As you may have seen in my previous post, we wrapped up our short Terror on the Outer Rim campaign (ran using FFG’s Edge of the Empire system), there were a few questions left unanswered at the end of the session Continue reading
This evening we’re running the tenth episode of our Star Wars campaign Terror on the Outer Rim; our heroes are trapped on the planetary stronghold of the insane Garruda the Hutt, pursued by his droid minions. Can they disable his powerful shield generators, allowing the Bandit Queen to take out the aged Hutt once and for all? Continue reading
Please note that there will not be any movie spoilers within this post, however, I am going to be discussing emotions and ideas evoked by the film, so if you’re super spoiler sensitive you might want to give this post a miss until you’ve seen the film. Continue reading
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a weekly vlog, in this one I talk about the start of Thashif’s Dresden Files game, a bit about re-booting our Edge of the Empire game in the new year and some other stuff.
Apologies for the sound quality in the video, this was quickly shot on my new laptop with no editing (besides adding my logo) and I’m still tweaking the settings. Most of my videos will still be done on my desktop using my normal set-up but the laptop is handy for just quickly recording a vlog.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why I find certain new systems a little difficult to get into, it takes me a while to pick them up, whilst some older systems (like the OWOD system) are very firmly lodged in my mind; now this might not seem like much of a problem but it can be frustrating, since you tend to hit that point of fully understanding and mastering a new system fairly near the end of a campaign (or at least I do). As someone who hasn’t really tended to run a lot of consecutive games using the same system, by the time I swing around to running the same system again I normally have to brush up on the rules again, whereas with OWOD I went through a period in my student days where I was running and playing in many different games all using that system, so I really had a chance to get into it and learn how it worked.
So why am I rambling about this? Well I’m currently running a Star Wars campaign (you can see the videos of that by clicking here), I’m loving the system but, like most games it takes a little bit of mastering; myself and my players are starting to use the intricacies of the system a little more (we are running session 8 of the game in a couple of weeks), but again I fear we’re only going to hit that sweet spot where we’re all up to speed and really comfortable with the system a little further down the line. This seems a shame, and so I’ve decided that, rather than my normal behaviour, running a single game using the system and then moving on to something else, that when my current Edge of the Empire campaign game finishes (although that won’t be for some time yet) I’m going to follow it by running another Star Wars game. I may decide to run Age of Rebellion or Force and Destiny instead of Edge of Empire since these games use the same rules system, but I definitely want to master the system more.
In Episode VII of our Edge of the Empire game Terror on the Outer Rim our heroes discover some of the truths behind Project Blackwing and a potential unexpected alliance is forged.
Following on from my previous post about defining my Star Wars plot notes by the various antagonists in the game I’ve statted up one of the antagonists for my game, Sham’Secca the notorious Twi’lek bounty hunter.
Please note: If you’re one of the players in my EotE game please do not read any further.
The third episode of our Star Wars Terror on the Outer Rim game:
Okay, with upgrading my computer software and filming RPGaDay2015 videos I got a bit behind with updating the notes for my Star Wars Terror on the Outer Rim campaign notes; luckily we’re only a couple of sessions in so I have time to do it. Over the last couple of days I’ve been listening the the actual plays of the sessions and making notes.
In Episode II of our Edge of Empire game our players explore the strange ice world that they have been forced to set down on to repair their ship the Mourning Star after it was damaged by rogue droids; however, in doing so they encounter evidence of an ancient civilisation, meddling Imperial officials and more: