The Scavenging Tale

Ben and Joshua look at the star destroyer on Jakku and let their minds go wild with possibilities for creating a campaign and integrating the history of the galaxy.

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The Tale of Endings

We talk about things to keep in mind as you end sessions, chapters, and campaigns during Cams final show.  We have a great time as we watch out for murder bears around the campfire.

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Exploring a Tale

With an explorer you never know what you’re going to find. Whether you’re driving through a mountain pass trying to catch an imperial squad that stole your crystal skull, or finding the next rancor that your benefactor has paid you to take down. We talk about the many facets of the explorer and also delve a little into ways to illicit skill rolls that aren’t asked for by the GM.

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The Cantina Tale

We were asked by a listener (@brometheus) about how to use Cantinas effectively. We finally got around to looking at the question.

Why do we use them in a game?  What are we doing within them? And, how we can change the concept of a cantina to fit a few other situations?

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The Tale of Preparation

Ben and Cam talk about things in the Star Wars system that we find irritating or clumsy and how we deal with bringing them to the table as a good way of expanding the story.

We give advice on how to be prepared for a session, how to use your players characters as a guide for what problems will come up,  and how to let them happen without breaking the game.

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A Tale of Responsibility

We start talking about Force Unleashed and how to deal with players who have characters at that power level. We examine the tropes and raise a few good points about how you can make the consequences of their actions matter to them at the table. Continue reading “A Tale of Responsibility”

Tale of Storied Players

Cam and Ben are back with another question that a fan asked. How is the system suited for letting the players in on the narrative reigns and not just making the GMs feel over taxed.

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Taking the Next Step

So you have a session 0 under your belt, why it’s under a belt we’ll never know, but now the players keep wanting to do things. How do you start getting an idea of where to take them and what to do with them.

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Playing in the Sandbox

Come out of the blowing desert winds. We take a look at beginning sandbox campaign creation, running them, and common pitfalls.

We have a few ideas for campaigns we want to run and seeds that will eventually let us make them.

Items and sites mentioned in this podcast:

Donjon

Fantasty Name Generator

The Galactic Campaign Guide

Grand Admiral Zaarin

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Joining the Rebellion

Come with us as we join the Alliance to Restore the Republic and see what Age of Rebellion can tell us about  creating new characters and the sorts of stories we can find.

From finding stories and archetypes for the confusing Commodore to talking about how to bring Ithorian and Gran sensibly into a fighting campaign.

A Tumblr post that was brought up in the show can be found here at Club Jade

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Forceful Characters

Welcome to another episode of Tales from the Hydian Way.

There are a lot of choices to be made when it comes to building a character.

Finding the careers and species that speak to us and listening to how they speak to us can help us craft interesting stories just from character creation.

It’s another good discussion from the Star Wars: Force and Destiny beta.

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Morality and Connections

What happens when 8 pages in a new book cause a long discussion about how you can bring out role playing at the table?

We delve into the Morality mechanic and see how we want it to reside in our games, and how we think it will brush up against Duty and Obligation when we need it to.

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