i like it. i am going to use it to write my very first star wars adventure/campaign. i will let you know how it goesI thought I would post the way in which I construct my adventures for anyone that is interested.
Step 1 - Adventure Idea first you need to come up with an idea for your adventure. I will start with the first adventure I used for my SW game. The 4 PCs are hired by a freighter captain to help him deliver and unload some cargo. Little do the PCs know that the freighter and its cargo is stolen and the "captain" is looking to frame the PCs for stealing it. The original owner, a gungan crimelord, has sent his goons after it to reclaim the ship and its cargo.
Step 2 - Break the idea down into scenes it helps to lay this next part out kind of like an outline. Decide what happens in scene 1, scene 2, scene 3, etc...
Scene 1 - Meeting The PCs meet at ______ cantina. Here they meet each other and their new captain. He gives them the details of their job and tells them where to meet next.
Scene 2 - Delivering the cargo part 1 The next day the PCs arrive at the docking bay and help unload the cargo onto a speeder truck. During the loading they are attacked by some thugs demanding the cargo and the ship be turned over to them.
Scene 3 - Delivering the cargo Part 2 They drive the cargo to the outskirts of the city and are again attacked by thugs. This time the thugs have their own speeder and attempt to run the PCs off the road. Eventually they will arrive at their destination.
Scene 4 - Drop Off They arrive at a compound and drop off the cargo to a huge warehouse on a wealthy looking Rodian's estate. Any preceptive PCs will notice something shady going on. Once the cargo is unloaded they return to the docking bay.
Scene 5 - Travel to the next pick up They board their new ship with their new captain and set a course for their next destination.
Step 3 - Write up the details for each scene I want to take the time to mention a handy little aspect of Microsoft Word. If you go under the heading "Format" and select columns, there is a nifty tool that will allow you to choose a point on the page at which you want to begin the columns. So what I do is I create a page for each scene and further break it down into detailed notes and steps for me to follow. Again, this is formatted like an outline. Then after I have finished all the notes for this particular scene I turn the rest of the page into columns where I can list any important NPCs, vehicles, or creature stats. So...
Scene 1 - Meeting
Arrive in the cantina.
1. The PCs arrive in __________ cantina and have a few hours to mill about and gain their bearings.
2. eventually their contact and new Captain arrives and gathers them altogether in a private booth. He gives them the details of the work they will be doing and where and when to meet next.
3. Roll Perception checks for the players DC 10 to notice a shady looking Twi'lek taking just a little too much interest in their business. When the twi'lek is noticed he will get up and leave quickly.
(Then below the above outline I would divide the page into columns and list the stas for their new captain and the Twi'lek thug.)
Step 4 - Wrap up any details This involves any handouts that need to be typed up or anything else that doesn't fit perfectly into one of the above scenes.
And ta-da! Done.