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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from GMPercy in The Resistance is Alive on Taris   
    I've been listening for a while now, perhaps your players will have their original plan work and not collapse apartment buildings or receive horrible disfiguring injurys for once. 
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Archlyte in XP awards are supposed to be explained?   
    I dont give them any XP until they have finished a "mission" where I give them 15-40 XP depending on the mission (15 for a milk run, 40 for hijacking that gladiator class star destroyer and sending it hurtling toward that massive Tie fighter industrial complex) with a free talent or rank increase as well.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Mark Caliber in XP awards are supposed to be explained?   
    I dont give them any XP until they have finished a "mission" where I give them 15-40 XP depending on the mission (15 for a milk run, 40 for hijacking that gladiator class star destroyer and sending it hurtling toward that massive Tie fighter industrial complex) with a free talent or rank increase as well.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to KungFuFerret in Pyromaniac without the maniac   
    A random list of things someone could do with a flamethrower that isn't directly killing peeps:
    1.  Laying down a barrier to help allies escape pursuit (this one is so ubiquitous in films/tv that it's basically a trope)
    2.  Laying down same barrier to make ranged combat more difficult for enemies, having to shoot through the flames and distortion at the other side.
    3. Herding enemies into a specific area that makes them at a disadvantage to the Pyro and his allies.
    4.  Destroying environmental features that are being used by the enemy for advantage.
    5.  Blowing up stuff (oh look, a red canister by those storm troopers, that will ruin their day)
    6.  Triggering chemical reactions or other heat-reactant things.
    7.  Scaring away Xenomorphs  
    8.  Providing heat in a freezing situation by setting something on fire for warmth.
    9.  Powering some heat-powered device/vehicle if they happen to find themselves on a low-tech planet.
    10. Dramatically lighting cigars for humor.
    11. Being a REALLY GOOD distraction by drawing EVERYONE'S attention to the giant gout of flaming death in their immediate area, totally setting up allies to do something sneaky and clandestine.
    I could go on, but you get the idea.   Just because the item is listed as Weapon, doesn't mean that's the only way you can use it.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to KungFuFerret in Pyromaniac without the maniac   
    You should watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, season 3.  It's got a GREAT storyline in their about how fire isn't always about destruction, and is a force of creation as well.   You might try incorporating that kind of philosophy to things.  
    He could also try and use his flamethrower in indirect ways, not specifically cooking enemies.  Perhaps using it to lay down hostile terrain, closing in enemy units so his allies can gain an advantage.  Or perhaps focusing on destroying enemy cover, basically any number of things that a wall of flame could improve, other than directly barbecuing sentients.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Archlyte in 4 armed fighting   
    In order to make villains a threat they need to have ludicrous stats, i'm talking 35 health and adversary 3 crazy 
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Archlyte in 5 second default Combat Rounds?   
    depends on the combat, if its a quick duel in the streets heck yes would take five frenetic seconds. But stuff like healing a buddy with a med check or hacking a door takes longer especially in a firefight. As a rule of thumb I always say that combat checks include multiple "attacks" within the action, a hit with a few damage may mean the smuggler had to fire off a few shots before grazing a hutt with his blaster pistol but a heavy damage attack may mean that the stormtrooper had to wait a few seconds before he could pump 2-3 shots into a PCs chest. I do this to accommodate the longer actions of hacking and healing.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Dayham in Ideas needed - Abandoned Station   
    Heres my go, the station is home to a experimental A.I. (halo style) dating back to pre ep 1. It became sentient and the cliche kill all humans happened with a few survivors making it out. Over time the station has broken down so the AI cant just depressurize the station however it will try and interact with the PCs and trick them into repairing the station so it can murder. It will say another AI is wrestling with it for control and that it needs the repairs to overcome the other guy. The AI will do environmental horror stuff to the PCs in order to push them towards fixing the station.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Jawa4thewin in 4 armed fighting   
    In order to make villains a threat they need to have ludicrous stats, i'm talking 35 health and adversary 3 crazy 
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Archlyte in 5 second default Combat Rounds?   
    A round is subjective, it could take 5 seconds it could take 1 minute. It depends on the actions that are being taken place. Just because you shoot a guy doesn't mean it takes 5 seconds to score that hit, its called a fire fight for a reason. If players are taking too long to act, talk to them about it and see if they need help with the rules or something else. Implementing a time limit with stress em out and may cause some very unwise decisions that may earn the ire of their fellow PCs.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from RLogue177 in Ideas needed - Abandoned Station   
    Heres my go, the station is home to a experimental A.I. (halo style) dating back to pre ep 1. It became sentient and the cliche kill all humans happened with a few survivors making it out. Over time the station has broken down so the AI cant just depressurize the station however it will try and interact with the PCs and trick them into repairing the station so it can murder. It will say another AI is wrestling with it for control and that it needs the repairs to overcome the other guy. The AI will do environmental horror stuff to the PCs in order to push them towards fixing the station.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Dayham in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    I made them "donate" a good 3/4 of it to the rebellion for a automatic increase in CR. They also did a extensive upgrade for the entire crew and rehauled their new (stolen) Sentinel with legit IDs and mods. They saved a good 200,000 for a rainy day.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to Enjeryuu in The bigger they are...   
