Episode 227: How To Play Star Wars

If you played Star Wars as a kid on the playground or with the almost endless number of Kenner toys, you probably wanted to try it on the tabletop as a role-playing game. What is the best way to do it? What system would you use? Of the licensed game out there from West End Games or Fantasy Flight Games and also the fan homebrews, which system would you choose? Are there better systems that have never been adapted? We try to cover the topic including what makes a game feel like Star Wars and how you explore the universe without the rules getting in the way. This discussion could equally apply to all games based on popular intellectual properties and how to make a successful translation to the tabletop. Session zero and understanding player expectations as well as what are the limitations of the setting are also covered.

So sharpen those lightsabers and swaddle those HVTs as we dive deep into playing Star Wars as a roleplaying game from three different perspectives.
#starwars #westendgames #pbta #fantasyflightgames

 

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Unboxing the ‘I Want It All Box’ for The Fantasy Trip by Steve Jackson Games


We open up the “I Want It All” box from the 2019 Kickstarter of Fantasy Trip RPG by Steve Jackson Games @SJGames . Full of Old School fantasy roleplaying goodness. The game is best described as “one of the lost gems from the dawn of roleplaying”. This is the first reprint since it first appeared in 1980. #thefantasytrip #sjgames #osr #oldschool

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, take look at what you get and then head over to Warehouse23 to order your copy:
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/the-fantasy-trip-i-want-it-all-box

An excellent place to start is the FREE PDF for The Fantasy Trip Melee on DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/306835/The-Fantasy-Trip-Melee?affiliate_id=2081746

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 055: Single Artist RPGs, Warhammer Inclusion, DC Comics Leaves Diamond, Swords and Wizardry, The Dark Eye Second Bundle and Wretched Game Jam Date Extended

A great article with interviews on d20 Radio about the rise of single-artist TTRPGs by Egg Embry. Warhammer posts an inclusion statement. It shows a new social awareness at the company and also how you need to present yourself when you are worth more than a billion dollars. DC Comics leaves Diamond Distributors after 25 years, showing us a glimpse of the post-pandemic world. Swords and Wizardry is a streamlined version of White Box Dungeons and Dragons by Frog God Games. The Dark Eye has a second Bundle of Holding for the English language version. Wretched and Alone Game Jam deadline extended until the end of June. Itch.io raised over $5 million with its Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality.

#thedarkeye #wretchedjam #swordsandwizardry

Swords and Wizardry Complete Rulebook FREE on DrivThruRPG:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/86546/Swords-and-Wizardry-Complete-Rulebook?affiliate_id=2081746

Wretched and Alone Game Jam on Itch.io:
https://itch.io/jam/wretched-jam

The Dark Eye Second Bundle of Holding:
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2020DarkEye

Chris on Itch.io:
https://hyvemynd.itch.io/

Abusecartoons Weekly Cartoons:
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Chris on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hyvemynd
https://twitter.com/ConanSalaryman

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 054: Free RPG Day Details, Warhammer Crime, Tales From The Loop Starter Set, Bristol 1350, Kingdoms of Amalur Remaster, Alice is Missing and Wretched and Alone Game Jam and The Plague

We have the details about what is shipping to your local friendly game store for Free RPG Day 2020. Black Library continues its Warhammer Crime series. Free League has released the physical copies of the Tales From The Loop Starter Set. Facade Games releases the fourth entry in their Dark Cities series, Bristol 1350. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an action PCRPG by the infamously doomed 38 Studios, is getting a remastered version. Alice is Missing, the silent TTRPG, is on Kickstarter. Wretched and Alone Game Jam continues with great entries including Bluebeard’s Castle. Finally, we seek solace during these uncertain times in Albert Camus’ The Plague.

#wretchedjam #bristol1350 #AliceIsMissing #warhammercrime

Wretched & Alone Game Jam:
https://itch.io/jam/wretched-jam

Bluebeard’s Castle:
https://klawzie.itch.io/bluebeards-castle

Bristol 1350 by Facade Games on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/bristol-1350-race-against-the-black-death/description

Alice is Missing RPG by @Hunters_Ent on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/alice-is-missing-a-silent-role-playing-game

Chris on Itch.io:
https://hyvemynd.itch.io/

Abusecartoons Weekly Cartoons:
http://www.abusecartoons.com/
https://www.twitch.tv/abusecartoons
https://twitter.com/abusecartoons

Chris on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hyvemynd
https://twitter.com/ConanSalaryman

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Idle Red Hands 053: Twilight 2000 Confirmed, CMON Graphic Novels, Never Going Home Arriving Soon, New Edition of Warhammer 40k, Xas Irkalla, Nemesis Lockdown and Wretched & Alone Game Jam

Free League will be Kickstarting the new edition of Twilight 2000 later this year. CMON will now be publishing graphic novels based on their game properties, starting with Zombicide and Cthulhu: Death May Die. Never Going Home by WetiInk print on demand arriving soon. A new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is coming this year. We talk at length about it and its happy, not at all grimdark spot illustrations on the Games Workshop website. Xas Irkalla is a black metal hell with interesting mechanics and intense artwork. Nemesis Lockdown is a stand-alone expansion to Nemesis, the survival horror boardgame inspired by the Alien movies. The Wretched & Alone Game Jam gives you a chance to try survival horror mechanics, also inspired by Alien, with the setting of your choice.

