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Just a random musing:

Gwendoline Christie confirmed that Captain Phasma will be in episode VIII. Assuming she has a bit more screen time, it would be great to see her in a role similar to that of Inspector Javert from Les Miserables.

How awesome would that be? She's not just after Finn; she's obsessed with bringing him in no matter what. Heck, she's already calls him FN-2187, just as Javert calls Jean Valjean only by his prisoner number: 24601. 
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I think someone did that with the saga.
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A BBEG for my Cortex Plus Star Wars game: Tarbaac, the cyborg wookiee bounty hunter. That's a big-ass Force hammer strapped to his back.
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Making characters for my Star Wars game using a Cortex Plus hack. Here is my chart to help the players.

I'm using the hack made by +Rafael Ferreira​ as a jumping off point. 
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Looking good :)
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It was Bea or Art Carney. 
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Two weekends ago, my daughter (10) asked to make a character for D&D. We made her an elf druid (who "was literally raised by wolves"). She enjoyed it so much that she copied down the entire elven alphabet for the PHB so she could write her character's name. I asked her if she'd like to have a D&D party with her friends. She wasn't so sure.

This last weekend, she asked me to teach her how to PLAY D&D. I did, and ran a short scenario where she rescued a Wolf-mama—did I mention that she loves wolves?—and her pups from an O.R.C. (Ornery Robotic Creature). I went with golems/mechanical foes because I'm going to emphasize defeating foes rather than killing them. I want her to consider all solutions in her gaming career. Afterwards, she said, "I've thought about it, and I would like to play D&D with my friends."

I think we can even pick it up where her short solo adventure left off!

I'm so excited.

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Doing it right!!!
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Conversation with my non-Star Wars-fan S.O. after seeing* the movie:

"What was your favorite part?"
"The little robot with the human-like qualities. BB...8?"
"Yes."
"Good. I was about to say BB-40."
"You were thinking about UB40 weren't you?"
"Yes."


*She fell asleep halfway. I can't even...

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So glad that despite being a band geek and not a gamer geek, my wife is also s Star Wars nerd.
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For my Dragon Age RPG campaign.

The PCs are special agents of the Inquisition tasked with finding ancient artifacts and keeping them out of the hands of the Venatori. I call them: Agents of the Requisition.
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I'm not even sure what I made. I'm calling it the "Mystic Eye". 
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I ran #Numenera  for the first time last night as a one shot. I found the rules easy to grasp and gameplay was quick. I think that the learning curve for the players was much more steep. 

I used the "Beneath the Pyramid" scenario from the Weird Discoveries adventure book. The basic setup is that a local rancher wants his giant mechanical bugs back after they're stolen away by a mysterious mist. The scenario suggests that the PCs could be in town to watch these creatures race and maybe even gamble a little bit.

Since the adventure is designed to be accommodating to change, I felt comfortable changing that setup to something more like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It was a great tutorial mission. The players got to roll a lot, use effort, and I got to practice GM intrusions. 

And actually, that's something I have to wonder about: how frequent should GM intrusions be? I don't think I used them nearly enough, because at times the game felt swingy. But, I didn't want to do an intrusion more that once per round. What have other Numenera GMs done in this instance?
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