The Rebel Strike Trilogy

We’ve recently wrapped up the Rebel Strike Trilogy, a linked series of three sessions using the FFG Age of Rebellion Star Wars rules set in my Adventures on the Outer Rim version of the Star Wars universe, I’m going to gather all of the material about it in this post.

Cast

  • Kaid-Sen: A dour sharpshooter working for the Rebellion.
  • Inigo Stazzi: A happy go lucky hothead who somehow manages to get the job done.
  • T7-01: A sharp-witted astromech with a talent for penetrating enemy computer systems.

Episode I

The Rebellion has rescued a Quarren known as Sekas Proko from Tattooine, the Quarren has access to experimental stealth technology but will only turn it over if the rebels free his ally Berek Nur from the clutches of the Empire. Kaid, Inigo and T7 board the prison ship Leviathan and attempt to free him.

Intro crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQs1woDHuEM
Commander Sheb Gergran’s briefing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6lu8yUr-I8

Episode II

With the stealth-tech in the hands of the Rebellion it is fitted to the cruiser Constantine and sent out for a test, however, when activated the ship vanishes, it re-appears later in the Draconis sector inside the Imperial blockade around the frozen moon of Ga-Ri V. The fleet intends to distract the Imperials whilst Kaid, T7 and Inigo sneak aboard to investigate.

Intro crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOwD9MoM5k

After the Strike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZuu2cYiddk

Episode III

With Inigo away on an important mission, Kaid calls in a favour from a Sullustan contact of his and manages to arrange for some much needed R&R for himself and T7 on the peaceful ocean world of Spira. However an old enemy pursues them there, learning of this Tyber Zann, wishing to clear his debt sends the bounty hunter Remo Williams to aid them.

Intro Crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGle8l9DoX4

I had a great time running this trilogy and was lucky enough to have four excellent players involved in it, there were the usual scheduling problems and such like that tend to plague this sort of game but we stuck with and created a fun story that I certainly enjoyed GM-ing and the players seemed to enjoy getting involved in 🙂

 

Star Wars Adventures on the Outer Rim: Rebel Strike

It’s been a while since I’ve run any FFG Star Wars games (although I have played in some great one-shots and campaign run by such great GMs as Andre Martinez, Michael Lashambe and Ian Christiansen) so I’ve decided that it’s about time saddle, all the FFG Star Wars games are run are set in the same version of the Star Wars universe, loosely grouped together under the label Adventures on the Outer Rim. Reading through my old notes it occurred to me that we’d never really concluded the story of Sekas Proko, Berek Nur and the hidden Alderaanian stealth technology.

Confused? Let me explain.

In one of the first of these games that I ran the players recovered some lost Alderaanian stealth technology from the post-Death Star ruins of the once great planet, betrayed by one of his friends Sekas Proko the Quarren was able to smuggle the stealth-tech aboard a stolen Tie-Interceptor and use it to escape, unfortunately his ally the mercenary Berek Nur was captured by Imperial authorities and taken away.

In a later game I had Seka Proko turn up as a NPC, he was rescue by a group of Rebels hoping to bring the stealth-tech into the fight on the side of the Rebel Alliance.

Since then we’ve heard nothing of this storyline, I’ve been wanting to run another trilogy so I thought it’d be nice to resolve that storyline one way or the other, so I decided that Sekas would set the Rebels an ultimatum, rescue my friend from the Empire and I’ll give you the stealth technology.

You can find the trilogy outline by clicking on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CnZj5f-Ij44oxIiDfvTD5Ku0f9pXEbBvlxGhIcLBbB0/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any interest in Star Wars RPGs (particularly the FFG system) then check out the Tides of Change community on Facebook, a great group of players and GMs who run games set in various versions of the Star Wars universe, I’ve met some great people through the group and had some great games:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StarWarsTheTidesofChange/

The Red Hand of the Empire: Episode I

Just finished running the first session of our Red Hand of the Empire trilogy, our players portraying a cell of four Imperial Inquisitors called the Red Hand, trained by Lord Vade himself.

Very enjoyable game to run, thanks to the players involved, looking forward to the next session 🙂

How I prepare for a Star Wars one-shot

Sam posted in the Tide of Change group saying that it would be useful to see how some of the GMs prepare for their sessions, so over the course of the weekend I’ve maded this video outlining the process that I go through to create a Star Wars one-shot.

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Ending on an (almost) TPK

All joking aside my RPGs tend not to be that lethal when it comes to character deaths if I am perfectly honest, this is normally due to a mixture of factors, including me erring on the side of caution when it comes to creating encounters and also because I mostly play in systems that are slightly more heroic in scope rather than gritty, low-power settings and systems where death is a constant companion. However for the first time the other day I very nearly had a TPK in my regular Star Wars game, with only one of the four player characters escaping to fight another day. Continue reading

Complete Secrets of the Desert Sands

I recently ran a very enjoyable Age of Rebellion game where the players were a group of rebels who were attempting to recover a prisoner with important information, unfortunately he has been taken prison by Jabba the Hutt’s forces, all of the videos connected with this session can be seen below.

Intro Crawl

Session Actual Play

Epilogue

Red Hand of the Empire – Dark Side Remix

After my posts earlier about Star Wars intro crawl creators I was chatting with Richard Wentworth on Facebook, he showed me some interesting writing about colour theory and made some great suggestions on how I could make a more darkside looking version of the Red Hand of the Empire (my upcoming trilogy of games where the players will portray Inquisitors working for the Empire) intro crawl. After several attempts at making one using crawl creators eventually, although they made it easier, I returned to my self-made template in my own video editing software since it gave me more control. Continue reading

A couple more intro crawl generators

Shortly after posting my previous post about Star Wars intro crawls I came across two more of them: Continue reading

Star Wars Crawl Creators

One of the things I’ve really been enjoying about running a load of Star Wars RPG games recently is that I’ve been making intro crawls for each of the episodes and putting them on my Youtube channel, if you don’t know what an intro crawl is then it’s the bit at the start of a Star Wars film where the text scrolls up the screen and gives you some background on the film, normally being followed by a space battle or scene of a planet or similar.

Still not sure what I mean? Well have no fear you can the intro crawls from the first six Star Wars movies by clicking here. Continue reading

What if the prequels were good?

One of my blog readers posted me a link on my What if the lava didn’t do it?post asking whether I’d seen a series of videos about how the prequel trilogy could have been re-done to make them good? At the time I hadn’t seen them, but given my recent interest in matters of canon and how it could be tweaked to better fit an individual games needs (spurred on initially by Runeslingers post in his blog) I sat down with my wife and watched through all three of the videos.

I absolutely loved them and am strongly considering using them as “the truth” of the past in my Adventures on the Outer Rim series of games, to my mind the suggestions given would have made for far better prequel movies than the ones we actually got; I’m going to post links to them below so that anyone else who wants to watch them can do so.

Disclaimer: Please note that I have no direct involvement with the videos linked below, they were created by Belated Media, their inclusion is not meant as any challenge to copyrights, they are linked solely so that more people can see these excellent videos.

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