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    TalosX got a reaction from Kael in Lightsaber blaster   
    You evidently didn't bother to read my original post.  I gave him tips on how to create a blaster/lightsaber, or at least how I'd manage it as a GM.  So you're comment seems rather silly at the moment.
     
    EDIT:  When I said I wouldn't include all of disney's little changes, I was thinking more along the lines of things like the B-Wing's superlaser that can 1-shot a light cruiser.  I'm not about to alter a B-Wing for this silliness.  Even as a prototype, that was kinda lame.  I'm all for the power of plot, but theirs only so far you can stretch believe-ability.
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    TalosX reacted to Daeglan in Keeping the Peace preview   
    how do you do the shuttle?
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    TalosX reacted to FuriousGreg in Two lightsaber   
    I think Two Weapon Combat is plenty good at representing two lightsabres already.
     
    It is a decent and pretty well balanced mechanic to allow for increased Damage potential
    You have a better opportunity to do more Damage as you gain Ranks in your lightsabre Skill wich adequately represents the extra Skill needed to effectively use two weapons.
    You gain any Passive effects just by holding a second lightsabre.
    It doesn't keep you from using Talents from any of the sabre fighting Trees and describing them as the effect of two sabres.
     
    Basically until some new RAW comes out or someone can give me a good reason for it I'm happy to leave things as they are.
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    TalosX got a reaction from Azraiel in Two lightsaber   
    I would guess that Juyo will be part of the Warrior books additional specializations.  Vaapad's tricky though, since it's a sub-form of Juyo.  In fact, Juyo is integral to using Vaapad.  While 80% of Vaapad is actually the Juyo form, it still has a few key abilities of it's own.  I'm not really sure how to represent this other then making Vaapad a Signature Ability, and limiting it's attachment only to the top of the Juyo tree.
     
    Jar'Kai is similar in some respects.  Jar'Kai is most closely associated with form VI Niman.  Since Niman is partially based off of a dual sword style to begin with (which just so happens was called Jar'Kai).  Many Jedi studied at least the basics of Niman while learning to dual-wield sabers (and then later switched to a different form), and Niman also had more dual-wielding practitioners then any other form.  Giving Jar'Kai it's own form isn't actually accurate, since it's not a form.  It's used in conjunction with a form.  Personally, dual-wielding rules are already present, so theirs no real need to add a tree specifically for this ability.  However, if I had to create a tree representing this ability, I'd make it a Weaponmaster tree.  It would be split, with one side focusing on dual-wielding, and the other focusing on single saber mastery.
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    TalosX got a reaction from leo1925 in Lightsaber vs modern ballistics   
    Well if you're going to invalidate the Clone Wars based on that, we could invalidate at least half the movies based on clear discrepancies.  Point of fact, Yoda traveled from Coruscant to Kamino, mobilized an army, equipped them with tanks and ships, then flew back to Geonosis in under half a day!?  Even though Lucas's comments had already stated travel from the Core to Outer-Rim takes a few days!  The Star Wars universe is full of contradictions.  As people have stated before, science falls to the backside of the plot.
     
    I'm not sure if you've read the OPs post.  Because the OP is the GM, and he stated he believes slugthrowers are block-able.  He has a player that is debating it and wanted some evidence to prove that slugthrowers can indeed be blocked.  Every piece of evidence available, whether FFG rules as written and the continuity support that slugthrowers are absolutely block-able.
     
    As Mouthymerc pointed out, Cad Bane wasn't trying to shoot a Jedi's lightsaber blade.  He simply shot at the Jedi, expecting them to parry the attack and then short out the Jedi's lightsaber.
     
    While you are welcome to imploy a middle ground in your games, the OP wanted confirmation that Reflect is a valid option vs slugthrowers as the rules are written.  The answer is "yes" Reflect works identically between blaster and slugthrower weapons.
     
    As a side note on blaster bolt speed.  The films depict blaster bolt speeds for a visual awe factor.  With our current modern technology, we have created particle beam weapons with velocities several times that of ballistic firearms.  However, depicting those speeds on screen would be nearly impossible (to fast for the frame rates).  While we really can't apply hard-science to Star Wars, I've always considered the blaster bolts on the big screens to be significantly slowed for our enjoyment.
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    TalosX got a reaction from bradknowles in Two lightsaber   
    I would guess that Juyo will be part of the Warrior books additional specializations.  Vaapad's tricky though, since it's a sub-form of Juyo.  In fact, Juyo is integral to using Vaapad.  While 80% of Vaapad is actually the Juyo form, it still has a few key abilities of it's own.  I'm not really sure how to represent this other then making Vaapad a Signature Ability, and limiting it's attachment only to the top of the Juyo tree.
     
