Episode 45 – An Imperial Tale

Today we talk about a much requested topic, campaigns in the Empire.

We take a look at many of the different things that come up when working with Stormtroopers in the shadows of the Clone Wars.

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Episode 44 – Setting the Tale

Getting players to engage with a setting is never easy, and getting players to use the setting to their advantage is even harder.

This time we talk about setting tone, suspense, using fear, where to glean some useful feedback, and many other things.

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Episode 43 – Exploring a Tale

With an explorer you never know what you’re going to find. Whether you’re driving through a mountain pass trying to catch an imperial squad that stole your crystal skull, or finding the next rancor that your benefactor has paid you to take down. We talk about the many facets of the explorer and also delve a little into ways to illicit skill rolls that aren’t asked for by the GM.

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Episode 41 – The Cantina Tale

We were asked by a listener (@brometheus) about how to use Cantinas effectively. We finally got around to looking at the question.

Why do we use them in a game?  What are we doing within them? And, how we can change the concept of a cantina to fit a few other situations?

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Episode 39 – The Tale of Preparation

Ben and Cam talk about things in the Star Wars system that we find irritating or clumsy and how we deal with bringing them to the table as a good way of expanding the story.

We give advice on how to be prepared for a session, how to use your players characters as a guide for what problems will come up,  and how to let them happen without breaking the game.

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Episode 38 – The Tale of Session 0

We bring in a very experienced GM and player to talk with us about Session 0, what goes into it and how we can use it to propel our game session, and group, forward.

We also talk about one way to deal with that character concept that just doesn’t want to get along with everyone else at the table.

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Episode 37 – Hiring Guns

Hired Guns are a huge pillar of Edge of the Empire. One of the six careers. But, the basis behind how you can make the most of them is not quite as easy as it sounds. We dive into the career and find some people who help bring the nasty pain to their opponents and how you can make an even better one.

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Episode 36 – A Tale of Duties Core

A couple people poked us about Duty and how to use it in a game setting in a way that wasn’t just a second way of collecting experience. We started off simple and then it grew into something much deeper, like the duty mechanic itself.

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Episode 35 – A Tale of Responsibility

We start talking about Force Unleashed and how to deal with players who have characters at that power level. We examine the tropes and raise a few good points about how you can make the consequences of their actions matter to them at the table. Continue reading “Episode 35 – A Tale of Responsibility”

Episode 34 – A Tale from the Front Lines

We saw the Rogue One preview. It was amazing. Then we started talking about running a campaign like that and asked ourselves how we would do it. One thing leads to another and suddenly we’re discussing how to make a decent war based campaign that doesn’t feel like an Edge of the Empire campaign.

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