We start asking how can you bring the narrative from a video game to the table top and get into emphasizing how you can show off narrative choice in letting the players find agency in what their choices mean.
We talk about how characteristics need to be thought of for your characters as your creating, knowing where your character is now in the timeline of their growth, and how you can shape your character off of abilities that aren’t common. Continue reading “The Characteristic Tale”
Beka and Ben talk about how to make your players make a choice in your games. From giving consequences to taking the plank that their clinging to away slowly we talk about ways of getting your players to engage in the situation around them. Continue reading “The Player Choice Tale”
We welcome Beka Black to our podcast to bring an artists perspective to our show. In interviewing her we find out about her deep history with Star Wars, her ability with art, and the way she jumped in with both feet to being a Game Master. Also, there is talk of Twi’lek lekku. Continue reading “The New In Town Tale”
This week we talk about the kinds of campaigns that a diplomat would excel in. From negotiating treaties all the way down to keeping two rebel groups working together. David and Ben give ideas for several campaigns and scenes for you to use and give a few spins on dealing with interpersonal relationships that a GM might not always think of.
Continue reading “The Diplomats Tale”
This week we have Ross on to talk about conflict, how to get your players to engage with it, how to make it matter to your players, and how to finally drive them to the dark side. Continue reading “The Spoon Full of Conflict Tale”
Ben and David talk about starfighter campaigns and how to make them interesting for your players. From ways of making pilots feel different in the cockpit to having fun plotting out campaigns that stay in the cockpit we give ideas to keep players in their fighters and not being a starfighter squardron in name only. Continue reading “The Starfighter Tale”
Ben and David talk about merchants and how the characters are not just for buying equipment for ‘real characters’. From the lowly Trader to the Quartermaster these characters can find very fascinating adventures. Continue reading “The Great Merchant Tale”
Ben and Joshua talk about building a character, how to choose between species, and some odd specializations that don’t get enough time in the sun. Continue reading “The Constructed Character Tale”
Ben, David, and Joshua talk about Rogue One and think about how they use The Empire in their game. From the start of shadowy Cassian to the arc of Jyns heroics there’s much to be inspired by this movie.
Ben and David talk about humour and how to make it so you as a GM are playing to the audience and not having your jokes hit the floor like bantha poodoo Continue reading “The One About Humour”
Ben and Joshua talk about Forged in battle and tease out some very interesting rebellious ideas for players to bring to the table. From the stealthy Trailblazer to the Vanguard that’s in your face we bring some very militant ideas to the table Continue reading “The Forged in Battle Tale”
We sit down with Sam Stewart to talk about Endless Vigil and discuss some of the themes in the book and the Force and Destiny line in general. From play testing to space rogues we have a great city based episode for you this week
We talk about using bounty hunters in your game and give a few ideas to get solitary hunters into a group of adventurers. From the side quests to making the bounty the centre of the adventure we hunt for interesting and unique ways of making a bounty hunter a great asset to your game. Continue reading “The Bounty History Tale”
Ben and David answer a listener question about what do you do when the campaign changes from where your character was plotted from and puts your urban character in the middle of a giant swamp. We look at this specific character and the idea of humour in games as well as the odd ball. Continue reading “The Wandering Character Tale”
We looked to character creation and how to get your own character to the table. From finding inspiration in movies to creating a character that starts as a trope and becomes your own, we give many ways to look at building a character that suits you as a player.
Our episode on Endless Vigil miss the species, here they are. We talk about the very interesting species in the book and give a few ideas for characters and campaigns that jump out at us Continue reading “The Endless Species Tale”
Ben and Joshua discuss Endless Vigil. From pod racers to detectives this book brings so much to the fore. The character ideas that get flung around and the possibilities that make us want to play new characters inspired by this book are overflowing in this episode Continue reading “The Endless Vigil Tale”
Ben and David talk about railroading players, how to not do that, and how to start a cascade of bad player decisions that will be a GMs bounty after enough time has gone past.
We look at the humble droid and how Star Wars plays with the idea of a mechanical being. From droid pcs who are looking to become more than the sum of their programming to droid tools that bridge the divide between alive and not we look to see some story possibilities in our mechanical friends. Continue reading “The Droid Tale”
We talk about Halloween and how to use some of the themes in it to make your Star Wars game much more interesting. From using fear, to showing your players the wicked path they’ve wrought the theme of Halloween and horror can be powerful motivators. Continue reading “The Horror Tale”
Gear is always an issue, finally Ben asked Joshua and David how they deal with it. We talk about how to use gear in your game from giving out credits and gear to giving a few ideas on how to get the players to keep it at base. Continue reading “The Gifted Gear Tale”
We talk about Savage Spirits and some amazing stories that can come from the specializations and species in the supplement. Going from the coldness of the Executioner to finding great stories that fit the Hermit we bring you a new perspective on the Seeker Sourcebook Continue reading “The Seeking Tale”
Ben David and Joshua talk about conflict and the dialogue that opens up from using it. From how to do it badly to how to make things much more interesting.