Whoa there. Not saying anyone's "doing it wrong."
Further, people quoting Lucas saying "no more Wookiee Jedi" has gotten WAY out of hand. I mean, he okay'd a Wookiee Jedi youngling in the Clone Wars TV series. And I can't even find the original conversation he had about them, but I do remember reading it and thinking "that isn't as bad as some people are saying, and certainly isn't anything close to a 'decree' like Wookieepedia is saying."
In any case, that has no bearing on what I was saying.
And really, it's not obscure. For me, this is something intrinsic to Wookiees. Hell, the recent Clone Wars TV serial (if you haven't seen it, please don't comment saying "I don't care") perpetuated it: "Rare you are among your people. Proud your parents must be!" For someone to whom canon matters (I'll throw it out the window for my players as a GM), this is a "big deal." It's a readily available bit of Star Wars lore, and HARDLY obscure. IMO, making a Wookiee Force User and NOT acting like it's special would be like making a Wookiee who always attacks with his claws and NOT treating it as a big deal in Wookiee culture.
And that's all I was saying: that it should be a "big deal" as far as the SW Universe goes. Not that it can't happen, or is unheard of, but that it is RARE and SPECIAL should be treated as such. If you wanna make a Kel-Dor Force User with Silver Irises, then do it! You're a rare, strong-in-the-Force Kel-Dor. If you want to be Mandalorian, great. There aren't a lot of them running around, and so your'e rare to a degree, but that "Big Deal" factor is what can make you stand out as a character. If you want to be an Aing-Tii trained Gray Jedi Exile with a double lightsaber and Force lighting, well...forget it.
Anyway. I'm not like, "Canon rules all; bow down before the Lucas." I just mean that players should be given the opportunity to make their characters special and unique. And a player who wants a Wookiee Jedi might not even know that it's a bid deal. So tell them, and have them come up with a cool bit of story that explains it. Perhaps either the Wookiee was born during/after the Purge, or he's a few hundred years old and dropped out of the order centuries ago. Either one is a great backstory and can serve to explain other aspects of the character.
Edited by awayputurwpn, 30 October 2013 - 04:09 PM.