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  1. But if you throw a “g” on the end it becomes a Star Trek name.
  2. No doubt. But Star Wars, as a franchise, gives a perfect excuse for a PC to suddenly start exploring a completely unrelated skill set. Optimally, then, Edge may be a good system and “setting” in which to encourage players to broaden their horizons. A player can start a PC as the same old character concept he always plays, then keep playing the comfortable concept while slapping on another that barely makes any sense.
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    "Stealing" a droid

    In Edge of the Empire stealing is earning. Like Eddie Hawkins, Edge PCs live “in a world where crime is a legitimate business tactic.” And I swear this response want just an excuse to quote Hudson Hawk. As far as aquistion goes, do whatever makes for the coolest adventure, preferably with recurring characters coming out of the deal. in terms of the Droid personalities, giving more than one or two regular supporting cast Droids strong personalities seems likely to diminish their individual impact. So maybe pick whichever Droid the PCs will likely interact and start our focusing there.
  4. Arguably that mindset is counter to the spirit of the movies. Between Star Wars and Return of the Jedi, we see Han go from being a smuggler to also being a special forces leader, Leia go from politician to special forces soldier, and Luke go from basically a pilot to a Jedi. Between Empire Strikes Back and Jedi Lando goes from businessman/politician to leader of a fighter squadron, and its told (though never shown) that he was a professional gambler before ALL THAT. Between the prequels and the Clone Wars Series, I’m not sure HOW MANY jobs we see Anakin and Obi-Wan performing. Star Wars characters, or at least main charcaters, just don’t seem to hang out in vocational pigeon holes.
  5. Now you’re just being Wookieepedantic.
  6. Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
  7. It definitely looks to me more like an armed land speeder than a tank. I’m okay with that, but the idea that it’s a tank is silly.
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    It’s not common, exactly, but since I’ve gotten onto my current Star Wars minis kick in connection to starting to run an Edge of the Empire campaign, I’ve been hitting the eBay listings for painted Legion and Imperial Assault minis pretty hard, and I’ve seen several listings that belong in that category.
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    I’m with you there. In terms of small differences, sure, but I think there is a general consensus when it comes to broader categories ranging from “it looked better unpainted” to “looks pretty good” to “wow.”
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    It’s way beyond anything I could create, both in terms of my skill and my patience, so if I were looking for a crashed YT-1300, I’d probably pay a fair bit for it. But I have a hard time imagining I’d pay $875 for ANY single piece of terrain, categorically. I’m not even saying I don’t think it’s “worth $875,” just that even though I am part of the market for Star Wars terrain, I’m not part of the segment of the market that will drop close to a grand on a single piece of terrain. That has to be a pretty narrow category.
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    Yeah, that has nothing to do with how much I’m willing to pay for a painted mini. That is probably, in part, because if I’m buying an already-painted mini I decide what I’ll pay based on the quality of the paint job, not on how long it took the painter. All that said, if I’m looking at a mini painted at a level I could match, then I’ll consider how long THAT would take me, but I don’t value that time at my hourly rate for my job.
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    Appropriately sized bases?

    Where are folks who are using proxy figures getting appropriately sized bases? I got the objectives set and didn’t place those pieces on the included bases, which gave me 12 to work with, but that’s not nearly enough, and I haven’t seen the deluxe bases for sale anywhere.
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    I’m a bit curious what you mean by “not ‘professionally’ done” in this context. If you mean literally, “This was painted as a hobby, not a job,” then, yeah, I don’t see why that would have anything to do with whether the price is reasonable. But if you mean “not ‘professionally’ done” as a measure of quality, it seems pretty relevant to the question of whether the price is reasonable.
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    Are people on eBay insane?

    Is he selling it for that much or is he asking that much? That is, has anyone apparently placed a bid in that range? I’ve bought some painted Legion and Imperial Assailt figures and units on eBay, and while of course I’ve paid more than the MSRP for the figure or unit, I’ve not even landed in the same ballpark as some of the listings I see sometimes, and as you say, the paint jobs, while usually better than my level, often aren’t all that impressive. On the other hand, I have seen painted minis with high prices and said to myself “that’s an absolutely reasonable price for that paint job,” even if it was outside the realm of what I’d be willing to spend.
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