Last night the epic year-long Star Wars campaign came to an end, with the heroes (Level 20!) blasting their way past TIE fighters into the superstructure of the prototype super star destroyer, the Sarlacc: despite taking a few hits that caused a few glitches and failures in their ship’s systems, they defeated the Imperial forces, blew up the reactor, destroyed the Sarlacc and escaped with their lives. Now they are truly heroes, celebrated and honoured, laying down the foundations for the future Rebellion.
All-in-all, it was a fun campaign, albeit a bit linear and combat heavy at times. Everyone enjoyed it for the most part, and it ended well.
And, as we had time to spare, we immediately discussed the new campaign, which starts on Monday. We’ll be playing a sandbox-styled game, D&D/LotFP rules, with three main players (a fourth comes and goes as life allows), with a main character each and there’ll be henchmen and retainers around to bolster the party.
We had time to do the basic character generation too. Rolled the ability scores, hit points, chose classes, and then had fun rolling on the B/X Headgear table, and a character background table from here. The players enjoyed that bit the most, I think, and we ended up with some interesting characters, which I shall briefly outline below: full details once the players have finished the nuts & bolts and given their characters a few details, such as names.
So, in no particular order, our three main player characters consist of:
- A shadow elf (elf class, 4 hps), who was raised on a farm and was once a vain cook; has a pet spider, a blank-faced samurai styled helm, and spells that are mostly utility; was recently involved in a shameful act and had to leave town;
- A witch/warlock (magic-user, 3 hps) who was raised in the woods, is superstitious and was a quack; has a pet black cat, a beret, and was recently robbed;
- A scout (specialist, 4 hps) who was raised on a farm, used to be a miner, and has left to become an explorer, is also a glutton; has a canary in a cage, a mule, and a hat reminiscent of Robin Hood.
One character has 20 sp to his name, another has none, and one is actually in debt to someone for the sum of 20 sp (which gives me a hook to dangle).
An odd, yet interesting bunch of characters. Looking forward to starting the game on Monday :)