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    oriondean got a reaction from baldwookiee in is play by post the only way to play this game?   
    shaved wookie showed up, which was great, we did some preliminary planning about what setting to run a campaign in and what systems to use (morality, obligation, or duty) and made some plans to recruit other players, I will be putting together a meetup group some time this week.
     
    *baldwookie* sorry
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    oriondean got a reaction from Kestin in is play by post the only way to play this game?   
    your hired! ill GM for the foreseeable future.
     
     
     
     
     
    sounds like you know your way around Boise! >: D  anyways your invited too if you want to play.  I'll try the friday night at 7 thing first. baldwookie, Vulf, I'll be the guy who is tall, blond haired, with glasses and an EOTE, F&D, and AOR stacked on the table, I will also be wearing a white hoodie that says "save yourself mammal! we will fend off the asteroids!"  see you may 27th.
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    oriondean got a reaction from baldwookiee in is play by post the only way to play this game?   
    your hired! ill GM for the foreseeable future.
     
     
     
     
     
    sounds like you know your way around Boise! >: D  anyways your invited too if you want to play.  I'll try the friday night at 7 thing first. baldwookie, Vulf, I'll be the guy who is tall, blond haired, with glasses and an EOTE, F&D, and AOR stacked on the table, I will also be wearing a white hoodie that says "save yourself mammal! we will fend off the asteroids!"  see you may 27th.
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    oriondean got a reaction from kaosoe in Savage Species... and what comes next   
    sorry if I was on your last nerve.  Anyway I kinda feel like you could peruse a fisher scientific catalogue while window-shopping inside a sporting good store and come up with everything an explorer would be looking for to do microbiology, chemistry, hiking, mountaineering, forestry, and ecology easily enough.  I didn't see that much equipment in the enter the unknown splatbook though.  just my thoughts.
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    oriondean got a reaction from SuperArppis in difficulty justifying a particular build   
    I am having trouble justifying a build I have.  I was thinking if other players have the same problem we can put it on the forums for a group discussion, sort of a "many heads are better than 1" situation. 
     
    anyways for my part I have a shadow that has a rank in the recruit universal specialization (from age of rebellion) the easy justification for a rebel campaign is "he joined the rebellion" but it gets harder if he is in an EOTE campaign or FaD  for both of those the things I can come up with is "took recruit training to be a local constabulary" or "took recruit training during the clone wars" or "took recruit training to be a bounty hunter" (since when do bounty hunters have bounty hunter college!??!)  anyways what do you guys think? have any characters you are in a crunch with? maybe we can work out your crunched character too. (within reason, entertainer turned tech specialist, turned bounty hunter, turned rebel commander, turned mystic seems kinda off the wall)
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    oriondean got a reaction from Sarone in The Heal Power vs Stim packs   
    but it is more than the power if will young padawan, it is THE POWER OF THE FORCE! 
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    oriondean got a reaction from SuperArppis in Those Amazing Young Inquisitors and their Flying...Lightsabers!?   
    I am with superarppis and the others that think "its just for cools" and wouldnt allow it in my game as GM, if i were a player and another player started doing it i would sunder his saber on principal!  i remember feeling like shmendrek tied to the douglas fir when it comes alive and saying "oh gawd im engaged to a douglas fir! help help!"
    when i saw those guys coptering around.  it was pretty rediculus.  anyways we could do rocket boots or a boba fette/jango fette jetpack and do the same thing right?!?! right!?!?  uugggh.  sorry if this post seems somewhat grouchy but it wasnt intended, except for the next part:
     
    cudos for the spoiler about hoodie guy being darth maul.
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    oriondean got a reaction from kaosoe in Miraluka woes   
    we had long long....long discussions about this on the forums at wizards of the coast when they made starwars d20.  and we had lots of these discussions, did i mention they were long?  anyways the game developers over there finally weighed in and said "treat it like normal sight, its just an interesting description, the real interesting situation is that miraluka start the game with the force sensitive feat automatically."  I expect the same sort of rules will occur for FFG.  even though in edge of the empire and age of rebellion purchasing force sensitivity meant purchasing a... i forget what it was called but i know it wasnt a feat.
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    oriondean got a reaction from diversionArchitect in Lightsabers and the final fight [SPOILERS]   
    why don't you just add hitpoints such that it takes them 10 rounds to widdle him down? character generation rules be damned!  in my D&D campaigns I learned the hard way when I put together 4 lvl 4 thugs for my 3 lvl 1 PCs to deal with (when I say deal, I mean they were supposed to talk to them, but if they fought they *should* have lost), they killed them all in 2 rounds.  and those lvl 4 thugs were SUPPOSED to be so tough even if the PCs fought them, they would lose and the thugs would tell them where to go anyway.  but since all the thugs got killed, there was no one left alive to inform the PCs, so I stopped the game at that point and told the PCs "well congratulations, you killed the guys that were supposed to tell you where the goal was, now what?" what I should have done was added HP to the thugs every round until the players exhausted themselves and stopped fighting.
     
