Episode 40 – A Tale of Social Contention

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.

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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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Episode 33 – A Nonchalant Piloting Tale

Cam has a plan, and that plan is to finally talk about Fly Casual.

Which we did, and we pretty much love the book. There are so many stories that we can pull out of it. We discuss the kind of stories that make Fly Casual a great resource, talk about the three new specializations, and talk about some of the story ideas we have for the species.

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Episode 32 – The Developing Tale Of Max Brooke

We were able to find Max Brooke and get him to talk about all of the fun things going on at FFG as well as some of the cooler aspects of Star Wars the RPG and why having a single campaign to run is a good idea.

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Episode 31- The Tale of the Second Story

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.

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