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”
This week it’s Beka and Ben talking about how to make NPCs feel like PCs quickly or in more depth when you have time. We also hear about one way that doing world building can be of great benefit for you the GM.
Continue reading “The NPC Voice Tale”
What goes into making a scene an scene? How can you drive the players in the direction you want them to? What do you do to spur the players into motion? We talk about this and more in todays episode. Continue reading “The Scene Building 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 “The Subplot 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 “The Module 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.
Continue reading “The Motivation 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 “The Espionage 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 “The Escape Tale”
We got thinking of the classic question, what do you do when you have a character that feels like a mismatch to your party? David and Ben talk about how to turn this seeming weakness into a vibrant strength. From snipers to faces and many places in between. Continue reading “The Rock Star Tale”
A question arose about hinting to your players that it’s time for their characters to run away. This is our answer, and we give a few ideas on how to make baddies even more present in your adventure. Tess, David, and Ben all have some wicked ways to make your players realize their characters are about to die.
Every now and then we get asked by new GMs how to I get started, I love the universe but this RPG thing scares me. This is David and Ben giving a few pieces of advice and telling a few tales of how they learned to use the dice. Continue reading “The New GM 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”
We talk about where we get some ideas for campaigns and characters, giving special thought to how to turn movies into Age of Rebellion Campaigns. Continue reading “The Inspiration Tale”
We talk about how your characters got their first experience and a give few ideas how they spend time between campaigns. From ways to give out experience to ideas for training montages we give you many ideas for passing the time between and before your main adventures. Continue reading “The Downtime 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”
From the simple talk of using force ghosts and spirits to the interesting ways that you can use The Living Force in Edge or Age games we mine for some ideas to help you out in your next game.
Continue reading “The Force Spirit Tale”
From talking about how a city is not as big as you think to some solid ideas on cities in wildspace, we talk of a deep seated desire to make fantastical places shine with your adventures and campaigns Continue reading “The Location Scout Tale”
We had Dice for Brains’ Ross Rockafellow on again and we talk about some great things, from the simple things of what can be brought to the table to making your descriptions even more awesome.
Continue reading “The Brains Tale”
We talk about playing in other eras and how easy the Star Wars system makes it to change time periods. From The Clone Wars to The Force Awakens we talk about how easy it is and how reskinning works for a new GM. Continue reading “The Other Era Tale”
We talk of how the force can guide your view of the galaxy and how it makes your character deeper to have few beliefs behind the reason they step out into the galaxy.
We talk of planetary driving and how to make a bit more interesting, as well as a few reasons why you aren’t wanting to take the gas guzzling freighter out for a quick jaunt down the block. Continue reading “The Encountermobile Tale”
We welcome Tess to our ranks and talk of Star Wars, being a ‘nerdy jock’, and show off some of the new dimensions that Tess brings to our podcast
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”