The Rancor Pit Forum Index
Welcome to The Rancor Pit forums!

The Rancor Pit Forum Index
FAQ   ::   Search   ::   Memberlist   ::   Usergroups   ::   Register   ::   Profile   ::   Log in to check your private messages   ::   Log in

Requesting input on a post-Rogue One campaign
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Rancor Pit Forum Index -> Adventures and Campaigns -> Requesting input on a post-Rogue One campaign
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
cheshire
Arbiter-General (Moderator)


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 4282

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Requesting input on a post-Rogue One campaign Reply with quote

Hi. I'm running a game that's supposed to introduce a few new players to what a Star Wars RPG is (so, of course it's D6). It's going to follow 4-6 adventures. We've just wrapped up #2.

Adventure 1: On Scariff
The PCs were on a troop landing ship, which was shot down and crash landed WAY off course. They were close enough to see the Citadel get destroyed by the Death Star, but far enough not to get incinerated. They escaped the planet on a ship stolen from another Imperial installation on planet.

Adventure 2: Making a trade
The players managed to ditch their stolen Imperial ship, and picked up a relatively clean(ish) Light Transport.

Adventure 3: Return to Yavin
Here's where I would like some help. The players have already had some delays due to some hyperdrive problems. So, they're behind schedule. They were already probably written off as casualties of Scariff. By the time they get back to Yavin, there is a HUGE navigational disaster of chunks of Death Star in the flotsoam of orbit. Also, the Rebels have had to abandon their compromised base. No one is there when the PCs get there.

I could do the adventure as just the piloting rolls making it through the surprise junk field, and then blasting off to find the Imperial Navy coming to do their intelligence sweep of the base, and having the players blast their way through a few waves of TIEs. But I'd like to make it more interesting on planet.

The trick is, I don't want to leave it as an obvious, "Rebel Intel didn't properly destroy this piece of information, and it leads you to the fleet." I'd like to draw this out a couple of adventures, drawing on the character's backstories and previous connections with the Alliance. But I'd still like to have something meaningful happen on Yavin base.

Ideas?
_________________
__________________________________
Before we take any of this too seriously, just remember that in the middle episode a little rubber puppet moves a spaceship with his mind.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
shootingwomprats
Commodore
Commodore


Joined: 11 Sep 2013
Posts: 1742
Location: Online

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My immediate ideas are:

1. The Alliance sets up some transmitters, etc to fool the Empire into thinking the base is still active or else perhaps it is shielded requiring a planetary assault (the reasoning used in ESB). The base has been booby trapped by the equipment forced to be left behind, droids, etc. Perhaps when they are able to enter deep enough into the base they are presented with a cypher they must figure out to find the rebel fleet.

2. The Alliance leaves behind a small team of specialists and a fast ship to save any personnel who might make their way to the Yavin base before Imperial forces show up. There is a cave-in causing damage to the ship, there might be parts back at the base. When they go to find those parts Imperial forces begin to land. The make their way through the Imperial forces, find the part, free their ship, attempt to escape but have to fight off TIE fighters in order to do it. Toss in an interdictor they have to avoid, then make the jump to hyperspace.

I can come up with some additional ideas.
_________________
Don Diestler
Hosts, Shooting Womp Rats
The D6 Podcast
http://d6holocron.com/shootingwomprats
@swd6podcast, Twitter
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jmanski
Arbiter-General (Moderator)


Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 2006
Location: Kansas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On planet, perhaps there are groups of rebels that are trapped in the cave complex that the PCs can rescue while evading/fighting Imperial patrols. ISB is on-site to capture any intel or rebel (for interrogation, of course). Maybe a rebel or two has been captured and are being held captive on-world.
_________________
Blasted rules. Why can't they just be perfect?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
shootingwomprats
Commodore
Commodore


