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

The Red Hand of the Empire

A few people in the Tides of Change facebook community have asked about playing darkside character (especially with the release of Force & Destiny) and, whilst in a normal Star Wars game, I don’t really think that characters to embrace the darkside fully have a place it did get me thinking about how a short-term darkside game might be fun.

A good example of this was the one-shot that André ran where we had Gothnog play a darksider with myself and theSwamper playing dark trooper style droids, this worked really well for a mission-focussed one-off.

I’ve been toying with the idea of running a trilogy that wasn’t for my regular group, so I decide to do a darkside trilogy. Continue reading

What if… the lava didn’t do it?

A few days ago I was reading an excellent blog article by Runeslinger on his blog Casting Shadows, you can find the original post here: https://runeslinger.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/recasting-canon-star-wars/

In this blog article he discusses how both he and his players have treated the canon in Star Wars, essentially they have taken the bits of the canon that they liked and have treated the bits they didn’t like as legends or distorted representations of what actually occurred, the blog article contains a list of established facts that exist within their storyline. I thought this was a great again and it prompted me to think about other things that might have been different to the established “facts”, I’ve decided to lump these posts under a category called “What if?” Continue reading