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  1. Yep, this pretty much makes me lose any interest in the play test. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of paying to play test something, but I'm not morally against it. If I feel like it'd be useful. In this case though it looks like I'd be paying twice for a game: Once to "playtest" a system that seems to be pretty finalized, so not much will come out of it, and then once again for the "Final" version, which will look pretty much like the one I already bought. FFG has done me no wrong (quite the contrary, the few times I've dealt directly with them, they've been great), so I'm not going to hypothesize about their motives for releasing it this way. I will say though that I don't like it, so I'll voice it once here and then vote with my wallet on the play test. Once it's been officially released I'll reevaluate, but honestly, this isn't a good first impression of the game for me. Though, If it ends up not to my liking I have WEG to scratch any Star Wars itches. So, sadly, I'll have no tears for you. Kaiohx said: First off, if you haven't previewed the book, isn't it kind of hypocritical to nay-say just for the hell of it? I've been gaming 30 years and I can say this is far from a "beta" and in fact is better written than many 'complete' RPGs on the market. Its full color, 224 pages of solid rules with some decent artwork and a little background. When they announced it during the In-flight seminar, the whole room went crazy. Going to once again criticize the game having no fluff or art? This game really isn't for you then. If you don't know what Star Wars is, then go play Halo or Madden or something. My friends and I laughed that the beginning of the book could have had the words: "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… you know the rest." and that would have been just fine. We know the background. To start: 8 playable races 6 classes with 3 specialties each Force specialization tree with 3 trees of powers Customizable equipment Customizable vehicles Comprehensive rules that are FAR from being a 'beta' version. Enemies and Adversaries Even a 3-part adventure. Honestly, if people want to cry about paying for a 'beta', then I'll say the same thing when the Only War beta came out. Simply don't do it. Pretend that it doesn't exist, because really, who cares? FFG isn't forcing anyone to pay them money. If your so concerned with it being a 'beta' then don't buy it. Its not hurting you one bit not to have it and FFG doesn't owe anyone a free game. And oh man, just wait till you find out you have to buy special dice to play! The tears shed will sustain me for at least another year or two. In the meantime, my group and I will be busy delving back into the galaxy we all have loved our whole lives with the brand new books we picked up GenCon.
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