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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Doughnut in Printable talent trees   
    Thank you.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Krieger22 in Highest PC Soak Value?   
    The talent Targeted Blow does the same, but with Agility.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Strylith in Printable talent trees   
    I'll go ahead and throw mine into the ring:
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bi2nb51pkrj5s6s/TalentTrees.pdf
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Col. Orange in Printable talent trees   
    I'll go ahead and throw mine into the ring:
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bi2nb51pkrj5s6s/TalentTrees.pdf
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from SSand in Printable talent trees   
    I'll go ahead and throw mine into the ring:
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bi2nb51pkrj5s6s/TalentTrees.pdf
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Tenrousei in Do not like my obligations! Come help!   
    I would also reccomend looking into desigining her Motivation, as I've found that knowing that can create some unexpected twists in how her story would play out.
     
    Criminal:  she did steal the ship.  If she is still running it with "hot plates" (stolen transponder code) anywhere Coreward would probably findit eventually.  Depending on the nature and political structure of the planet where she came from, fleeing the betrothal could be seen as a breach of contract, which can have all sorts of implications, especially if said betorthed has Imperial connections (that's a bone for you Mr. GM).
     
    Duty:  the family did "buy out" her marriage w/ a sibling swap, but now the PC is bound to help her, and by extension him out.  Too bad he works for a Black Sun Vigo, unknowingly of course....
     
    Favor:  (this one's real twisted)  So, the parents set her up w/ a "better" position in life w/ a slightly older baron.  thing is, the baron (who is actually a really nice guy) has a romantic interest, but it happens to be a local twilek dancer (not slave just entertainer). Given the differences in "class" they can't ever marry.  The Baron is pressured to accept the engagement to produce an heir (not that he really want to.  he would rather adopt.)  The law forces him to produce after a certain timeframe, so the parents and courts decide on the match.
    They meet and go through the motions, but he eventually breaks down and tells the PC his story.  She looks into the political clauses and finds a loophole.  A plan is hatched!  She arranges to "steal" his ship,  and takes off, but only after she arranges for her family to become the sponsoring patron for the Twilek (think of it like a visa arrangement).  As compensation for damages, the baron now sues for sponsorship of the dancer so that they can live together. In public he is appropriately grief stricken and whatnot, but he basically got her out of an enforced bethrothal enither of them wanted.  Now the favor isn't to him.  The Twilek arranged, through her clan connections to have its codes scrubbed...(plot hook)  but didn't tell the baron.  She did leave a note however, as well as a contact to look up out there in the dark... (PC's)
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Lorne in Jury Rigged and Lightsabers   
    As a side note, I don't know if I'd allow Jury Rigged to work with Lightsabers. Not because of a power issue, but because they are already custom weapons, made by hand (or the Force or whatever).
     
    Jury Rigged makes sense with mass-produced weapons, but Lightsabers are made by individuals, and I assume are already optimized. 
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Reydan in Grenades - Worth it?   
    Grenades are great if you roll a lot of advantages and not many successes, because the blast can still hit on 3 advantage.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Reydan in Players never...die?   
    I've seen player death bring an entire group to tears.  It ended the session after it, but it was because we ran out of tissues.

    I've experience a player death that was so epic (and accidental, thanks to Dominate Person) that a SECOND player death happened because he committed Sepuku for killing his sensei.

    I've seen a player death be planned for, yet happen in a completely spur-of-the-moment and surprising way that caught the person off guard.

    But death shouldn't always be scripted.  Sometimes people just die.  It shouldn't derail a campaign.  But it SHOULD affect party dynamic, because death affects CHARACTERS.  It shouldn't destroy their motivation; it should provide new and interesting ones.  
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Tenrousei in Highest PC Soak Value?   
    Depending on how XP is awarded, somewhere between 10-20 seems to be average, Just getting through 1 (one) Spec tree takes 300 xp?  divided by 15 that equals 20 sessions, to get through 3 trees, assuming your high soak character is just grabbing specs/talents thats..~950-970 xp? for 3 trees? give or take a few games you're looking at 62+ sessions, assuming you are meeting every week thats over a year of gaming.  if the game is every other week that's two or more years. IDK about your groups, but if we can get a good 3 - 6 months out of a game it's great, with a fairly long game running us about a year or so.
     
    So is this an issue you're ever likely to have to deal with in game?  I doubt it.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Arkitan in A FREE SHIP?!?   
    Give them a ship, wait until the worst thing that could happen is a disabled ship, THEN hit them with the problems.  Watch them have a blast trying to figure out how to get their ship working at the worst possible time.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Callidon in Opposed checks   
    This is one of those social contract issues that should be worked out with the group in advance of playing. There is no one true way that is correct, and your group should make sure everyone is on the same page for what they all expect to happen.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to ErikB in Star Wars Rebels edge style?   
    Age of Rebellion does seem like it would make a good 'I just saw Star Wars Rebels and it was GREAT so I want to play that' book.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from StriderZessei in Highest PC Soak Value?   
    It seems kind of silly to talk about the ridiculous fringe extreme of soak without talking about how high you can crank damage from a hand-held weapon.
     
    I mean, just take a Blaster Rifle at damage 9, add an augmented spin barrel for +1, mod it for +2 more, and slap on a superior customization for +1 more. Jury Rigg it for +1 more. Then take Deadly Accuracy (+5 more), and then max out either Barrage or Point Blank (+3 either way).

