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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from knavelead in Kill marks?   
    Soontir fel
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    Duke of Advil reacted to Verlaine in Different Battlefield Ideas   
    Another idea for a battlefield might be a 'space convoy' field with a couple of huge ships that count as obstacles (as described in the rules) but move 1 forward every round.
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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from Baron Soontir Fel in The Big X-Wing Trade Thread   
    I offered a trade Saturday(Decimator for a Lambda) and
    >>>>>> "Skins1924" <<<<<<
    and I hooked up and worked out the details.
    This was a $40.00+ swap and I would not hesitate to trade with him again in the future.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to skins1924 in The Big X-Wing Trade Thread   
    Ditto great trader!
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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from skins1924 in The Big X-Wing Trade Thread   
    I offered a trade Saturday(Decimator for a Lambda) and
    >>>>>> "Skins1924" <<<<<<
    and I hooked up and worked out the details.
    This was a $40.00+ swap and I would not hesitate to trade with him again in the future.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to DailyRich in Who wants to believe?   
    I have an easier time buying the "Han let Kylo kill him because he said he'd do anything to help ease his pain" theory -- which is pretty ludicrous on its own -- than I do "Kylo didn't really kill Han."
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    Duke of Advil reacted to Lampyridae in Who wants to believe?   
    No. We've never once seen a lightsabre or laser bolt bent by the Force alone.
     
    Han Solo's death was so final in TFA that it came out and broke Harrison Ford's foot on set and then also caused him to crash his plane in a golf course.
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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from Lampyridae in Who wants to believe?   
    I PRAY YOU ARE RIGHT.Han needs to go to further the storyline.
    It would be too cheesy to have him survive. My biggest issue with Clone Wars was the return of Darth Maul. I felt it was a lame attempt at trying to bring fans of the Sith to the show. He should have stayed dead also.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to JJFDVORAK in Who wants to believe?   
    Han is my favorite character in all of SW, and I was sad that he died. But if somehow, he didn't actually die after being stabbed, falling hundreds or thousands of feet, and then the whole planet blowing up around him, I'll be very angry with Disney. Come on fellow fanboys, Han Solo is dead! RIP Han Solo 1977-2015.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to bcons in Who wants to believe?   
    Yeah, besides the fact that he fell hundreds of feet, then probably was unable to move after the fall (if he even survived). And, while he was (probably) paralyzed, the whole planet exploded around him, with Han unable to move a muscle. And then Han was probably caught in the explosion.
    But he definitely didn't die.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to skins1924 in The Big X-Wing Trade Thread   
    Check your inbox. 
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    Duke of Advil reacted to Ubul in Lambda vs. Decimator   
    https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/105906-the-big-x-wing-trade-thread/
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    Duke of Advil reacted to DarthEnderX in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    I didn't think you were talking about the TIEs.  I thought you were talking about turrets outside the trench vs. the ones inside the trench.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to GrimmyV in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    Stormies in Rebels are most likely recruits from Lothal and other Outerrim worlds. The academy episode shows that the most talented recruits are weeded out and sent into other programs or, if they are force sensative, well, it's not pleasant. That leaves mediocre troops to patrol the backwaters of the Galaxy. It's not exactly best practices but they get a lot of manpower to project over a vast territory to maintain control and keep the populace cowed. Also the most dangerous potential dissidents are rounded up and indoctrinated while still young.
    Does this help explain a few things?
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    Duke of Advil reacted to SirEmilCrane in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    What? Are we watching the same show?
     
    Let look at this claim, because this is a major gripe I have with this community. I put it to you that rebels makes the imperials look very good, if you look right.
     
    First of all the nameless stormtroopers and imperial soldiers: well of course they're not going to upstage the named protagonists. Wouldn't be much of a show then would it? "Announcing Star Wars Rebels: A show where all the main characters get gunned down by storm troopers in the first episode" Do you realize how silly that sounds? The good guys have to actually win sometimes. Also the nameless rebels don't look too hot in the show either, being portrayed as either dupes getting fooled by a fairly transparent spy, starchy by the book military types or getting slaughtered with contemptuous ease by vader in space.
     
    However lets look at the villains that matter, because its a completely different story.
     
    The first antagonist that presents a credible threat we are introduced to is Agent Kallus, an ISB agent. At the start of the show Kallus sets a trap for the heroes that they fall right in to and are only saved by some quick thinking. he then pursues them to Kessel, corners them and almost captures them, forcing Kannan to reveal himself as a jedi, an enemy that Kallus is not trained or equipped to fight. However kallus is shown as a very competent fighter, absolutely wrecking Zeb, the protagonists best non-Jedi combatant when they first meet. To add insult to injury he defeats Zeb with his species' ancestral weapon. Kallus consistently comes very close to catching the heroes and usually gives a very good account of himself whenever he shows up. Remember if he wins the show is over, our rebel cell is captured hurt real bad and killed real bad.
     
