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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Episode 185 – The Backgrounder Tale

We talk about some of the ideas and issues of starting a player character and how much background is too much, as well as how much is not near enough. Continue reading “Episode 185 – The Backgrounder Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 5 – “The Fourth Trial”

Under the cover of darkness, our heroes set their sights on the Karazak Slavers’ Cooperative compound and Baron Dorn Sevelle, a slaver who recently took possession of a priceless Mandalorian sword.

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Episode 184 – The Villainous Tale

Ben and David talk about villains and how to present them to your players as fallible beings who can be defeated. Continue reading “Episode 184 – The Villainous Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 4 – “Party Crashers”

While Mattie and the Droid Guy take the stage at the Prince’s auction reception, Neema and R4-M1, posing as buyers, make the rounds in the hopes of meeting Prince Molec himself. As they gather information in order to take down the vile slave empire of Scla–hey, has anyone seen our Bothan?

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Episode 183 – The Absent Player Tale

We’ve all had players missing a game or having to leave the game, Kristine and Ben talk about how to make the blow softer and strategies to make it more fun for you and your group. Continue reading “Episode 183 – The Absent Player Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 3 – “Makeover”

With the Prince’s reception in a little over an hour, our Heroes face their most daunting challenge yet: getting ready for a party.

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Episode 182 – The Genesys Tale

Ben and Kristine discuss with David what we’ve taken away from the Genesys core book and some of the interesting tidbits we are looking forward to for the system. Continue reading “Episode 182 – The Genesys Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 2 – “Mandalorian Rhapsody”

While Neema, Kith, and AMP secure invitations to the Prince’s reception, Matu explores his feelings through song.

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Episode 181 – The Deep Force Tale

Ben has Chris Ing from Silhouette Zero and Heroes on to talk about the force and some of the deeper things you can look at when using the force in your games. From what is light and dark, to the different force traditions we have ideas on how to make the force deeper in your games. Continue reading “Episode 181 – The Deep Force Tale”

Friends Like These Act 3, Episode 1 – “Mean Streets”

Leaving Vlemoth Port behind, Neema, Matu, AMP, and Kith turn their sights towards the jungle world of Kowak and the Zygerrian slavers who call it home.

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Episode 180 – The Everything is Terrain Tale

We talk about space combat and a few issues that can come up as well as a few unintended consequences of putting mechanics before narrative. Continue reading “Episode 180 – The Everything is Terrain Tale”

Episode 179 – The Low Resource Tale

We talk about how to run an adventure with few player resources and how to make it so player ingenuity is welcome when you take their toys away. From survival to horror to investigations we talk about ways of a few things to expect and ways to make it awesome. Continue reading “Episode 179 – The Low Resource Tale”

Episode 178 – The Fail Tale

We talk about failure in your game and how to make it feel like that isn’t the end of the action or the story. We show how there is always effects after an action even if they aren’t the desired ones.

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Friends Like These Act 2, Episode 5 – “A Matter of Honor”

As AMP, Kith, and R4-M1 keep an eye on Lieda, Neema and Matu begin negotiations with Chieftain Vera Beroya for the service of her clan in the coming Battle of Xorrn.

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Episode 177 – The Allied NPC Tale

This week we talk about NPCs why some get elevated, how to deal with the mechanics for those that do get elevated, and why some people make full PCs for an NPC. Continue reading “Episode 177 – The Allied NPC Tale”

Friends Like These Act 2, Episode 4 – “Courting Mandalorians”

With the Talz chieftain defeated, the training cadre of Clan Beroya is free. But on the flight back to camp, Mandalorian Matu Ordo learns he may have more in common with the Beroyas than beskar armor.

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Episode 176 – The Last Jedi Tale

We talk about themes in The Last Jedi and several of the things we ponder about the story, from using bombers to why using force face time would be useful in an RPG setting. Continue reading “Episode 176 – The Last Jedi Tale”

Friends Like These Act 2, Episode 3 – “Combat is Just Applied Physics”

Hiking in snow! When the training cadre of Mandalorian Clan Beroya goes missing, Matu Ordo and his squad volunteer to bring them home. Finding the cadre’s camp abandoned our heroes locate a trail and brave the frigid mountains of Vlemoth Port.

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Episode 175 – The Way to End Tale

We talk about how to end a session and a scene. With tips and examples of dramatic situations to leave your players in, the hosts have some deep thoughts about coming to that brick wall. Continue reading “Episode 175 – The Way to End Tale”

Friends Like These Act 2, Episode 2 – “Welcome to Arumorut”

When Captain Neema Talemy sent her squad ahead to meet with the Mandalorian Kad Solus, the last thing she expected to find was a heated battle against Weequay and Kaltooinian mercenaries in a Puffer Pig filled docking bay.

 

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Episode 174 – The Behind the Scenes Tale

Kristine and Ben talk about the ways that you can use the in between session times to make your games better and keep engagement going when you have ideas that just need to get out. Continue reading “Episode 174 – The Behind the Scenes Tale”

Friends Like These Act 2, Episode 1 – “Puffer Pigs are the Best”

In search of the Mandalorians of Clan Beroya, Matu, Kith, and AMP arrive at Vlemoth Port to meet with their contact Kad Solus.

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Friends Like These Act 1, Episode 5 – “Solidarity”

Matu and AMP continue their investigation into Patrician Lira Hardin while Kith and Neema have a long overdue chat.

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Friends Like These Act 1, Episode 4 – “Petty Infighting”

With a list of allies, a few traps established, and a pack of Hyena Bombers secured, the Squad turns their attention to setting right the division within their ranks and between the Clan Patricians of Xorrn.

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