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  1. That's actually why I suggested trying to make it a single-character sheet that can be replicated by copying the sheet. (Theoretically, that would mean all of the links to lists stay the same, or are updated with the new sheet's name.) Of course, I'm not the spreadsheet wizard you are, so I may be mistaken on that count, as it didn't work when I tried it, but I had managed to break fairly large swathes of the sheet in the process of trying to add new character columns.
  2. I'm liking the spreadsheet, but I've got a small problem. I'm trying to translate a much of prior-edition pre-gens to this system, and when I tried expanding the number of columns for characters the new columns don't want to work. Most of the fields can be dealt with by showing formulas, and copying them over, but some of the fields suddenly start complaining about circular calculations, and the dropdown lists aren't behaving themselves. Can we get a version that can expand the number of characters per sheet? Or maybe one character per sheet, but allow us to replicate that sheet manually? (That would also leave more room for the manual-entry fields, and better display of some of the longer bits of text.) Thanks
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    Battletech Genesys

    Ok, this topic has aged a bit since it was started, but I've been having thoughts on the same subject, and just found the thread. Sorry if the post below is a bit scattered, I'm working from notes, and refining on the fly. A lot of the concepts and conclusions listed are similar to what I've come up with, but I've had a different thought on critical hits and hit locations. (In so far as, as far as I'm concerned, they're related.) Critical hits: This is still a quick draft, but I think the concept is sound, simple enough for fast play, and a good fit with the Genesys mechanics. Attacks: Physical Attacks: Armor: Heat as System Strain: Weapons and Weapon Qualities: Hit Modifiers: Speed: Handling:
  4. Has anybody done 3d-printed docking arms for the Gozanti yet? You know, something so we can dock something other than just the ball-style TIEs, and have it look nice? (Like a TIE Bomber, for example.) I've been poking around Shapeways a bit, but I'm not finding anything.
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    Huge Droid Mistake In 'Trouble Brewing?'

    I've had sessions like that. Three of them, back to back to back, in the first three sessions of the same campaign. They killed the droid crime-lord who was supposed to be their contact to join the Rebellion. They decided that the best way to escape a space station was to do a head-on assault on the station's imperial barracks so they could steal some stormtrooper armor. They ditched Bail Organa (one character's 'uncle'), leaving him to the Empire to take the blame for something that they had failed to stop from happening. Fortunately, in my case, the would-be 'blue screen' moment came at the *end* of each session, giving me a week to recover. Also fortunately, I have more than a few years GMing under my belt. I've never been sure whether I'm glad or disappointed that the campaign ended after the 4th session, when player's work schedules became incompatible.
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    infinite backpacks?

    I don't think we can blame FFG for not adding 300 pages to the rulebook just in case players with no common sense decide to pick up the game. I don't understand how a simple explanation in the form of a sentence or two would fill 300 pages, but alright. The section you're quoting here is describing a way for GM's to adjudicate the use of Destiny Points. It's pretty specific to just that topic, and while I appreciate the demonstration of the general precedent, this section isn't really applicable to the specific situation being discussed in the thread. And that, right there, is how it turns into 300 pages. There's a rule that syas the GM is the only one who can decide if something is reasonable or not, but right there, you argue that it only applies to the use of Destiny Points. So, that rule has to be included in each section, sub-section, and offshoot of each rule. Or, you can acknowledge that the general, 'GM's ruling is final' rule (common across virtually every RPG ever made) is enough.
  7. Our part-time game involves a wing of starfighter pilots who patrol the 'Warrens', a sector of space clustered with nebulae, black holes, and hyperspace anomalies. Needless to say, this makes navigation difficult, and only practical by jumping from one hyperspace nav beacon to the next. The party was navigating their fighters through a cluster of space junk, leading a freighter to the exit point from that area marked by a beacon. One player, keeps racking up the Threat, and is busy dealing with 3 flocks of mynocks, when he rolls a Despair. I've never seen such an 'oh s#!t' look on someones face, as when I told him that the mynocks suddenly took off at top speed, leaving him completely alone. It turns out, full-grown, *mobile* space slugs don't get along with mynocks. Three turns later, he rolled a Triumph *and* a Despair, and was more than a little confused when I told him that *another* space slug had appeared on his sensors. (It turned into a territorial dispute, and they had to get the freighter out of harm's way, but the first slug was no longer focused on *them*.)
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    No need to start Miraluka with Force Powers, or even a Force Rating. Give them a bonus rank in Perception. and/or Subtract a couple setback dice from Perception/Vigilance checks where those setback dice come from cover/concealment. On top of that: Make them blind in a null-Force area (if those even exist in your version of the Star Wars universe).
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    Multiple Blasts

