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    WolfRider got a reaction from SuperWookie in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    What TG said or it might be because it fit the plot of ESB that Luke's lasersaber bounced off Vader's shoulder while it fit the plot of RotJ that Luke's lasersaber cut Vader's hand.
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    WolfRider reacted to KungFuFerret in Just wondering if anyone has used mixed race characters   
    So...would you call their children.....Dathroki?    
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    WolfRider got a reaction from HorusArisen in Archetype/Species - To stereotype or not to stereotype   
    You can take for model the Grugach or Wild Elves, a sub-race of the wood elves, as they appearer in the Ad&D Monster Manual 2. They're completely uncivilised and unsophisticated elves living in the wild, wich imo fits well for adepts of primal magic.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from EliasWindrider in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    Soresu was developed before the usage of blaster pistosl and rifles became common. Soresu was developed to counter Makashi and then Ataru was developed to strike through the Soresu Defense. All the forms numbered 1 to 4 weren't developed with fighting agains people shouting at you with blasters but against people fighting you with swords, be them tradition or laser ones.
    It's the 5th form Shien that was developed to counter blaster shooting and that's why it's the best form for Reflect and it's the only form with Supreme Reflect. Other forms included some Reflect capacity after it was developed, but unlike Shien reflecting blaster shots isn't their focus, so they can't have the Supreme Reflect talent.
    That means Soresu is mostly useful in melee fights and not so much in ranged fights.  And only when the GM isn't abusing cortosis on his NPC. Cortosis should be very very rare to the point that you only met it on a Nemesis level opoent and once out 10 or more game sessions. Don't say a Talent Tree is useless and should be modified heavily because your GM make it useless. Modify your GM not the Talent Tree.😄
     
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Bellona in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    Soresu was developed before the usage of blaster pistosl and rifles became common. Soresu was developed to counter Makashi and then Ataru was developed to strike through the Soresu Defense. All the forms numbered 1 to 4 weren't developed with fighting agains people shouting at you with blasters but against people fighting you with swords, be them tradition or laser ones.
    It's the 5th form Shien that was developed to counter blaster shooting and that's why it's the best form for Reflect and it's the only form with Supreme Reflect. Other forms included some Reflect capacity after it was developed, but unlike Shien reflecting blaster shots isn't their focus, so they can't have the Supreme Reflect talent.
    That means Soresu is mostly useful in melee fights and not so much in ranged fights.  And only when the GM isn't abusing cortosis on his NPC. Cortosis should be very very rare to the point that you only met it on a Nemesis level opoent and once out 10 or more game sessions. Don't say a Talent Tree is useless and should be modified heavily because your GM make it useless. Modify your GM not the Talent Tree.😄
     
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    WolfRider got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    Soresu was developed before the usage of blaster pistosl and rifles became common. Soresu was developed to counter Makashi and then Ataru was developed to strike through the Soresu Defense. All the forms numbered 1 to 4 weren't developed with fighting agains people shouting at you with blasters but against people fighting you with swords, be them tradition or laser ones.
    It's the 5th form Shien that was developed to counter blaster shooting and that's why it's the best form for Reflect and it's the only form with Supreme Reflect. Other forms included some Reflect capacity after it was developed, but unlike Shien reflecting blaster shots isn't their focus, so they can't have the Supreme Reflect talent.
    That means Soresu is mostly useful in melee fights and not so much in ranged fights.  And only when the GM isn't abusing cortosis on his NPC. Cortosis should be very very rare to the point that you only met it on a Nemesis level opoent and once out 10 or more game sessions. Don't say a Talent Tree is useless and should be modified heavily because your GM make it useless. Modify your GM not the Talent Tree.😄
     
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Dejon in GM Advice On Running Game With Characters from F&D and EotE   
    If it's a melee weapon that could be used with the Lasersaber Skill and the PCs have the Reflect Talent they could use it in ranged combat. If not there're Force Powers and Talent from the F&F careers specialisation's trees that can be very useful in a fight.
    Or they can grab a blaster and make themselves useful rather than sitting counting shots.😀
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    WolfRider got a reaction from emsquared in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    Soresu was developed before the usage of blaster pistosl and rifles became common. Soresu was developed to counter Makashi and then Ataru was developed to strike through the Soresu Defense. All the forms numbered 1 to 4 weren't developed with fighting agains people shouting at you with blasters but against people fighting you with swords, be them tradition or laser ones.
    It's the 5th form Shien that was developed to counter blaster shooting and that's why it's the best form for Reflect and it's the only form with Supreme Reflect. Other forms included some Reflect capacity after it was developed, but unlike Shien reflecting blaster shots isn't their focus, so they can't have the Supreme Reflect talent.
