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Kentares

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    Kentares reacted to Rikalonius in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    Don, I often like your posts, but you are reading far to much into the bad writing.  Rey does things because the clunky plot requires it.  Abrams proves he's no better than Lucas in that regard.  Even if he didn't write it, he didn't reject it and directed it as written.  As Obi Wan says after tutoring Luke, "you've taken your first step into a larger world."  It doesn't mean Luke could suddenly beat Obi Wan.  He darn sure couldn't beat Darth Vader on Bespin, even after spending time with Yoda.  Vader smacked him around with impunity.  The only reason Luke survived was because Vader desired to capture him.  Kylo was a force user who had beaten other force users.  Whether or not he complete his training is irrelevant.  He had far more training than she did.  Having the "A wizard did it" as raison d'être actually causes more damage to the movie, in my opinion.  Abrams was lazy.  He could have created much more compelling ways to move Rey along, but he choose ways that were illogical, and nonsensical.  It was no better than the way Lucas forced Qui Gon and Obi Wan through Ota Gunga and to Tatooine, so they could collect their wacky cast of characters.  The whole concept runs counter to basic script writing.  The hero should have agency.  They should move themselves forward because they are the hero.  Heroes that are along for the ride are not compelling, which is why in his short portrayal, Po and Finn were much more relatable characters.
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    Kentares reacted to Majushi in Dear EU Purists...   
    In reading his and yours, I find it painfully clear who is the main contributor to condescension and degeneration of the two...
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    Kentares got a reaction from HoodieDM in Dear EU Purists...   
    When FFG released X-Wing my gaming group thought (and hoped) that it would follow somekind of narrative (missions/campaign) but fast forward a couple of months and got disapointed (but still play it).
     
    When FFG released Armada my gaming group thought (and hoped) that it would follow somekind of narrative (missions/campaign and maybe some kind of integration with X-Wing) but fast forward a couple of months and got disapointed (but still play it).
     
    When FFG released Imperial Assault my gaming group didnt expected any kind of narrative (missions/campaigns) and was pleased to see that it played like Descent but better.
     
    We all think that FFG had a good oportunity to make an excelent game system (theres even a RPG) like the good old Renegade Legion game system (best game system ever) but it seems its not the case so now we expect and embrace anything that gets throw at us by FFG... yeah... we are addicted to table top games for sure...
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    Kentares got a reaction from Mace Windu in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    So it begins... Rebels stuff in IA... Good... Gooood!
     
    (I already hear cries somewhere about this... release the hounds...)
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    Kentares got a reaction from Rogue Dakotan in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    So it begins... Rebels stuff in IA... Good... Gooood!
     
    (I already hear cries somewhere about this... release the hounds...)
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    Kentares got a reaction from Princezilla in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    So it begins... Rebels stuff in IA... Good... Gooood!
     
    (I already hear cries somewhere about this... release the hounds...)
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    Kentares got a reaction from CheapCreep in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    So it begins... Rebels stuff in IA... Good... Gooood!
     
    (I already hear cries somewhere about this... release the hounds...)
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    Kentares got a reaction from HoodieDM in Obi-Wan kenobi, Greedo and The grand Inqusitor packs announced!   
    So it begins... Rebels stuff in IA... Good... Gooood!
     
    (I already hear cries somewhere about this... release the hounds...)
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    Kentares got a reaction from dafrca in The Chains that Rust   
    Have you guys thought that FFG came to the conclusion that small box content is easier to sell even if it means splitting the stuff in two boxes... just saying...
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    Kentares got a reaction from jddilfer in Yet another misleading box.   
    I dont care either... Ill buy one of each anyway because 1) Im a collector of IA 2) Im a campaign player (imperial side).
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    Kentares reacted to Boba Rick in Bespin!   
    Following the pattern so far, we'll get Jabba's Palace next and then Endor. 
     
    I am really looking forward to Rebels in IA because my family and I love them; that and it's always fun to watch the non-canon EU purists throw tantrums. 
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    Kentares got a reaction from Sam Tomahawk in Horrible EU Books   
    I hope you guys are aware for a moment in that all these writers were given guidelines to write about and in some cases theyre hired to write about specific stuff and so they arent fully guilty of a bad story. A couple of years ago I read an interview with Stackpole (i love his Battletech novels... most of them anyway... lol) and he said that many times he wanted to go a specific route but wasnt allowed for some reason or another (Kevin Anderson also "blamed" the same problem for some of the storytelling). Just saying...
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    Kentares got a reaction from Forensicus in Yet another misleading box.   
    I dont care either... Ill buy one of each anyway because 1) Im a collector of IA 2) Im a campaign player (imperial side).
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    Kentares got a reaction from Brownmantle in Yet another misleading box.   
    I dont care either... Ill buy one of each anyway because 1) Im a collector of IA 2) Im a campaign player (imperial side).
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    Kentares got a reaction from GrandAdmiralCrunch in Horrible EU Books   
    Yeah... as soon as I knew what the Vong was all about I never stopped thinking Tyranids in Star Wars....
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    Kentares got a reaction from neosmagus in Yet another misleading box.   
    I dont care either... Ill buy one of each anyway because 1) Im a collector of IA 2) Im a campaign player (imperial side).
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    Kentares got a reaction from CheapCreep in Bespin!   
    No its not. Its just an illustration... eye candy for players.
     
    So Finn is already a Jedi just because he tries to use a lightsaber????
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    Kentares got a reaction from Rogue Dakotan in Bespin!   
    I bet they will. Even if indirectly like Luke is now or maybe in a new campaign.
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    Kentares got a reaction from GrandAdmiralCrunch in Bespin!   
    Do you already know if that hero comes with a lightsaber?  The ability only refers to any melee weapon. The miniature having a lightsaber doest mean hes a Jedi. As per the old EU (or RPG) a Jedi would only be considered a Jedi (Knight) by a master like a chivalry order (although the last episode of Rebels changed that a bit).
     
    Being Force sensitive doesnt assure a good job in using a lightsaber either. I guess Grievous should be a Jedi Master in the Clone Wars.
     
    Its not important what I consider a Jedi. Its what is written in lore. If FFG changes that lore its their right.
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    Kentares got a reaction from GrandAdmiralCrunch in Bespin!   
    No its not. Its just an illustration... eye candy for players.
     
    So Finn is already a Jedi just because he tries to use a lightsaber????
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    Kentares got a reaction from GrandAdmiralCrunch in Bespin!   
    Well... some (or most?) of us got it right in guessing what was next in IA. I suppose it was easy. Bespin with Lando (already a Rebel?!?! - that was fast) and Bossk but im surprised we get another force user for the heroes though the infiltrators theme makes sense... in a way (according to the old EU).
     
    Expected some Lobot like hero instead of another force user.
     
    BTW I dont see anyhere written that the new hero is a Jedi. Being a force user doesnt make it a Jedi.
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    Kentares got a reaction from Crabbok in Bespin!   
    No its not. Its just an illustration... eye candy for players.
     
    So Finn is already a Jedi just because he tries to use a lightsaber????
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    Kentares reacted to Slugrage in Bespin!   
    That's okay. My excitement will more than cancel out your disappointment.
     
    And if that's the case, can I have your stuff?
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    Kentares got a reaction from Sam Tomahawk in Aren't We Due a New Wave?   
    And dont forget the toys and merchandising around all non Disney owned licenses (Fantastic Four, X-Men and so on). They stopped dead that stuff so they dont give revenue (and free advertise) to those license holders.
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    Kentares reacted to flightmaster101 in Yuuzhan Vong War   
    Didn't happen, bad dream.
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