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Living on the Edge – Ep253

Living on the edge

Playing a game set on the edge of civilization can be a lot of fun. Challenging you and your players by taking away some of the things they take for granted.

Cast – Dan, Eric, Jayson, Shawn, Mike and Shannon
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  1. Scott
    Scott February 16, 2016

    Another nice ep….though a bit of my Soul did die at the positive mention of “The Force Awakens”. Yes, I’m afraid I’m one of those SW fans.

    A range war in Serenity. Now, that would be shiny.

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable February 18, 2016

      There are a lot at our table who appreciate The Force Awakens. To them any Star Wars is better than no Star Wars.

      • Danny
        Danny February 18, 2016

        Alot of Star Wars fans are a bit precious about those movies ( not that I haven’t been guilty of that about some of the things I am a fan of 😉 ). I am with Eric, I like the newer movies. The thing that is cool about Star Wars for me is Light Sabers and Force powers and there are way more of those in the new stuff. I love the fight scene with Qui Gon, Obi Wan and Darth Maul

        • Gamerstable
          Gamerstable February 22, 2016

          Dan doesn’t want lightsabers and Force, Shawn and Eric do. It all boils down to what era and, more importantly, what defines Star Wars to you.

  2. Danny
    Danny February 18, 2016

    Wow, I loved all the Idiocracy talk, that was podcast gold 😉 A mate and I quote that movie all the time.

    My only problem with that movie is that I think that although it was intended as comedy it might actually be a documentary and we are actually devolving 😉

  3. Lan
    Lan February 19, 2016

    As always, a great episode of Gamerstable. I think Edge of the Empire is the perfect game for this topic. To me it already has a Firefly feel because of having to do petty jobs just to keep flying. Morals tend to take a back seat to simply surviving. That dynamic is already a terrific way of showing conflict in a character and among the party. Then you add the story arc such as a the land grab on top of that and it makes for some interesting storytelling. That is exactly what The Polyhedron Society was going for in its first story. Of course we set it on a desert planet, where else would you put it LOL.

  4. Greg
    Greg February 20, 2016

    In “The Searchers” it wasn’t Apache, it was Comanche.

  5. Saucy
    Saucy March 1, 2016

    I’d toss in “Seven Samurai” as an on-the-edge story. It’s a trope I like to pull in when I can- the PCs may not be upstanding citizens, but they can still be good guys, or at least ethical mercenaries.

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