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    Callidon reacted to GM Chris in Episode 13 of the Order 66 Podcast (with Steve Horvath) is UP!   
    The future is now, GamerNation! We celebrate the official launch of the Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook in style with special guest Steve Horvath, SVP of Communications and Digital Production for Fantasy Flight Games.
     
    Steve talks all about the book, answers burning listener questions, and delves into the future of FFG Star Wars products. Truly awesome. To add more presents under the tree, we've got some superb listener questions, a redaction worthy of your listening from Watto, a Vigilant Skill Monkey, and solid Fragments and Transmissions from the Rim.
     
    Loads of awesome… as the appointed hour has finally arrived, and it’s more than we could have hoped.
     
    You can find the most recent episode on iTunes, or download it directly from the podcast feed:
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Order66
    (Direct Download Link:  http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Order66/~3/ADmqGa7jl_0/episode13.mp3)
     
     
    Thanks for listening, folks!  
    Peace, Love, and Good Gaming,
     
    GMC
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    Callidon got a reaction from Kyla in Connecting all the Edge of the Empire Adventures   
    You could also link the adventures together more or less as written, with a bit of meta-massage. The players just have the pleasure of hearing the GM splutter with peals of laughter as the PCs run afowl of multiple people that one shouldn't ever owe anything to.
    For funzies let's suppose the Hutts are currently in the bizz of screwing each other over because that's what good Hutt families do. Teemo is the biggun. Sinasu is Teemo's good for nothing offspring from the last era of his choosing to be female and resents the very mention of the disappointing young hutt. Bargo is Teemo's littlest sibling, who was left alive as an insult when Teemo killed their parent and took over. It has since been a past time for Teemo to make sure all of Bargo's plans go to s---.
    Teemo is the center of our PCs' web. He has given them one of Sinasu's ships, and is generally fine with his offspring bossing the PCs around because at least he doesnt have to get involved with Sinasu's baffoonery. Bargo has finally been driven to the point of embarassing the whole family on a major scale. Sinasu is about to kick the house of cards down...
    So we open with "Debts to Pay" Teemo wants the PCs to make sure Bargo's latest "luck" in sabaac doesn't turn into another failed cash grab (never mind that Teemo is directly responsible for the previous failures). After the adventure wraps Sinasu tries to put a hit on his uncle Bargo. Say one thing for Bargo the Hutt...say he's hardy. The hit fails.
    As the PCs arrive back at Nar Shadaa (with Bargo at their back, in Sinasu's ship given to them by Teemo). Que up Crates for Kryats. See, Sinasu was tired of his crap uncle embarrassing everyone and thought he would be an easy nut to crack in order to get some attention from mom/dad and possibly advance himself. Oops. Now he's hoping to avoid Bargo's counterstrike, get to Mos Shuuta and smooth things over with his corpulent dad/mom...and pay off his uncle to avoid a premature case of laser brain.
    The PCs arrive with Sinasu on Mos Shuuta...or maybe without him and maybe with Bargo's hunters on their butts...depending on how things have gone thus far. Teemo decides to impound their ship as part of Sinasu's penance and gives it to Trex the Trandoshan. The PCs still owe for the ship that was taken away for another hutt's transgressions though...and Bargo is convinced they were in on his hit attempt. Sinasu is either dead or with mom/dad so who does he send his goons after? The PCs! They must now "Escape From Mos Shuuta" and experience the "Long Arm of the Hutt."
    This leads us to "Trouble Brewing." Fleeing the Hutts, the PCs have a chance at a bounty that would go a long way toward icing the MASSIVE heat they've kicked up for themselves. If they get paid by the Empire they can smooth things over with Teemo, Bargo and Sinasu but they'll cheese off Thakba the Hutt :-). If they get paid by Thakba, they'll have a new patron with more sand than Teemo (the enemy of my hutt leash holder is my friend), but they'll have run afoul of the Empire...bwahahahah.
    Shadow of a Black Sun might fit in there someplace but I'm not feeling it at the moment.
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    Callidon got a reaction from NewtypeKnight in Connecting all the Edge of the Empire Adventures   
    You could also link the adventures together more or less as written, with a bit of meta-massage. The players just have the pleasure of hearing the GM splutter with peals of laughter as the PCs run afowl of multiple people that one shouldn't ever owe anything to.