    That means Soresu is mostly useful in melee fights and not so much in ranged fights.  And only when the GM isn't abusing cortosis on his NPC. Cortosis should be very very rare to the point that you only met it on a Nemesis level opoent and once out 10 or more game sessions. Don't say a Talent Tree is useless and should be modified heavily because your GM make it useless. Modify your GM not the Talent Tree.😄
     
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    WolfRider reacted to emsquared in Tweak to Soresu Defender?   
    I've played a lot of Soresu as well, and GMed a lot of Shien, and I think I can say with some confidence that you're missing some important facts.
    Both of the Supremes are really only good for a specific type of character, and that is: a character that has a lot of Defense/Difficulty upgrades, and who has other effective things to do in combat besides deal damage.
    If you've never had the opportunity to use Supreme Parry, you would not likely have opportunities to use Supreme Reflect. Any Supreme X, as offense, is very unlikely to be better than staging your own attack, as it's dependent on Threat/Despair - and possibly (likely?) does less damage than your own attack (if you're good at your chosen type of attack), so you're very unlikely to do nothing with your Action in combat just so you can possibly trigger Supreme X. Never seen it done in I don't know how many hours of play.
    So what's it good for?
    Either Supreme Talent is really only good for healers, and Force "wizards", or "fear" builds and the like - OR niche(?) situations where you have other goals to achieve during combat besides killing ppl.
    Those Talents are best employed to use your non-combat check Force Powers (Heal/Harm, Influence, Battle Med., Misdirect, Move if you're complicating terrain/creating cover for allies, etc.) or Talent/Skills to do awesome stuff (which don't have huge overlap with Lightsaber specs until maybe when you're on your 2nd Spec), while waiting for the attacks to come to you, in which case you might generate a little offense from your defense, but again, less than had you attacked.
    Improved Reflect is all you really need (and Ebb/Flow? or other Strain management strategies), unless you're a Force wizard, for the ultimate defense character.
    Soresu is a fantastic Spec in my experience primarily as you can do a Brawn-based build for that extra tankiness, and still get all the awesome stuff from it without having to take Soresu Technique.
    After 500+ earned-XP of play from my Soresu, she only ever got knocked unconscious once, and that was from a fall from Medium Range. Her combat Difficulty to be hit was generally, minimally RRBBBB (often RRRBBBB in melee) between Sense and a heavily modded saber, and topped out one time when Allies were giving her bennies from narrative symbols while she was single handedly tanking a BBEG Inquisitor at something like RRRPBBBBBB (yes, at the time we didn't know the max was 4 Setbacks). Soaked like 14 Wounds in Lightsaber combat with her modded cortosis armor and Parry, only a little less in ranged. Beast.
    While throwing YYYYY Lightsaber attacks. She and our Gunslinger Critted that BBEG to death.
    ShiiCho can do just as well in Lightsaber combat but can't touch a Soresu's ranged defense, and Shien gets left behind in saber combat. Soresu is the best all-around tank, hands down.
    Is it a "better" Spec than any other? All depends on what your play style goals are. But in my experience it's harder to survive combat than it is to generate offense/damage. And you can't beat Soresu for survivability.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Evil Aardvark in Spec/Talent Sheets   
    Seriously calling that "a lot of distortion" is not serious. That's barely pixelized and perfectly readable, even for me with very bad eyes.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Tramp Graphics in Defense   
    And the devs are wrong like all other game designers who make armour preventing you to be hit. It's only relevant to do it that way in wargames, but in a RPG it's an absurdity. But in SW FFG it's easy to houserule armour to remove it.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Mandelore of the Rings in Resisting Order 66   
    In SW canon clones can't resist the chip if it wasn't removed. But at a RPG table the GM is free to give the amount of respect to the SW canon he / she wish. Personally if not respecting the SW canon makes a better story I do it. And letting clones PCs trying to resist the Order 66 opens the possibility to tell a better story than having them be bound by the chip.
    If I was GMing it I make it a Daunting discipline check with 1 upgraded dice, so 4 purple + 1 red. But I'll allow the possibility for blue dice to be added to the player's pool, based on how the relationship between clones and jedi evolutes before. Each clones PC will have its own dice pool, but a failure means all the jedi'll be targetted and a success means no jedi'll be targetted. The purpose being to open possibility for a more dramatic output if not all clones fails or succeeds.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in Resisting Order 66   
    In SW canon clones can't resist the chip if it wasn't removed. But at a RPG table the GM is free to give the amount of respect to the SW canon he / she wish. Personally if not respecting the SW canon makes a better story I do it. And letting clones PCs trying to resist the Order 66 opens the possibility to tell a better story than having them be bound by the chip.
