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#1 thorn-124

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

what does the Age of Rebellion beta list on species and in what order?



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

What races are included? Bothans, droids, duros, gran, human, ithorian, mon calamari, and sullustans.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

what does the AOR species look like

 

Fugly.

 

Honestly, they all pretty much fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit every branch on the way down. 

 

I sometimes think the Empire has a point about all these bug-eyed monsters.  The average Alliance meeting looks like a Furry convention seen under the influence of mind-altering drugs. 

 

The Alliance is sorely in need of togruta, arkanians, twi'leks, zabrak or zeltrons. 


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:14 PM

So, "because we're hot" does not work as a recruiting pitch for the Rebellion?


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:23 AM

I don't know what this says about me, but I just had the mental image of a gran sitting in front of one of those clichéd theatre dressing room mirrors with the light bulbs around them, wearing a pink feather bower and applying thick bright red lip-stick while singing "I'm so pretty"...

 

I think I just got a new NPC to stat up and add to the pile.  Kars Drasar, the Gran "human female impersonator".  Bad stage act by day (night?), secret rebel sympathiser and spy by night (day?).  He uses his stage songs to pass along coded messages to rebels that attend the performances in the cantina that he performs in.

 

No?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

"The Alliance: Challenging Stereotypical Imperial Conceptions Of What It Means To Be Beautiful!"

 

We don't need this human-centric body-fascism! Three-eyed goat-faced eyestalk monsters are beautiful too!


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

 

what does the AOR species look like

 

Fugly.

 

Honestly, they all pretty much fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit every branch on the way down. 

 

I sometimes think the Empire has a point about all these bug-eyed monsters.  The average Alliance meeting looks like a Furry convention seen under the influence of mind-altering drugs. 

 

The Alliance is sorely in need of togruta, arkanians, twi'leks, zabrak or zeltrons. 

 

 

They're player-character options for a space adventure game.

 

You're not supposed to want to sleep with them.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

 

 

what does the AOR species look like

 

Fugly.

 

Honestly, they all pretty much fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit every branch on the way down. 

 

I sometimes think the Empire has a point about all these bug-eyed monsters.  The average Alliance meeting looks like a Furry convention seen under the influence of mind-altering drugs. 

 

The Alliance is sorely in need of togruta, arkanians, twi'leks, zabrak or zeltrons. 

 

 

They're player-character options for a space adventure game.

 

You're not supposed to want to sleep with them.

 

But dem eye stalks....



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:19 AM

Whatever floats your boat. As long as it is agreed upon by both participants.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

They're player-character options for a space adventure game.
 
You're not supposed to want to sleep with them.


Well clearly our groups are very different!

*hrmph*

 

:P

 

Edit: All jokes aside though, I rarely see anyone wanting to play a character that a) radically deviates from their own phenotype and b) looks fugly. Like it or not, and I'm not disagreeing with you here, players rarely want to play, and rarely cares for, what they perceive to be ugly characters.

 

Unless "he's really, really ugly" is part of the character concept, anyway.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

 

Edit: All jokes aside though, I rarely see anyone wanting to play a character that a) radically deviates from their own phenotype and b) looks fugly. Like it or not, and I'm not disagreeing with you here, players rarely want to play, and rarely cares for, what they perceive to be ugly characters.

Depends on the players.  I've gamed with folks that always went for the oddball species in Star Wars games, with one that flat-out refused to play anything but Ithorians, and another that if the option was there, would play a Wookiee, and a third that always played female characters of generally humanoid species (Twi'leks, Zabraks, Arkanians, etc) in spite being male (sadly his PCs frequently into fall into the stereotypes of what happens when a guy tries to RP a female-character).


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:01 AM

 (sadly his PCs frequently into fall into the stereotypes of what happens when a guy tries to RP a female-character).

 

 

Flirting with the oddball? "Oh my... I simply love that 3rd eyeball you have there, Mr. Gran."  :wub:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:52 AM

Thinking about it, there's not actually that many near-humans in EotE and AoR... :unsure:

 

All I can think of is Chiss in the EotE supplement I forget the name of and, if you're getting technical, Sullustan (in AoR).

So many possibilities and we end up with all these weirdos.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:28 AM

Thinking about it, there's not actually that many near-humans in EotE and AoR... :unsure:

 

All I can think of is Chiss in the EotE supplement I forget the name of and, if you're getting technical, Sullustan (in AoR).

So many possibilities and we end up with all these weirdos.

 

Humans, Chiss: mistakable for each other.

Duros, Sullustan, Twilek: Can be disguised as human easily enough. (Twileks would need to hide the tails, limiting the disguise options)

Bothans, Gran, Rodian: Can be disguised as humans provided a closed helmet is worn

Ithorians, Wookies, Trandoshan, Toydarian, Mon Cal: Not gonna disguise as humans, but still humanoid.

 

Adding the NPCs, we add

Aqualish, Weequay, quarren: Helmet required

Tusken: Never seen without full head coverage, so presume closed helmet.

Hutt: No chance of being mistaken for a human



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

Near-Human is a specific thing, it's not just "kinda looks remotely human" and it's certainly not "can be disguised as human", and "humanoid" isn't even in the same ballpark.

 

And if you mistaken Chiss for Human (without disguise)... I.. I'm not sure what I'd give you there. Not a whole lot of blue-skinned super-red-eyed humans walking around.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:26 PM

Near-Human is a specific thing, it's not just "kinda looks remotely human" and it's certainly not "can be disguised as human", and "humanoid" isn't even in the same ballpark.

 

And if you mistaken Chiss for Human (without disguise)... I.. I'm not sure what I'd give you there. Not a whole lot of blue-skinned super-red-eyed humans walking around.

Yes, but that classification system is absolutely worthless in game, while what can be disguised readily is VERY useful.

 

All it takes to make a chiss pass for human is a pair of shades and a bottle of liquid base makeup.

 

Sullustans, while officially near humans, ain't going to pass without hiding the jowls. 



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

Yeah, either way, it's completely beside the point...


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

We had a Chiss PC in a Saga Edition Legacy Era/Dawn of Defiance campaign that none of the players (much less the characters) was aware was a Chiss, or that she was affiliated with the Fel Empire-in-Exile.  She was very good at disguise, and we just thought she was a stand-offish Human, particularly as she took great care in not getting hit and thus not needing any medical treatment after a fight.

 

Admittedly, it helps when one of the other PCs is packing a light repeating blaster and another PC is a "telekinetic wrecking ball" that just about pooped natural 20's when it came to making Use the Force checks, both of whom ensured that most fights didn't last very long.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

 

 

Sullustans, while officially near humans, ain't going to pass without hiding the jowls. 

 

I want to point out that the Beta calls them "dewflaps" - a slang terms for a woman's labia. :huh:

 

I really hope that this doesn't make it into the final product.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

 

 

 

Sullustans, while officially near humans, ain't going to pass without hiding the jowls. 

 

I want to point out that the Beta calls them "dewflaps" - a slang terms for a woman's labia. :huh:

 

I really hope that this doesn't make it into the final product.

 

They're dewlaps (note no "f") in various other EU materials. I've never before heard the term in reference to genitalia. 

 

It is, however, a standard biological term. Wikipedia has a convenient article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewlap






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