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    Desslok got a reaction from SuperWookie in Character Artwork Thread   
    Okay, it's a little bit cheesy - that's how we were back in the eighties, deal with it - but Secret City was awesome for honing my art skills growing up:
     

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    Desslok got a reaction from Grungyape in My re-write of Lost Knowledge   
    Really? That's actually a kind of light adventure - I'm usually a LOT more verbose, but I just plain ran out of time. You should see my epic adventures when I really get going!
     
    Anyway, stats for the head abominations:
     
    AGILITY - 4
    BRAWN - 2
    WILLPOWER - 1
    CUNNING - 3
    PRESENCE - 2
    INT - 1
    Stealth 3, Athletics 3, Brawl 2, Vigilance 3
     
    Weapons -
    Bite: brawl, DAM 5, CRIT 4, engaged
    Tentical Whip, brawl, DAM 4, CRIT 4, engage
     
    Soak Value - 3
    Wound Threshold - 20
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    Desslok got a reaction from Grungyape in My re-write of Lost Knowledge   
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    Desslok got a reaction from RustamShamshiri in Ship art   
    Cool! And just I was thinking of running Black Ice!
     

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    Desslok reacted to Mark Caliber in How do you handle PCs/NPCs that don't speak Galactic Basic?   
    (Tongue in cheek)
    Who?  
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    Desslok got a reaction from Vorzakk in MIND-READING RECORDER   
    Actually the first thing I thought of was Brainstorm from 1983, with Christopher Walken:
     
    The technology in Star Wars seems plausible and reasonable, but I do agree that it should be rare or a prototype of some kind.
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    Desslok got a reaction from DarthDude in Sell me on FFG's game versus West End Games' Star Wars RPG.   
    Oh, did I say that they were Stormtoopers? I meant that they are Elite Ninja Stormtooper minions all equipped with disruptor rifles and thermal detonators.
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    Desslok got a reaction from DarthDude in Sell me on FFG's game versus West End Games' Star Wars RPG.   
    WEG Star Wars and Ghostbusters was my gateway drug into RPGs when I was a kid. I picked up Wars way back in '86 when it first came out and I eagerly looked forward to every book they put out until their demise. And hell, I played for 10 years PAST that. I tried the WotC engine, but it just wasn't for me. I was a dyed in the wool D6 fan. To give up the game would take a hell of a lot.
     
