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    Lathrop got a reaction from Daeglan in New Question for After the Sequels   
    And the Specialization decks all use the same basic layout across them and I'm sure most of them use assets used in prior books, the LCG, or Imperial Assault. The point is, is that preparing a batch of decks isn't going to take near as much time or attention from somebody as preparing an actual book. So FFG isn't "wasting resources" by having people work on specialization decks "instead" of working on supplements. 
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    Lathrop got a reaction from JoshuaEvanBrown in New Question for After the Sequels   
    The Specialization decks likely have different people working on them. They're not going to have the writers who create fluff and design stats sit through copy-pasting from the books into the cards' template and sifting through for appropriate images for each card. And honestly, even if they did, it probably wouldn't be THAT massive of a draw on time.
     
    And while I personally would never use the decks, I can tell from some of my players that are new to RPGs that they are helpful in them getting used to remembering and using their talents. So don't assume the cards are being made solely because FFG is hoping to sucker people into paying for them.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Daeglan in New Question for After the Sequels   
    FFG has generally stayed away from statting up major characters except when really necessary (ie. if you're in Cloud City during the default time frame of the game and stirring up trouble, you're going to bump into Lando, no doubt about it). So I wouldn't count on them suddenly changing their stance on that.
     
    As for an RPG... if you mean a new core book, probably not. I mean, they definitely are capable of doing it, since they should have enough fluff, vehicles, and enemies by the time they get the info for Episode VIII. But WOULD they? Probably not. They'd need to throw in either 2+ existing careers from each existing core, or make 2+ new ones each focused around the general themes of the cores to give some balance and options to players who would just pick up that single core. And while there'd probably be a nice number of sales for the book, it means people more interested in playing in the new era might be less likely to pick up the existing cores, which means a lower chance of people picking up career supplements for those cores, not to mention it might be hard for people to justify another $60 core book, a big chunk of which is just repeating existing rules.
     
    It'd make more sense for them to put out a big, beefy supplement that works with existing cores. It helps encourage current people to take the existing cores into the new timeline, it gives future people reason to buy into the older stuff.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from RLogue177 in Luke's RotJ Lightsaber Crystal?   
    The saber in Force Awakens is Anakin's from RotS/ Luke's from ANH and ESB. Somehow it was recovered after he lost it in Cloud City.
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    Lathrop reacted to Marwynn in Luke's RotJ Lightsaber Crystal?   
    Here's a deleted scene regarding Luke's second lightsaber: 
     
    Apparently he reads Obi-Wan's journal that describes of a way to create a crystal synthetically. It was easy enough that Luke was able to make it, along with the saber. 
     
    I'd say it's just a green Ilum crystal, perhaps with an upgrade already.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from whafrog in Quick Rules Question   
    The book will usually say, but generally, yes. Lords of Nal Hutta has a Poison Gas Grenade and Poison Reservoir attachment, both just need to be successful hits to trigger the poison, it's not necessary to deal a point of damage.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Kael in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    It being keyed off Discipline is the biggest argument against Reflect working on it.
     
     
     
    Pg. 301. "Once the power is activated, if the target of the power suffers a hit from a blaster shot, Force power, lightsaber, or other energy attack before the beginning of the user’s next turn." And then there's the Control Upgrade that just makes it work against everything.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from dengarboys in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    It being keyed off Discipline is the biggest argument against Reflect working on it.
     
     
     
    Pg. 301. "Once the power is activated, if the target of the power suffers a hit from a blaster shot, Force power, lightsaber, or other energy attack before the beginning of the user’s next turn." And then there's the Control Upgrade that just makes it work against everything.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    It being keyed off Discipline is the biggest argument against Reflect working on it.
     
     
     
    Pg. 301. "Once the power is activated, if the target of the power suffers a hit from a blaster shot, Force power, lightsaber, or other energy attack before the beginning of the user’s next turn." And then there's the Control Upgrade that just makes it work against everything.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    And it also says you've got to be able to use Reflect to reduce the damage of the hit. And Reflect itself makes no mention of GMs changing it to how they prefer, meaning it's still constrained to attacks based on Ranged (Light), Ranged (Heavy), and Gunnery.
     
