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  1. I figured. Since you've collected these, are there any of these that you've found particularly problematic on a table? Actions or upgrades?
  2. Interesting. I would have though "Mask" as a concept would have been folded into curse, and Transform into curse and augment (depending on whether beneficial or not). Thanks for the extra info. I feel like the FFG main page has been less than helpful about keeping up word on the players guide.
  3. Cool cool. This is pretty helpful. Are these yours, or just items that you've collected from around in different corners? Because there look like some overlapping areas in here.
  4. I am aware of the upcoming product, but sadly not in "the know" and I have no idea when it comes out or what those options will look like. So sadly not much use right now. Good looking out though. What I was hoping for was to see what other people have done to expand the core spell options, and see if my ideas were balanced (as much as one home brew against others can be balanced, yeah?). Appreciate the help.
  5. Hello. Working on some home brew stuff, and in the process I've been adding several upgrades to the various spells in the Core Book. However, when trying to balance some of these, I haven't been able to find anyone who's really done something comparable. Lots of redrafting of the magic system whole cloth, or fundamentally adjusting the attack spell (for whatever reason), but I haven't found many if any new upgrades. So does anyone have favorite home brew upgrades for the various spells in the core? Are there any products on the Foundry that have some good upgrades (haven't looked at starcana, but that's a product I would imagine might have new upgrades)? Thanks in advance.
  6. Based on the original post (which I interpreted as temp increases to wound/strain threshold) I would add control upgrades upgrades to the imbue power. That power is already tailor made to reinforcing a living target, has all your relevant actions, durations, etc. I think that is a natural place to jump off of, and avoids adding too many unnecessary elements to the game.
  7. To respect others I’ll end my part of this conversation with this: if something is not canon, then it is not fact. Even things within canon are open to interpretation. My point is that in a discussion regarding holocron facts there are shockingly few confirmed facts, and a ton of EU wish listing. I’ll avoid “wrong” as a word, but any conclusions reached regarding any SW lore that isn’t based on canon is spurious at best. And like I said, many times, what’s good for your game is awesome and I don’t want to diminish it or tell anyone that there game is wrong. But it's Important to acknowledge non-canon lore is not actually founded in the universe as it is presented. It’s like a house rule; even if it’s a house rule everyone uses (looking at you starship combat) it’s still not actually the rules, and acknowledging that is important. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to consult with my wonka holocron: 50% gobstopper, 50% glass elevator, powered by edible kybers grown in a furnace with the soul of a bad egg that wants the whole world.
  8. Actually, that does mean it was wrong. That’s how canonizing things works.
  9. I would add that if you aren’t depending much on force rating, consider some of the spec from EotE or AoR to play off your character. Body guard could add a lot of durability and group support/defense. Marshal actually plays in nicely depending on how you view your character giving you durability and some good and synergies with your social checks.
  10. Your opinion is yours, but that does mean it’s right. Im just pointing out that we don’t know, officially, much of anything. Protracted debates using unauthoritative sources is a pointless endeavor. I’m not weighing in on whether they are alchemical or not. Because no one knows that (except possibly the story group). Remeber when the reason sith crystals were red was because tgey were pressure molded in a furnace, and their synthetic nature was not “ok” because the Jedi were hippies that needed organic crystals? Up until last year that was the “legend”, but it was dead wrong. So how about we stick to what we know, not what we think it should be, probably will be, or would like it to be when discussing what they actually are, and then give our opinions about what we’ll use in our home games. Those seem like really good topics; if the bane novels are going to possibly be canon in some form is a boring topic.
  11. Sure, but it’s also not “the truth”. If I think all holocrons are made from rock candy, and the soul of a parakeet I’m not really wrong. (Of course I am). For the people who were heavily invested in the arguement of is a holocrons alchemical in nature, the bane books are no longer relevant, in the same way aristotle’s Theory of the elements is not really relevant to chemistry. It’s neat, but it’s just a legendary theory.
  12. Archlyte: you’re doing an awful lot of speculation on the motives of filoni, Lucas, et al at LFL. Let me tell you that Lucas was heavily involved in the mortis story. He was heavily involved in ALL the clone wars. Filoni personally oversees almost every aspect of rebels. These stories are not errant writers who think these things are cool and **** the man, this is the direction of SW, like it or lump it. As far as sourcing the above claim, I have come to understand this through multiple interviews with Filoni, Ashley eckstein (sp?), Freddie prince jr, Sam whitwer, and Lucas himself. I can’t just point to one place, and for that I apologize. You’ll just have to believe me, or not. Having said the above, again, this should have zero impact on 98% of games. Because it has zero impact on 98% of SW. Yoda’s not Concerned about the three; likely he doesn’t know they are real. Ezra interacted with their icons without ever understanding what was happening. Ill say it one last time; you don’t have to like it, you do t have to use it, and ignoring it is not done din against SW or the Fandom. As an example, I don’t like the way gungans were portrayed in Ep 1, but there was an art piece of a gungan force warrior that always looked awesome to me. So I made gungans boss in my games. The town they went to in Ep1, boss nass, etc they were from the deep Louisiana of Naboo. I’d worry less about what you don’t like, and focus on what you do like, and what you can do with that. But that’s just my philosophy.
  13. Sure. Just in a conversation about the official way to do it, not that helpful.
  14. You know those books aren’t part of official canon. It is part of legends. There is very little in new canon that gives specific details.
  15. It’s a lense to view things through. Almost everything in star wars is from a certain point of view right? So this is another. Maybe the son is snoke. Would explain why he’s so enamoured with Vader. But more so, does that matter? Whether he’s the son, the reincarnation of uncle Owen skywalker, or Mace Windu’s remaining left foot, snoke is snoke, and his purpose was to challenge Kylo. Similarly in the mortis series the entities were there to challenge the Jedi and what they think of as real. I wouldn’t sweat defining the truth in all of this. I would sweat what makes a compelling story. Which of course YMMV.
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