This week, Meyer ran a session of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire for Star Wars Day! Deep beneath the surface of Kessel, imperial prisoners from across the galaxy toil endlessly in the mines, harvesting and processing the main ingredient for a drug called Glitterstim. Six inmates—a rebel pilot, his mechanic, a pair of mass murdering Sullustans, a Defel spy, and a Twi’lek soldier-for-hire—bide their time and wait for their opportunity to escape. When an injury in the mines presents an opportunity to escape via a compromised doctor droid, the prisoners elect to make their big break. Can they escape from The Empire’s most feared prison colony? Find out, in this week’s episode of Rag-NERD-rok!
This week, the crew of The Diadem tracks down their missing client, Sinasu the Hutt, on Nar Shaddaa. Cal and Wert explore a safehouse that Sinasu’s crew sometimes use and discover a helpful lead. Meanwhile, Fenn, Shorty and 42 head over to the BactaMax healing facility to find one of Sinasu’s lieutenants, who may have been compromised by a rival gang. They eventually track the missing Hutt and his entourage to the water treatment system, where the gangsters have set up a base camp. However, in order to deliver the cargo, they’ll have to contend with a betrayer in their midst, an “old friend” who wants to turn them over to the Imperials, and a horde of enemy ships that may have followed them into the makeshift sanctuary. Can they unload the crate of krayts before it’s too late? Listen to find out!
It was a simple job: Pick up a crate of cargo on Tatooine, take it to Nar Shaddaa, and get paid. What they didn’t expect was that the cargo would be a heavily sedated Krayt dragon, a creature capable of tearing up a crew of ne’er-do-wells and misfits just as easily as a Wookie could rip the arms off a droid. They also didn’t plan on arriving on The Smuggler’s Moon to find their patron’s tower in ruins, and completely deserted to boot. Now, this unlucky crew will have to figure out what happened to their patron so that they can unload their dangerous cargo before it wakes up and tears them to shreds. Can they negotiate the grimy underworld of a lawless moon to learn the truth? Listen to find out!
There’s a stereotype of nerds being bad at sports. And for us here at Rag-NERD-rok, that’s mostly true. But if there’s one thing that nerds are great at, it’s games. And yet we still seem drawn to playing games that we just can’t win, no matter how hard we try. What’s up with that? Maybe we’re just a bunch of masochists. Those games that we just can’t win but love to play anyway are our topic for this episode. And after that, get ready for another thrilling episode of Dead of Winter. Seriously, it’s a good one.
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You may remember way back when, in Episode 14, we had Star Wars artist Joe Hogan on the show. Well, Joe’s been working ever since, and he just released his a motion comic version of his original story “The Siren of Dathomir.” It’s pretty fantastic. If you’re a fan of Star Wars (and you probably are if you’re here), you should definitely check it out. It’s high-quality and really, really well done.
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