Episode 201- The Thisspiasian Tale

We started to talk about playing different species for your games and how to make it matter for your players. From how NPCs interact to how to set expectations at the table

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Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 13 – “The Cavalry”

As the Battle of Xorrn rages on, our Heroes split up to find a means to dispatch the Empire’s remaining walkers.

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Episode 200 – The Closing Tale

Episode 200, you’d think we’d talk about something profound. We talk about one of the most profound things you can actually do for your campaign. How to end it. Three hosts talk about the different kinds of endings we’ve seen and give some advice for GMs on how to make it satisfying.

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Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 12 – “The Graveyard”

With the floating fortress destroyed and communications restored, our Heroes rush to support the west front.

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Episode 199 – The Challenging Player Tale

The topic of difficult players came up in discussion in the Tales twitter DMs. This brought up the different sorts of ways players and GMs can not see eye to eye on ideas and drew us to this episode topic.

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Friends Like These Act 4, Episode 11 – “Fortress in the Sky”

Fortifications in place, blasters charged, and traps set, our Heroes lay in wait to receive the next phase of the Imperial assault.

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Episode 198 – The Gambler Tale

We were asked about a particular build for a character, it raised a bit of a flag for us and all hosts decided we should talk about specializations that require a bit more work by those around the table.

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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”