The Lost Episodes, SW Saga

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The Lost Episodes, SW Saga

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Star Wars Saga - Legacy Era
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Hello all,

A special game has been running for just over 6 months now and we’re looking to add an extra person or two. It’s a Star Wars Saga game. However, everyone who plays is also a GM. We are running Star Wars adventures in a format similar to half-hour adventure series on television ("Episodes"), and then linking them together through a common theme into a "Season". Every GM is responsible for running one (1) Episode per "Season". At the end of the season one GM will run a “Season Finale” type of adventure.

Episodes are short adventures, ideally something that would only take a single night of face-to-face gaming. Something along the lines of 3-5 encounters (combination of skill challenges, combat, dice challenges, whatever). The GM who is running the Season Finale might ask for something to be inserted into the Episode, such as a recurring theme or plot device. Largely, each GM will be free to run whatever they want in their Episodes. One Episode might be standard Star Wars fare, the next might be a Call of Cthulu themed one-shot with Jedi fighting giant space squid. This is a chance to try to different things (though it helps give players a bit of fair warning if you are going to do something unusual) (also note that so far the group isn’t terribly subtle :P).

Seasons will consist of every GM running one adventure. No exceptions. At the end of the Season, one GM will run a Season Finale episode, which can have all the standard clichés of a TV series. The Finale might be bigger (6-10 encounters) but it could be the same size as an Episode, entirely depending on what the GM wants.

Every GM will have 1 PC. When a GM is running an Episode, their PC will sit on the ship, hang out in the cantina, or do something equally lame and boring. The other GM’s PCs will be involved in the adventure. So every GM gets to play, every GM gets to run a game. GM PCs may participate in an Episode if needed, but they should not be a focus.

Most decisions on disagreements will be made by simple majority voting. Since everyone is a GM, everyone has equal say in the future of the galaxy we’ll be playing in. Then, here’s the tricky part, we’ll move on and not obsess over the decision if it goes for or against us.

So far we have three GMs who are posting on the boards. We've completed the Season Intro, as well as Episodes 1.1 and 1.2. We’re almost done with Episode 1.3. We’re going to roll into the Season Finale shortly, and then we will start Season Two. New GMs will not be the Season GM, but will be expected to contribute an episode immediately after the Season Intro.

Game Masters

Everyone who is actively signed up for the game will be a GM. I will be the Head GM. I stick to the democratic system as Head GM and rule with a rubber putty slightly closed hand.
The other three GMs are tsuyoshikentsu, narrow24, and freeclint.

How to apply

First, please express interest here. If for no other reason that it keeps this thread relevant for a while.

Second, think really, really, hard if this is the right game for you. You need to be the type of person who has a cooperative spirit. No one has absolute control over the future course of the galaxy we’ll be playing in. Things that are sacred to you may not be sacred to others, and ultimately may be changed. This could be an incredibly rewarding game, but you have to have the right attitude coming in. Immaturity won’t work here.

Third, head over to our forums. Take a look around. Read through the posts. Get a feel for the game, then, you can work up a character and mention why you’d like to join the game.

Character Creation

Completed Applications

Applications go IN THIS THREAD, not in the forums.

Completed applications should include:

Additional Info

Post rate- At least 1/day, weekends we’re flexible at this point, but I’d prefer the games keep moving along at a brisk pace. We're going to enforce this more than a lot of games do. When we started we were a bit too flexible on this, and our game suffered because of it. Sometimes we were lucky to get everyone to post once every 2 or 3 days.

If a person cannot post, they would be advised to offer "robot" commands for their character's next action. The GM may NPC you in order to keep the stories moving.

Three of us post multiple times during the day. An applicant who can match that posting rate has a much better chance of success than one who barely makes 1/day. We will refer to people’s histories to determine previous posting rates. We tend to post the most during the day (in America).

The Current Cast of Characters:


Deadline for Applications will be January 11th. All the existing GMs will discuss applicants and decide who we’d like to join us, so we’ll likely post the “winner” after a day or three.

I’m currently on vacation until Jan 4, but freeclint, narrow24, and tsuyoshikentsu will be able to answer questions just as well as I can while I’m away. I’ll post summaries of information or rulings made as well so that anyone just scanning for my name will be able to find the answers they need.

We will take One (1) or Two (2) new GM/Players

Game Description:

In the year 155 ABY the galaxy is at peace. After years of struggle the Sith Empire has finally conquered the galaxy. The last remnants of the Galactic Republic were defeated 5 years ago in the Outer Rim. It was not a great battle, or one that will be remembered. Less than a dozen Republic ships had remained, arrayed against the Grand Fleet of the Empire. Emperor Arsaec, a powerful Sith Lord, left before the first shots were fired. The battle was a foregone conclusion.

Since the end of the Republic day to day life in the Sith Empire, for the common citizen, has been largely peaceful. Taxes are high, but not unbearable. Trade goods are flowing. Smugglers still thrive, though the punishments for crime are harsh. One system, Corellia, tried to rise up against the Empire. Over 80% of the population were either killed or enslaved. Since that time other systems have waited patiently and quietly, in no hurry to rebel; they see clearly that the Sith will soon take care of themselves. They are waiting.

The Jedi, the guardians of the galaxy from times long past, have largely disappeared. Most were killed by the Sith during the war. Some turned and joined the Sith. A few, a small precious few, remained behind, keeping the lore, history, and training of the Jedi alive. They operate largely in secret, trying to keep the peace. They are waiting. Hidden.

The galaxy is waiting, with baited breath, for something. Empires have risen and fallen. Republics have come and gone. Surely a sign must be coming, something to mark the start of a new age.


Call me DRK, if needed. Remember rule one- when in doubt, do something.
Mon-Fri (GMT+7) normal posting.

Last edited by drkrough; Jan 2 '10 at 3:46pm.. Reason: Put in Spoilers
We also have this great thing called the Continuity Episode; if you can't find a way to tie it in, we all will somehow. I guess what I'm trying to say is "focus on the character you want to play, and he'll fit in somehow."

This game is for GMs only and we rotate who is GMing with each episode. So there are no player-only positions available.

In the start of the post you say to apply in this post but there is a new Character and Application folder in the Forum. Which is it that you prefer?

I'm not really sure where DRK meant for it to go. Feel to do either / or, or even both.

The thread in the forums is for rolling dice mostly. I'd prefer the apps here if only to keep the thread visible, then again, given the new sorting features that's less an issue than previously. An app can be in either location. Posting in one or the other doesn't affect our decision making process.

I've got an idea or two swimming around . . . . should I assume that the Point Buy is lowered to 32 points for a Droid Hero, or something? My Pit Droid needs to know how awesome he is, statwise.

We haven't discussed it, but using the standard formula, it should be 30.


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