    Then the FFG engine dropped. Now I can't even think about going back.
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    Desslok got a reaction from angelman2 in Brief Adventure Module Reviews (FFG / WEG / WotC)   
    I was able to salvage the game in a couple of ways:
    * The Big Bad Inquisitor for the story? I dumped him and used a bad guy from one of the player's past. This, of course is only right and proper GMing.
    * The Chapter 4 side quest that felt superfluous? I used it for my annual Halloween game, filled the planet with Sith artifact animated zombies, had Big Bad Inquisitor chase after it. This was the first showdown where "Nobody could have survived that!", but I made her death so over the top and obvious that she was destined to come back that it took the sting out of her coming back. It was a saber fight over a lava river in an exploding volcano about to be overrun with Zombies, with a Star Destroyer about to crash into the whole mess. When she toppled over from the last saber strike and fell into the darkness below, I used the exact phrase "Nobody could have survived that", and the players accepted it - but that was a trick I could only get away with once.
    * An extensive re-write on the two chapters on Courscant to keep the pressure on as mentioned above. When they get back to the rebel fleet for some badly needed rest, they find the Empire attacking and have to jump in the thick of it again. They catch sight of an extensively cybernized Big Bad Inquisitor fleeing the command ship with the groups NPC Padawan that they have been nurturing captive. The Inquisitor gets away, and that glimpse is enough to keep the badguy as a threat without the Joker Immunity.
    * The Inquisitor turns and brainwashes the padawan so the next time the canned game has the Inquisitor just barely get away again, it's the brainwashed friend that they have to fight to the death. Plus the Inquisitor taunts them from afar via hologram.
    * Chapter 8 was fun, after I overhauled it. Mostly I added an imperial Moff and some stormtroopers to the guest list so the Jedi heavy team had to keep their Force on the Down-low. They also got a chance to fight with the Stormtroopers against the bigger pirate threat.
    * For the Climax that needed fighter pilots, I divided into three missions: a team to disable the Sarlacc's shields, a team to hit the platform and a team to fly into the Sarlacc to strike the final blow. That way they players could volunteer for whatever task they felt they could handle and I would simply move the final showdown with the Inquisitor to whatever mission they chose. We did wind up doing the starfighter portion, but I pretty extensively hand-waved it as a chase (this was back in the D6 rules without a chase mechanic) and let them use the teams YT1300 because of course there's enough room to fly around in a Star Destroyer with one of those. 
    There were probably some more re-writes I did, but that was the major plot points I recall off the top of my head. It was a very, very long time ago when I ran that.
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    Desslok got a reaction from Nytwyng in FFG Star Wars RPG: Streamlined into 18 Career Trees   
    It'd never work at our table. My character doesn't feel done until we're something in the neighborhood of 900-1500 points. I guess if you're playing a one shot or something to teach new people - but then you'd be better off with the beginner sets. Also, it's fine if you want a table full of one-trick ponies, but my princess turned businessman turned jedi or my smuggler/gambler/general or my technician turned pilot would never work with your system. In my long gaming career, I can only think of one character that would fit comfortably under one career, and even I'm working my way up the Padawan->Knight->Master track.
    So it's fine I guess for you, but I'm not a fan.
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    Desslok got a reaction from Daeglan in FFG Star Wars RPG: Streamlined into 18 Career Trees   
    It'd never work at our table. My character doesn't feel done until we're something in the neighborhood of 900-1500 points. I guess if you're playing a one shot or something to teach new people - but then you'd be better off with the beginner sets. Also, it's fine if you want a table full of one-trick ponies, but my princess turned businessman turned jedi or my smuggler/gambler/general or my technician turned pilot would never work with your system. In my long gaming career, I can only think of one character that would fit comfortably under one career, and even I'm working my way up the Padawan->Knight->Master track.
    So it's fine I guess for you, but I'm not a fan.
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    Desslok got a reaction from angelman2 in Courtroom Drama adventure   
    You got the order all wrong:
    * Write it
    * Post it
    * Let us point out strengths and weaknesses
    * Modify it
    * Play it
    * Modify it
    * Post it again
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    Desslok got a reaction from Mandalore of the Rings in Courtroom Drama adventure   
    You got the order all wrong:
    * Write it
    * Post it
    * Let us point out strengths and weaknesses
    * Modify it
    * Play it
    * Modify it
    * Post it again
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    Desslok got a reaction from RickInVA in Always Get My Mark OP?   
    Hopefully you've also reduced the price of buying the Sig abilities. I would be super pissed if I spent all these points getting to the bottom of the tree, dropping 30 more points on the ability itself and then X points buying the subtree so I can be a badass expert of my field only to have my badassery cut out from under me.
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    Desslok got a reaction from Dayham in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    As someone who has been dealing with fair use laws and copyright claims for three years for my movie review channel, I'm not really in the mood to be lectured at by someone who knows ****all about fair use, so looks like I'll be joining you on the veranda. 
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    Desslok got a reaction from Dayham in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    Oh the blame totally rests on the artist who nicked the back cover, not FFG or Disney - although at the end of the day, this puts both companies in hot water if the artist decides to make a stink. It's ultimately Disney's neck on the line, legally.
    I don't fault FFG for missing this - hell, this is beyond vetting every piece of art. This is having to vet every element IN that piece of art. Really, the only thing they can do is go back to that freelancer and go "Your services will no longer be required for any of our projects moving forward." and then maybe warn other companies.
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    Desslok got a reaction from darthsylar12 in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    Oh the blame totally rests on the artist who nicked the back cover, not FFG or Disney - although at the end of the day, this puts both companies in hot water if the artist decides to make a stink. It's ultimately Disney's neck on the line, legally.
    I don't fault FFG for missing this - hell, this is beyond vetting every piece of art. This is having to vet every element IN that piece of art. Really, the only thing they can do is go back to that freelancer and go "Your services will no longer be required for any of our projects moving forward." and then maybe warn other companies.
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    Desslok reacted to Nytwyng in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    True enough.
    (Closing the door from outside so the sound from inside doesn’t distract anymore. Say, @Desslok, we need a freezer out here so we don’t have to keep going inside to get ice cream. I feel like having a Creme soda float.)
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    Desslok got a reaction from Nytwyng in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    That's being generous, calling it a conversation when the rebuttal generally consist of "Nuhuh!"
    (Sorry, needed to top off the ice in my Manhattan. I'll close the door behind me.)
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    Desslok reacted to Nytwyng in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    What if that other person wasn’t having the same conversation you thought you were having, either?
    (Sorry...had to use the little Zabrak’s room. I’m gonna head back out to the veranda now.)
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    Desslok got a reaction from DanteRotterdam in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    As someone who has been dealing with fair use laws and copyright claims for three years for my movie review channel, I'm not really in the mood to be lectured at by someone who knows ****all about fair use, so looks like I'll be joining you on the veranda. 
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    Desslok got a reaction from DanteRotterdam in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    Never mind. I'm out.
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    Desslok got a reaction from RLogue177 in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    If you go back and watch the early episodes, be gentle. We were still getting used to this whole "podcasting" thing, so they're a little a lot rough. We're much better now!
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    Desslok got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    If you go back and watch the early episodes, be gentle. We were still getting used to this whole "podcasting" thing, so they're a little a lot rough. We're much better now!
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    Desslok reacted to RLogue177 in Collapse of the Republic stole fan artwork for the back cover   
    I just subscribed to your channel and watched the Hills Have Eyes episode. Fun stuff!
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