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 “The Red Hand of the Empire”

Two more Star Wars games

I really enjoyed running my recent Edge of the Empire one-shot Graveyard Shift, the players were great and it seemed to be really well received, this has lead to me planning two additional one-shot, one of which is an Age of Rebellion game where a small Y-Wing squadron attempts to free a prisoner with vital information from Jabba the Hutt and the other a Force & Destiny one-shot where the PCs are a small group of force-sensitives hiding on the Outer Rim who have been experiencing strange dreams that draw them towards an unchartered part of the Sector. Continue reading “Two more Star Wars games”

Different coloured R2 units

One of the players is going to be an R2 unit in my forthcoming Adventures on the Outer Rim one-shot, I’ve always loved how there are lots of different colour schemes for R2s and so I’ve come up with some messing about in Photoshop.

You can find a link to the PNG file (with transparent background) here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVpAo4rxDGuNTdMcGFUVE5xQ1E/view?usp=sharing

 

What is Adventures on the Outer Rim?

Adventures on the Outer Rim is the umbrella term that I’m using to refer to the loosely linked series of trilogies and one-shots for the FFG Star Wars RPGs that I’m going to be running over the next year and possibly beyond. When I first signed on with the Tides of Change FB group, a community dedicated to running Star Wars games Continue reading “What is Adventures on the Outer Rim?”

Oggdude’s Star Wars Character Generator

For anyone playing FFG’s Star Wars RPGs, the following program (written by Oggdude) is a great time-saver when it comes to creating characters, it also allows you to create sheets in a couple of different formats, add custom information and provides some excellent GM-ing tools.

The link below is to the web installation that auto-updates itself:
http://bitly.com/1kjPjSk

 

Why I love droids in FFGs Star Wars games

When you make a character in one of the FFG Star Wars games (Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion or Force and Destiny) you receive a baseline of characteristics determined by your race and than an amount of experience points to spend on improving characteristics, buying specialisations and other such things. Droids start off with all of their characteristics at one and you have to spend to buy them up whereas other races generally have some slightly higher scores in that species area of expertise. I’ve seen a few forum posts decrying the droid build saying that you can only be as good as a non-droid character in a relatively narrow area of expertise, TBH I have no idea if this is true or not since my own choice of droids as a species has nothing whatsoever to do with the characteristics that you get. Continue reading “Why I love droids in FFGs Star Wars games”

Vader’s on his Way

In a couple of weeks I’m going to be running the first session of an Edge of the Empire Star Wars game called Spirit of the Force, the game is going to be a trilogy, three sessions which cover a single plot arc, continuing the adventures of the characters from my previous (looser) Terror on the Outer Rim campaign. Continue reading “Vader’s on his Way”

Some things that the Force Awakens reminded me of

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 “Some things that the Force Awakens reminded me of”