287 – The Mutant Tail

We decided to use the Expanded Setting Sheet and create our own setting. What came out was an empowering setting filled with fanciful technology of medical heights. With mutations in the world and how the world has been shaped by them.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 3, Episode 4 – “Mine How You Go”

The space battle over Aleen rages on. The Sky on Fire is falling apart at the seams but with K-1 on repairs, Barawyn and Vreebo on the guns, Vastrano and Billie on the mines, and Illyn in the cockpit maybe the crew can hold it together.

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286 – The Vehicle Encounter Tale

We talk about using vehicles in your encounters and what happens when you do finally give the pilot an episode focused around them. From ideas on what others can do, to ways of structuring the encounter.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 3, Episode 3 – “Hold Together”

Joined by allies and friends, The Sky on Fire has to carve a path to the Renegade’s Blood.

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285 – The Expanded Players Guide

Our look into the Expanded Players Guide continues with a look into themes, magic, and some of the cool ideas we have about how to bring this to the table. From helping new players learn the system and advancement to the vast fields of story that can be had.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 3, Episode 2 – “One Last Breath Before the Plunge”

Vastrano patches up the crew while Barawyn and Billie gather allies and Illyn prepares the Sky on Fire for the fight of her life.

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284 – The Expanded Players Tale

We take a look at the Expanded Players Guide from Fantasy Flight Games and give our thoughts on this new book for Genesys. From the depths of a post apocalyptic future to the high Gothic of old school monsters we talk about how to use this book and some of the ways it inspires us.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 3, Episode 1 – “The Foam That Binds”

The crew has returned home to their ship only to find it under assault and a valuable companion bleeding out.

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283 – The Phantom Menace Tale

We find the tales in The Phantom Menace that we think would be amazing adventures from podracing to the heights of Courscant intrigue.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Intermission Ep. 3 – “Like a Moff to a Flame”

All aboard! Not so far away from our heroes, the luxury liner The Crimson Star travels through hyperspace, bound for its next destination. But the Star has more colorful characters aboard than usual….

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282 – The Mandalorian Tale

To talk about The Mandalorian we brought on Brandon from Heroes and Chris Ing. We have a fair bit of fun looking at the surface of the show, some of the themes and some of the very generic ways that the galaxy is working in a post Endor time.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Intermission Ep. 2 – “Murder on the Mantellian Express”

All aboard! Not so far away from our heroes, the luxury liner The Crimson Star travels through hyperspace, bound for its next destination. But the Star has more colorful characters aboard than usual….

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281 – The Follow On Tale

Preparing to improvise is one of the trickier things to happen. We talk about some of how players can twist how we change things because how our players act and expect to make a much more engaging story. This episode also contains a crossover from Ted on the Manellian Express.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Intermission Ep. 1 – “Murder on the Mantellian Express”

All aboard! Not so far away from our heroes, the luxury liner The Crimson Star travels through hyperspace, bound for its next destination. But the Star has more colorful characters aboard than usual….

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280 – The Rise of Skywalker Tale Pt 2

We’re all back to talk about the force and redemption in the Rise of Skywalker. The ways that it can feel fulfilling to us and the ways that show an understanding.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 13 – “Uneasy Homecoming”

Bloody, battered, broken, and in a room on fire, Barawyn, Illyn, Billie, and Vastrano need to fight their way out if they hope to catch the queen and save their own lives.

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279- The Rise of Skywalker Tale PT 1

There was a movie that came out recently that had a crawl and was a Star Wars movie. This is part one of our discussion about the movie, the choices made, and a few thoughts of what we thought would make a more satisfying story.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 12 – “Ballroom Blitz”

The Queen has escaped and the crew of the Sky on Fire find themselves surrounded by hostiles. Will they be able to fight their way out of the Queen’s court?

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278 – The Specialized Tale

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.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 11 – “Breaking and Entering”

Armed with the whereabouts of the Pirate Queen’s warehouse base, Barawyn, Illyn, Billie, and Vastrano begin their assault.

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277 – The Return of the Jedi

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.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 10 – “Insider Information”

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.

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276 – The Recap Tale

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.

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Mask of the Pirate Queen Act 2, Episode 9 – “A View From the Booth”

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.

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Legends of the Hydian Way: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore

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.

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