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  1. I run a game every year in the RPG club I chaperone at the High school that I teach in. We usually do a campaign a semester. One of the semesters is always FF Star Wars, we will be doing clone wars next semester. The other semester we have gone back and forth between The One Ring- Middle Earth RPG, and Mutants and Masterminds 3e, using their DC comics books. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Batman, are all my favorite fandoms. My two HS aged kids and a couple of my fellow teachers are usually in on the game and they loves those as well.
  2. thanks for the compliments. We've been trying to use RPG's to help her gain more skill in communicating. She is a little on the Autism spectrum but her interest in fiction has really helped us to leverage these things to help her be more social and she does a great job. I'm a teacher at the High School and started chaperoning the club a while ago. It's been perfect for her. I really like the Star Wars RPGs and we have been doing them in our family for the last year. It's been great for her and her two younger brothers.
  3. Thanks everyone, I shared with her the responses. She's trying to decide between Age and Edge.
  4. I think the kids can handle a real game, but that's a great idea. Would you say an EotE game is best for mixed groups?
  5. My Daughter is going to run a campaign in the RPG group I sponsor at the high school. The kids want to mix characters from Edge of the Empire, Force and Destiny and Age of Rebellion. What's the best campaign to run for a mixed group like this. The kids are new to the system (except my daughter who has run a campaign for our family) but not new to roleplaying. I was wondering if she should just do a Edge of Empire campaign or Age of Rebellion (perhaps one of the official ones)? I didn't think Force and Destiny campaigns would lend themselves to a mixed group as well. Just curious what everyone thought.
  6. So once it's not hardcore reality-based physics, we're supposed to just shut off all thinking capacity and watch in brainless glee? We're supposed to ignore poor characterization and sloppy storycraft and slapdash worldbuilding "because space magic"? Once we don't question any one thing, we're then "hypocrits" for questioning anything else? Once there's even one fantastic element, then internal coherence and consistency can go out the window? It's one thing to suspend your disbelief... it's another thing entirely to hang it by the neck until dead. I just think that if the original trilogy came out now, you'd be saying the same thing about that. I myself have to hang my disbelief by the neck until its dead for a lot of things in the star wars universe. Whenever I see the space battles with all of the sound effects and maneuvers, lightsaber battles, laser guns. There are a lot of plot holes (but then there is a lot of plot holes in a lot of movies I like). I went to see the movie with a high school Physics teacher, he enjoyed it. Suspension of disbelief in a major way is part of the universe. Starkiller base just seems like an arbitrary line in the sand to me when you are already so far down the rabbit hole. I'm okay with spending some time in an alternate universe in which the laws of physics behave far far differently as long as I enjoy my time while I'm there. If you didn't like the story or characters then that's really just a matter of opinion and I can respect that. I myself enjoyed stepping back into the star wars universe where a lot of things don't really make sense.
  7. You guys are funny. The only difference between the physics of starkiller base and the physics of everything in the original trilogy is that you grew up with and didn't question the physics of the original trilogy. The physics in the Star Wars universe are just ridiculous and there are things that don't make sense in the plot of the original trilogy. Saying you can't take starkiller base but you can take everything else is like saying: I love everything about Harry Potter but that horcrux thing is just ridiculous because it's totally unrealistic.
  8. I think its more likely that the delays have something to do with the new movie. Either licensing issues with Disney or a shift in what products they are working on or an incorporating of the new movie stuff into the products. I have learned by experience with Star Wars LCG that the upcoming page is not to be trusted as to where things are at or why things are delayed.
  9. Honestly I would take the upcoming page with a huge grain of salt with respect to where things actually are. Those things may not actually be on the boat but in the warehouse and they may not be ready to ship them for whatever reason. Maybe they are too busy with the new X-wing core game. For instance the Star Wars the Card game cycles on the boat and at the printer mean nothing except as a timer to let people know how far off before they are going to ship things. We know that they actually ship and receive the entire cycle of six force packs all at the same time before they release a single pack. Throughout the cycle though they show the first one as shipping and the second one as on the boat and the third one as at the printer even though all three of them are sitting at the FFG warehouse. Any evidence to support this? In their State of the LCG presentation that they gave at worlds 2014 Fantasy Flight has come out and said that they ship their entire cycle by boat all at the same time before they release it. Thus: at the beginning of the cycle which lasts six months, everything is sitting in the warehouse while they show up as on the boat or in development on the upcoming page.
  10. Honestly I would take the upcoming page with a huge grain of salt with respect to where things actually are. Those things may not actually be on the boat but in the warehouse and they may not be ready to ship them for whatever reason. Maybe they are too busy with the new X-wing core game. For instance the Star Wars the Card game cycles on the boat and at the printer mean nothing except as a timer to let people know how far off before they are going to ship things. We know that they actually ship and receive the entire cycle of six force packs all at the same time before they release a single pack. Throughout the cycle though they show the first one as shipping and the second one as on the boat and the third one as at the printer even though all three of them are sitting at the FFG warehouse.
  11. I can say with some certainty it is. Star Wars the Card Game still has 3 releases of the Endor Cycle that are slated for quarter 4 according to their announcement pages. Those don't come out more than once a month.
  12. The release pattern for the books seems to be 2 career books per year, so if they follow the same pattern we are just overdue due for another careerbook anouncement for a book that should come in August or September. The last one should come out in February of next year if they follow the same pattern. Age of Rebellion will be on schedule if their second one comes out this month which it looks like it will. Force and Destiny will probably get one in the next six months also if they follow the same pattern.
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