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  1. While I would absolutely like to see more gear, vehicles, and ships from the two actual superpowers involved in the war? I'm not sure I see the inclusion of Death Watch as fan service. Sure, the Death Watch was a fan-favorite group in TCW (a show about, you know, the Clone Wars era), but the commandos also had a direct effect on the politics of Mandalore, the emergence of a former Sith lord, the submission of Black Sun, Obi-Wan Kenobi, etc. Surely, you can see why the Death Watch might be included. Maybe?
  2. That's a bold statement... Because your beliefs are being challenged and, perhaps, overturned? C'mon now. Be mature. We haven't seen any outright name calling or overt insults thus far. Personally, I would call the last few pages of this thread good-spirited, civil debate on topics directly related to Star Wars and this RotS book by extension (due to its seemingly pandering inclusion of the Rey-inspired Scavenger). In fact, the first attempt to convert a meaningful discussion into a reactionary sexist outcry was yours, amigo. (I'm glad to say that didn't happen because it appears no one here is actually sexist.) Now, to get back on track, I'm really excited to see the upcoming Death Watch content in the CotR book. And, again, I'm holding out hope that the "missing" ships and vehicles from RotS make their way into this new supplement ... along with the Kom'rk-class starship that happens to be one of my faves. 😎 EDIT: *cue someone informing me that the Kom'rk was actually already statted out in another book*
  3. Anakin was a deeply flawed character, and he certainly did not gain the trust and approval of those around him. Aside from Qui-Gon, every other Jedi seemed wary of him. And once he became a Jedi? Could he screw up any more than he did? Geezus. Sure, the Force and "destiny" had the boy by the balls, but just because Lil' Annie could pilot a racer and ship using Force-given reflexes did not make him a Mary Sue. Rey, on the other hand, is seemingly skilled in a wide variety of endeavors ... AND receives enormous validation for her actions from everyone around her. Also, if she has a flaw, I have yet to recognize it. Finally, there is much more synergy between Luke and Rey than Anakin and Rey. (And not because Anakin isn't, in any way, a scavenger.) The associations an audience could derive between Luke and Rey were what Abrams and Disney were banking on... "Gee, this all seems familiar. And comfortable." The only difference? Again, the sad fact that The Mouse turned to a Mary Sue Superlady instead of an individual who had to mature, had to strive to better him/herself , and had to tackle murky moral dilemmas.
  4. Bingo. We have a winner. I guess my sarcasm earlier went unnoticed by the majority of you (especially those of you still clinging to the belief that Anakin was a scavenger). Of course Reyrey Sue is the reason for the Scavenger inclusion. Again, my critical/satirical take on the matter - posted on May 11 in response to Eoen - was that the new trilogy has absolutely nothing to do with the Clone Wars. That said, I *do* like Drig's recipe for making lemonade.
  5. Sorry, but I believe most sane individuals would consider 30 bucks for a small stat block on a fighter used in the Clone Wars to be an insanely unreasonable price. And I also believe most sane individuals would believe that a book focused on the Clone Wars - especially the first year or so of the war - should include the prominent vessels and vehicles from that particular era. (Namely, the missing STAP, Acclamator assault ship, and Torrent fighter.) I also believe it's a bit of a slap in the face to consumers to plant various illustrations of these missing items throughout that Clone Wars book. There are Acclamators on the back cover, for God's sake. But, look, maybe you also think EA's DLC and microtransaction business model, for instance, is fair, just, and completely reasonable. I mean, why not gouge the fans, right? Ha. As for me, I still assert the new RotS book looks amazing and is a fantastic resource. However... It absolutely should have featured a wider, more comprehensive, and more appropriate assortment of vehicles and starships. And I just don't buy the argument that space is an issue when some of their illustrations take up 3/4 of a page. Peace.
  6. From the canon section of Wookieepedia: "Once, while he was working in Watto's scrap yard, he found a broken servomotor he thought he could repair and use on the droid he was building and asked his master for it. With a glance, Watto saw that it was worthless and grunted that he could, but as Skywalker walked away, Watto told him nothing was free, and had him work harder the next day. Skywalker got the photoreceptors for the droid at a market in Mos Espa. Though a Gran wanted them too and chased him through the market, Skywalker escaped by destroying an Ithorian's stall and blocking the Gran's pursuit. He was close friends with fellow slaves Kitster Banai and Wald, as well as the elderly Jira. He also built his own podracer. At some point, Watto told Anakin to go and throw away some scrap. When looking at it, Anakin found an ultra power cell, just what he needed for his pod. Suddenly, a swoop gang with a Devaronian member attacked the streets and shot the generator for the medical center. When Anakin examined it to see if he could repair the generator he saw that it needed a power cell. So, he took his and saved the medical center. A week later, Anakin participated in a pod race with Sebulba who made him lose by cheating. Anakin stated that if he would have used the power cell on his own pod, he would have won but that it was more important for the medical center to receive it." It seems Anakin did indeed gather parts from Watto's scrap yard. Although it's not unreasonable to assume he also found bits of scrap from other Mos Espa residents' trash piles. However, we now also know he used what little money he had to purchase parts from nearby vendors. While *technically* one could see sifting through junk piles as scavenging? I still view Anakin as a mechanic looking for parts rather than an individual rooting through condemned structures and wrecks for substantive materials to sell. The only true scavengers we see in the prequels are various Jawas flitting about Mos Espa probably looking to use their newfound cash to get lost in the sauce.