    If I was GMing it I make it a Daunting discipline check with 1 upgraded dice, so 4 purple + 1 red. But I'll allow the possibility for blue dice to be added to the player's pool, based on how the relationship between clones and jedi evolutes before. Each clones PC will have its own dice pool, but a failure means all the jedi'll be targetted and a success means no jedi'll be targetted. The purpose being to open possibility for a more dramatic output if not all clones fails or succeeds.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Kualan in Universal specialization?   
    You can't choose an universal specialisation as your starting specialisation. Only a career specialisation from your career can be chosen as starting specialisation. I've always read the clarification about universal specialisation as a purpose to make that clear for players and GMs.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from angelman2 in Universal specialization?   
    You can't choose an universal specialisation as your starting specialisation. Only a career specialisation from your career can be chosen as starting specialisation. I've always read the clarification about universal specialisation as a purpose to make that clear for players and GMs.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Alderaan Crumbs in Big Rig Systems/Ice Setup Advice   
    If it's a player's big rig, it's up to the player to decide how it's protected and what kind / how much ICe protect it. According to the rules for systems and subsystems of course. IMO an hacker is able to programs its own ICE breakers and its own ICEs. I can't see one trusting commercial products.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from whafrog in Yuuzhan Vong   
    I hope not. The best thing that could happen for  such crap now it's Legend is to move to the next stage and to become Forgotten Legends. Not only the books are very badly written, a common flaw for Star Wars books, but the concept of Yuuhzan Vong is an insult to Star Wars.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Stan Fresh in Sense power   
    He never felt Leïa, too. And she's Force Sensitive like her brother and her father.
    I think the capacity for someone Force Sensitive to "feel" another Force Sensitive being depends of the needs of the story.  When the story needs Vader to feel Ben in ANH, he does and recognizes him. When the story needs Kanan and Ezrah to almost feel each other, that what happens. And so on...
    That's how I proceed in my current F&D game. If the characters, all Force Users, need to feel if there's someone Force Sensitive / User in the vicinity, I tell them without any other indications than "You feel some disturbance in the Force". They can achieve the same result with a simple Discipline check. It's advantages / threats that dictates how much information the character obtain.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in A more comprehensive ship list   
    Elias and Tramps don't you think you reached the the point where you better agree to disagree ?
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Desslok in Sense power   
    For me midichlorians are to the Force what photons are to the light.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in Defense   
    I would narrate it as the armour partially deflected the blow so it was doing less damages. It's the soak capacity of the armour that absorbs damage, not its defense. Even if both reduce the damages taken, they narrate differently.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Andreievitch in Elementalist - looking for feedback   
    The Wheel of Time RPG by WotC using D20 system (and not ogl) was an RPG that could use all four classical elements, Fire, Water, Air,and Earth, + a fifth one : Spirit. Not surpirsing since the magic in the Wheel of Time books is based on those five elements only.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Archlyte in (Updated) Initiative using playing cards   
    With D&D5 that isn't as true as it was in the previous editions. If a PC takes more damages than his / her wound threshold in a single hit he / she can be reduced to 0 HP whatever the number of HPs left. The wound threshold is equal to a character's number of hit dice + the constitution bonus. That's from memory since it's been more than a year that I've played D&D5. Armour Class is capped too, so even a low level creature can hit and inflict damages to a high level one. That means a lot of low level can kill a single high level, most of them being killed in the attempt.
    Well, I like D&D5 because it remind me of many feelings I had playing AD&D1 39 years ago. Something that wasn't the case with D&D3.* and D&D4.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in Species rarity.   
    Thanks for the answer. I might have travelled through Modesto since I've visited the Valley a few time, but I can't remember that place. I saw American Graffiti 40 years ago, give or take a coupe years. For me it was another American movie mythifying the 50's  and the discovery of Rock'n Roll, cars, girls, etc... Even if for the teen French boy I was, the fast food with waitresses on rollers, watching movie in your car was fascinating. It was like going on Mars.
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    WolfRider got a reaction from Vorzakk in (Updated) Initiative using playing cards   
    With D&D5 that isn't as true as it was in the previous editions. If a PC takes more damages than his / her wound threshold in a single hit he / she can be reduced to 0 HP whatever the number of HPs left. The wound threshold is equal to a character's number of hit dice + the constitution bonus. That's from memory since it's been more than a year that I've played D&D5. Armour Class is capped too, so even a low level creature can hit and inflict damages to a high level one. That means a lot of low level can kill a single high level, most of them being killed in the attempt.
    Well, I like D&D5 because it remind me of many feelings I had playing AD&D1 39 years ago. Something that wasn't the case with D&D3.* and D&D4.
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