    For funzies let's suppose the Hutts are currently in the bizz of screwing each other over because that's what good Hutt families do. Teemo is the biggun. Sinasu is Teemo's good for nothing offspring from the last era of his choosing to be female and resents the very mention of the disappointing young hutt. Bargo is Teemo's littlest sibling, who was left alive as an insult when Teemo killed their parent and took over. It has since been a past time for Teemo to make sure all of Bargo's plans go to s---.
    Teemo is the center of our PCs' web. He has given them one of Sinasu's ships, and is generally fine with his offspring bossing the PCs around because at least he doesnt have to get involved with Sinasu's baffoonery. Bargo has finally been driven to the point of embarassing the whole family on a major scale. Sinasu is about to kick the house of cards down...
    So we open with "Debts to Pay" Teemo wants the PCs to make sure Bargo's latest "luck" in sabaac doesn't turn into another failed cash grab (never mind that Teemo is directly responsible for the previous failures). After the adventure wraps Sinasu tries to put a hit on his uncle Bargo. Say one thing for Bargo the Hutt...say he's hardy. The hit fails.
    As the PCs arrive back at Nar Shadaa (with Bargo at their back, in Sinasu's ship given to them by Teemo). Que up Crates for Kryats. See, Sinasu was tired of his crap uncle embarrassing everyone and thought he would be an easy nut to crack in order to get some attention from mom/dad and possibly advance himself. Oops. Now he's hoping to avoid Bargo's counterstrike, get to Mos Shuuta and smooth things over with his corpulent dad/mom...and pay off his uncle to avoid a premature case of laser brain.
    The PCs arrive with Sinasu on Mos Shuuta...or maybe without him and maybe with Bargo's hunters on their butts...depending on how things have gone thus far. Teemo decides to impound their ship as part of Sinasu's penance and gives it to Trex the Trandoshan. The PCs still owe for the ship that was taken away for another hutt's transgressions though...and Bargo is convinced they were in on his hit attempt. Sinasu is either dead or with mom/dad so who does he send his goons after? The PCs! They must now "Escape From Mos Shuuta" and experience the "Long Arm of the Hutt."
    This leads us to "Trouble Brewing." Fleeing the Hutts, the PCs have a chance at a bounty that would go a long way toward icing the MASSIVE heat they've kicked up for themselves. If they get paid by the Empire they can smooth things over with Teemo, Bargo and Sinasu but they'll cheese off Thakba the Hutt :-). If they get paid by Thakba, they'll have a new patron with more sand than Teemo (the enemy of my hutt leash holder is my friend), but they'll have run afoul of the Empire...bwahahahah.
    Shadow of a Black Sun might fit in there someplace but I'm not feeling it at the moment.
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    Callidon reacted to Farsox in Connecting all the Edge of the Empire Adventures   
    It's probably not a bad idea to come up with some segway adventures (and no, I don't mean having the characters ride around on those Segway scooters... that would be silly).  It would at least make sense to come up with something that develops some obligation to the Pyke family.  Either that or you could have one of the Hutts take the place of the Pyke family.
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    Callidon reacted to Scars Unseen in Corebook Review   
    Phht...  That's not a review.  Everyone knows that you have to attach a usually meaningless numerical score to the end for it to be a review.  Symbolic representation(stars, prehensile tails, etc) is also acceptable.
     
    Example:
     
     
     
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    Callidon reacted to Crimson_red in So It's Really $75 to Play?   
    Overall the start up costs for this game do feel a little high and I strongly suspect, out of my group of gamers, I'll be the only one buying in (I'm getting the core rulebook, GM's Kit, 2 sets of dice, and already own the beta and beginner game), but considering it is a licensed property, and the general cost of ttrpgs these days, it probably about right.
     
    I am one of those gamers who is on a shoe-string budget, and if the game had come out when originally scheduled, I wouldn't have been able to afford it, but I have managed to set aside enough cash in the preceding months, and in the past, I've made due in tighter circumstances for previous Star Wars games (The RCR was probably the most difficult purchase considering the 'weak' Canadian dollar, the taxes, and my lack of work when it came out).
     
     
    To summarize that meandering post, its expensive, but it has good reason to be, those of us who struggle financially can find a way to make it work if we want too, and let me add, if I get as much gameplay out of this as Saga Edition, it will be well worth the investment, If I get as much time in as d6 than the entire game line will be worth it!
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