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  1. On 8/3/2019 at 3:08 PM, AceSolo5 said:

    Ah ok that makes sense... That’s why they have the extra starting XP, so it can be spent on abilities.

    Cool... Thanks both 👍

    They also get more free skill ranks at character creation - a free rank in six of the eight skills from their career, rather than four, and three of the skills from their first specialisation, rather than two.


  2. On 7/29/2019 at 12:12 PM, MrTInce said:

    Welp, just got to wait for gadgets and gear now!

    That's going to be a few months at least. It's still "In Development", and even when a book's been printed it's usually a couple of months before release. Hopefully we'll have it by Christmas.


  3. 2 hours ago, Eoen said:

    Doesn't it seem weird that so many things are named after Tatooine Fauna in the Star Wars Universe. What are the odds of Imperial military planners ever even hearing about the great and mighty Sarlacc?

    Sarlaccs aren't only found on Tatooine. Wookieepedia references a canon kids novel set between RotJ and TFA where a Resistance unit runs into one on Vodran, for instance.


  4. 14 hours ago, Kualan said:

     

    I ordered mine from Magic Madhouse, and today they updated the status to dispatching Wednesday, so it should be on my doorstep by week's end.

    That's interesting - Esdevium are owned by Asmodee, same as FFG, so you'd expect their release dates to be exact.


  5. 59 minutes ago, MrTInce said:

    Hopefully I will get before my next game on Saturday.

    I doubt you will. It's on Esdevium's release sheet for this week, but marked as "Releasing July 28th". Shiny Games are showing a release date of July 31st. Hopefully that means we'll be getting our pre-order copies next week.


  6. 51 minutes ago, Donovan Morningfire said:

    All you really need to do is discount the time that your group spends faffing about from the amount of time played.

    When Jay Little proposed the "5XP per hour of game play" method, he specifically said he discounted stuff that didn't pertain directly to the adventure itself.  So if in a four hour session, the players spent about an hour of it on OOC chatter about the IRL latest sportsball event or political whatsit, then they'd only get 15XP for the three hours of actual play.

    As for the over-planning, that's more an issue of you as the GM needing to move things along and get the players back into the story.  They might enjoy it, but if them gobbling up hours at a time of the session on such things is killing your enjoyment of running the game, then it's an issue that needs to be addressed.  If you're not having fun as the GM, then really what's the point of you running in the first place?

    Unfortunately, it's a mindset that's pretty ingrained in the group, and I can be as bad as the rest. We've spent a lot of time playing campaigns in other systems that are much grittier and less forgiving that this. For instance, the first game we played was a Pendragon campaign that was retooled for a (somewhat) more realistic depiction of Dark Age Britain. There were plenty of Saxons running around who could kill a PC with a single swing of an axe - and vice versa, of course, we routinely killed Saxons with a single spear thrust. It was fun, but very intense and bred a mentality that death could come from a single failed dice roll.


  7. On 7/18/2019 at 2:38 AM, Kualan said:

    Collapse has yet to hit our shores here in the UK (fingers crossed for next week) but I admit I was kind of expecting Clone Veteran and maybe ARC Trooper to have prerequisites similar to the Jedi trees, if only to simulate that both are supposed to represent clones that have been "raised from the ranks" rather than bred specifically for that job (in canon at least, I know Legends' ARC Troopers were bred for purpose). 

    I would need to take a good look at their trees to see exactly what they offer before making such a rule in my game, but I would be open to the idea of introducing house-ruled prerequisites for some trees.

    Collapse is on the latest New Releases brochure from Esdevium, marked for release on July 28th, so we should be getting them the week after next.


  8. 2 hours ago, MrTInce said:

    I do about 5xp per involved "encounter". You should be looking at doing an encounter everyone 2 hours of play but as a minimum I give 10 xp. The most I gave was 20xp and that was a full on 3 hour combat scene. 

    I think I'm going to move to this style of XP award for my new campaign. Up to now I've been using the 5XP per hour method, but my group frequently burn a lot of time on either monumentally in-depth planning or pun-ridden faffing about (which is fun, I freely admit), so in previous campaigns they've advanced rather more rapidly than the story justifies.


  9. I'm just starting my third campaign as GM. In both the previous games, the PCs had a YT-2000 (I really enjoyed X-Wing: Alliance back in the day, I've been a YT-2000 fanboy ever since). This time, they're getting a VCX-100 as their starting ship - but because I'm a sadist, and I'm starting them with Escape from Mos Shuuta, the first thing that happens in the game will be their VCX getting stolen right off the pad, with a load of Teemo's merchandise and their payment for delivering it on board, so they'll have to hijack the Krayt Fang to escape.


  10. 14 minutes ago, MrTInce said:

    I have it as: "The character reduces any wielded or carried weapon's Cumbersome quality and Encumbrance rating by a number equal to ranks in Burly to a minimum of 1 ."

    🙄That's a pretty important thing to leave out of the spec tree text.


  11. I don't have access to the books at the moment, so I'm going off the abbreviated text in the spec tree, but that text says that Burly reduces the Cumbersome and Encumbrance values of wielded weapons. Not carried weapons. If this character is using the heavy repeater, then those rifles are slung over his back and still have their full encumbrance of 4 each, not 1.


  12. Where are they going to be stealing the credits from? If it's somewhere that has to keep a large stock of hard currency on hand, like a casino, then they could be walking into the middle of a massive fraud on the part of the owner. If most of the reserve in the casino vault is actually worthless Republic credits, with only a small amound of Imperial credits to provide a veneer for anyone who inspects the vault and cover minimum operating costs, then things could get really interesting.


  13. So, an interesting bit of information came up last night. My usual supplier, Shiny Games, announced on their Facebook page that Allies and Adversaries will be out this week. I took the opportunity to ask if they had any news about when Rise would be appearing. They said that their distributor had apparently had it in their warehouse for three weeks, and they'd been expecting it to release at the end of March. They were surprised that A&A appeared first, a Q2 release would normally mean June or July. They think it'll probably release soon, but they won't know until the week before.

    I can think of a couple of reasons why the book could be sitting in a warehouse for weeks:

    1) Having been delayed this long, FFG decided to hold it until after Celebration and debut the book there.

    2) The UK distributor got the book early, and they're waiting for distributors in other countries to get it before releasing simultaneously.


  14. 9 hours ago, Tramp Graphics said:

    They were complacent about the Sith because they believed that the Sith had been completely destroyed at the Battle of Ruusan.

    That doesn't really jibe with the discussion between Yoda and Mace Windu at the end of Phantom Menace. Yoda states that there are always two Sith, a master and an apprentice, so clearly the Jedi Council were at least aware of the Rule of Two, which wasn't put in place until after the final battle at Ruusan.


  15. 1 hour ago, cvallinie said:

    So why is there so little FFG books available in Europe?

    I have had to get my AoR books from France. I am French originally so it was an easy option and thank god we play a lot of RPGs there. I am in Ireland.

    But I can't get a copy of Fully Operational. It seems it never made it to the European shelves!! 

    They tend to sell out very quickly. The best thing you can do is find a supplier that takes pre-orders and get the order in as early as possible, so they can order stock for you specifically when the book is released. I've been using Shiny Games for a while now, and they deliver around Europe. I don't know what the cost to deliver to Ireland would be, or how it would be affected when/if Brexit happens, but I'd recommend giving them a look.

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