    Jar'Kai is similar in some respects.  Jar'Kai is most closely associated with form VI Niman.  Since Niman is partially based off of a dual sword style to begin with (which just so happens was called Jar'Kai).  Many Jedi studied at least the basics of Niman while learning to dual-wield sabers (and then later switched to a different form), and Niman also had more dual-wielding practitioners then any other form.  Giving Jar'Kai it's own form isn't actually accurate, since it's not a form.  It's used in conjunction with a form.  Personally, dual-wielding rules are already present, so theirs no real need to add a tree specifically for this ability.  However, if I had to create a tree representing this ability, I'd make it a Weaponmaster tree.  It would be split, with one side focusing on dual-wielding, and the other focusing on single saber mastery.
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    TalosX got a reaction from CrunchyDemon in Two lightsaber   
    I'm not trying to dissuade you from dual-wielding, but your numbers are way off.  80-90% of the Jedi use a single saber.  The number of actual Jar'Kai practitioners (dual wielders) is actually pretty low.
    There's nothing wrong with dual-wielding if you want though, and the rules are in the core books.
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    TalosX got a reaction from bradknowles in Lightsaber vs modern ballistics   
    Well if you're going to invalidate the Clone Wars based on that, we could invalidate at least half the movies based on clear discrepancies.  Point of fact, Yoda traveled from Coruscant to Kamino, mobilized an army, equipped them with tanks and ships, then flew back to Geonosis in under half a day!?  Even though Lucas's comments had already stated travel from the Core to Outer-Rim takes a few days!  The Star Wars universe is full of contradictions.  As people have stated before, science falls to the backside of the plot.
     
    I'm not sure if you've read the OPs post.  Because the OP is the GM, and he stated he believes slugthrowers are block-able.  He has a player that is debating it and wanted some evidence to prove that slugthrowers can indeed be blocked.  Every piece of evidence available, whether FFG rules as written and the continuity support that slugthrowers are absolutely block-able.
     
    As Mouthymerc pointed out, Cad Bane wasn't trying to shoot a Jedi's lightsaber blade.  He simply shot at the Jedi, expecting them to parry the attack and then short out the Jedi's lightsaber.
     
    While you are welcome to imploy a middle ground in your games, the OP wanted confirmation that Reflect is a valid option vs slugthrowers as the rules are written.  The answer is "yes" Reflect works identically between blaster and slugthrower weapons.
     
    As a side note on blaster bolt speed.  The films depict blaster bolt speeds for a visual awe factor.  With our current modern technology, we have created particle beam weapons with velocities several times that of ballistic firearms.  However, depicting those speeds on screen would be nearly impossible (to fast for the frame rates).  While we really can't apply hard-science to Star Wars, I've always considered the blaster bolts on the big screens to be significantly slowed for our enjoyment.
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    TalosX got a reaction from bradknowles in Lightsaber vs modern ballistics   
    Except that's completely unfounded.  The bounty hunter Cad Bane used a type of round called "Cortosis Shot" in his slugthrower pistols.  The purpose being (since they were pure cortosis) they could short out a lightsaber on contact, giving a chance that a follow-up shot could penetrate the jedi's defenses.  Using very simple logic, slug-thrower weapons have to be block-able for this to even be an option.
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    TalosX reacted to mouthymerc in Lightsaber vs modern ballistics   
    I think Cad's tactic stemmed more from the fact that he was aware of how Jedi deal with ranged attacks in that they reflected them. Thus by using cortosis bullets they ran the risk of shorting out their lightsabers by using such a tactic. Not that he purposely shot at the blades, which I'm sure he could, but I don't that was the specific reason.
     
    Personally i think they can be reflected but not redirected back or at another target as the slug is destroyed in the action so there is nothing to be redirected.
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    TalosX got a reaction from dougansf in The House Rules I use, what are yours?   
    Just so you know, the Negotiation skill lets you sell items for 25% for the first success, 50% for the second success, and 75% for the third success.  The +5% per success starts on 4 successes and up.  This is outlined on page 150 of EotE, "Selling and Trading".  So it's not as bad as you originally thought.
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    TalosX got a reaction from whafrog in Unified System (combining EOTE/AOR/F&D) - Design questions   
    I completely agree with Whafrog here.  I'm running an EotE campaign that has a Soldier: Sharpshooter at the moment.  He just tailored his background as a former Corellian Defense Force member.  He ignored Duty and started with Obligation instead.  I also have an Explorer: Scout who took Obligation Dutybound: Rebel Alliance.  Anything is possible with a bit of tailoring on your background.  The 3 different systems are highly interchangeable, and don't require any complex rules to interact with one another.
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    TalosX reacted to whafrog in Unified System (combining EOTE/AOR/F&D) - Design questions   
    It's hard to reconcile that with a phrase like "vast and unwieldy".
     
