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Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Scenario suggestions and example
Thought I'd try this out and see what falls out of the tree (so to speak!)
Now that I've run the game in the book I'm planning an adventure and wanted to see what those of you similarly inclined think about this.
However because i know one of my players might read this I decided on trying to work out the kinks in scenario designing.
So the main characters for my test bed example consist of a trio of bountyhunters (A Bothan Gadgeteer, a lungless Gand Survivalist and a repurposed Droid assassin), a Rodian Smuggler and a Human Bodyguard who have possession of a Ghtroc light freighter.
They've just escaped an Imperial raid and are fleeing the system trying to evade pursuit as well as being identified, what they don't know is that one member of their crew is actually an Imperial loyalist who was responsible for leading the Empire to their former safe port and as they're trying to reach a safe enough distance to jump out of the system without drawing attention the question I have to ask is... where next?
I picture a chase sequence with tie fighters in pursuit leading to them hiding in the asteroid belt long enough so they can exit the belt and jump clear before the Imperial forces presence can identify them.
However the loyalist has sabotaged a few of the systems and unless disturbed will shut down the droid under a pretext to reprogram it to work for him, but although they jump out of the system upon reentry the ship suffers damage to several key systems leading them to try to land and end up crashing on an otherwise uninhabited jungle world.
There are locals or rather a primitive tribe who unless disuaded will try to take the crew to their main temple for a feast that ends with them being sacrificed to their "sky god" something that if they find out too late means they wake up from the drugged food in a cell waiting to be led out as they sing and chant in a ceremony (except for the droid who will either have been left with the ship or disabled and discarded once they realise he can't be eaten...)
Escaping the locals leads to the fact their ship needs major repairs and can't remain where they are as the locals grow in number the longer they wait leading them to try and find another much safer location to land and begin repairs.
However this leads to three possibilities;
1) The first area they find has been deliberately cleared seemingly by fire and nothing not even birds, insects, plants grown there is what looks like an abandoned temple there and signs that perhaps its large enough for the ship to be hangared inside...
2) The shore of a lake that is impressively huge and looks idyllic but a day or so after they land there a bitter storm wages and they suddenly discover the water level has risen rapidly and is in danger of either submerging their ship or floating it straight off the shore and into the lake itself and unless they've been making sure of this their ship starts to sink beneath the water revealing as they descend that there's an entire city sunk at the bottom of the lake... and someone left the lights on!
and 3) They finally decide upon an island chain off the main continent which seems quite peaceful with no sign of locals to bother them, however during their first night the ship is invaded by local wildlife and whilst busy driving them off they later discover a few vital components have been stolen leading to the discovery of tracks leading deep within the island's interior eventually revealing their ship sensors aren't working properly as they gradually work their way after the thief to discover the remains of several other starships that have been picked clean with no sign of either the crew nor what took them apart...
So what do you think is this along the right track or is there something I'm overlooking?
Last edited by Hopeless; 2012-11-06 at 08:29 AM.
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Re: Star Wars Edge of the Empire: Scenario suggestions and example
So I've been thinking (and yes I have a bad feeling about that too!) and I'm planning on running in my next game a simple enough scenario.
A trio of Bothans on the run from the authorities have a run in with some bountyhunters (I'm imagining them as being played by Ernie Hudson, Dan Ackroyd and John Goodman with only Ernie being human!) who in the process of trying to bring them in run into the PCs.
One of the trio surrenders to the PCs rather than face his pursuers claiming he'd rather be turned in alive than disintregrated.
The other 2 use this distraction to escape leaving the three bountyhunters facing the PCs over their quarry who has (offically) surrendered to them rather than the bountyhunters.
If they talk the bountyhunters are willing to take the bothan in but will interrogate him regarding his fellows, if the PCs either take him in themselves this might end in a firefight with one or two from either side being wounded or even killed (depending on how the dice falls) but if they instead escort them to the authorities to insure the bothan is treated properly they get a destiny point and a share of the reward which is barely 250 credits since the main reward was for one of his two brethren.
Leaving the bothan will immediately escape and both parties will witness him meeting his fellows before fleeing in the PCs ship...
The bountyhunters are perfectly willing to help the PCs in return for the bounty on the trio noting there is an outstanding bounty on one of the PCs along with a warrant for the arrest of another PC by the Empire.
Unless the PCs seriously mess up the bountyhunters help them retrieve their ship which the bothans are using to pick up a spice shipment from Dantooine and have backup in the form of a group of hired thugs.
Unknown to anyone an Imperial spy has contacted the Empire regarding the deal and a Lambda shuttle with a couple of squads of stormtroopers are also heading to the scene and will arrive shortly after the dealer turns up with the spice.
I'd go further but I think this will do for the moment!
Let me know what you think!
Last edited by Hopeless; 2012-11-08 at 07:30 AM.