SWS: Imperial Last Fleet (Saturday mornings in Oct and Nov)

The destruction of the Death Star and the murder of Emperor Palpatine by those terrorist rebels was an utter shock. They came swarming like rabid mynocks for your home, your friends and family, your whole way of life. The Empire is falling. You are the last order of the Empire. You must escape the deplorable “New Republic” on… the Last Imperial Fleet .

As the last Imperial remnants are fleeing across space, pursued by the New Republic, an implacable terrorist force that destroyed their civilization. You’re outnumbered and outgunned. Supplies are running low. New Republic spies undermine the fleet from within. The actions of a brave few souls are all that stands between the fleet and extinction.

Last Fleet is a tabletop roleplaying game where you play courageous pilots, officers, engineers, politicians and journalists struggling to hold their law and order – and themselves – together under unbelievable pressure. The game focuses on action, intrigue, and drama in this high-stakes situation. You’ll fight space battles, search for enemy infiltrators, and navigate faction politics. You’ll strive against your own self-doubt and sometimes crack under the stress.

In this game series, I’d like to explore the idea of an Imperial Last Fleet. Your characters grew up under the fascist control of the Empire, but is that all that there is? We’ll be using a bevy of safety tools and I have no interest in lauding an Imperial society. But I do want to explore it, with this game as a vehicle. If you’re interested in giving this a try with me, sign up.

This will be a bimonthly game, running at the same time on Saturday mornings in October and November. Initial signup will be for the sessions in September, first refusal for signups for the sessions in November will be given to players in the October sessions.

One seat is being held in reserve for Jex Thomas.

This game is part of the ongoing Star Wars Saturdays series. The time setting is after the end of Episode VI of the Star Wars movie series (that’s Return of the Jedi ) when the Empire is falling and the Alliance to Restore the Republic is taking control in fits and starts. Characters and settings created in this miniseries will exist in the SWS canon for future miniseries and will be added to our wiki (https://starwarssaturdays.miraheze.org/wiki/Main_Page).

CW: Violence, Imperial power abuse, strong emotional ties.
System : PbtA
Duration : Eight 3 hour sessions
Breaks : 1 mid-point break per session (10 mins)
Venue : GM’s Zoom
Recording : Yes, but made public only if consent given by all players
Attendance : Joining all sessions is recommended. You must RSVP to each session you wish to attend.
Safety : Lines & Veils, X-card, and open-door policy. Tools can be changed to suit the players. This game will follow the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 2:00 PMSaturday, October 2, 2021 5:00 PM Session 1
Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:00 PMSaturday, October 9, 2021 5:00 PM Session 2
Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00 PMSaturday, October 16, 2021 5:00 PM Session 3
Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 PMSaturday, October 23, 2021 5:00 PM Session 4
Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:00 PMSaturday, October 30, 2021 5:00 PM Session 5