    how this works for you is guage how much effort the characters are putting in (how much strain have they spent, how many other resources have they spent? and keep adding HP to the badguy until they are at the point where they have spent enough effort for it to be "wow this guy isn't a pushover" then stop adding HP by the time they spend enough resources that its a "wow this guy is tough" situation, by that time he should have enough HP left for 1-3 hits.
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    oriondean got a reaction from Tear44 in Civil War   
    im not sure if this is considered EU as it is the book for rotj. 
    but in it our 3rd person omnicient narrator keys in on lando calrisian's thoughts as he is preparing to assault the deathstar deuce with the rebel fleet behind him.  he says that the rebellion is doing what a guerilla force shouldn't do, and that is engage their enemy directly. so i assume they are acting like the vietcong in the vietnam war up until that time. maybe like russia cold war with all the spy games and what not but that implies they have some planets and industries and backers at their disposal (maybe, maybe not).
     
    but i guarantee you if they are outfitting fighters with hyperdrives they are trying to make every credit count. for example to get from one side of the galaxy to another in SW takes about a month. sitting in a cockpit for a month sucks. im sure they wouldnt but i am guessing they would hop from system to system until they got to another base. or they have to have their fighters already deployed as they exit hyperspace. or they have their fighters hyper in to do a job and never risk their nebulon b frigates. (it took a while for the mon cal to join the rebellion and bring in their MC80s).
     
    the empire partitions their resources differently as they have the planets, industry, and backers to build massive carriers for their fighters and lots of carriers. however they go a step further and crank out minimally trained fighter pilots by the millions to crew their crackerjack fighters and deploy them en-masse. (if you know your history thats how the north won the civil war, they bled the south dry by continuing to engage the south in pitched battles and losing; but every dead southern soldier was a dead southern soldier the south couldn't replace.  for every dead northerner there were 3 more enlisted).  so yeah rebellion is guerilla warfare guys that are trying to make sure they sell themselves as dearly as possible and a meatgrinder empire of limitless resources is how i interpret the situation.
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    oriondean got a reaction from billw2 in thinking about F&D beta.   
    about the force power thing. that was somewhat of the downfall of starwars d20. every minuscule thing we see in the films was forcepowered. and force powers were either skills or feats. so for a jedi to do anything and still have effective non force skills/feats he always had low skill ratings and never climbed any feat trees.  they tried to reverse that trend in starwars saga by introducing force powers and a 1/2/3 per day whatever thing. so jedi ended up feeling like sorcerers or wizards/mages from D&D 3.5 ugg. the good news was that deflect and lightsaber deflect were something that you just picked up as you advanced in level that was neither a feat or a skill or a force power. that was nice.
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    oriondean got a reaction from Reydan in Thoughts on the Lightsaber   
    from wookepedia: Those who used Form IV could move at high speeds and could rain strong blows, jumping and attacking through the air. Powerful and quick spinning attacks could be utilized from all angles, either from ground or air. A master in Ataru combat could appear like a blur to their opponents, attacking from all directions—the front, the sides, overhead, or behind. The Force not only allowed them to perform athletic feats not possible otherwise, but it also helped guide their actions and movements in combat
     
    sounds like agility to me
     
    another form: Form V required a higher level of physical strength than the other lightsaber forms, due to its focus on complete domination of its practitioners' opponents.[1] It was considered the most physically demanding of all the forms.[11]
     
    sounds like strength to me
     
    A Form VII practitioner was said to maintain a calm exterior appearance, but they were also stated to experience significant internal pressure, while using the Ferocity Form.[11] In addition, it was described as sometimes paradoxical and unpredictable
     
    for this one im focusing on the words "paradoxical and unpredictable" for my interpretation, but i interpret that to mean you use cunning as well as force sensitivity to work this form. i would understand if guys said it sounds like you use willpower in this form. but whatever. im just saying it sounds like different forms use different abilities to function is all im saying. 
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