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#1 RLogue177

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Where is the podracer vehicle profile?  I see in FnDb we get stats for a Podracer Pilot [Rival], but I'm not seeing vehicle stats for podracers in any of the books.  Am I missing them?

 

If they don't exist yet, would one simply take the stats for a swoop and increase the Speed while lowering the Handling and call it a day?

 

I am guessing podracing and swoop racing might be a thing in the upcoming AoR Stay On Target book.


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#2 Enoch52

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

I might reduce the HT as well, since they seemed to be notoriously finicky.  But definitely a speed boost; and the handling drop seems to make sense too, given the fact that canonically Humans just didn't react quickly enough to race them.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 12:00 AM

Pod racing is so pre-clone wars..that kind of thing got boring once some stupid human kid won a race, then EVERY human thought they could do it, and ruined the sport

 

Now swoop racing  is awesome.  Strap a seat onto an engine, then tie it together with a repulsor, add some sissy steering vanes to the front and you got something dangerous, instead of a repuslor bathtub pulled by a few engines.

 

 

I don't think the vehicle rules in the game make stats much of an issue.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:55 AM

I feel like the Silhouette should be bumped up to 3 as well. Not so much for the cabin, but because of those massive engines. Even the ones that aren't outrageously tall (I'm looking at you, Sebulba) are still very long.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:13 AM

Where is the podracer vehicle profile?  I see in FnDb we get stats for a Podracer Pilot [Rival], but I'm not seeing vehicle stats for podracers in any of the books.  Am I missing them?
 
If they don't exist yet, would one simply take the stats for a swoop and increase the Speed while lowering the Handling and call it a day?
 
I am guessing podracing and swoop racing might be a thing in the upcoming AoR Stay On Target book.


Stay On Target?? Where can I read more about this???

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

 

Where is the podracer vehicle profile?  I see in FnDb we get stats for a Podracer Pilot [Rival], but I'm not seeing vehicle stats for podracers in any of the books.  Am I missing them?
 
If they don't exist yet, would one simply take the stats for a swoop and increase the Speed while lowering the Handling and call it a day?
 
I am guessing podracing and swoop racing might be a thing in the upcoming AoR Stay On Target book.


Stay On Target?? Where can I read more about this???

 

This will be a new Sourcebook for Age of Rebellion - see the AoR forum ;-)



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:45 AM

I'm not sure that podracing is so 'on-topic' for an Age of Rebellion sourcebook. But wasn't swoop racing covered, or at least discussed, in Suns of Fortune?


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#8 kinnison

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

there is WEG source book "Black sands of Socorro" that has a great section focusing on Swoop races and courses

 

The modular encounter in Suns of fortune isn't much.  all "Threats" are suppose to be traps used against the PCs.  I figure for a more legit race it could be random obstacles


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Pod racing was outlawed and fell out of favor during the empire/rebellion Era to swoop racing. It wasn't after 27 aby did it make a comeback. So the reason is that people's tastes went to swoops and that's what makes it kinda gone in the game canon wise.




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