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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from StriderZessei in Morality sucks   
    Is joke. Watch:
     
    GM: What's your character?
     
    PC: Gumdrop the Courageous!
     
    GM: Alright, you are walking down the street. You spot a squad of stormtroopers down the road.
     
    PC: I kill them all, courageously!
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from DurosSpacer in Cybernetics? No thanks!   
    Icosiel is right: personal ion weapons, enen though super common, fill a niche, that is, non-lethaly subduing droids and cyborgs. Only used by people for exactly one job. A nemesis might pull one out in preparation with his confrontation with the party, but thugs and mercs, even Imperials and Rebels, will go for the more universally effective options, like blasters or lead pipes.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from bonenaga in Cybernetics? No thanks!   
    The book (EotE) specifically brings out "weaponry designed to disable technology" and "weapons that would only effect droids." Off the top of my head, that's around 4 weapons, including ion cannons (counted as one). Not every Stun weapon is ion-based.
    So relative rarity of the weapons could serve to balance it out.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from bonenaga in Cybernetics? No thanks!   
    The book (EotE) specifically brings out "weaponry designed to disable technology" and "weapons that would only effect droids." Off the top of my head, that's around 4 weapons, including ion cannons (counted as one). Not every Stun weapon is ion-based.
    So relative rarity of the weapons could serve to balance it out.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from StriderZessei in Ebb/Flow   
    Most powers have an immediate effect that is cool and can be useful, and gets better as you upgrade. Ebb/Flow is different from most other powers, in that it is definitely very useful as it is upgraded, but initially isn't as useful. It is, in trope terms, a Magikarp power.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from StriderZessei in Krayt Dragon Pearl errata?   
    I would probably say the way it was written is a little off, and it should be interpreted the same as the other crystals. Otherwise the shoto would be less useful in comparison, as it looses 1 point of damage and Accurate 1.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from General Zod in Morality sucks   
    My take:
     
    Obligation and Duty work as much as game master storytelling tools and prompts as they do player roleplaying tools. If a player isn't the best RPer, the GM can still use their Bounty Obligation or Combat Victory Duty to build a story and involuntarily rope a player in. Morality is a less of something a GM can really use to draw their player out short of baiting them, and works best with a player who is really into the roleplaying part of the game. A player can't just build a character and pick a morality as an afterthought, it has to be really built into the character, and the player has to keep the morality in the forefront of their mind.
     
    But the morality pairings, I can think of concepts for them all day long. A character who puts themselves in harm's way when there's not alternative and despite their apprehension would be Courageous. On the other hand, if they put themselves in harm's way despite there being safer alternatives, and there's no true need to endanger themselves, and especially if they put others at risk, they would be Reckless*. As a GM, I can't do anything with that unless I looked at the player pointedly and say "this is bait." As a (thoughtful) player, see above.
     
    *Come to think of it, wouldn't Courage/Recklessness be the quintessential murder hobo morality?
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from StriderZessei in Is the double-bladed lightsaber too powerful?   
    According to Legends, it's kind of a "I am not left-handed" deal for Maul.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from afrodave in Unlimited Power -- Sourcebook for Mystics   
    A seer and a prophet can be synonymous, but not necessarily always.
    A seer is "someone who sees." In a religious or mystical context, this can refer to seeing visions. While a vision can be prophetic, it could also be visions of events happening elsewhere. It can also mean that seer can perceive through something in someway.
    A prophet, of course, is tied to prophesies, but not always visions, and the usual application is someone who speaks for a deity, in a spiritual leader sense, which is what the article seems to reference more than seeing visions.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from afrodave in Playing grey jedi   
    It's more of a narrative thing. Just play characters and try to keep morality between 30 and 70 and you're "gray."
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from SirSaiCo in Ship art   
    I've got to wonder what the situation is here
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from crashnburninc in Career Adventure Seeds: The Explorer   
    Specialization: Driver
     
    Hook: There is a major speeder race and show taking place. The prize for the top three slots can go a long way to pay off the party's debts/Obligation. Alternatively, the prize being offered is something that they need to progress in their main campaign.
     
    Meat: the party needs to have an appropriate vehicle for the race. If they already have one, it might need to be suped up to compete. This could mean gambling and taking a loan from a benefactor or whoever they owe Obligation too. Then they'll to gain admitance into the show; this could be as simple as paying for a ticket to getting their vehicle inspected and getting a background check. Part of the show might be putting forth a sufficiently hot or pretty speeder. Once in the show, they find their nemesis (or one of his associates) is competing in the race.
     