#new40k #twilight2000 #xasirkalla #wretchedjam

Wretched & Alone Game Jam:
https://itch.io/jam/wretched-jam

Nemesis Lockdown on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-lockdown

Xas Irkalla on DriveThruRPG (affiliate link):
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237322/Xas-Irkalla?affiliate_id=2081746

Twilight 2000 New Edition:
https://frialigan.se/en/games/twilight-2000/

Chris on Itch.io:
https://hyvemynd.itch.io/

Abusecartoons Weekly Cartoons:
http://www.abusecartoons.com/
https://www.twitch.tv/abusecartoons
https://twitter.com/abusecartoons

Chris on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hyvemynd
https://twitter.com/ConanSalaryman

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 052: First Year of Weekly, GenCon 2020 Cancelled, Twilight 2000, Age of Sigmar: Soulbound RPG and Trudvang for 5E


It has been one year of Idle Red Hands Weekly. What is the future of this weekly podcast? We talk with Chris, one of the original hosts, about the origins of the Idle Red Hands and the origin of the name. GenCon 2020 is officially canceled, but will still exist as GenCon Online with details to come. We will be trying out the Doomtrooper Digital CCG online. A new edition of Twilight 2000 is on the horizon. Cubicle 7 has released the digital version of Age of Sigmar: Souldbound RPG. The print version is coming late summer. Frontier Developments has announced an Age of Sigmar real-time strategy game. Is this Dawn of War for re-imagined Warhammer fantasy? Riotminds is on Kickstarter with a 5E version of Trudvang Adventures. The irony doesn’t escape us.
#gencon2020 #trudvangadventures5E #riotminds #doomtrooperccg

Sign up for the Doomtrooper BETA:
https://doomtroopergame.com/

Trudvang Adventures for 5E:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/riotminds/trudvang-adventures-for-5e

Details for GenCon Online:
https://www.gencon.com/

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Video: Complete Mutant Chronicles Part Two – The Dark Symmetry

In Part Two: The Dark Symmetry the Megacorporations struggle to expand and control the solar system after their defeat at the hands of Whitestar on Old Earth. Their greed and desire for conquest take them to the edge of the system where they stumble across what could be the beginning of the end for humanity. The Complete Mutant Chronicles is a new lore series covering the dark history of humanity. Starting with the death of Old Earth and the rise of the Megacorporations, the first Corporate Wars and the unleashing of the Dark Powers, then through the Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion, and finally the Dark Eden eras. If you are a long time fan of the Mutant Chronicles or just know it from the Warzone miniatures game, this gives you the complete story of our conquered solar system that will bring back old memories or inspire you to make new ones.

#rpglore #mutantchronicles #modiphius

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 051: Frosthaven Finishes Big, Kickstarter Layoffs, Critter Hug, Never Going Home RPG, Into the Night and Filmento

Frosthaven, the sequel to Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games, finished big on Kickstarter becoming the most funded boardgame ever. A well-deserved success. Kickstarter is laying off 45% of its staff due to the 35% decline in active projects on the platform and absolutely nothing to do with their recent unionization. Battlestar Galactica has a space battle miniatures game we will be trying. Critter Hug is a new series by some of the cast of Critical Role. A good thing for the hobby or just good old fashioned payola. Never Going Home by Wet Ink Games is a World War occult roleplaying game set during the Great War with art by Charles Ferguson-Avery. The game mechanics and the setting look excellent. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History has an great series on World War One if you want some background for this game.  A YouTube channel, Filmento is worth checking out if you like movies. Into The Night, a Belgian Netflix series, may provide good inspiration for a roleplaying campaign.
#frosthaven #nevergoinghome #wetinkgames

Never Going Home by Wet Ink Games;
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283637/Never-Going-Home

Frosthaven and Gloohaven website;
http://www.cephalofair.com/

The Artwork of Charles Ferguson-Avery:
https://www.artstation.com/superchives

 

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 050: GenCon 2020, Kickstarter Layoffs, The Artefact, Star Wars PbtA and Microscope

This week Chris and I discuss… not that Chris, the other one. We discuss GenCon and its possible cancellation. San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon canceled. Kickstarter down 35% and facing layoffs, but maybe just the labor organizers. Star Wars Powered by the Apocalypse Engine. Solo gaming with Tunnels and Trolls by Flying Buffaloe and the zine RPG, The Artefact by Jack Harrison. Microscope a Fractal Roleplaying Game of Epic History by Lame Mage Productions. Frosthaven Kickstarter in its final week and breaking US$9 million.

Microscope: A  Fractal RPG of Epic History:
http://www.lamemage.com/microscope/

Star Wars Omegas Edition:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B0a_iGRNRo6BUm53Q2ZNdVZZcDQ

Frosthaven Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frosthaven/frosthaven

The Artefact RPG:
https://mouseholepress.itch.io/artefact

 

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Video: The Complete Mutant Chronicles Part One: The Great Exodus

Greed, violence, war…
Thus has it always been, Thus shall it always be…
Corporation against Corporation,
Humanity against the Dark Powers…
The Dark Legion, the Brotherhood…
Our technology turned against us…
War without end… Amen.

In Part One: The Great Exodus, Earth is doomed and humanity turns to the Megacorporations for salvation. Will the other planets in the solar system be the answer? The Complete Mutant Chronicles is a new lore series covering the dark history of humanity. Starting with the death of Old Earth and the rise of the Megacorporations, the first Corporate Wars and the unleashing of the Dark Powers, then through the Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion and finally the Dark Eden eras. If you are a long time fan of the Mutant Chronicles or just know it from the Warzone miniatures game, this gives you the complete story of our conquered solar system that will bring back old memories or inspire you to make new ones.

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#rpglore #mutantchronicles #modiphiius #lore

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