     
     
     
    Not to harp, but I think this is more a matter of how you approach your own campaign rather than anything to do with the three core books.  I'm entirely "setting agnostic", and play it all as "one experience" already.  All you have to do is disregard the fluff and use everything interchangeably.
     
    Besides, I think compressing the careers would do a disservice to players.  As an example, if somebody wants to play a Soldier:Medic in an EotE campaign, that should be no big deal.  All the career does is frame the character's background, and perhaps frame the character's outlook.  A soldier might have been forced into the fringe through other circumstances, but at the end of the day prefers order, discipline, and duty (small-d) to a marauder's mayhem.  The soldier doesn't have to join the rebels or the imperials to get that experience.
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    TalosX got a reaction from Kael in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    I was aware of the Vaapad affect on Dark Side abilities, the lightning in particular.  Though it's difficult to speculate since we have no idea what Vaapad will actually be capable of if/when FFG releases it.  For the moment, I'd leave the Improved Reflect vs Unleash in the hands of the GM.
     
    I personally would allow a lightsaber to use Reflect, but not Improved Reflect vs Unleash.  I like Obi-Won's ability to block the lightning, without actually being able to turn it back on the user.  I would say what Windu did was use Protect with narrative flair on the lightsabers part.  At least until we can see what Vaapad can really do!
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    TalosX got a reaction from Jegergryte in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    I would definitely agree that Yoda used Protect to stop and redirect Unleash on several occasions.  Though for the lightsaber's Improved Reflect, I think it should be applicable to Unleash as well.  Didn't Mace Windu redirect Palpatine's force lightning (Unleash) back on him?  Maybe I'm misinterpreting the event, but it at least "seems" like that's what he was doing.
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    TalosX got a reaction from RLogue177 in Training Sabers   
    Oh it's not that it can't be used to Reflect.  It's that the specific saber my group found is.... not a traditional training saber.  I probably should have elaborated earlier on, and it's the reason I wanted to confirm that traditional training sabers were identical (pure energy blade) to regular sabers.  What my group has found is technically an ancient training protosaber (external powerpack and all).  Quick backstory is they discovered an ancient Jedi temple (one of the characters is big on the explorer, archaeologist field), and found several artifacts inside.  One of which is the training protosaber.  Regardless, it can both Parry and Reflect as a lightsaber and/or training saber can.  It's just not quite as good at it for several reasons, the obvious being it's an ancient relic that in all likelihood is no longer function at peak performance.
     
    Like I said, probably should have elaborated more earlier, but I was being rushed when I made the comment about penalties.
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    TalosX got a reaction from Maese Mateo in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from copperbell in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from trialaccess in Training Sabers   
    Wow, you really have a bad attitude.  I could explain how no one started with a lightsaber (or even as a Force Sensitive for that matter).  I could explain how lightsaber forms are a non-issue at this point in the campaign.  I could explain what's happening with the dynamics of our story, and then you would likely have an "oh well I guess my comments don't make sense in this case" moment.  However, your "piss-poor" comments leave me unwilling to enlighten such a close-minded person at this time.  If you can't make your points respectfully, I have no reason to explain and/or even consider your comments.
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    TalosX got a reaction from kaosoe in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from knasserII in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from ladyjulianne in Special Modifications! Technician Career Book Announced!   
    Definitely going to be a "must have" book for me!  If I'm ever "not" the GM, I think I'd roll a Technician.  I've always enjoyed the quirky, yet brilliant engineer story lines.
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    TalosX got a reaction from Franigo in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from bradknowles in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    In the latest episode, Ahsoka trounced 2 of the inquisitors pretty soundly.  Seems they can fight evenly or better with Kanan, but they aren't on Ahsoka's level.  Probably means we'll be seeing Vader again.
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    TalosX got a reaction from Richardbuxton in Special Modifications! Technician Career Book Announced!   
    Definitely going to be a "must have" book for me!  If I'm ever "not" the GM, I think I'd roll a Technician.  I've always enjoyed the quirky, yet brilliant engineer story lines.
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