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#1 arkiva

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

For Star Wars Episode VII setting…



#2 LethalDose

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:00 AM

arkiva said:

 

For Star Wars Episode VII setting…

 

 

Let's hope the quality stays consistent and the books sell well to the point that we even get and want a 4th core book.

Though why would you need one if we already covered the 3 basic SWRPG campaign flavors with the first 3 books?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

For the new flavor… the new movie will bring us things that we can´t imagine yet… 



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

What we may see after the three core books are supplements for adapting that info for other settings such as The Old Republic or the Legacy Era.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

mouthymerc said:

What we may see after the three core books are supplements for adapting that info for other settings such as The Old Republic or the Legacy Era.

I'm hoping it's this and not a 4th core book. I'm worried I'm going to be paying for quite a few pages of repeat material when I pick up Core books 2 and 3.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

arkiva said:

 

For the new flavor… the new movie will bring us things that we can´t imagine yet… 

 

 

Well, we had 3 new movies between '99 and '05, and didn't really get any new concepts outside of the three big ones that were presented in the OT:

  • Fringe life
  • Military 
  • Jedi & the Force

I guess you could say the politics from the prequels could be a separate flavor, but I found those scenes dreadfully tedious and don't think they would make good RP systems.  Supplements, maybe.

I point here is that, with the new films, I expect they're going to go back to the fundamentals of the big three to make sure its recognizable as "Star Wars", meaning there won't be major new concepts to warrant a whole new stand alone game system, which is AoR and D&F have been announced to be.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

My buddy is the CEO of Fantasy Flight Games and he says the fourth book will be "Heroes of the Forest Moon."  It's supposed to focus on the Ewoks and their battles against Morag the witch and the gigantic Phlogs.  Pretty sure they will make heavy use of Gungan mercenaries.  Also Wookies getting back to their roots for a very special Life Day.

 

This post is totally not full of lies.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

The Grand Falloon said:

My buddy is the CEO of Fantasy Flight Games and he says the fourth book will be "Heroes of the Forest Moon."  It's supposed to focus on the Ewoks and their battles against Morag the witch and the gigantic Phlogs.  Pretty sure they will make heavy use of Gungan mercenaries.  Also Wookies getting back to their roots for a very special Life Day.

 

This post is totally not full of lies.

+1 to this.

Finally we'll be able to play the Ewok Tribesman that was so core to the SW experience for so many real fans.  

Must include maps for Lake Village and have social rules for appropriate Ewok marriage OR WILL NOT BUY!!!!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:48 AM

I am personally hoping for more source material, not mechanics focused rulebooks.  I'd like to see Old Republic, New Repblic, and other books focused on different era's.  Equipment, factions, alien species, etc etc.  I like all my old West End books, and still pull out many of them to flip through now and again. 

I really hope they don't wait until after all three core rulebooks to start putting out a few supplements.  I don't mind making things up, but it's nice to haver references to pull on as well.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:13 AM

Split Light said:

I really hope they don't wait until after all three core rulebooks to start putting out a few supplements.  I don't mind making things up, but it's nice to haver references to pull on as well.

I'm pretty sure we will see supplements focusing on more generic stuff like equipment or ships. Maybe even a book on alternative races and creatures of the Star Wars galaxy. A book on altenative Force traditions too, but probably not until after Force & Destiny.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Ooh, maybe a few era specific books for each core book, Edge of the Republic, Edge of the Alliance, etc. I would support, but only if they were affordable. Ive never really bought any FFG stuff before; how do they usually price sourcebooks in comparison to core books?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Azrael Macool said:

Ooh, maybe a few era specific books for each core book, Edge of the Republic, Edge of the Alliance, etc. I would support, but only if they were affordable. Ive never really bought any FFG stuff before; how do they usually price sourcebooks in comparison to core books?

Take a look for yourself… Start with the 40k line of books they've been doing for quite a few years.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

I would expect corebook #4 to focus on whatever Ep 7 seems focused on. Maybe Eps 7-8. Either that, or the End of the Old Republic - pre-Palpatine.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:11 AM

On a bit more serious note, after Force & Destiny, I wouldn't mind seeing a KOTOR/SW:TOR book.

It's one era that's had a pretty strong fan-following since the time of the initial KOTOR video game, and once the rules of Force Powers, Jedi, and Sith have been ironed out for F&D, why not a book on a setting that openly encourages using many of the elements from the three prior corebooks in one great big melting pot?

As for a "newquel" sourcebook, I'd prefer FFG wait until after the third one has been released, or if they are going to cover the movies individually, cover them as supplments (sorta like how WEG had Galaxy Guides for ANH, ESB, and RotJ).


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:22 AM

Donovan Morningfire said:

On a bit more serious note, after Force & Destiny, I wouldn't mind seeing a KOTOR/SW:TOR book.

It's one era that's had a pretty strong fan-following since the time of the initial KOTOR video game, and once the rules of Force Powers, Jedi, and Sith have been ironed out for F&D, why not a book on a setting that openly encourages using many of the elements from the three prior corebooks in one great big melting pot?

As for a "newquel" sourcebook, I'd prefer FFG wait until after the third one has been released, or if they are going to cover the movies individually, cover them as supplments (sorta like how WEG had Galaxy Guides for ANH, ESB, and RotJ).

The Old Republic wouldn't be too bad. I would rather the Legacy Era myself.

I think the Sith may be covered more in a supplement and F&D will focus more on Jedi and the Force in general, with maybe a couple of more popular traditions thrown in.

I don't see FFG putting out anything to do with the new movies. I'm not sure any info on them would be released, even to a licensed company like FFG, until after their release.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:45 AM

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The Old Republic wouldn't be too bad. I would rather the Legacy Era myself.

I'm a fan of the Legacy Era as well (played a Legacy Era-based Dawn of Defiance game that was a piggin' blast), but I don't think it has quite the same level of fan support that KOTOR/SW:TOR has.

Granted, we're talking 2+ years down the road, and in that time SW:TOR could very well have hit the bug zapper (GU Comics reference), but since that era has an active MMO, if it comes down to a choice between it or Legacy, I'd imagine FFG would go with KOTOR/SW:TOR first in the hopes of catching a bigger market segment.  Especially if it looks like the newquels will render everything from the Legacy Era a moot point.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

I fully expect all canon beyond RotJ to be scrapped once the new movies come out.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

I fully expect all canon beyond RotJ to be scrapped once the new movies come out.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Twice for emphasis. :-) Yeah I imagine KotOR would be up first. I can dream though.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

Barefoottourguide said:

I fully expect all canon beyond RotJ to be scrapped once the new movies come out.

Garrett

Actually, the Legacy Era stuff (at least the comics) is far enough out that it probably won't be too badly impacted by the newquels and their changes of post-RotJ EU canon.  So there's still some hope… even if it's only a fool's hope ;)

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