Sunday, March 12, 2017

Scruffy Nerf Herders

My party finished Curse of Strahd (abridged edition) last session so as I promised them we would, we gave Fantasy Flight's Star Wars rpg's a spin. I ran the Edge of the Empire Beginner Game adventure for them and we had a lot of fun.

The guys' main rpg experience with D&D 5E (though one player has also played 1e when he was younger and another has played Pathfinder online). Fantasy Flight's system feels very different. Sure ultimately it's a make believe game with funny dice, but it plays very different. The guys really loved the improv story elements of the game (which you get from rolling advantages and triumphs). One of the coolest moments of the night was when the party was being pursued by two groups of stormtroopers and a player used his advantage and triumph to cause a nerf herd to stampede and block one of the groups.

This is definitely a system I want use again. Remy said it's one that he feels comfortable enough to run, so I might actually get to be on the player side for once.  That would be amazing.

Has anyone else taken Edge of Empire, Age of Rebellion, or Force and Destiny out for a spin?

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