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  1. The devs replied to a question about removing concentration for a single threat. Someone posted what they said here:
  2. This might help: These are some sheets to keep track of different combinations, so you don't just make things up every time. The ones from Drainsmith are particularly well formatted.
  3. Someone tried using a hexcrawl approach with the Star Wars system (which is essentially the same). Here's a forum post from over there Prepping the Next Campaign: A Quasi-Hexcrawl Approach.
  4. Out of curiosity, how do you usually handle advantage on strain recovery rolls? If you would like a scenario for an example, say it's after a gunfight in a warehouse and your player has just rolled 6 advantages.
  5. I might be interested in helping you playtest.
  6. Your soak should be 4. You start with your brawn as a base and add soak from armor.
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    Character sheet

    Typo: On the back (sheet 2), shouldn't it say, "... your character must have more talents in a tier than they do in the next highest tier." Otherwise, I like the design. Very clean.
  8. What if you split Gunnery into Gunnery(Melee) and Gunnery(Ranged)?
  9. In RoT there's only what's on the map of Terrinoth on p. 139. It has a few cities, but it's mostly forest.
  10. Looking at it from a probability perspective, upgrading the difficulty of the check while matching the number of upgrades with boost die appears to have several effects. Success/Failure rate is (relatively) unaffected, chance for advantage is significantly increased while chance for threat is greatly reduced, and, the obvious one, chance for despair is increased greatly. I'd say that seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to house rule. It will definitely make checks more interesting. (Tests were made using a pool of YYGG against the example RPP difficulty) AnyDice probabilities used for research: Base Check Same Check with Rule Applied
  11. I think this right here is one of the big reasons why FFG went the way they did with the magic system. The way described in the CRB for handling magic is consistent with their approach to handling firearms (and other ranged weapons). In the Tracking Ammo sidebar on p. 89 of the CRB , it shows that instead of counting ammunition, Despair can be used to cause a character's ammo to run out. Similarly in the table on p. 211 for spending threat and despair on magic skill checks, a single despair can be used to cause a magic user to "run out of ammo" preventing them from casting spells for the rest of the encounter. Spellcasters in Genesys don't have the luxury of bringing extra ammo though ? While this is the approach used in the CRB, there's nothing stopping you from counting bullets, or "wizard bullets." It just gets tricky when it comes to defining ammo capacity for a spellcaster and keeping things balanced.
  12. The Manticore on p. 228 of Realms of Terrinoth has the poisonous stinger ability which causes the target to "make a Hard Resilience check as as out-of-turn incidental or suffer 4 additional wounds, and must check again on their next turn if the check generates [despair]." For a basilisk, perhaps doing something similar to this, but maybe up the difficulty to Daunting and causing strain instead of wounds. And maybe if the target is incapacitated because of this special damage, they get a final Formidable Resilience check before being turned to stone or something like that. This approach gives the player more opportunities to resist rather than leaving it up to a single bad roll (one roll to hit with the ranged attack, one, maybe two if you use a story point or circumstances require an upgrade, rolls for poison damage per successful attack). The tail attack also has slow-firing 1 which makes it dangerous without being something that the players have to constantly worry about.
  13. https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/56/75/5675bba2-a5a2-4161-b4c0-eaed85a3d0b7/genesys_gencon_adventure_lowres.pdf
  14. I am currently running an EotE game and I have two force sensitive characters, two, soon to be three, non Force sensitive characters, and a droid. My players are currently on Yavin 4 (salvaging from the remains of the Death Star) and I know Yavin 4 is the site of a dark side vergence. This led to an interesting question: how do each of the characters interact with force vergences (like the more vision-like ones)? Can droids even see their effects? What about non-jedi? Any understanding you can bring would really help me plan for our next couple sessions.
  15. EotE CRB p. 216 says "When wounds exceed a character's wound threshold, the character should track how many wounds he's exceeded the threshold by, to a maximum of twice the wound threshold. He mush heal wounds until his wounds are below his wound threshold before he is no longer incapacitated." The only way to die RAW is by rolling 141+ on the critical injury table.
  16. Thank you for all the suggestions. I think I'm going to try and stick with a free account on Roll20 and continue using discord for audio and dice. Ideally, we would use video chat, but one of the players has atrocious internet. The only issue I'm having with discord for dice is that my players, who are all still relatively new to the system, keep forgetting about the destiny points. I feel like we go through the session and the points hardly get used. Partly my fault too. I forget to use them. I wonder if there's a way for me to visually represent that on Roll20 somewhere.
  17. Could have sworn the EotE GM kit was one of the first places I looked. Guess I didn't look hard enough. Thank you!
  18. Thank you. It was starting to drive me crazy. Hahaha
  19. I swear I remember reading something in one of the Star Wars books about being able to give Nemesis level characters multiple initiative slots. I've searched and searched, and for the life of me, I haven't been able to find where I read that. I think it may have been in one of the career books or an adventure or something. Anyway, I do think that giving a big boss with a more reasonable wound threshold an extra initiative slot could make a big difference. I think it would simultaneously make the boss more dangerous and make it less of a slog fest. I'm not sure if this would be game breaking though.
  20. This could get long, but for those who don't want to read the whole thing, I am switching a campaign over to Roll20 and I haven't really used it before. I would like some tips from the community. Over the summer, I GM'ed a game for my wife and a couple friends who were visiting from out of state. They had a lot of fun and decided they wanted to keep playing after they went back home. We added a couple more players and started playing every other week over Discord using SkyJedi's dice roller. Things have been going okay, but it seems that the players seem significantly distracted during the session. I know several of them (my wife included ) have been playing video games during our sessions, which, along with a general lack of familiarity with combat rules, really gums up the flow of the game, combat in particular. I had a chat with one of my players after the last session, who is very visual, and he felt like he was just having issues visualizing the battlefield. I'll admit, I'm new to being a GM, so my descriptions are probably not the best. Anyway, I had debated using Roll20 for a Pathfinder campaign, but never got around to learning it. I pulled it up for him and he liked it so now I think we'll be moving over to Roll20. While I do feel like using Roll20 will solve some of the attention/player engagement issues, I'm really afraid that this switch is going drastically increase the amount of time I need to prepare for a session. I guess I feel like I want to be able to give my players quality maps to play on, but I'm a student and I don't have time to pour into making maps/tokens. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for using Roll20 that could help me speed up my preparation.
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