  7. I can respect the move, but it still means the person must already *own* those books. Unlike many of you here, I don't spend all of my available disposable income on gaming materials; I have varied interests and a family. So If I buy a Clone Wars era supplement, I expect it to include everything I need. And seeing illustrations of ships and characters that are not included is exceedingly frustrating. (Speaking of illustrations, FFG could *easily* make more room in their books for additional stats by shrinking the size of many of their lovely pics by a small percentage.)
  8. This is the kind of thing that *really* ticks me off. You don't go about making a consolidated Clone Wars volume and then make the excuse (although I know this is you, not FFG) that you can find the stats for something seen in tons of source material - and in various illustrations throughout said volume - in some random book elsewhere. While I see a ton of apologists for this kind of thing on these boards, I guarantee when we're on to the next publisher - or the next edition? - this kind of thing will indeed be a criticism of the line.
  9. How do we know this? Are you certain the novelization makes it clear these parts were found in the desert somewhere? And, if so, how did Anakin get the freedom and resources (he's a little dude in TPM btw) to acquire these various bits? As far as the films are concerned, Anakin sure seems to have used junk from Watto's shop - yes, more than likely without Watto's permission - to build both Threepio and the pod racer.
  10. Technically, Jango died at the Battle of Geonosis, which was the opening salvo of the Clone Wars. Plus, Jango had a hand in training the first few batches of clone troops and, well, his image is on one of the interior pages of RotS. So, yeah, it would have been nice to get the fully-statted lowdown on the guy. However... Tramp Graphics has the next-best solution: Use Boba's stats. Stinks. But that's what we've got.
  11. In what way does a slave tied to a junk shop - repairing said junk - have the time and resources and freedom to go about scavenging? I mean, we see that he's even used the junk to build - not scavenge - his own pod racer. I'm afraid lil' Anakin was simply a slave and mechanic.
  12. Guess we watched different films then. The movies I watched featured a child slave/mechanic become a Jedi Padawan. Now, there was this one movie about a girl who was amazing at EVERYTHING. And I believe she was some kind of scavenger/superpilot/martial arts master/psionic-powered magician/blue bread baker... But, again, I don’t think that flick had anything to do with Star Wars and, especially, the Clone Wars. 😎
  13. [Just fyi, I also made this post on the EotE board. However, it seemed applicable here as well.] Finally got this book today. And, as usual, FFG makes its supplements look AMAZING. That said, I did have a few issues: (1) Why the Scavenger career? Were folks really clamoring for this one? And what does it have to do with the Clone Wars? I cannot recall any scavenger-type playing any kind of serious role (or any kind of role really) in the prequels or CW animated series. (2) The first interior illustration shows a fleet of Acclamator ships lifting off. Yet no Acclamator stats in this book?!? (3) The second illustration (and a few others in this volume) show Torrent fighters. Yet no Torrent stats in this book?!? (4) We receive stats for the Z-95 Headhunter that, according to the CW animated series, entered production around the same time as the ARC-170 - a few years into the war. Yet no ARC-170 stats (which I assume will be placed in the subsequent volume CotR?) and no stats for, again, the Acclamator and Torrent that were participating in the Clone Wars right out of the gate. I just don't get this one... *shaking head* (5) No STAP stats? (6) No stats for the clone template, Jango Fett? Sigh. I realize I must seem like a Debbie Downer, but this was all very frustrating. Hopefully, CotR takes care of point #s 2-6. Anyway, my two cents.
  14. Finally got this book today. And, as usual, FFG makes its supplements look AMAZING. That said, I did have a few issues: (1) Why the Scavenger career? Were folks really clamoring for this one? And what does it have to do with the Clone Wars? I cannot recall any scavenger-type playing any kind of serious role (or any kind of role really) in the prequels or CW animated series. (2) The first interior illustration shows a fleet of Acclamator ships lifting off. Yet no Acclamator stats in this book?!? (3) The second illustration (and a few others in this volume) show Torrent fighters. Yet no Torrent stats in this book?!? (4) We receive stats for the Z-95 Headhunter that, according to the CW animated series, entered production around the same time as the ARC-170 - a few years into the war. Yet no ARC-170 stats (which I assume will be placed in the subsequent volume CotR?) and no stats for, again, the Acclamator and Torrent that were participating in the Clone Wars right out of the gate. I just don't get this one... *shaking head* (5) No STAP stats? (6) No stats for the clone template, Jango Fett? Sigh. I realize I must seem like a Debbie Downer, but this was all very frustrating. Hopefully, CotR takes care of point #s 2-6. Anyway, my two cents.
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