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Tales From the Hydian Way

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A podcast about making better stories and adventures in the Star Wars universe and how to GM better

A podcast about making better stories and adventures in the Star Wars universe and how to GM better

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United States

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A podcast about making better stories and adventures in the Star Wars universe and how to GM better

Language:

English


Episodes

286 – The Vehicle Encounter Tale

2/23/2020
We talk about using vehicles in your encounters and what happens when you do finally give the pilot an episode focused around them. From ideas on what others can do, to ways of structuring the encounter. Things we talk about in this episode: Space ship Combat Cheat Sheet Serenity space battle Solo X-wing Alliance Rebels … Continue reading "286 – The Vehicle Encounter Tale"

Duration:00:40:53

285 – The Expanded Players Guide

2/16/2020
Our look into the Expanded Players Guide continues with a look into themes, magic, and some of the cool ideas we have about how to bring this to the table. From helping new players learn the system and advancement to the vast fields of story that can be had. Things talked about in this episode: … Continue reading "285 – The Expanded Players Guide"

Duration:00:35:31

284 – The Expanded Players Tale

2/9/2020
We take a look at the Expanded Players Guide from Fantasy Flight Games and give our thoughts on this new book for Genesys. From the depths of a post apocalyptic future to the high Gothic of old school monsters we talk about how to use this book and some of the ways it inspires us. … Continue reading "284 – The Expanded Players Tale"

Duration:00:37:57

283 – The Phantom Menace Tale

2/2/2020
We find the tales in The Phantom Menace that we think would be amazing adventures from podracing to the heights of Courscant intrigue. Things we talk about in the episode: Master and Apprentice Queens Shadow Bourne Last Shot Star Wars Racer Star Wars Racers Revenge Speed Racer Sil Zero Day the Earth Stood Still Star … Continue reading "283 – The Phantom Menace Tale"

Duration:00:39:59

282 – The Mandalorian Tale

1/26/2020
To talk about The Mandalorian we brought on Brandon from Heroes and Chris Ing. We have a fair bit of fun looking at the surface of the show, some of the themes and some of the very generic ways that the galaxy is working in a post Endor time. Things talked about in this episode: … Continue reading "282 – The Mandalorian Tale"

Duration:00:49:34

281 – The Follow On Tale

1/19/2020
Preparing to improvise is one of the trickier things to happen. We talk about some of how players can twist how we change things because how our players act and expect to make a much more engaging story. This episode also contains a crossover from Ted on the Manellian Express. Brought up in discussion in … Continue reading "281 – The Follow On Tale"

Duration:00:40:56

280 – The Rise of Skywalker Tale Pt 2

1/12/2020
We’re all back to talk about the force and redemption in the Rise of Skywalker. The ways that it can feel fulfilling to us and the ways that show an understanding. Things talked about in this show: Empire of Dreams Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Zuko Sil Zero charts People on this episode: Kristine Chris Adam … Continue reading "280 – The Rise of Skywalker Tale Pt 2"

Duration:00:50:25

279- The Rise of Skywalker Tale PT 1

1/5/2020
There was a movie that came out recently that had a crawl and was a Star Wars movie. This is part one of our discussion about the movie, the choices made, and a few thoughts of what we thought would make a more satisfying story. Contributors and things we talked about in this episode: Kristine … Continue reading "279- The Rise of Skywalker Tale PT 1"

Duration:00:50:21

278 – The Specialized Tale

12/29/2019
A discussion about how to prepare players for a campaign launches us into talking about how you communicate ahead of time about a general topic, what specializations are allowed, and how to adjust player character ideas to what the campaign actually is. Things mentioned in this episode: Wanderers TTRPG Safety Toolkit Karate Kid You can … Continue reading "278 – The Specialized Tale"

Duration:00:39:09

277 – The Return of the Jedi

12/22/2019
We look to the first ending of a trilogy in Star Wars, from murder bears to the ending of galactic crime lords we have ideas on where we can put stories that coincide and are inspired by the Return of the Jedi. Things talked about in this episode: Ewoks Umbrella Academy Zygerrian Is it a … Continue reading "277 – The Return of the Jedi"

Duration:00:37:18

276 – The Recap Tale

12/15/2019
Getting going again at the start of a new session can be torturous, echoing our favourite hotshot pilot of who talks first. We have ideas on how to keep notes on what comes next and how to start off for your players to hit the ground running. Things talked about in this episode: Supernatural Recap … Continue reading "276 – The Recap Tale"

Duration:00:36:31

275 – Into the Fire Tale

12/8/2019
Taking on deeper topics at the table can be a great way of working through your feelings as a group, but it can be intimidating. We have ideas on how to do it at the table without scaring your players away and to make it touch on the topics the players want. Things we talked … Continue reading "275 – Into the Fire Tale"

Duration:00:39:13

274 – The Disruption Tale

12/1/2019
It can only mean one thing, invasion. We were emailed a question about a player using the crafting mechanics at the table, from there we expanded the scope into talking about disruptive players and how to deal with them. Things talked about in this episode: Heroes Obligations Consent in gaming You can find us on … Continue reading "274 – The Disruption Tale"

Duration:00:36:51

273 – The House Rule Tale

11/24/2019
When Ben is looking for help coming up with tag team rules for a fight in a game he turns to Rissa for advice and a second set of eyes. We then take a look at a few of our own house rules that we’ve had to create. Things we’ve talked about in the episode: … Continue reading "273 – The House Rule Tale"

Duration:00:40:57

272 – The Saber Tale

11/17/2019
We were given a prompt on our discord server, and got talking about using sabers and the force in Star Wars adventures and how to make getting a lightsaber into something momentous for the characters and players. Things we talked about in the episode: 265 – The Consequences Tale Dark Empire I Jedi Oo’oob You … Continue reading "272 – The Saber Tale"

Duration:00:37:36

271 – The Empire Strikes Back Tale

11/10/2019
Rissa and Ben take a look at The Empire Strikes Back to see what stories that they get inspired to tell by the movie and little corners that create new avenues for adventures for you to use. Things discussed in this episode: Episode 267 – A New Hope Tale The Ghost and the Darkness Jewel … Continue reading "271 – The Empire Strikes Back Tale"

Duration:00:38:38

270 – A Tale of Building

11/3/2019
We talk of setting and communicating difficulty to not overpower your characters, and to make sure that your players understand the difficulties that are presented to them. From a single patrol to a gang that’s chasing after the party we have ideas on how to make sure no one is taken by surprise. Things talked … Continue reading "270 – A Tale of Building"

Duration:00:37:43

269 – The Lawless Tale

10/27/2019
Law enforcement through out the galaxy has different textures that your players can feel. We start off talking about what to do with players who seem to be a law unto their own, not paying Stormtroopers any mind. Then we move to the outer rim and find ways to make a one ronto town feel … Continue reading "269 – The Lawless Tale"

Duration:00:43:27

268 – The Side Quest Tale

10/20/2019
We talk about making obligation and character side quests simple and and achievable along side the main plots. From keeping the ideas contained, to getting the players involved we have ideas on how to make character quests awesome for you and your players. Things talked about in this episode: The Witcher 3 Assassins Creed Odyssey … Continue reading "268 – The Side Quest Tale"

Duration:00:38:30

267 – The New Hope Tale

10/13/2019
We start our series on taking inspiration from the Star Wars movies and seeing what stories we want to tell in the cracks, and what giant plots and galaxy changing things we see as coming from the text of the movies. Things talked about in this episode Tales from Jabbas Palace Rogue One Tales from … Continue reading "267 – The New Hope Tale"

Duration:00:38:57