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Everything posted by Dulahan

  1. I hope it's era. I sincerely do. My poor bank account can't take this many lines!
  2. By all things The Force I hope this is a one off for a Setting Book that crosses over the lines and not yet ANOTHER new rulebook. Because now I'm just annoyed at all these FFG games. Would it kill them to do era books? Especially since many of us DO want the ENTIRE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE not just Age or Edge or Force. And now we have yet another one that's going to be a separate game. And darned skippy I'm interested in the Force Awakens era. Yet how much of this is going to be straight up repeat of old material. Probably going to be lucky to have more than 100 pages in the inevitable $60 rule book. Yet those will be good pages, probably new races, maybe a few new talents, and all the new Hardware. But otherwise? Is it just going to end up some sort of crossover? Bleh
  3. I'm pretty sure you see a parting shot of her walking into a cave.
  4. Why would the Gungans get Primitive? From the evidence in the movie, they are pretty technologically advanced, with underwater force field bubbles, giant energy shields, what seems to be Ion based bombs and grenades and personal energy based shields. I will paraphrase a quote SWTPM for you so you see my point "Are armies are poised to begin searching the swamps for the primitives...". Also primitive in Star Wars refers to not having space travel or blaster technology, are the Gungans more advanced than Ewoks yes, are they more advanced than Wookiees or Humans no. And I will paraphrase the now equal to movie canon Clone Wars TV series back at you. "What aquatic race is there nearby with a standing army that can help us save the Mon Calamari?" And in come the Gungans, with a shockingly high tech underwater army. It was pretty cool.
  5. Still hoping for Dantooine in this one.
  6. I fully expect Hermit to be based heavily on OT Yoda. With a dash of Obi-Wan.
  7. Yeah, especially given the way it has to be printed? *IF* there is going to be a new line I'd predict it announced, and potentially with a Beta Printed out for Gen Con. Though most likely there isn't, as dearly as I'd love a Clone Wars sourcebook.
  8. Anyone know if Kinrath and Kath Hounds (Both Dantooine critters of KOTOR fame) have gotten a writeup in any of the lines yet? And if so, which book? Hoping to throw some of them at my intrepid PCs who just so happen to be on Dantooine currently.
  9. You're probably not far off in saying that the L5R acquisition will eventually cut into Star Wars. Just like Star Wars pretty much meant the death of regular 40k releases. Over in the Dark Heresy forum there's speculation about the next supplement being the last event.
  10. I think you rather massively overestimate the hate of the PTs. Not to mention underestimate the popularity of The Clone Wars.
  11. Honestly, I think the biggest way to make Era Books happen is for enough discussion and the likes to prove there is a demand. Heck, for all we know Gen Con could see a NEW Core Rulebook, not Era, but an actual Clone Wars focused Rulebook that's stand alone. Personally, I hope not, but I could see it happening. I'd still buy the heck out of it for sure. Yet I'd despair at yet MORE wasted space on duplicated material. That's why I'd love it to be line neutral, so to say. That being said, make it general. Have it give the tools to run a game independent of the other two books. Want to do Scum and Villainy on the rim in this era?* There's the tools. Want to do a military focused game, Age of Rebellion should be all you need plus this book. Oh, there's some stuff in it that might not be as useful, but done right, it wouldn't take a lot of page count, and certainly less total than the repeated rules would if they made yet another corebook. And I'd also say do it in Corebook size. 400+ pages is definitely enough to do system neutral and have enough new material to be useful to any of the three lines individually, or all of them without repeated material. And frankly? I really want era books. The OT era is my least favorite for a game. I also despise SAGA, and not too keen on most of the old post OT Legends EU. So WEG doesn't really work well either, especially for Clone Wars or KOTOR. Clone Wars is one of the major parts of existing canon too, a game set in it is not a bad idea! *To be fair? An EotE style game is probably the easiest to do era agnostic.
  12. It may not have been built to be, but it doesn't mean it can't be. The simple fact is that just not having to keep the core system rules in a book could be enough to make it worthwhile. Instead of that they include era specific stuff. Maybe some new or altered Specs for an era. Some races. A Clone Wars "Era" one year. Maybe a KOTOR one the next. Ep 9 after that. There's certainly room if they wanted. So, yeah... honestly, a PT era book would be splendid, as there is so much out there in the era what with the Clone Wars Cartoon and the 3 movies. Plus it could give us more Jedi at the height, and with those plus existing books we'd have more than enough tools to do KOTOR on our own.
