Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 1, Episode 3 – “A Better Leg To Stand On”

While investigating the ex-Sorority enforcer Graf, the crew was ambushed in the streets. Blaster bolts, knocked over trash cans, and a speeder on fire is just the start as our Heroes defend themselves.

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Legends of the Hydian Way – Jedi Quest Books 7-11

Up until now in our look at Jedi Quest the series has largely followed Jedi Apprentice’s pattern of one or two off books with an overarching villain lurking in the background. Much to my surprise and delight, the latter half of the series becomes a continuous storyline dealing with the hunt for villain Granta Omega.

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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242- The Unexpected Tale


Surprises can be an amazing thing, and we have a few ideas on how to turn a cliff hanger into something that the players will never expect. From fantastic settings to NPCs that will haunt your players long after they’re put back in the box, we have ideas.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 1, Episode 2 – “An Exchange of Resources”

One Pirate Queen. Three Leads. 40,000 credits up for grabs. Our Heroes take their first actions in locating the Pirate Queen’s trail and make preparations for the dangers to come

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Legends of the Hydian Way – Jedi Quest Books 1-6

You would be forgiven for thinking that the Anakin Skywalkers of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones were entirely separate people. Most of this is easily explained by the ten year time gap, but just what happened during those ten years to amplify Anakin’s anger issues and wear away at his gentle, compassionate side?

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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241 – The Conflicted Party Tale

An explosion of discussion happens in this episode about using the conflict mechanic as two GMs talk about their strategy for completely integrating the mechanic into their adventures and sessions.

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Legends of the Hydian Way – Rogue Planet

When I started this project, I wasn’t expecting to have to keep asking all of you readers out there to do quite so much remembering and pin-sticking. Legends has so many call-forwards and retroactively written tie-ins to events that happen later in the timeline it can get a bit exhausting. Two weeks ago with Lockdown we had a very minor call-forward (more of an in-joke reference, really) to the New Jedi Order series with Maul’s boxing match against a Yuuzahn Vong. This week, the whole book is an NJO tie in!

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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240 – The Momentum Tale

We talk about how to end a scene and how to keep narrative momentum up when interest feels like it’s flagging. From adventure starts and getting that spur into adventure to the pacing when your player group is traveling.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 1, Episode 1 – “A Proposal in Paradise Part 2”

Back from their vacation, the crew of Sky on Fire: the bounty hunter Barawyn, the card dealing droid Billie, the Gand technician Kaav, and their newest crew member the Pantoran doctor Vastrano travel to Saleucami to hear a job proposal from an old ally.

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Legends Of The Hydian Way – The Phantom Menace

We have, at long last, reached the first film in the Star wars franchise. 20,000 years of galactic history in under a year ain’t bad! Today we’re looking back at the novelization of The Phantom Menace. I plan to take a slightly different approach to the film novelizations in this project. Since most of you reading this have seen the films, I’m going to be focusing more on where the novels differ. Do they add new scenes? Do they recontextualize parts the film? And do these changes add or detract from the story? Let’s find out!

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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239 – The Narrative Tale

We talk about getting your players to narrate their actions more, from beginners who have never played an RPG before, to dungeon crawlers, to GMs who are there to relax.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 1, Episode 1 – “A Proposal in Paradise Part 1”

Back from their vacation, the crew of Sky on Fire: the bounty hunter Barawyn, the card dealing droid Billie, the Gand technician Kaav, and their newest crew member the Pantoran doctor Vastrano travel to Saleucami to hear a job proposal from an old ally.

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Legends of the Hydian Way – Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

This week’s novel takes us right up to the the cusp of The Phantom Menace. In fact one of the final scenes in this book is Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan departing for Naboo. However, our Jedi duo is not the focus of this book, and honestly neither is its titular character. Instead, today’s story introduces us to Darth Maul as a force of nature. An unstoppable juggernaut that will not stop pursuing the book’s true protagonists until he is certain they cannot reveal what they know.

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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238 – The Explosive Character Tale

Ben and Rissa watched a live stream of Star Wars the RPG and things happened, over the top things, things that made us want to talk about it. Here we are talking about what happens when a group that’s combat heavy comes to your more moderate adventure.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen – Prelude

We join a convoy en route to Saleucami and step onto the bridge of the frigate Censure as Captain Riles receives a special report.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Introduction – Brit

To kick off Mask of the Pirate Queen, we’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the Heroes of the Hydian Way team: Brit.

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Hydian Force – A Crossover Event

Force Majeure and the Heroes of the Hydian Way are very proud to present this crossover episode!

A Besalisk in need of specialist help.
A Gand droid-tech in search of a weapon worthy of a name.
Two droid chaperones from wildly different worlds.
A Rodian with an insatiable hunger for juice boxes.

As these two worlds collide, who knows what might ensue! Join us, as Ben Yendall from the Hydian Way weaves their magic over a certain shop in Cynabale…

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Legends of the Hydian Way: Maul-Lockdown

Although not aware of this when I started reading it, today’s offering is, as far as I can tell, the second-to-last book published under the Legends canon. Though quite early in our reviews since we’re going chronologically and not by publishing order, the book was released a scant 3 months before Disney officially discontinued Legends.

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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Trouble Brewing – Crafting with Kaav Episode 1

When you bring a Droid Tech to the party, there’s bound to be crafting (Kraavfting?). This episode finds Kaav building a family of droids and other sundries for the crew of The Sky on Fire.

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237 – The Starting Character Tale

A longtime patron got in touch with us about something that was on their mind and we thought it would make a good episode. This is talking about what do you give characters to start with and how do you guide them into directions your story might want to put on display.

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Kaverns & Krayt Dragons Episode 2

Aboard the Sky on Fire, five friends gather together to play a little game called Kaverns & Krayt Dragons.

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Legends of the Hydian Way: Cloak of Deception

We pick up with Legends where we left off: the Outer Rim Mining world of Dorvalla. When last we left this project, Darth Maul was earning his stripes as a Sith saboteur by ruining the prospects of two independent mining companies and forcing them to crawl to the Trade Federation to ship their cargoes of lommite ore.

Welcome to Legends of the Hydian Way, the chronicle of my attempt to read through and review all the novels that make up mainline Legends canon in chronological order. May the Force be with me.

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236 – The Force Majeure Tale

We have Adam Beltane on from the Force Majeure Podcast to talk about their experience with running their games, how they prepare, and how they got into the fun of Star Wars Roleplaying

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Kaverns & Krayt Dragons Episode 1

Aboard the Sky on Fire, five friends gather together to play a little game called Kaverns & Krayt Dragons.

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235 – The Escort Tale

We looked to a list of RPG plots and figured out many ways of making them work, from escorting NPCs to transporting items, to what happens when you find a ghost ship?

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