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Mr. Flibble

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  1. Well, using a major Los Vegas Casino as a density marker, and assuming that everyone's on the ring, that gives us a ring with approximately 15,000 meter circumference, or about 4,400 meters across.  Or just slightly more than the entirety of the Las Vegas Strip, put in a circle.

    Most of the illustrations out there would suggest that The Wheel is much, much more than 4.4 kilometers across. I'd be putting in a Death Star neighborhood of bigness. If it has a resident population of 300K, it would make me think there's a very uneven density distribution, and very possibly that large chunks of the station are uninhabited.


  2. As for the artwork, I think FFG is doing what AEG does with their Legend of the Five Rings games, and having artwork from the card game serve double-duty in the RPG.  Recycling artwork that FFG has already purchased helps to cut down on the development costs, particularly for a core rulebook, which in turn makes the RPG product line more profitable, and thus more likely that they'll continue to produce new RPG sourcebooks.

    And it doesn't bother me a bit, because for those of us who aren't card gamers, it's a chance to see some of the best Star Wars art yet commissioned.


  3. There's no reason that all astromech droids have to be shaped like a trashcan with legs. They could be humanoid, or look like a head on a rolling soccerball. No, that last one is just too silly...

     

    We don't know that thing is an astromech, do we? Maybe it is a head on a rolling soccer ball. Maybe all soccer balls are droids in the Star Wars universe (because they make such a nice squealing noise when you kick them).


  4. *shrug*

     

    The teaser really didn't tell me much one way or the other. My main concern is the same: whether veterans like Kasdan can exert enough influence to prevent Abrams from turning Episode VII into another one of his plot-and character-free high-octane action fests. After he and his crew got done with Star Trek, I felt like my best friend had been dismembered before my eyes, so I'm not really happy at the prospect of him murdering the rest of my childhood.


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    So is this thread to try to change FFG's strategy? Should they put smaller books out for AoR, EotE, and FaD that only contain only the new material from their respective core books (ironically selling us that material, yet again)?

     

    Or is this just a place to gripe about their business model ... that they announced two years ago?

    Dealer, I'd like to put 500 Quatloos on gripe please..............

    Quatloos?!?! Some tottyhead is mixing genres!


  6. Donovan: "...some GMs prefer to stick with the officially published material."

     

    Besides, more officially published "PC-starter" ships means more models to work from in statting ones that haven't seen print yet, or original designs if that's your taste.

     

    By the way, I haven't been able to get the "quote" button on these forums to work for a couple of weeks, and I can't paste copied text either. I can see that others aren't having this problem; anyone have any idea what's going on?


  7. Well, the WEG supplement Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters gave some guidelines for bounties posted by the Empire. They ran like this:

     

    • Imperial "Most Wanted" List: 200,000+ credits
    • Galactic Bounties: 50,000-100,000+ credits
    • Regional Bounties: 20,000-75,000 credits
    • Sector Bounties: 3,000-50,000 credits
    • Local Bounties: 100-15,000 credits

     

    The same supplement distinguished three kinds of bounties: Imperial bounties (government-posted), private bounties (legal bounties posted by a corporation or individual), and illegal bounties (like Jabba posted on Han and Chewbacca). Private and illegal bounties are a lot more variable. I would guess that illegal bounties would have to be competitive with Imperial or private bounties on the same individual to get attention from bounty hunters.

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