Monday, August 8, 2011
35 BBY: Swim Meet
Though I never got into wotc D20 system, and for a long while I did not have any of the sources, after reading the adventure details of this particular adventure I wish I had. I was just never around a group of gamers who enjoyed the D20 system.
There are a couple of things I think that are really neat about this rpg scenario. Firstly, the bad guy is a Mon-Cal who has embraced the darkside. As far as I can remember Mon-Cal bad guys are a rare breed indeed. After spending a year and a half in a crime syndicate, Ambaln, the dark-Jedi in question, now considers the Jedi council as wayward and full of “degenerates”.
The “MacGuffin” in this story is a force sensitive child Ambaln has kidnapped for the purposes of converting her to the darkside to begin his own Jedi Order. It’s the heroes’ job to get her back AND bring Ambaln back to the council.
Whether or not the heroes are successful in rescuing the child and bringing Ambaln back to the Council dosen't really matter, as this story’s possible ramifications are still fun to ponder. If the heroes are successful, a possible adventure could take them into the criminal syndicate Ambaln was in to uncover where he first began his wayward leanings. If they are not successful, Ambaln remains a target they can continue to pursue. Both are fun possibilities either way.
On a side note, I’m very excited to hear about Fantasy Flight Games’ purchase of the Star Wars RPG license, and I’m very excited to see what direction they take the game and the materials they’ll produce.
For my next post I’m going to go back to the comic medium and take a look at Star Wars Tales volume 1, and the story Life, Death, and the Living Force. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.