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    Geeknamese reacted to ErikModi in Compare/Contrast Saga Edition and FFG Star Wars   
    Well, and the thing about FFG's narrative system is you can headbutt, knockdown, parry, and pin to your heart's content. . . narratively.  Give an enemy setback dice on their next roll?  You headbutted them and knocked them off balance.  Giving an ally boost dice on their next attack?  You pinned the enemy to give them that clear shot.  Enemy missed their lightsaber attack on you?  In a shower of sparks, you batted the glowing plasma aside with your vibroblade, keeping the contact brief enough it's still functional, though you'll probably want to give it a thorough servicing the first chance you get.  The Talents just let you do it as an actual combat maneuver.  
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from LStyer in Non-Official Miniatures for Star Wars RP   
    I use the 3D Virtual Tabletop app which lets me create maps and tokens from images that I can use to give my players a quick look at the environment and positions.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from LStyer in Non-Official Miniatures for Star Wars RP   
    I use the 3D Virtual Tabletop app which lets me create maps and tokens from images that I can use to give my players a quick look at the environment and positions.
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    Geeknamese reacted to penpenpen in Everything Great About Star Wars: The Last Jedi   
    Truly this must be trolling. I refuse to believe that people are actually equating hearsay with first-hand experience. If this is true, we are currently looking down toward the point where we imagined peak stupidity would be.
    And as for "regurgitating other people's opinions", there is a slight difference between "I repeat these points someone else made, because based on my experiences of the topic at hand, I agree with them." and "I have no direct knowledge of the topic at hand other than what someone else has told me, and since I have no first hand knowledge, I can't be sure that I would agree with them". The second statement is not necessarily invalid, but it's a pretty poor substitute for first hand knowledge, and terrible for subjective judgement.
    It's fine to read film reviews and decide that a film is probably not for you, but you can't make an informed critique about it. Sure, you can have an opinion, but it's not an informed opinion and you have nothing to contribute in a discussion of the film's qualities.
    Also, it's kind of hilarious and sad that someone who refuses to spend 2-3 hours seeing a film they might not like spends a 2-3 times (or more) that amount of time trying to argue the points of said film.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from LStyer in Non-Official Miniatures for Star Wars RP   
    I use the 3D Virtual Tabletop app which lets me create maps and tokens from images that I can use to give my players a quick look at the environment and positions.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from LStyer in Non-Official Miniatures for Star Wars RP   
    Here’s my Zeltron Performer sporting his 8-string Quetarra.

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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Maelora in Fly Casual is on the boat. Excited yet?   
    Zeltrons please.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Played my first Star Wars game this past weekend and really loved the game and the narrative play. Coming from a D&D background, I've been accustomed to tactical play with miniatures but it was really refreshing to play the cinematic SW style. One thing I did notice though was it was really hard to keep track of where everyone and enemies were and who's fighting who.
    Then I remembered this morning that I had this awesome app called 3D Virtual Tabletop that is perfect for a quick reference to show everyone where they're at in the scene. I grabbed a map of Jabba's place on google, grab a few images to match the pregens we played with, grabbed some of the usual suspects at Jabba's joint and voila! So sick! Love this app!
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg1.jpg
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg2.jpg
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Played my first Star Wars game this past weekend and really loved the game and the narrative play. Coming from a D&D background, I've been accustomed to tactical play with miniatures but it was really refreshing to play the cinematic SW style. One thing I did notice though was it was really hard to keep track of where everyone and enemies were and who's fighting who.
    Then I remembered this morning that I had this awesome app called 3D Virtual Tabletop that is perfect for a quick reference to show everyone where they're at in the scene. I grabbed a map of Jabba's place on google, grab a few images to match the pregens we played with, grabbed some of the usual suspects at Jabba's joint and voila! So sick! Love this app!
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg1.jpg
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg2.jpg
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Played my first Star Wars game this past weekend and really loved the game and the narrative play. Coming from a D&D background, I've been accustomed to tactical play with miniatures but it was really refreshing to play the cinematic SW style. One thing I did notice though was it was really hard to keep track of where everyone and enemies were and who's fighting who.
    Then I remembered this morning that I had this awesome app called 3D Virtual Tabletop that is perfect for a quick reference to show everyone where they're at in the scene. I grabbed a map of Jabba's place on google, grab a few images to match the pregens we played with, grabbed some of the usual suspects at Jabba's joint and voila! So sick! Love this app!
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg1.jpg
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg2.jpg
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Uh sure. I'll just go back to playing my Imperial Assault because I don't roleplay much and like to move little figures around.
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    Geeknamese reacted to Desslok in Fly Casual is on the boat. Excited yet?   
    My money is still on Zeltron. Come on Zeltron!
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from MILLANDSON in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Unbelievable...the guy insults me. I brush it off and just respond that he might have misunderstood me. It should have just ended there but he, being the flamer that he is, responds antagonizingly, insinuating that I'm trying to start an argument and then says he's not interested in a flame war.
    Dude, you're an instigator.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Uh sure. I'll just go back to playing my Imperial Assault because I don't roleplay much and like to move little figures around.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from MILLANDSON in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    No one's arguing brah. Just correcting your wrong assumption and letting you know that the elitism and condescension is misplaced
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    Geeknamese reacted to Doc, the Weasel in YT-2400   
    That's how we run it. The crew quarters are double bunks. 
