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.
This week we talk about the five social skills and how they can be used and characterized by the NPCs and the players.
It isn’t just choosing from the list, it’s part of the character and how the character is perceived throughout the entire adventure.
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.
Ben and Cam started talking about ships and the big concept ways of using them and the topic started to drift quickly. They slingshot past how to make things more interesting from the outset of a campaign and end up talking about how to keep a campaign interesting over the longer term and how to ratchet up the difficulty.
Ben had no idea about equipment and was starting to worry he was doing it very wrong. Cam had some ideas so they started talking about it. Thankfully someone had the recorder going so all of you can benefit from the discussion on equipment and how to get it to mean something to the players while not being too giving or to miserly with it.
The Cracian thumper finally made it past the dreaded wampa line and delivered Bens copy of Lords of Nal Hutta. We take a look at it and what speaks to both Ben and Cam from the book.
How many ways can you kill a campaign? We know quite a few and have witnessed many premature campaign deaths.
Today we talk about the wonderful things that you can do to help make your player parties less ‘normal’. With interesting ideas for making weird party concepts, talk a little on how parties are their own character in their own right, and then go on to finding ways of making things even more interesting at character creation. How can a single free rank change the entire nature of a party?
So you have a session 0 under your belt, why it’s under a belt we’ll never know, but now the players keep wanting to do things. How do you start getting an idea of where to take them and what to do with them.
Today we talk about the Legendary stories we’ve come across and just a tiny bit of what we’ve used them for on the table.
Taking ideas and characters from the different stories we talk of and how we use little tidbits to create deeper stories for our players and keeping a big galaxy in our minds.