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  1. kinnison

    prisoners and interactivity

    I had one time where I just gave the PC that was captured a NPC sheet to help the other players out. Just took the player aside, told them "Secret info" and allowed them to lead the rest of the group for a bit. Worked rather seamlessly
  2. kinnison

    How does the Cloud City Grand Prix work?

    The whole reason for doing the Grand Prix, is it allows the players to be at the party where the Jewel of Yavin is going to be auctioned if they win. Also the Writers wanted to include the iconic cloud cars in some way. There are other ways to get to the auction. It is up to the players what method to use. Having done numerous races in my game. usually I just keep track of speeds at each leg, and separate the participants based on the speeds and Success/failure. a lot of fudging is involved and usually try for a "photo finish" at the end. Leader = Top speed and Success 2nd place = Top speed and Failure 3rd place = Next highest speed and success 4th Place = Next highest speed and Failure. I usually start by describing the leg, and what the other participants are doing. Let the player know the setback dice for the leg. An ally can "plot a course" to reduce the setback by one die. The player then sets their speed and create their dice pool for the "Race" it is assumed that every participant is using a maneuver to Fly/Drive. and can use their action like normal, or as another maneuver except fly/drive (Full throttle, Punch it!, Evasive maneuvers, etc). Really helps to "Pre-roll" the NPCs or have other non-participating players roll for the NPCs. same method can be used for chases, and when they move to same "place" it is close range for combat type stuff to happen... even Riders attacking Riders/Vehicles or Jumping from one vehicle to another.
  3. In my group they tried to convince the R2 Unit to join, and were all nice and chummy. Then they totally bought the idea that "Pirates" were in the mines and told EV-8d3 to stay and guard their back, and even gave them some weapons. Nice double cross when they found the miners and then up-armored a mine cart to take out the Droids A-team style. Truly one of the favorite adventures I ran with my group. Both Droids escaped in the Cargo hauler. all while spouting Droid themed Marxist quotes. They have been minor comedic villains that appear, taking control of droids and sending them out to wreck havok. So far they are only in the background. But pretty much any time there are Malfunctioning droids trying to start a Revolution, they are involved. They have yet to face them since the first adventure.
  4. I stopped buying Star wars books with NJO stuff. Then decided to pick up Aftermath series, and finally "Heir to the Jedi" to see if it got any better. stopped buying the books again
  5. kinnison

    HELP, please!

    so this player is bringing a character just to kill the other characters? nope... not happening
  6. Why does a blind man wear blackout glasses? because for normal people it is a bit disconcerting to talk to a person who's eyes do not focus on anything, or have scars. Same with Miraluka, they do not even bother with trying to use their eyes.at most they might be able to know when the sun is out.
  7. kinnison

    (Spoilers) Beyond the Rim

    yes. Search the forums. There is several good threads on the Adventure.
  8. kinnison

    Do you use Custom Loot?

    I have a gunslinger in my group, literally handed him a weapon as loot to help his character and he did not like it and tossed it for credits. so i gave up handing them specific loot. only other loot I give out is breadcrumbs and other plots. also just use some "junk" loot that can be sold for credits.
  9. kinnison

    Ion Torpedos and Ion Bombs: What is your take on them?

    it my game I recreated the Mag-pulse torpedoes. They bypass shields and disable a ships weapons temporarily. The ships can move, but has no "Teeth" which allows for a poorly armored ship or fighter impunity to attack it. IMHO they are better than Ion Torpedoes for game balance wise then ion torpedoes since Ion cannons still have to deal with shields.
  10. i hear people using programs and getting some beautiful maps, but they use objects/tokens and just cut and paste. Not understand that it is beyond the program but all the additional resources like chairs tables walls and doors that make things look so much better. I have a hard enough time making circles and boxes that look like crap on the final product
  11. My Shadow/Thief who spent a lot of time on the streets was able to nab a MINT speeder bike. Painted it gaudy colors and bemoans every tiny scratch
  12. kinnison

    Dealing with Gear Creep

    This is NOT a gear based game, this is a skill, talent, roleplay based game. I have a player with 400+ XP and still is using a Regular blaster she started with. The ship they start with should break down, and become a credit sink. The weapons they find after looting the bodies are "hot", or require permits to carry. They want a rarity 5+ piece of equipment it requires a quest, or if they do find one it is damaged or inferior and costs 2 to 4 times as much.
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    Repairs & Wear (Vehicle Ops Series)

    One of the things i notice in this is "wear" seems to happen with Damage to WTT or STT. Wear can also occur IMHO as the parts get old and basic maintenance is not maintained due to lazy, or minimal crew.
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    Jedha after Rogue One

    I do not think it would be uninhabitable. We are talking about a near cataclysmic event that wiped for what we know to be the main city of the planet and anything near it. Sending ejecta up into the upper atmosphere. Constant sandstorms, nuclear winter, Electromatic interferance in the atmosphere, raging storms. But to be honest, not many would know before going there what happened to the moon. and players could easily say "This cannot be the right place" and "I have a bad feeling about this"
  15. Oh I don't mind the Obi-wan/Maul duel. But it was anti-climatic from the Teasers for the episode. Since it is a kiddie show you really didn't see where Maul was cut... assumed it was a sucking chest wound to allow Maul to have a pseudo final redemption