running a module and some of the pitfalls that can emerge from trying to follow too close to the text as written. Continue reading “Episode 194 – The Module Tale”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 6 – “Between Two Blast Doors”

Narrowly escaping the Blood Ambition‘s hangar bay, we follow Neema and Matu as they attempt to lose their pursuers and rejoin their wayward teammates.

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Episode 193 – The Steam Setting Tale

We created a steampunk setting in Genesys and look to different ideas that could come from the location we’ve created in Firemouth Outpost.

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Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 5 – “Sabotage”

While Matu and Neema provide a distraction in the Blood Ambition‘s hangar bay, Kith and AMP sneak into flight control to enact their plan to slow the assault on Xorrn.

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Episode 192 – The Genesys Vehicle Tale

Ben Rissa and David talk about vehicles in Genesys and how they’re different from Star Wars while trying to remember all the rules for both systems. Continue reading “Episode 192 – The Genesys Vehicle Tale”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 4 – “Infiltration”

Having successfully boarded the Star Destroyer Blood Ambition, our Heroes have to locate a target and disable it quickly if they’re to have any bearing on the opening salvos of the Battle of Xorrn.

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Episode 191 – The Rissa Tale

No, we haven’t gone full Star Trek. We’re bringing on a new host and we’re interviewing her in this episode to give our listeners an idea of her style and some of the things she’s bringing to the table Continue reading “Episode 191 – The Rissa Tale”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 3 – “Boarding Action”

Aboard the Marshmallow Handshake, our Heroes lay in wait for the arrival of the Blood Ambition and the forces of Captain Ralchio Nervi. Their plan: to board the Ambition and cause as much damage as possible from the inside.

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Episode 190 – The Starting Player Tale

Ben and Marcus talk about some of the mechanics involved with starting characters and why somethings are more important than others at low XP amounts.

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Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 2 – “Vanishing Point”

In this episode plans are made, naps disturbed, ships defaced, sports invented, and goodbyes said.

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Episode 189 – The Tale Vs Darkside

Ben has Marcus on to talk about his Force and Destiny podcast he creates with his kids and the lessons that can be learned from there. So much of the advice can be well used for bringing in any new player. Continue reading “Episode 189 – The Tale Vs Darkside”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 1 – “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

As Sclavos falls silent, our Heroes face some difficult decisions. None more so than Neema Talemy, who finds herself with everything she ever wanted. Is there another reason for her to fight or does her story follow a different path from the rest of her squad?

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Episode 188 – The Tools Tale

Ben and David talk about preparation tools for GMs and players as well as communication and character creation. Continue reading “Episode 188 – The Tools Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 8 – “When Puffer Pigs Fly”

With the revolt in full swing, Neema and AMP fight to keep the Zygerrian slavers occupied. Meanwhile, Matu and Kith put their borrowed jetpacks to use entering the Prince’s tower, but will they be able to deactivate the slaves’ explosive implants in time?

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Episode 187 – Map Tales

Ben has guest Leslie on to talk about ways to use maps and things to consider when using maps in person and online for your players. Continue reading “Episode 187 – Map Tales”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 7 – “Fight for Freedom”

With several paddocks of slaves freed and the alarm sounded, our Heroes have to move quickly to liberate the city of Sclavos from Prince Molec. Fortunately a little help has arrived of the Mandalorian variety.

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Episode 186 – The Surprised GM Tale

Kristine and Ben talk about what they do when the players surprise them and leave them wondering what to do next. Continue reading “Episode 186 – The Surprised GM Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 6 – “Beat It”

With Baron Sevelle held at sword point, a group of Twi’lek slaves freed, and a Mandalorian gladiator at their side, our Heroes have to move quickly to silence the other two slave camps before they alert the city and the Prince.

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Episode 185 – The Backgrounder Tale

We talk about some of the ideas and issues of starting a player character and how much background is too much, as well as how much is not near enough. Continue reading “Episode 185 – The Backgrounder Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 5 – “The Fourth Trial”

Under the cover of darkness, our heroes set their sights on the Karazak Slavers’ Cooperative compound and Baron Dorn Sevelle, a slaver who recently took possession of a priceless Mandalorian sword.

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Episode 184 – The Villainous Tale

Ben and David talk about villains and how to present them to your players as fallible beings who can be defeated. Continue reading “Episode 184 – The Villainous Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 4 – “Party Crashers”

While Mattie and the Droid Guy take the stage at the Prince’s auction reception, Neema and R4-M1, posing as buyers, make the rounds in the hopes of meeting Prince Molec himself. As they gather information in order to take down the vile slave empire of Scla–hey, has anyone seen our Bothan?

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Episode 183 – The Absent Player Tale

We’ve all had players missing a game or having to leave the game, Kristine and Ben talk about how to make the blow softer and strategies to make it more fun for you and your group. Continue reading “Episode 183 – The Absent Player Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 3 – “Makeover”

With the Prince’s reception in a little over an hour, our Heroes face their most daunting challenge yet: getting ready for a party.

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