Episode 147 – The Subplot Tale

This week we dive into Duty and Obligation and how to make them feel like a part of the whole story instead of a switch track stealing your plot. From simple ideas on how to weave a subplot into narrative, to ideas on where to look for incremental methods we have it here for you. Continue reading “Episode 147 – The Subplot Tale”

Dead in the Water Act 2, Episode 7

Divide and Conquer! While Kith monkeys around with the Shadow Raptor‘s sabotaged life support systems, the rest of the squad makes plans to assault the bridge. All the while their adversary, the tactical droid TJ-11, remains one step ahead of them. And as if that wasn’t bad enough he’s developed a new hobbie: taunting his enemies.

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Dead in the Water Act 2, Episode 6

Asphyxiation! The squad reaches life support as TJ’s droids vent the last of the Shadow Raptor‘s oxygen, promising doom to the hundreds of “meatbags” aboard. While Kith learns how to unsabotage a system in order to save the crew, TV fulfills a lifelong dream.

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Episode 145 – The Module Tale

Tess wanted to ask about making a published module your own. We talk about how to make the voice of the module yours and how it can make it even more awesome because it allows you to focus on the characters even more. Continue reading “Episode 145 – The Module Tale”

Dead in the Water Act 2, Episode 5

Time for the old one-two blasterroo. The squad learns about Mandalorian tactics, meet the fastest gun aboard the Raptor, and demonstrates why tools shouldn’t be jammed in power sockets as they storm primary communications in an attempt to call for Alliance reinforcements.

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Episode 144 – The Motivation Tale

David and Ben were able to talk about motivating your players out of their bases of operations in ways that aren’t only a sledge of their obligations showing up on their door. This was asked by a Patreon supporter Andrew Fullard.
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Dead in the Water Act 2, Episode 4

A lesson in communication. With a small force of the Shadow Raptor’s crew in tow, the squad makes preparations to regain control of the ship’s communications array. Has Neema learned the fine art of stealth? Will the recently freed crew prove themselves as soldiers? Will Kith finally get to blow something up?

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Episode 143 – The Espionage Tale

David liked the idea of talking about espionage and then talked about Jack Bauer and Jason Borne. We talk about far ranging ideas from infiltration missions to your party and crew being infiltrated.  Continue reading “Episode 143 – The Espionage Tale”

Dead in the Water Act 2, Episode 3

Surrounded! After Neema inadvertently gives away the squad’s position, they find themselves flanked by blaster-equipped droids. With the crew of the Shadow Raptor sealed away in the nearby brig, our Heroes are about to learn that short help is better than no help at all.

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Episode 142 – The Escape Tale

David had the idea of trying to escape for a bit, but then we got talking about escaping prisons and how it’s done. We go from the classics all the way through to more modern ideas of prison breaks and talk about a few things you need to think of to make it feel earned. Continue reading “Episode 142 – The Escape Tale”