Joined: 11 Sep 2013
Posts: 1742
Location: Online

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3. Group is captured by massassi who have also kidnapped other Alliance personnel, one of whom is a navigator and has the coded navigational tape to the Alliance rendezvous. Now all they have to do it escape, but the massassi are determined to make that difficult as they have taken into the catacomb chambers of yet another "lost" temple on Yavin. Once the players escape they will have to find their way back to the base, get past Imperial troopers, possibly steal a ship, run the blockade of Imperial ships above Yavin and make their escape.
_________________
Don Diestler
Hosts, Shooting Womp Rats
The D6 Podcast
http://d6holocron.com/shootingwomprats
@swd6podcast, Twitter
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sutehp
Commodore
Commodore


Joined: 01 Nov 2016
Posts: 1198
Location: Washington, DC (AKA Inside the Beltway)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shootingwomprats wrote:
3. Group is captured by massassi who have also kidnapped other Alliance personnel, one of whom is a navigator and has the coded navigational tape to the Alliance rendezvous. Now all they have to do it escape, but the massassi are determined to make that difficult as they have taken into the catacomb chambers of yet another "lost" temple on Yavin. Once the players escape they will have to find their way back to the base, get past Imperial troopers, possibly steal a ship, run the blockade of Imperial ships above Yavin and make their escape.


Still living Massassi on Yavin 4 several thousand years after they were supposed to have gone extinct/disappeared? Womp, I know you're just brainstorming here, and it is Cheshire's game so he can decide for himself whether or not to use this, but I'm thinking that these Massassi would have to be (almost) non-sentient after a few dozen centuries of devolvement on Yavin 4 since Exar Kun's time. As in, the Massassi surviving to BBY 1 would have to be even more primitive than the Ewoks and alot more animalistic. Hell, they might not be sentient at all anymore. And this would, of course, make them even more dangerous since they couldn't be reasoned with or even communicated with.
_________________
Sutehp's RPG Goodies
Only some of it is for D6 Star Wars.
Just repurchased the X-Wing and Tie Fighter flight sim games. I forgot how much I missed them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Zarn
Captain
Captain


Joined: 17 Jun 2014
Posts: 629
Location: Norway

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scavengers looking for stuff in the debris field can get downright nasty if there's something threatening their collection of 'free loot'.

Same goes for the abandoned rebel base - someone with Neks or whatever might be looking for clues in any found computer cores and whatnots. Someone might have messed up and not triggered the destruction of one or more computer cores. This was later discovered by both the Rebels and the Empire, leading to several battles (Star Wars: Conflict).

Depending on how deep you want to dive into old EU lore, maybe the Special Galaxy Reporter doing a piece on the ancient temples of Yavin 4 post-evacuation gets into trouble with the local wildlife, and the player characters are the only ones close enough to pick up the call for help in a timely fashion.

Orman Tagge is shortly starting the construction of Achtnak Turbine Station at Yavin - the player characters may see scouts mapping out debris fields and placing temporary shielding stations and whatnots in preparation for building Achtnak Turbine Station. Maybe Orman will put Advanced TIE Bomber production facilities inside Achtnak Turbine Station - making it a potent threat.

On Yavin 8, there's the messages engraved in the rocks and caves of Yavin 8 by the Massassi after Exar Kun imprisoned the Massassi children in the Dark Side artefact the Golden Globe. The Melodie might also offer some assistance, and perhaps training to anyone that is Force sensitive.

Yavin 13 is the home of the rodentlike Gerbs and the serpentine Slith. Both will be exterminated by the Yuuzhan Vong in 26 ABY.

Though Yavin's other twenty-something moons can't sustain life currently, maybe things were different in the past. Or maybe you can find something crashed on one of the other moons - or perhaps one of the other moons IS something else, like an ancient battlestation or space ship from an unknown species.

Stroiketcy is a captured comet in the Yavin system. Though mostly frozen water, it might contain weird artefacts from when the Rakata inhabited the system - or perhaps even older.

Fiddanl's rapid crystal growth beneath the planet's continents might indicate something like a Shard-type native species like from Orax.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Rancor Pit Forum Index -> Adventures and Campaigns All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


v2.0