  13. I thought for sure Consular was going to be next, honestly. Or an out chance for Sentinel. Just because along with Guardian they're the "classic three" so to say.
  14. Wow, no lie. This was NOT the book I was expecting to be next in the Career line of F&D. And I am elated it is, because Seeker's one of the ones I really like. With Hermit in there, especially if it ends up a 2 Force one? Yeah, I just got a new favorite career.
  15. Same. It's not always ideal, but if you can't afford to raise a stat in CG and have the 20 XP left, definitely a good way to do it! It's how I made my Force Sensitive Sniper in the Age Beta my group briefly did.
  16. It's going to be interesting to see what the other F&D Careers get as Capstone Skills (whatever those ones in the career books are called, I keep forgetting the exact name), because that's going to make a big difference on them as well.
  17. I could swear that I read the F&D Specs require a Force Rating to take?
  18. You only get a Force Rating from a Universal if you didn't have one already. Just like if you had Exile and then took Emergent, you didn't get a secoind boost, you are still at one. Likewise, if you start as an F&D career, and take Exile or Emergent, you don't get boosted to 2 instantly.* EDIT: And the F&D Specs don't give a Force Rating, only the Career does. So yes, if you started with an Edge or Age Career, you need to go through Emergent or Exile to get the Force Rating to get an F&D Spec. EDIT 2: * Barring if they max out the Talent tree to the Force Rating bump.
  19. Definitely different, but has a few similar talents. They share Mental Tools, Comprehend Technology, Imbue Item and Inventor, but the Armorer gets a lot of the armor related talents we've seen from other books (Armor Master and Improved Armor Master) as well as a new one (Supreme Armor Master, which lets you take strain to lower a received crit roll), and the ability to reinforce a weapon or armor with the Cortosis quality by committing force dice. It also has Lightsaber as a career skill along with Falling Avalanche and Saber Throw, which is very nice. Wow. That one sounds pretty freaking epic.
  20. Yeah. And definitely hope this isn't just a case of rushing to finish out the Line or something! I still had hopes for a DEathwatch reboot with this system instead to allow us to create chapter styles in CG and the likes.
  21. Yeah, please no pink font, it's very pale on the forum background and hard to read, had to copy paste it to notepad to do so! And honestly, I feel the Light/Dark side stuff gets taken too far, in that it's sooooo open for GM interpretation. The GM Gotcha above being a perfect example. I'm sorry, if the dude isn't surrendering and is using The Force against the one rescuing a kid? Wow... no, not defenseless. Plus on Yoda? Obi-Wan and Yoda lied like crazy.
  22. This is... almost certainly giving Lucas too much credit. But if you want to look at the Droids thing and the Clone Wars? Exactly. By fighting against Droids, and not needing to worry about what they did? The Jedi don't lose their morals. So when Order 66 goes down? Well, they haven't overcome their scruples like if they were against living sorts. I'd even point to the Umbar episode of the Clone Wars as further proof of that, it was particularly hard on both Jedi AND Clones mentally!
  23. Is it a Stormtrooper? Hutt Enforcer? Other enemy of the group? Yeah, not an issue. Otherwise Luke should've fell to the Dark Side for taking out the Death Star. Plenty of people on that 'just doing their job and wearing the wrong uniform.' Assassinating some person just because? Differet issue. But Rebel trooper doing his job? Them's the breaks.
  24. Just kinda seconding this. Because while it never came to me, and I always thought the forms should have been Universal instead of tied to a career? Making Shii cho a universal makes a TON of sense as the basic form even IF the rest are tied to careers. I love that idea. Just something that was never thought of in development? Optionally, I'd love to see a 'true Jedi sourcebook' possibly do this, along with a Padawan Universal that might even be considered the starting tree before choosing career.
  25. Don't blame FFG though, this is a relic of Lucas Arts' annoying belief that a PDF counts as a digital game, thus the license falls under the same thing as Video Games. Stupid, but FFG can't help it, nor afford it. As Disney inherited the same silly licensing language.
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