    Cheating is a problem, of course. The race may be rigged in favor of the nemesis or another competitor, or the party may want to rig it themselves. Undoing or perpetrating sabotage may be a major part of the adventure. Betting also may be a part, so if the party has a Gambler, they can add some to the adventure.
     
    The End: losing the race or performing poorly may put the party in deeper debt then they were before, especially if they borrowed money to trick out their vehicle. Winning, of course, is the goal, and doing so might pay off Obligation or leave the party with some hard earned prizes. Another element to consider: the race may be legitimate, or it could be hosted and sponsored by any variety of criminals, such as the Black Sun or the Hutts. In the later case, winning (even honoestly) may catch the ire of a loser, a Hutt sponsor that was indirectly humilated, or a crime lord who lost big betting against the party. And if the party cheated or ran a scam, that could also bite them later.
     
    (Although a muscle car show inspired me to write this, to keep with the Explorer theme you could easily make it an endurance race, or something similar.)
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Cartergame in Crafting Toxins   
    I made them, but haven't been able to actually test them. I wrote it prior to the release of Special Modifications, but after Keeping the Peace, so I had an idea of how crafting would work, and tweaked some things (such as reducing the effectiveness of the strain reliever), but they've kind of fallen to the wayside.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Cartergame in Crafting Toxins   
    Something like this?
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from RLogue177 in What can Utility Belt™ do for you?   
    A technician with a cultural etiquette manual is breaks suspension of disbelief. You could probably drop that from the list and nobody would notice.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Dayham in Tips for a GM on handling a character prone to overusing harm?   
    Yes, yes. Some of the time.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Dayham in Tips for a GM on handling a character prone to overusing harm?   
    He's really very short on charm.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Random Bystander in Home-brewed Sith, Pureblood v 0.5   
    Again, basing them off the stats from KotOR Campaign Guide, Wisdom was the only stat among both that was low (the Zuguruk are not covered), and the description of Wisdom matches up with Cunning. Generally, I'm following the principle of less is more with species creation. Also, on revision, I'd replace the Zuguruk's Mechanics with Education.
    Speaking of Miraluka, I conjured up some stats on another thread arguing over giving Miraluka a Force rating (still a bad idea), but here's a slightly tweaked version:
    Brawn 2, Agility 1, Intellect 3, Cunning 2, Willpower 2, Presence 2. WT = 10 + Brawn. ST = 10 + Willpower. 95 XP. Discipline +1.
    Force Sight: Despite being physically blind, Miraluka are capable of seeing through the Force. They may see normally at up to short range, and can ignore the effects of total darkness and other environmental conditions that obscure vision. However, anything that disrupts the Force may temporarily disable this ability, at the GM's discretion.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Jwhalen in My work-in-progress: Armor Cards   
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nuq5w51pgc2w5yz/Force and Destiny Equipment Cards.pdf?dl=0
    So I made this. It's just hacked out, to give an idea of what we have available, but this shows every weapon and armor in F&D with images where I could find them. The [image not found] pictures indicate that there are line arts in the books, but I don't have the scan.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Degenerate Mind in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Eventual Spoilers)   
    "Empire Strikes Back" isn't really an ambiguous title, just sayin'.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Degenerate Mind in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Eventual Spoilers)   
    Just a thought, but Jedi is one of those fun words that is plural and singular, so...
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Degenerate Mind in Imperial Army?   
    The stormies are on leave. They heard Tatooine has stellar sand castle competitions. Bad luck they ran into a bunch of loonies with guns.
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from KosherInfidel in The Narrative Dice System of Genesys   
    http://www.uptofourplayers.com/comic/edge-empire-rulez-pt-1/
    http://www.uptofourplayers.com/comic/edge-empire-rulez-pt-2/
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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Io Sweet in Why do people hate blue lightsabers?   
    Ultimate usually means the best example. It technically means final. Penultimate means second-to-last.
    Calling Obi-Wan penultimate means he would be an inferior example to the ultimate example.
    Also:

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    Blackbird888 got a reaction from Matt Skywalker in An Imperial Core Rulebook?   
    No rumors to my knowledge, just speculation. I don't think it's really any reasons it wouldn't work, strictly speaking, but there would be nothing it could bring to the table that the Age of Rebellion CRB doesn't already provide. All of the AoR careers/specializations are archetypal, so they can be recolored to fit an Imperial character without needing any changes (except maybe Agitator's Incite Rebellion talent, which at worst would need a rename).
     
    The easiest way to fulfill this concept would be a book imparting advice on how to build Imperial characters, and advice to GMs on how to build Imperial campaigns. Probably nothing bigger than a 150 page sourcebook.
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