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Whoa! I never even considered getting an ungridded star map and making ship tokens/pawns! That's an awesome idea!
    Miniatures and maps might not improve the play experience for everyone but I believe that a star map and ship pawns would add to the excitement and tension. A GM telling you a capital ship, a few dreadnoughts and several TIE fighters bear down on you probably isn't as menacing as seeing a gigantic capital ship token and dreadnoughts dwarfing your freighter on a star map hehe. I would actually love seeing the visual of the ship battle. Not tactically but just the initial presentation when the encounter starts.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    I think you misunderstood what I said earlier. I actually like the narrative and cinematic play. There are just times where some kind of visualization would help initially for everyone to get their bearings. For instance, we were at an Imperial military station and we're trying to hijack a Lambda shuttle to get off world. When we entered the room, the GM told us that the gate opened and two Sith warriors stepped out. Then three sith trainees and 5 imperial soldiers entered the room. We knew their ranges but we didn't know where they were relative to everything else in the hangar. So when two of the party members tried to force jump into the Lambda shuttle, they were surprised when the GM said the couldn't because the two Sith warriors had just exited from the shuttle. Half of us thought that the GM meant the Sith warriors came through the some other gates and not the actual shuttle doors. So everyone had to recon everything one round because they had all taken actions and made decisions with the assumption that the shuttle was sitting there with doors open.
    It would have helped to have the initial reference of what the area looked like and where the doors were and where everyone was. It could easily be done with a quick sketch with X's and O's but the Virtual Tabletop is a lot nicer. I wouldn't want to track position or movement like D&D because that would make it hard to use advantage and triumphs to do cool things.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Uh sure. I'll just go back to playing my Imperial Assault because I don't roleplay much and like to move little figures around.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    I think you misunderstood what I said earlier. I actually like the narrative and cinematic play. There are just times where some kind of visualization would help initially for everyone to get their bearings. For instance, we were at an Imperial military station and we're trying to hijack a Lambda shuttle to get off world. When we entered the room, the GM told us that the gate opened and two Sith warriors stepped out. Then three sith trainees and 5 imperial soldiers entered the room. We knew their ranges but we didn't know where they were relative to everything else in the hangar. So when two of the party members tried to force jump into the Lambda shuttle, they were surprised when the GM said the couldn't because the two Sith warriors had just exited from the shuttle. Half of us thought that the GM meant the Sith warriors came through the some other gates and not the actual shuttle doors. So everyone had to recon everything one round because they had all taken actions and made decisions with the assumption that the shuttle was sitting there with doors open.
    It would have helped to have the initial reference of what the area looked like and where the doors were and where everyone was. It could easily be done with a quick sketch with X's and O's but the Virtual Tabletop is a lot nicer. I wouldn't want to track position or movement like D&D because that would make it hard to use advantage and triumphs to do cool things.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from Sturn in 3D Virtual Tabletop   
    Played my first Star Wars game this past weekend and really loved the game and the narrative play. Coming from a D&D background, I've been accustomed to tactical play with miniatures but it was really refreshing to play the cinematic SW style. One thing I did notice though was it was really hard to keep track of where everyone and enemies were and who's fighting who.
    Then I remembered this morning that I had this awesome app called 3D Virtual Tabletop that is perfect for a quick reference to show everyone where they're at in the scene. I grabbed a map of Jabba's place on google, grab a few images to match the pregens we played with, grabbed some of the usual suspects at Jabba's joint and voila! So sick! Love this app!
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg1.jpg
    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/Morawk/image.jpg2.jpg
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from DigitalChicanery in Looking for a Star Wars game in the Bay Area, California   
    Biggest tip I can give for buying a home in the Bay Area is to do all your financing upfront. By that I mean, submitting a loan application with all the documents as if you have already found your home. Get the full underwriter approval, clear all your loan conditions upfront and now you're shopping with blank check from the bank. At that point, you'd only need an accepted bid and an appraisal to close on a house. You can bid non-contingent like a cash buyer and close as fast as a cash buyer at that point. Makes you head and shoulders stronger than most other bidders who don't make the effort to do all the hard work upfront.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from miishelle in Anyone going to DunDraCon 2015?   
    I'll be heading to Dundracon now that I found out about this Megagame. It'll be my first con ever so let's see how it goes. If I can't get into the scheduled game, I'll come a-hunting for an open game.
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    Geeknamese got a reaction from bradknowles in Looking for a Star Wars game in the Bay Area, California   
    Yeah, I should have added that you'd need a two income household to afford living anywhere near the Cupertino area. That market is ridiculously competitive because of proximity to tech companies but also because of the extremely strong schools that draw the huge Asian and East Indian presence. Nothing drives home prices up more than those Asians bidding on homes with cash without any regard for comparables
    Cupertino, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, etc are just crazy right now. It's bled out into the Peninsula and Sunnyvale too. You really have to be ready to drive about 45 mins a day to get something decent under a million.
    Also, my buddy also suggested Dundracon this coming weekend. He told me it might be difficult to get into a game unless I got there early for the wait list signup.
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