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  1. Vorzakk

    How long is long enough

    I don't do finite campaigns, so I've no advice for the first question. To the second, I prefer to run rotations of about 13 sessions give or take. At that point, people are ready to move on but aren't burned out on the setting or characters yet; and they look forward to picking it up again in 9 months. In the past, I tried 4 months rotations; but we found them to be a little too long. To the third; people have come and people have gone, but my 'group' as an entity was first assembled in the fall of 1992.
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    Sprucing up the combat encounters

    Check out Wookieepeida; there have been about half a bazillion variant stormtroopers and other Imperial antagonists in various media over the years.
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    Help with handling an optimizer please

    Total Party Kill. When a PC group gets killed to the last.
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    Help with handling an optimizer please

    I don't disagree, but a couple of other things which the mercenary has mentioned (Meat 1 and Meat 2 among others) just gives me a hunch that the divide goes deeper than the system.
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    Help with handling an optimizer please

    Sounds like you just want very different things from your RPGs than your players do. Have you considered looking for a different group of players? Sites like Roll20 make it easier than ever; regardless of where you reside.
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    Help with handling an optimizer please

    My usual advice is "don't game with munchkins"; but since these are friends of yours, that complicates things. Question: where is this campaign taking place that a bunch of people are walking around carrying two rifles each and they aren't being hounded by local security at every turn?
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    Our GM has no Hope!

    I've spent the last 38 years trying to put Galactica 1980 behind me. Curse you, Mark Caliber.
  8. My PCs recently had a conversation with an elderly gentleman who worked in the senate building prior to the Clone Wars. He stated, in a nutshell, that the Empire was an inevitable backlash to how rotten and useless the Republic had become; with the most of the senators caring far more about money, reputation, and/or their pet special interest agendas than the good of the people.
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    Our GM has no Hope!

    Seems a little extreme; but if his taste for the setting has been soured; it's been soured.
  10. No, the inside joke is that Yaccarus can't stand to see the word 'Wookiee' misspelled.
  11. If you want to go with the tide-locked route and want some visual inspiration, find some pictures or videos from the Racer Revenge video game; which had tracks in both the Brightlands and the Nightlands of Ryloth.
  12. That's not a Star Wars alien. That's a Dark Heresy alien.
  13. Because he wanted to play a human. Nothing wrong with picking a species for its stat block, but not everyone approaches characters that way (certainly nobody at my particular table).
  14. I do this but I only allow a given character to drop one stat by one point and there needs to be a decent justification for it. Also the XP refund is equal to whatever it would cost to raise it on the opposite direction; so 30XP to drop a 3 to a 2. So far only one of my players has opted to do this; his being a bounty hunter despite being inordinately skinny and wimpy (Brawn 1) was a major point of his character concept.
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    NPC Droid experiences

    The first time someone here mentioned the Ewok Slicer, I actually pictured something like this but much larger. I was very disappointed when I realized what they were actually talking aboaut.
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