A discussion about how to prepare players for a campaign launches us into talking about how you communicate ahead of time about a general topic, what specializations are allowed, and how to adjust player character ideas to what the campaign actually is.Continue reading “278 – The Specialized Tale”
Armed with the whereabouts of the Pirate Queen’s warehouse base, Barawyn, Illyn, Billie, and Vastrano begin their assault.Continue reading “Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 11 – “Breaking and Entering””
We look to the first ending of a trilogy in Star Wars, from murder bears to the ending of galactic crime lords we have ideas on where we can put stories that coincide and are inspired by the Return of the Jedi.Continue reading “277 – The Return of the Jedi”
As Billie and Illyn dispatch Micael Torval’s would be killer, the arena fight against Tssklar and the Force imbued Clawfish continues for Barawyn and Vastrano.Continue reading “Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 10 – “Insider Information””
Getting going again at the start of a new session can be torturous, echoing our favourite hotshot pilot of who talks first. We have ideas on how to keep notes on what comes next and how to start off for your players to hit the ground running.Continue reading “276 – The Recap Tale”
Billie and Illyn have found Micael Torval, their lead to the Pirate Queen. While they try to warn him of an attempt on his life, The Cold Shoulder and the newly minted Tailspin face off in the arena vs The Clawfish and Tssklar.Continue reading “Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 9 – “A View From the Booth””
Hoo boy. What to say. How to explain? We all know that the film version of Attack of the Clones has some issues. Despite them, I grew up on the movie and it holds a special place in my memory. As I prepared to read the novelized version by R.A. Salvatore, I held out some hope that without the performances to distract, I might find a new appreciation for what is otherwise my least favorite of the mainline Star Wars films.
As with the novelization of The Phantom Menace, my review is going to focus on the differences from the film version or on things unique to the novel medium and avoid critiquing the film itself. I assume anyone reading a bunch of reviews of Legends Star Wars books has seen the movies, and the point here is to look at how the story holds up as a book.
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.Continue reading “Legends of the Hydian Way: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore”
Taking on deeper topics at the table can be a great way of working through your feelings as a group, but it can be intimidating. We have ideas on how to do it at the table without scaring your players away and to make it touch on the topics the players want.Continue reading “275 – Into the Fire Tale”
Having received their payment from Illo Vandin and a good night’s rest, the crew set out in the morning to search for Macael Torval, the sabacc player who holds the key to locating the mysterious Pirate Queen.Continue reading “Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 8 – “Tailspin””
It can only mean one thing, invasion. We were emailed a question about a player using the crafting mechanics at the table, from there we expanded the scope into talking about disruptive players and how to deal with them.Continue reading “274 – The Disruption Tale”