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The Individual Quests Session

Been putting some thinking into my next Star Wars Saga Edition session; it's going to need some fairly careful planning because it is going to be not unlike the middle of Empire Strikes Back, where the party goes off in three different directions at once.

You see, two of the characters, jamesbarrett's hotshot-pilot-former-smuggler Martin, and hantamouse's haggle-happy-Mr.-Fixit-Squib Rumzhin, have the Force Sensitive feat, but no Jedi training. laurie_robey's Padawan Kira Windu (niece of the late Jedi Master Mace) has been keeping an eye on them per instruction from Luke Skywalker, to see if they were Jedi material. sirfox's heavy-armor-and-blaster-rifle-guy Orim, on the other hand, has no Force ability at all.

Most of the party reached 5th level last time; this means that soon Kira is due to graduate to full Jedi status. Last session, Luke asked for her final report on the trainability of Martin and Rumzhin, and her opinion was that it was worth a shot. Now Luke is not about to let an opportunity to give Kira some training of her own at this stage go by, so the three Forcey characters are all going to go off to the dark corners of Yavin IV to do Jedi Stuff ... leaving Orim cooling his heels out in the parking lot.

Well, that doesn't make for much fun for sirfox that session, so he gets a personal-quest-type mission of his own, leaving us with three concurrent storylines: Martin and Rumzhin getting tested for acceptance as Padawans, Kira going off and having one or more of her trials, and Orim off in an X-Wing on some special op. To be properly Star Wars-ish, all three of these should tie together in some thematic way, even if it's a very simplistic one (e.g., Luke being frozen at the beginning of Empire vs. Han being frozen at the end).

It's going to be an interesting challenge as a GM and as a storyteller, not just to come up with appropriate things for the characters to do, but to do the in-session storyline juggling necessary to keep it interesting for all players.

Fortunately for me, sirfox has a bit more of his D&D to run, so I have a little more time to prepare! :D

-The Gneech


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Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
and at the same time, we had that session previously that made Martin aware that he has force powers for the first time in his life. Having spent time with Kira, he has someone to compare it to and is now re-evaluating his whole life perspective. The poor guy. -Frisk
Sep. 23rd, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
A squib with a lightsaber?!?


Now a moogle with a lightsaber, that's okay. ;)

Good luck with your GMing skills. May I suggest capturing Orim and then torturing the poor guy? Guy feels pain sometime in the future, Jedi feel that pain, and rush off to the rescue? Or maybe not that. Maybe Orim's just in trouble, outnumbered, in a desperate spot, with lots of rebuilt Dark Troopers descending upon him when... ZOMGS JEDI Attack!

Or not.
Sep. 23rd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Actually, I was thinking of having Tusken Raiders kidnap his mom and torture her to death.

But I don't know why.

-The Gneech
Sep. 23rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to blow up his aunt and uncle and then pour BBQ sauce over their skeletons.

Sep. 23rd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Maybe he should receive a package containing his dad's diary of notes for finding the Holy Grail!

-The Gneech
Sep. 23rd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Nononononono! Better idea than that. *giggles like an insane scientist*

Flashback prequel to when he was a young boy and stole an ancient holocron from some evil villains who wanted to sell it for money or fame.

"And that's how I got my helmet..."

Or just have him find an old Clone Wars droid facility that was 'lost'.
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