    That is 22 base damage. Just base damage, for a mid-range weapon.
     
    This number doesn't even take into account other mods (like adding pierce) or all the bonuses to the attack roll itself, or other talents which will boost damage even more. For example, if you want to spend a DP, Soft Spot or Targeted Blow can bump the damage up to your Cunning or Agility respectively (6 for this example). 
     
     
    This is a lot easier to obtain, too, than a total soak of 14. Everyone worrying about high soak should consider that before declaring soak too powerful.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Callidon in bounties   
    I'd go with the armchair non-answer of "enough money to make a person run down to their ship at drydock, fire up the ion engines and burn hyperspace accross an entire galaxy* to collect on it." 

    *Failing that, replace "entire galaxy" with "system," "sector," or "quadrant."
     
    If I'm Dog the Bounty Hunter, I'm not leaving Hawaii to track down some dingdong low-life in Lengefeld, Germany for less than six figures.  However, if that same low life was a personal enemy of mine that made fun of my crazy mullet all the time?  I'd probably go for much less.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from AK_Aramis in Highest PC Soak Value?   
    It seems kind of silly to talk about the ridiculous fringe extreme of soak without talking about how high you can crank damage from a hand-held weapon.
     
    I mean, just take a Blaster Rifle at damage 9, add an augmented spin barrel for +1, mod it for +2 more, and slap on a superior customization for +1 more. Jury Rigg it for +1 more. Then take Deadly Accuracy (+5 more), and then max out either Barrage or Point Blank (+3 either way).

    That is 22 base damage. Just base damage, for a mid-range weapon.
     
    This number doesn't even take into account other mods (like adding pierce) or all the bonuses to the attack roll itself, or other talents which will boost damage even more. For example, if you want to spend a DP, Soft Spot or Targeted Blow can bump the damage up to your Cunning or Agility respectively (6 for this example). 
     
     
    This is a lot easier to obtain, too, than a total soak of 14. Everyone worrying about high soak should consider that before declaring soak too powerful.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to MagiusDel in To Get Into That Star Wars Mood...   
    Of the two options, I'd lean more toward The Clone Wars, particularly the episodes focusing on the Bounty Hunters and criminal elements over the Jedi and Clone Troopers.
    While Clone Wars was a good series, and very entertaining, they seriously overpowered the jedi in that series, and looked at it as if the Jedi were the ultimate fighting machines (reaching a peak in the infamous battle between Mace Windu and the droid army - with Mace winning).  With the way that series was portrayed, the jedi didn't need any backup or allies, they were good enough to take on an entire army on their own.  This doesn't fit in with the Prequel trilogy (where Jedi were shown to be about the equal of a squad of battle droids) or the prequel trilogy (where the Jedi shown only had a slight advantage over their equivalents, usually in being able to make much more difficult shots reliably).  The Clone Wars kept the Jedi at the right level of power, where they were the elite leaders, but still required backup from the Clone Troopers under their command.
    Just my 2 credits on the matter.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Wookie Hunter in I am so Conused   
    Wookiehunter, check out the rules for attachments and mods on page 187. It explains the process.
     
    For the storage, the entry you are talking about is smuggling compartments. Those don't add space. Instead they convert 25 encumbrance of existing space into hidden storage. For each of those mods, you can convert 25 more encumbrance. 
     
     
    As for upgrading the difficulty, it's supposed to be nearly impossible to continually add mods. The idea is to be forced to choose which ones you need, and then hope for the best (since failing means you can never make that upgrade again with that attachment).
     
    If you do get that third or even forth mod, it will feel like an accomplishment, not just something that everyone eventually gets to.
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Valdier in I am really having trouble realizing my character... is it me or the system?   
    Right off the bat, you are going with a sub-optimal build for that race/career combo. If you don't up your Cunning, you are going to find bounty hunters walking right over you (or right out, as the case may be).
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from DoctorWhat in I am really having trouble realizing my character... is it me or the system?   
    Right off the bat, you are going with a sub-optimal build for that race/career combo. If you don't up your Cunning, you are going to find bounty hunters walking right over you (or right out, as the case may be).
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Jaarka in I am really having trouble realizing my character... is it me or the system?   
    Right off the bat, you are going with a sub-optimal build for that race/career combo. If you don't up your Cunning, you are going to find bounty hunters walking right over you (or right out, as the case may be).
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from Callidon in I am really having trouble realizing my character... is it me or the system?   
    Right off the bat, you are going with a sub-optimal build for that race/career combo. If you don't up your Cunning, you are going to find bounty hunters walking right over you (or right out, as the case may be).
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to BrashFink in Weird player concept   
    This campaign already sounds like it has missed rule 1. Have Fun.
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    Doc, the Weasel reacted to Jomero in Players never...die?   
    I think I like the current system.  I think that for some of my players, knowing there is a critical hit chart that includes "Permanent loss of characteristic score" is far more scary to them than having their characters die.  That alone will create a healthy enough fear to keep them in line.  
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    Doc, the Weasel got a reaction from RLogue177 in Failed Astrogation Check?   
    If time isn't an issue, and it doesn't matter if the ship appears right by the destination planet or a ways away, then I wouldn't roll it. I'd only have a player roll if timing or precision matters.
     
    In that case, the situation should dictate what happens on a failure.
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