    Good catch. The question is food for thought if/when a combo that would add blast to a blast weapon exists. Though I suppose it'd probably be spelled out in the rules at that point.
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    Inquisitors and Lightsabers

    We do actually get to see how a pair of these Inquisitors shown in Rebels fare against a fully trained Jedi. It doesn't go well for them. They 'lose', true. However, if Asoka hadn't and an escape route, she was going to be the one to go down. Remember, Inquisitors may not be *as* skilled with their lightsabers as a genuine Jedi, but they're no pushovers, and they tend to be able to call in a grade (and quantity) of backup that PCs can't easily muster. I was only counting the actual fight, not when a few dozen Stormtroopers showed up after they were beaten to bail them out. That's the thing. They 'lost' the fight because Ezra, Kanan, etc. were able to escape, not because they were actually taken out of the fight. The Inquisitors were still fully capable of fighting Asoka (especially with the backup that just arrived), but they no longer had the means to complete their mission.
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    Multiple Blasts

    I don't know if the rules say what happens when you add Blast X to Blast Y, but the Blast+Z granted by the Mod clearly applies to the Blast trait the Attachment grants. I suppose it's also possible that it wouldn't stack *at all*, and just give you the opportunity to add +2 to the Blast 6 from the Pulse Rifle for a total of Blast 8. If I were GMing, I'd be more inclined to give the weapon a pair of Blast 6s with the fully modded Spread Barrel on the Pulse Rifle than to give a single Blast 12.
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    Inquisitors and Lightsabers

    We do actually get to see how a pair of these Inquisitors shown in Rebels fare against a fully trained Jedi. It doesn't go well for them. They 'lose', true. However, if Asoka hadn't and an escape route, she was going to be the one to go down. Remember, Inquisitors may not be *as* skilled with their lightsabers as a genuine Jedi, but they're no pushovers, and they tend to be able to call in a grade (and quantity) of backup that PCs can't easily muster.
  13. ...from a certain point of view. It requires you to limit your view to only the immediate movie context, and to completely ignore the "world inside the movie" context in which that character moves. You mean all the Legends that have been discarded? Probably more like the various things that are obliquely alluded to, but not expressly shown in the films. 'Here have your lightsaber back...again. Stop losing it.' 'I had to rescue you. Only after I had already rescued *you*.' etc. Or the things treated like inside jokes. Why does Obi-Wan hate flying? He seems perfectly competent at it. 'Aggressive negotiations.' etc.
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    Whens a Jedi a Jedi

    Actually, Yoda does not equate fear and anger to suffering. He spells out the path linking fear, anger, hate, and suffering. As for the "non apology", the Jedi Counsel actually *expressly* apologizes for their actions and decisions. The only way it's a 'non apology' is if you don't think they are sincere, and there's no evidence to support that.
  15. A 'Utility Belt' can be thought of as the base unit of measure for load-bearing gear in general. A backpack is 2 utility belts. If someone describes their outfit as being covered in small pockets for storage of miscellaneous gizmos and gadgets, they can have as much load-bearing gear as necessary to fit the description. All of the load-bearing gear I'm remembering from the books fits the basic pattern of 25 credits / 1 Encumbrance rating, so calling it '5 Utility Belts', or calling it '1 Load-Bearing Gear and 1 Utility Belt' makes little difference. There certainly is the point at which they've stopped describing clothing or portable gear, and started describing a bag of holding, but that could be as high as 7-9 Encumbrance worth based on gear descriptions without getting terribly unrealistic.