    Now, I'm not saying GMs are in the wrong or anything if they decide to change how Reflect/Improved Reflect work in regards to Unleash; and it's definitely totally in their right and ability to do so. I'm just saying that RAW, even with the "GM's can decide what they choose" clause, isn't meant to include Unleash.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Donovan Morningfire in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    It being keyed off Discipline is the biggest argument against Reflect working on it.
     
     
     
    Pg. 301. "Once the power is activated, if the target of the power suffers a hit from a blaster shot, Force power, lightsaber, or other energy attack before the beginning of the user’s next turn." And then there's the Control Upgrade that just makes it work against everything.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from RLogue177 in Critical Hits dont seem very worrying....   
    Pg. 219 in EotE: "A character may attempt one Medicine check per week per Critical Injury"
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    Lathrop got a reaction from leo1925 in Using Improved Reflect on ranged attacks   
    It was. It's possible a future talent/Signature Ability could be used to achieve a similar effect as Improved Reflect that can apply to Unleash, but RAW, it's just narrative flair on Protect.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Kallabecca in Critical Hits dont seem very worrying....   
    Pg. 219 in EotE: "A character may attempt one Medicine check per week per Critical Injury"
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    Lathrop got a reaction from OfficerZan in Just a quick question about rolling dice   
    You add a modifier based on a variety of factors. +10 for each existing criticals on a player, +10 for each time the critical is re-activated towards a single hit, and +10 for ranks in Vicious and Lethal Blows.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Col. Orange in Just a quick question about rolling dice   
    You add a modifier based on a variety of factors. +10 for each existing criticals on a player, +10 for each time the critical is re-activated towards a single hit, and +10 for ranks in Vicious and Lethal Blows.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from bradknowles in Lightsabers for everyone!   
    Because this page has been causing a bunch of people who haven't/don't plan to read the comic to get upset when they see it, here's the basic summary of the issue, spoilers:
     


     
    Basically, it looks a lot worse out of context than it is.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from trialaccess in Lightsabers for everyone!   
    Because this page has been causing a bunch of people who haven't/don't plan to read the comic to get upset when they see it, here's the basic summary of the issue, spoilers:
     


     
    Basically, it looks a lot worse out of context than it is.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from kaosoe in Lightsabers for everyone!   
    Because this page has been causing a bunch of people who haven't/don't plan to read the comic to get upset when they see it, here's the basic summary of the issue, spoilers:
     


     
    Basically, it looks a lot worse out of context than it is.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from krosanreaper in Lightsabers for everyone!   
    Because this page has been causing a bunch of people who haven't/don't plan to read the comic to get upset when they see it, here's the basic summary of the issue, spoilers:
     


     
    Basically, it looks a lot worse out of context than it is.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from Lifer4700 in [SPOILERS]: Star Wars: Rebels - Thoughts?   
    I for one find her strategy of "Nah, just keep going at full speed with no change of course or attempting to abort," and her later plan of "We'll try the exact same thing, but with TWO ships," incredibly hilarious.
     
    She may be a great pilot, but I don't know how she could be in charge of any sort of situations that may require a battle.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from kaosoe in Force Unleash Burn Power Worth It?   
    If you look at every Item Quality, it actually specifies what the quality entails. Burn is only "base damage", Linked and Auto-Fire are "base damage plus the number of uncancelled Sucess on the check", and Blast is "Blast rating (plus an additional wound per usual)."
     
    So the wording on item qualities is a bit more concrete, and it basically just reinforces the somewhat badly worded intent of the developers of Base Damage not factoring in Successes.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from awayputurwpn in Force Unleash Burn Power Worth It?   
    Yes, Soak does apply to Burn, but you're forgetting the Strength upgrades which allow you to increase the Base Damage by up to 4 for each point spent on the upgrade.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from kaosoe in Force Unleash Burn Power Worth It?   
    Yes, Soak does apply to Burn, but you're forgetting the Strength upgrades which allow you to increase the Base Damage by up to 4 for each point spent on the upgrade.
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    Lathrop got a reaction from bradknowles in Force Unleash Burn Power Worth It?   
    Yes, Soak does apply to Burn, but you're forgetting the Strength upgrades which allow you to increase the Base Damage by up to 4 for each point spent on the upgrade.
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