    The next serious threat we are introduced to is the inquisitor. The inquisitor also sets a trap for Kannan to walk into, which he does, taking the bait hook line and sinker. The inquisitor then completely dominates kannan in a lightsaber duel, and IIRC kannan is only saved by dues-ex-ezra (which is a theme for their encounters). This happens again where Ezra sets a giant monster on the inquisitor while they escape. Presumably the inquisitor kills the monster because we see the inquisitor alive and well after this fight. The inquisitor is only defeated when Kannan fights with the strength of a man who has nothing left. He then goes out with a badass "too proud to accept the hero's help" moment. (Paralleling another villain voiced by Jason Isaacs in another show, but that is neither here nor there)
     
    Later in the show Grand Moff Tarkin arrives to deal with the insurgency. Immediately he makes his presence felt, executing incompetent officers and dressing down the ones too competent to kill. Tarkin, in a recurring theme of this show, sets a trap for the heroes that they fall right into. The rebels do manage to complete their objective but its a Pyrrhic victory as tarkin captures Kannan and the broadcast tower is destroyed. Throughout the final episodes of the show tarkin is consistently portrayed as in control of things, planning for eventualities. The rebels EMP his star destroyer, but he's already planned for that with a signal he's broadcasting, now that the signal has stopped the fleet sends reinforcements.
     
    Finally the Siege of Lothal gives us Darth Vader. This guy is hyped by the show to crazy levels and he's portrayed as about as big a threat as a show ABOUT THE REBELS FOR KIDS can be. He defeats Kannan and Ezra with contemptuous ease, obviously toying with them. Why didn't he kill them? Two reasons, first he wanted them to lead him to the rebel fleet, second ITS A SHOW. They're not going to kill off their protagonists in the pilot of their new season, Jesus Christ. Later in the episode he takes on a fleet of CR 90s and A wings and wins, oh yeah, real incompetent.
     
    Basically the show makes the named Imperial look very good at their jobs and they are built up to be big, credible threats.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to perniciousducks in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    I'm a little irritated that they gave us Siege of Lothal and then disappeared for months again. I want moooooore
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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from Vigil in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    GASP!I just realized what they ate at the teddy bear party after DS2 was destroyed.....
    THE EMPIRES GROUND FORCES.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to perniciousducks in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    It was less out of place than when he showed up in TCW, but I give them a pass. Who writing in that universe doesn't occasionally want to use OT characters? It was pretty minor really. Just fun for kids.
    Lando is probably more egregious, but I find him so deviously fun that I enjoy it
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    Duke of Advil reacted to GrimmyV in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    Um, letting the failed padawan and his untrained force sensitive underling escape led Vader to the Rebel fleet which allowed its destruction as well as led Vader to more Jedi survivors, mainly his old padawan. The only reasons the Ghost escaped was due to the bungling of the rank and file Imprials, not Vader, as well as the skill of the crew of the Ghost. Vader is badass, but not perfect. And certainly far from incompetent. The destruction of the DS also falls to Tarkin who never sent fighters. Vader had to send a squadron out under his own command. Vader's plan also would have worked even if Han had come back, IF Luke did not have the force. Fortunately for the heroes and the story the Force was with him, otherwise he would have been another smeer on there side of that trench along side his buddy Biggs.
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    Duke of Advil got a reaction from DariusAPB in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    The Ewoks beat the Rebel forces as well. Do not underestimate these little furry fiends. When they prepared for the victory party after DS2 was destroyed they probably used....THE EMPIRE'S GROUND FORCES.
    Remember, they were going to cook and eat the Endor party, they're cannibalis.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to kopmcginty in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    Absolutely. It does it from ANH through to Rebels.
    People need to stop micro analysing it all and just have fun with it. Well they don't 'need' to but it makes it much easier to be a fan when you accept it for what it is.
    The people banging on about JJ Abrams messing it up should realise that Lucas did enough of that himself and we loved it anyway. Acceptance and peace. Any other way leads to the dark side.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to DarthEnderX in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    Well yeah, but that's what good fans do.  Create theories to justify the things the creators didn't put any thought into.
     
    Actually, no, the dialog doesn't support that either.  As Tarkin clearly describes Vader's plan of letting the Rebels have the plans to find their base an "awful risk".  If the DS had no weaknesses, then there wouldn't be a risk.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to kopmcginty in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    And yeah I always liked the explanation that Han was simply blagging the clueless yokels about just how fast the Falcon was.
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    Duke of Advil reacted to DariusAPB in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    The whole parsecs thing actually is interesting, in the original script it was just twibble that was meant to sound impressive to Obi and Luke, but was actually nonsense IN UNIVERSE.
     
    Han may as well have pointed to a huge ass spoiler on the back of the falcon and said "This increases spacedownforce making my hypertwerp spankninja."
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    Duke of Advil reacted to kopmcginty in STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion Thread!   
    Flying out into the open but down the trench is simple if your so inclined.
    The trench run reduced manouvering allowing the TC's to lock on. In the open maybe the need to evade and jink incoming fire would have meant the lock took longer or was impossible. Leaving the trench after the torpedoes were away was fine as you could instantly go into evasive mode.
    The film doesn't do a great job of saying why but its easy to come up with something plausible.
    George created an amazing universe for us, sadly he was brilliant at leaving plot holes and contradictions. I made my peace with that long ago.
    Star Wars has never been about realism and while I love the more realistic shades of grey being hinted at in backdrop and motivation for the upcoming trilogy, I'm fine with the simple black and white of the OT too.
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