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  1. Dog Solitude

    The Table Top Folks are bad at this game

    Wil told me that he doesn't make the show for people who nitpick rules. He makes it to introduce people to tabletop gaming. If exact rules were what you were looking for, then the show wasn't for you. (Part of it has to do with length and production time.) I know a lot of people who have seen games demoed on Table Top, and took an interest. It's gotten a lot of them into playing stuff they never knew existed. Yeah, maybe they don't get the rules right the first time. But at some point, none of us knew the rules to the game, and we probably all made mistakes. Difference is, nearly 200,000 people have watched that episode of Table Top. You'll never get anywhere near that number to come in and watch any of us play the game. If you're looking for an instructional to tell you exact rules, then this show is not for you. It may make you cringe if that's what you are expecting. You can still enjoy it, though. Heck, I cringe when people start new threads while there is a current one on the topic already, but it's not what I come here for, so I don't worry about it.
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    So the X-Wing Tabletop episode is up for Geek Week.

    Yes, some was fundamentally wrong. But that isn't the point. The point was to show the idea of the game, and spread word about the game. The show is meant to introduce people to table top games and the fun that can be had playing them with friends. It is not meant to be a rules guide. So what if they got stuff wrong? It still increases the game's profile, and potentially brings new players in. I've never watched a Table Top episode and wondered if they got the rules right. But I've watched many episodes that have gotten me interested in a game that I learned to play, and I've enjoyed playing those games with friends. They've watched the episode, thought "hey, that looks cool!", and learned to play the game. It's a fun introduction to games. That's what I think is important.
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    So the X-Wing Tabletop episode is up for Geek Week.

    Thanks for the comment, Kestrel. I see this as a great moment for Star Wars fans, and I hate to see rules nitpicking as a barrier to what I think was a lot of fun and good for Star Wars fans. I got a tweet from Wil Wheaton about people who nitpick the show. I am glad to see he is in it for the enjoyment of the game.
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    So the X-Wing Tabletop episode is up for Geek Week.

    Is this what people were really watching for? Nitpicking the rules? "OMA! Wil Wheaton got the rules wrong! He doesn't know them as well as I do!"
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    So the X-Wing Tabletop episode is up for Geek Week.

    When you consider the people who were in the video, and take a moment to think about how much others stuff they have going on, I think it's understandable that they haven't had a lot of time to learn the rules, nor become familiar enough with them to avoid mistakes. Keep in mind, Tabletop is not meant as a rules guide for every game they play. It's about introducing games to people. The show entertains me, and I enjoy watching celebrity nerds whose work I enjoy playing games. It's about playing games and having fun.
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    Wil Wheaton & TableTop

    They actually planned to do it a few months ago. It's just been delayed.
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    Wil Wheaton & TableTop

    Looks like the episode it going to air soon. Wil mentioned in his blog that it is the next episode of Tabletop to be released.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/sorry-timothy-zahn-fans-the-new-star-wars-movies-wont-be-using-his-stuff-nadam.php Here's a link to more info about Thrawn, etc.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    Toqtamish said: There was talk about it and he had ideas but there was never anything fully fleshed out and as time went on he started to say he would never do it at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy Lucas said he's written treatments for 7-9, and he's passed them off to Disney. Whether or not they use them is another thing.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    Captain Mayhem said: Dog Solitude said: That's what I've seen. Didn't they buy Pixar for $7 billion? Who would have guessed that Pixar would be worth more than Star Wars? They also got Indiana Jones, ILM, and Skywalker Sound. Look at what Pixar has done though, I would think they would bring in more than Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Pixar is THE cash cow for Disney True. But tell that to someone 10, 20 years ago, and they'd never believe you.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    That's what I've seen. Didn't they buy Pixar for $7 billion? Who would have guessed that Pixar would be worth more than Star Wars? They also got Indiana Jones, ILM, and Skywalker Sound.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    "Star Wars Episode VII, to be followed not just by VIII and IX, but “a new Star Warsfeature film every two to three years,” according to Disney CEO Bob Iger."
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    I wonder how they will treat the canon. Will they expand on previously published stuff, or just branch out with new stuff and leave the existing material alone? Will they change the Spaceship Earth ball at EPCOT to look like the Death Star? I also wonder how it will effect licensing agreements with companies like FFG.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    Thunder_Chicken said: Surely this is a hoax… right? We do not need more movies. More and more sources are reporting it. If it's a hoax, it's taking off quickly. I'll wait for more information before I decide to believe it.
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    Disney buying Star Wars from George Lucas

    Breaking news. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/disney-buying-star-wars-maker-lucasfilm-17601095
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