    In the current system, the most the players have taken out was a pair of Imperial customs vessels... and lost their prized transport in the process.  They've been wary of starships since. 🤔
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    Samuel Richard reacted to Roderz in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    In short, no, they got a lot of other stuff, plus an X-Wing, for their 2.2M.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to evo454 in The Bigger they are....   
    Not technically a kill, but they did manage to not have to fight a Jungle Rancor. I've told the story before, but it is so far my favorite story:
    On the planet Teth, they hike through the jungle to the airfield and hear the loud stomps of a huge Jungle Rancor heading right towards them. They all hide in various places, each trying to just let the thing pass, except for the wookiee. The wookiee stands tall, drops his blaster, and stares the monster down.
    As it grows near, he doesn't move. Everyone is horrified. He then, in a heroic act of defiance, draws a piece of meat? Okay, and he feeds it to the rancor, placating it slightly, but it's going to want more.
    And so, while it's distracted, the wookiee reaches for his.... data pad? Well, that's cool, but the rancor is still- "I would like to teach it Adobe Illustrator."
    He spends the next hour walking the Rancor, who is sitting down confused at this point, through how to use the basics of Illustrator. Time passes, and the thing finally gets up and wanders off.
    I did not go easy on him on the rolls, and he managed to pass seven different rolls with like four different skills, and had some advantage on some of them. It is a weird and wacky story, but it is my favorite.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to MasterZelgadis in Ideas needed - Abandoned Station   
    All nice ideas, thanks so far. 
    The station is definitely powered down, no atmosphere, no gravity, no AI, no defenses.
    I like the idea of making this a two part exploration, part one navigating through the dead station, trying to reactivate the power core, and part two getting control over the station, having a mad droid AI and defense systems against them. Especially if they have to take some ways, they already explored in part one, that are totally different now with power restored.
    The thing I struggle with is finding more ideas for "environmental encounters" in a completely dead station.
    Hm.. maybe it could be also an option to have some raiders appear halfway through the exploration, so they would have to fight off a rivaling group.. have to think about that
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from MasterZelgadis in Ideas needed - Abandoned Station   
    Heres my go, the station is home to a experimental A.I. (halo style) dating back to pre ep 1. It became sentient and the cliche kill all humans happened with a few survivors making it out. Over time the station has broken down so the AI cant just depressurize the station however it will try and interact with the PCs and trick them into repairing the station so it can murder. It will say another AI is wrestling with it for control and that it needs the repairs to overcome the other guy. The AI will do environmental horror stuff to the PCs in order to push them towards fixing the station.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Hchar in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    Believe or not my PCs actually bought a ship for once! (of course this was after they stole 2.2 million credits worth of blaster rifles and sold em to a mercenary company because the big idiot of the Dm thought it would fine to let them raid a blast tech factory)
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    Samuel Richard reacted to DarkHorse in A pyromaniac without the maniac?   
    You could play a religious character who has an outlook about flames being the "right" way for beings to die. Perhaps it is their species outlook, a bizarre death cult or something else. A Mustafarian would have a much different attitude to fire than say, a Mon Cal. With oxygen being completely alien to their upbringing, a Gand may have a different attitude to fire again.
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    My father was a career soldier and of the many things that he taught me, the two things he hated the most stand out: land mines since he was a combat engineer responsible for disarming them and flamethrowers since just about any other way to die (shot, stabbed, blown up, suffocated, strangled) was preferable to being burned to death.
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    Samuel Richard reacted to Yaccarus in A pyromaniac without the maniac?   
    Nonhuman is always the best way to go, and this is one of the best reasons to do so: They can have extremely radical personalities that are extremely different from “normal” human mindsets.
    A brutal Yevetha, for example, might not care about his victims at all. A “might makes right” Yinchorri might rationalize that if his victims didn’t want to die by burning alive, they should have better prepared to defend themself and therefore deserve their fate. A pragmatic Quarren might simply argue that it’s the best tool for the job.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from ThreeBFour in The bigger they are...   
    Over the course of a campaign, the gm will throw harder things at the PCs to try and balance it out. Of course this is ffg star wars so unexpected triumphs will happen. Whats the biggest thing your PCs or yourself have taken down. My groups biggest kill is sending a Imperial Light Cruiser hurtling toward a AT-ST factory.
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from ThreeBFour in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    Believe or not my PCs actually bought a ship for once! (of course this was after they stole 2.2 million credits worth of blaster rifles and sold em to a mercenary company because the big idiot of the Dm thought it would fine to let them raid a blast tech factory)
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    Samuel Richard reacted to Tramp Graphics in The bigger they are...   
    My biggest kill was back in D6. My character took out an ATAT with his lightsaber. He cut two of its ankles out from under it. "TIMBERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!" 
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Tramp Graphics in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    Believe or not my PCs actually bought a ship for once! (of course this was after they stole 2.2 million credits worth of blaster rifles and sold em to a mercenary company because the big idiot of the Dm thought it would fine to let them raid a blast tech factory)
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    Samuel Richard got a reaction from Archlyte in You know you're playing Edge of the Empire when...   
    Believe or not my PCs actually bought a ship for once! (of course this was after they stole 2.2 million credits worth of blaster rifles and sold em to a mercenary company because the big idiot of the Dm thought it would fine to let them raid a blast tech factory)
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