Tales From the Hydian Way

A podcast about making better stories and adventures in the Star Wars universe and how to GM better

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episode 233: Episode 233 – The Trope Tale


Tropes get brought up quite a bit, we’ve heard it so much, from how a scene is hollow because there isn’t anything else attached to the trope to how some tropes repeated enough can be harmful to your own gaming table.


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episode 232: Episode 232 – The Writers Block Tale


Rissa ran into writers block and we go through a few ways of inspiration while doing a very good method of talking out what lead to the indecision. Talked about in this episode The Single Shot Tale Cypress Hills Park Plaza de España Edge of the Empire ...


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episode 231: Episode 231 – The Clue Path Tale


We talk with Leslie from Heroes and get questions about how to make sure your adventures don’t hit dead walls when giving players paths forward, especially with setting scenes and making sure that clues are actual clues.


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episode 230: Episode 230 – The Branded Tale


I got watching the Bumblebee trailer and then wouldn’t stop talking about it, so Rissa and I got talking about how to bring our more favorite franchises into being used in Genesys and Star Wars. Things talked about in this episode: Shadow of the Beanst...


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Episode 229 – The Environmental Tale


We look at environments and how to make them matter to your players who have taken talents and species that would make use of them. We also talk about how to lead the way in getting the most use out of an environment Things talked about on this episode...


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Episode 228 -The Social Tale


We’re back and talking social skills, how we use them, how the intent of the rolls are a good indication of how they should be adjudicated, and how two skills can be used for the same roll Things talked about in this episode: Braveheart Speech Ezra Reb...


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 2019-01-14  45m
 
 

Episode 227 – The Single Shot Tale


Thinking about the one shots we’ve run, and how we’ve gone into preparing the adventures. We look at two vastly different styles of creating an experience for our players. Things we talked about in this show: Star Wars Armada Hunt the Bismark Vindicato...


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 2019-01-07  42m
 
 

Episode 226 – The Road Ahead Tale


We talk about what 2018 has brought to the show and where we’re planning to take Heroes and Tales in the next year. Things we talked about in the show: Tales from the Loop Jeff Romo The Glass Dagger Legends of the Five Rings Things from the Flood Star ...


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 2018-12-31  37m
 
 

Episode 225 – The Charming Combat Tale


We talk about how big can one social check be in a combat action, especially one that has gone on quite long. From there we talk about types of actions that are easier to adjudicate and give some fun examples of how charm can be used to deflect combat ...


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 2018-12-24  42m
 
 

episode 224: Episode 224 – The Present Player Tale


People aren’t always paying attention and can be distracted by a great many things, we talk about when it starts impacting their participation at the table as well as others. Thing talked about in this episode: Eldritch Horror You can find us on Twitte...


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 2018-12-17  35m