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Gunrile

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I need some help from other GMs with a good finish to my campaign- Here's a (very) quick summary of where i'm at and what has occured:

 

The PCs work for Black Sun and ran them through the Escape from Mos Shutta.

Teemo was secretly selling blackmail information to the Empire, which the Empire really wants.

The PCs killed Teemo and found out that Teemo's source of info was a pirate group in the outer rim, made up from some ex-black sun.

The Black Sun wants the PCs to recover/destroy any outstanding blackmail info the pirate group has and kill their leader.

The Empire also has recovered enough info from their dealings with Teemo before he was killed to lead them to the pirate group.

So now i'm planning to finish things off with some sort of race to see if the PCs can kill the pirate leader and secure the data before the Empire can get to it first...

The PCs have secretly been working for the pirate group over the last couple of sessions to gain their trust so they get the next breadcrumb to the location of data/pirate leader etc. However, the person they have been working for (call him Dero) is ex-black sun who wants to turn the data over to the empire in order to get revenge on the black sun, so they have to be careful of him as well...

 

I'm having a bit of writers block as to how to finishing things off in 3-5 sessions. Any suggestions as to how to have an exciting finish/good story?

 

 

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Thanks for the response! I have picked it up, but still trying to figure out if its the right fit/can be adapted properly. I'll see if I can do that....maybe the venlana character can be rewritten as the Dero character I have. Definitely would prefer that actually as i'm getting a little burned out near the end here and could use a good premade adventure like that to use.

 

Edit: Well read it over again, doesn't seem like its going to work out for mapping over, but thanks for the idea!

Edited by Gunrile

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Two words: treasure map

 

More than two words:

 

Adventure I: Prison Break

 

  The Mission: PCs must rescue Dero! He's been captured by the Black Sun for his past transgressions (maybe they think he's a traitor or something)

 

  Setup: The Pirate Lord has a holo-vid conference (from an undisclosed location) with the PCs to inform them his trusted Lieutenant has been captured by the Black Sun and they must recover him. He'll offer to grant them a private audience with him if they rescue Dero.

 

  Some additional details: PCs must break Dero out from a Black Sun prison or prison transport. They might go in guns blazing, and find the minions die in droves, like an Arnold Schwartzneger movie. Maybe they work their Black Sun contacts to get him freed. At any rate, getting Dero out isn't that difficult.

 

  The Twist: Dero is "captured" by the Black Sun - the whole thing is a setup to smoke the PCs out. After all, with all of the Pirate Lord's Black Sun contacts, he probably knew the PCs worked for the Black Sun as soon as he hired them.

 

Adventure II: Prison Break, Again?!?!

 

The Mission: PCs must break themselves out of jail after they are captured and detained by the Pirate Lord.

 

Setup: Upon arriving at the Pirate Lord's audience chamber to receive their reward for rescuing Dero, they are surrounded and captured. The Pirate Lord says "You didn't think I'd let Black Sun scum just walk in here, did you?"

 

Additional details: Once PCs bust out of jail they can either lay the smack down on the Pirate Lord or just steal the treasure map and run for it.

 

Adventure III: Treasure Hunt

 

 The Mission: PCs rush to the treasure trove (i.e. data) with the Empire in hot pursuit!

 

 Setup: After collecting the treasure from the Pirate Lord (dead or otherwise), the PCs must determine where the treasure is and how to obtain it.

 

Twist: The data is stored on a Space Google server, in the corporate sector (and several hundred tech jokes ensue).

Edited by Lagspike

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Lagspike, thanks for this detailed idea! I love the idea of Dero getting a one up on them since they've had it a little easier thus far.  This framework has given some great direction- I greatly appreciate it!

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Gramorian Ass-Map.....(if you have seen Three Kings)

So the empire captures dero instead of paying him and he hides the map in the one place the empire won't search?

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If I was the Empire, that’s the first place I would look.

And I would do an extremely thorough examination of the area — with large and bulky objects.

And I’d make sure to involve some Interrogator droids.

When that was done, I’d probably follow up with a proper colonoscopy procedure, with complete and total evacuation required over a multi-day period, before the large diameter scopes get inserted. And I’d probably arrange for an equally uncomfortable Endoscopy from the other end, done at the same time. That exam wouldn’t be complete until each scope exited on the respective other side.

And the scopes would probably actually be snake/tentacle-like droids that are very, very eager to perform their job.

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If I was the Empire, that’s the first place I would look.

And I would do an extremely thorough examination of the area — with large and bulky objects.

And I’d make sure to involve some Interrogator droids.

When that was done, I’d probably follow up with a proper colonoscopy procedure, with complete and total evacuation required over a multi-day period, before the large diameter scopes get inserted. And I’d probably arrange for an equally uncomfortable Endoscopy from the other end, done at the same time. That exam wouldn’t be complete until each scope exited on the respective other side.

And the scopes would probably actually be snake/tentacle-like droids that are very, very eager to perform their job.

Not at all weird. Definitely not.

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Could always have it tattooed in a format the Empire certainly won't recognise as long as he keeps them thinking its just a clue to the maps actual location rather than the map itself...

 

Needs to be alive so when its scanned after reaching each point it then registers the next part of the route... ala the hunt for Titan AE perhaps?

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