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Sylpheed

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  1. I would argue that I was asking for them to move up providing somewhere for me to excuse myself to. For example, a set of QuickStart rules for Jedi as a PDF to tide people over. Three separate games focusing on different aspects of the setting. People playing fringers don't have to worry about Jedi stealing their thunder. But also people playing Jedi don't have to compromise their Jedi fantasies to avoid treading on the toes of people playing fringers.
  2. What annoys me is people who won't own up to wanting to run an imperial game, and instead claim they want stormtroopers to act like US marines and TIE defenders to be uber and the empire to be grey instead of black because that will make games where people are playing rebels more fun. If we had a separate forum for people playing imps or people would use tags like (imperial+) things would be better. --- Zero dark thirty is essential viewing for running an Empire is the USA/the Rebellion are insurgents game.
  3. Didn't you also say in another post you expect there to only be a new flavor of Exile/Emergent in F&D with all other classes being FR? No? I reckon all the splats will be force sensitive - something like 'dude who hits things with a lightsaber', 'dude who force lightnings people', 'progressive dude who hits things with a lightsaber AND carries a blaster', 'dude who uses the force to augment his blaster skills' etc. Maybe some kinda mobility dude who uses force boosted super parkour or some such. They, for instance, fight a secret war with a shadowy cabal of evil force users who wish to collect all the parts of the Rod of Seven Parts from secluded ancient sith temples filled with traps so they can complete a dark ritual to summon the evil god Imhotep.
  4. Would it really kill people to just enter in to the spirit of things and play a Jedi in the Jedi game? Or if you really just can't under any circumstances bring yourself to play a Jedi, politely excuse yourself and go find a game of EotE or AoR?
  5. I'd swear that people who would be interested in playing a Jedi game will have something like Dancing behind their eyes when they imagine the things their character will be getting up to. So surely the starting point for a Jedi game should be making that happen.
  6. You will find that the Force & Destiny boards are going to be flooded with guys who think that would be an ideal introductory adventure for the kind of folks who would like to play Jedi...
  7. Did people see the recent article on Starwars.com about the subtle parallels between Star Wars and the Second World War? http://www.starwars.com/news/from-world-war-to-star-wars-rise-of-an-empire
  8. Knights live by a code. Sjust that like samurai and Jedi, their code does not, in the end, have a fundamental problem with people ending up dead by the warriors blade.
  9. Obi wan lops that dudes arm off, and I never got the impression that Luke was holding back. They carry lethal cutting weapons. Honestly, it seemed reasonable to me.
  10. I tend to go with Jedi Knights as knights more than monks. And so have about as much compunction about killing people as the Knights in Game of Thrones.
  11. You walk the earth, like Caine in Kung Fu.... I propose something like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which a team of younglings are rescued from the temple by a Jedi Master and trained in secret in the Jedi Arts. While remaining hidden in the shadows, they fight injustice and seek to remind the people that there can be good in the galaxy. Or The X Men, in which a gravely wounded Jedi master confined to a repulsor chair sets up a school for the gifted where he secretly protects and trains newly emerged force sensitives.
  12. I rather suspect that if FFG ever release a v2.0 of the system, one of the bullet points they will use to advertise it will be something along the lines of -and now with working starship combat system!
  13. I quite like playing kings and queens who raise armies and have battles and whatnot, though I will concede the play is more in the lead up and fallout from the battle than the battle itself. But mostly I think it behoves one to remember that Star Wars is a giant multimedia empire, and that, for instance, the RPG team will need to have it in their minds not to write the X-Wing team in to a corner by saying the only times X-Wings flew against TIEs was at Yavin and Endor.
  14. From a gamers perspective, inventing land battles other than Hoth and fleet engagements other than Endor should be a priority when creating fluff. So if you want to get out your toys and fight Star Destroyers against MC80s there should be room in the fluff for in to have happened lots instead of insisting the only time they ever fought each other was onscreen in ROTJ.
  15. They have to consistently lose to people as inept as a typical PCs. They have to be really dim. There is a box text in the beginners game that talks about letting the PC exploit the STs rigid and inflexible training to give them the run around for just this reason.
  16. I Told You So http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/92295-dave-filoni-says-stormtroopers-suck/
  17. What I think they are going to do (largely because the said they were going to do it on the order 66 podcast) is to, by design intent, have F&D characters be marginally more potent in direct combat than EotE or AoR characters, balanced by them not having skills in other areas and a need to keep a low profile. This approach will leave many unsatisfied as the non Jedi will still be second class citizens in the area of butt kicking, while the people playing Jedi won't get to live out their Darth Maul/Mace Windu/Starkiller fantasies.
  18. Pfft. Superhero roleplaying has a long and storied history. Not to mention all the games where you play vampires/werewolves/angels/exalted etc. Perfectly doable, if you wanted to.
  19. Well, Zeb was kicked out of an army in disgrace... -- More Rebels info from TFN:-
  20. Hoping there is still a place in Disney's Star Wars for cis het white dudes as something other than bad guys.
  21. What is it the kids say? “Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to do what you wanna do. Being positive. When I was younger, based was a negative term that meant like dopehead, or basehead. People used to make fun of me. They was like, ‘You’re based.’ They’d use it as a negative. And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, ‘Yeah, I’m based.’ I made it mine. I embedded it in my head. Based is positive.” The Force Unleashed is based, and that is why I like it.
  22. I'd be pretty happy if F&D used Batman as a model for Jedi. By day they are an ultra rich Coruscant Playboy and his ward enjoying the luxuries afforded elite Imperial Society. By night they fight crime don costumes and use the Jedi arts they learned from an ancient master in hiding to bring justice to the undercity as Kraytman and Nerf...
  23. The Force Unleashed was well named. Rather than allow themselves to be held back by the constant whining voices saying Jedi are Too Powerful, Too Anime, Too Awesome, they just went out to make the coolest Jedi they could make and screw the haters. Would that more people allowed their imagination to be Unleashed from the weights holding them down.
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