John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
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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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