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Episode 49 picks up with an epic battle with lyleks and the fate of the city of Kala’uun in the balance. Then, Ramma gets angry, and a high speed Z95 Headhunter chase across Ryloth ensues.
Plus, we discuss why we love tabletop gaming, and Padme’s Lover’s group plays sabacc.
The Threat Detected group has played together twice a month for the last 38 months. We set out to play the Dawn of Defiance campaign. We were so amazed by the quality of our gaming we decided to turn it into a live play podcast.
Dawn of Defiance is complete. The Epilogue is even over.
All that remains is to reminisce and have some final laughs.
Join us for our last session together. The festivities will be broadcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/threat-detected
Moderators will be standing by to share your comments with the group.
Does this mean Threat Detected Podcast is canceled? Nope. We have years worth of recordings left to share with you. All it means is there won't be current scheduled gaming. Keep enjoying the podcasts as we continue to salivate over the goodness that is Star Wars Saga.
Roll20 offers a lot of functionality, but it also gives GMs a challenge to create a feel through visual means, even beyond maps.
For my MHR Civil War game for instance, I've borrowed Marvel wallpapers to create a constant background wall, one that we post on top of. The first layer is always a dedicated block to remind players of Scene Distinctions. It's so easy to forget, and they are part of the setting, so they are present in an orange box to the right.
Of course, maps. Even if it's a map of New York or Niagara Falls, if not pictures of our Nation's capital, it reinforces the illusion of the players being in a common specific location.
I like to use the maps and space to move tokens around to keep track of who is fighting who and where they are compared to other things.
Whenever players log in and see the setup, their imaginations are jarred from whatever concerns they had in life and smile, knowing they have entered the Marvel Universe.
Below are actual desktop setups from my MHR game.
Ko'Shak CL 10
Medium Twi'lek (middle aged) scoundrel 3/noble 4/crime lord 3
Destiny 3; Force 5; Dark Side 6
Init +11; Senses low-light vision; Perception +11
Languages Basic, Lekku, Ryl, Ryl, 7 unassigned
Defenses Ref 23 (flat-footed 22), Fort 21, Will 25
hp 20; Threshold 21
Immune +5 to Will Defense against Deception and Persuasion
Speed 6 squares
Melee unarmed +6 (1d4+4)
Ranged sporting blaster pistol +9 (3d4+5)
Base Atk +7; Grp +8
Atk Options Point Blank Shot [Core p.87]
Special Actions Fluster [KOTOR p.26], Fortune's Favor [Core p.46], Master Manipulator [TUR p.29], Presence [Core p.43]
Abilities Str 8, Dex 12, Con 8, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 19
Special Qualities command cover +1, deceptive
Talents Fluster [KOTOR p.26], Fortune's Favor [Core p.46], Master Manipulator [TUR p.29], Notorious [Core p.210], Presence [Core p.43], Weaken Resolve [Core p.43]
Feats Imperceptible Liar [RECG p.34], Linguist [Core p.86], Point Blank Shot [Core p.87], Skill Challenge: Recovery [GOI p.29], Skill Focus (Deception, Gather Information, Persuasion) [Core p.88], Toughness [Core p.88], Unwavering Resolve [CWCG p.32], Weapon Proficiency (pistols, simple weapons) [Core p.89]
Skills Deception +19 (may reroll but must keep the result of the reroll even if worse), Gather Information +19, Initiative +11, Knowledge (bureaucracy) +13, Knowledge (galactic lore) +13, Perception +11, Persuasion +19 (may reroll to intimidate and keep the better result)
Possessions sporting blaster pistol (tech specialist mod; +1 attack) with Spring-loaded, Double trigger and Overload switch
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Gary Astleford joins us to talk Ryloth, character design & when PCs turn on each other.
Kelyn and Ramma are tempted to undertake a heist. Sirona almost blasts Khalic. Padme’s Lover introduces an Ewok-Wookiee crime fighting team, and Mayday Malone searches for a hug.
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The last d20 has fallen. The explosions clear. In the satisfying moments after bringing the Dawn of Defiance campaign to its conclusion we share our excitement and triumph.
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Threat Detected creeps toward the start of Echoes of the Jedi with more mysteries in Kala’uun. Zach Berue aka Bariss cohosts. We check in with Mayday Malone as he receives roadside assistance from an unlikely source. Gleemax Bug adds subplots to tie Echoes and First to Strike together more strongly. Finally, we reboot with more Queen of Air and Darkness in Padme’s Lover’s Transmissions From an Alternate Galaxy.
Also, the Maramere Tug featured in Short Jumps is statted out by Fandom Comics. Download their awesome vehicle supplement here.