On Sunday, the Order 66 Podcast published Episode 59 – Homestead is Where the Obligation is, in which the hosts (GMs Chris, Dave, and Phil) discussed the rules for PC-owned homesteads, businesses, and space stations within the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars systems. The boys talked about the rules, settings, situations, etc involved in owning, running, and living out of your own home base within the Star Wars system. I wanted to bring this topic before you, Fellow Gamers, and get your opinions on having a base of operations in your roleplaying game of choice. Do you like having a “home base”? Would you rather have a wandering campaign? What do you look for in a home for your party? How involved would you like the homestead to be (with NPCs, descriptions of the grounds or operations, etc)? What sorts of in-game situations could you imagine homesteads bringing to a session, and would you enjoy tackling them?
GMs: Do you like running homesteads?
PCs: Do you like owning homesteads or businesses?
I want to make this a conversation. I ask that you post your thoughts below and click the “email me with new posts” button. That way we can share ideas and communicate about this, because I really am curious.