Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 10 – “Return to Xorrn”

As the Blood Ambition jumps into hyperspace, an escape pod carrying Neema, Matu, Kith, and Alico sails through the debris field surrounding the shipyards of Xorrn.

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Episode 197 – The Han Tale

We haveĀ  a huge group to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story and share our perspectives. To a person we liked the movie, but we also are the sort who can look at it and see what could be done better. Continue reading “Episode 197 – The Han Tale”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 9 – “Exit Strategy”

With the Blood Ambition‘s security force on full alert, the Suicide Shock Squad attempts to access the hyperdrive controls in a last ditch effort to damage the Star Destroyer before it reaches Xorrn.

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Episode 196 – The Difficulty Tale

Communicating difficulty in an encounter is trickier than just giving out a number of dice. The players need to know before hand how to set their expectations. We discuss how and a few things that would normally be missed. Continue reading “Episode 196 – The Difficulty Tale”

Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 8 – “Volume of Fire”

The team reunites, Imperial troops hot on their heels. Now that the alarm has sounded will our Heroes depart the Blood Ambition or fight their way through to do more damage? What will Kith and AMP make of Matu’s grisly presents? And will they finally meet their Imperial mole Agent Alico?

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Episode 195 – Into The Character Tale

We talk about how to inhabit a character and create a perspective to separate two characters in a scene. We also touch on ways of acting to make a character unique in your play group as a player Continue reading “Episode 195 – Into The Character Tale”

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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