Andres Vorstal

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  1. So I threw a few characters together using Oggdude's character generator and here's a rough description of my ideas: Baraccosh, Wookie Ace Rigger with Heavy as a second specialty. Brawn increased to 4, talents geared toward vehicle mods and effectively wielding big honkin' guns. Dirkib N'Dekt, fills the "Face" role and the guy who wants to be force sensitive as a Twi-lek Consular with Sage (primary) and Niman Disciple (second) specs. Starting level of Influence force power and skills and talents geared toward Negotiation. Mer'Doc Dwite, Corellian Ace Hotshot with Gambler as a second spec. Agility and Intellect boosted to 3, Skilled Jockey and Grit. Probably the most straightforward build. Hanbul Peppard, Cerean Commander (though in hindsight I might remake him as a Devaronian or a Mandalorian) with Tactician as primary spec and Recruit as a secondary. Intellect boosted to 3 and the rest of the points spent to make his skills well-rounded and add a few handy talents. These characters were pretty fun to build, and I can PM the full builds to you if you'd like. Maybe they'll serve as inspiration for you to make your own with an A-Team feel. Either way I hope you have fun with the idea.
  2. I pity the fool that gives in to the dark side. Gimme a couple of days to marinate the ideas in some creative juices and I'll bounce a few character ideas your way.
  3. I've got a suitcase or two full of old WEG Star Wars stuff. The longest running RPG campaigns I ever played in were D6 SW, and my copies of the main rules, Pirates & Privateers, and Tramp Freighters show it.
  4. So nice to see a thread arguing about copyright and what constitutes infringement of it. I'm glad I found this instead of discussion about an upcoming game release I might enjoy. I know, we can use the system to make a game about lawyering!
  5. I don't mind blue lightsabers at all, but then I'm not a leader of men since I prefer to follow...
  6. I ran a one-shot adventure a few months ago where the players were a salvage crew intercepting a runaway Space Master Medium Transport. No comms, no sign of the crew, just out of control towards a refinery space station. They were all convinced it was gonna be Event Horizon but it was closer to aliens, as a bunch of silica based creatures with a sort of insect head, slug pseudopod and hermit crab shell ate their way through the ship. Fun to watch them figure it out and then think of a way to deal with them.
  7. As for the starting ship, an EotE group also gets saddled with a permanent 5 points of Obligation each that they can never really get rid of, which helps account for them having a larger budget for their starting ship. As for starting options, there's some better choices once you start looking outside of the core rulebook. The Starlight-class light freighter (Fly Casual) is a pretty solid ship overall, and the Barloz-class (Keeping the Peace) is generally a better option than the G-9 Rigger for the same price. Savage Spirits offers the pretty solid Kazellis-class light frieghter that come stock with some pretty impressive firepower. I suspect as we get more FaD splats, we'll see more (and better) ship options for a starting FaD group. Wait, Savage Spirits has the Kazellis? Is it bad that I now have to get the book just because it has that ship? Possibly my favorite from the old D6 WEG days...
  8. Glad to see another fan of Palladium games out there. I always liked the canine races in Palladium Fantasy. Trailblazer and Vanguard seem like they'd be really useful for a game centered around a spec-ops or insurgent type unit, or even for an Imperial based campaign as anti-insurgent troops. Both specs seem like they could work well as point-man or tunnel-rat roles. A Vanguard could also be suited to the "door-kicker" type.
  9. That was indeed a poor decision (not that Special Modifications is bad). Let's all kick Andres Vorstal for three more hours. If it makes you feel any better my toddler son threw my sweet new copy of Special Mods at my wife, hit her on her sore foot, and her reaction was to spike the book like a football straight into the floor, causing it to bounce about 10 feet into the kitchen, off a cabinet and into the front of the stove. It is now in a condition that some online auction sellers refer to as "Like-new with minor shelf wear" and I think I'll upgrade the difficulty of her character's next few skill checks as payback. Should have completed the set of Beginner Boxes, indeed. And work kicked me pretty well for about 9 hours today as well, so there's that...
  10. Saw one on the shelf at my semi-local shop today. I bought Special Modifications instead. I've been kicking myself for the last 3 hours.
  11. I had the same problem. An update to .NET 4.6.1 fixed it. But, Oggdude is using .NET 4.0 for development, so I cannot be sure that this will not have some other unwanted side effect. I am just happy that I can load and save characters again. Thanks, but that's as good as gibberish to me. I'm running Windows 7 on an older rig because I haven't been "really into" computers in years. I can muddle through a lot of stuff and deal with day to day functions but I wouldn't even know why to update .NET or how to do it anymore. Do you know where I can find an older version of the software so I can use it again without upgrading a computer I no longer care to upgrade or replacing it just because a program I like for a game I play 3 times a month no longer works on it? I've tried all the suggestions in the FAQ and the manual, I've cleared cache, I've tried to edit the data path, I've tried to transfer data, I've tried to import characters from the backup files, I've tried it all. I even tried to restore to a previous version and my computer says there isn't one. I just want the old version back even if it means I don't have the latest toys to use, because I can't use them anyway unless I never close the program or turn off my computer ever again. OK, but you can download and run an installer, right? So... you take the blue pill: http://fringer.space/download/SWEotECharGen-1.6.3.zip the story ends. You download the old version and never get another upgrade. You take the red pill: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49981 you stay up-to-date, and Oggdude will show you the wonders of his new versions... P.S.: The download link for SWEotECharGen 1.6.3, will only be valid for a few days. P.P.S.: According to Microsoft the update is "a highly compatible, in-place update". P.P.P.S.: Of course, after all this, the .NET upgrade better work.... Thanks for the link, and please pardon my grumpiness. The updated framework seems to have helped. I can now build and save new characters at least.
  12. I had the same problem. An update to .NET 4.6.1 fixed it. But, Oggdude is using .NET 4.0 for development, so I cannot be sure that this will not have some other unwanted side effect. I am just happy that I can load and save characters again. Thanks, but that's as good as gibberish to me. I'm running Windows 7 on an older rig because I haven't been "really into" computers in years. I can muddle through a lot of stuff and deal with day to day functions but I wouldn't even know why to update .NET or how to do it anymore. Do you know where I can find an older version of the software so I can use it again without upgrading a computer I no longer care to upgrade or replacing it just because a program I like for a game I play 3 times a month no longer works on it? I've tried all the suggestions in the FAQ and the manual, I've cleared cache, I've tried to edit the data path, I've tried to transfer data, I've tried to import characters from the backup files, I've tried it all. I even tried to restore to a previous version and my computer says there isn't one. I just want the old version back even if it means I don't have the latest toys to use, because I can't use them anyway unless I never close the program or turn off my computer ever again.
  13. Have you cleared your cache? Yes.
  14. The latest version is giving me fits. In addition to being unable to load any of my old characters, I'm no longer able to load any characters from any previous sessions. If I make a new character and save it, then close the program the next time I open it the character list is blank again. There is a backup file of characters but I have had no luck at all trying to access it or import any of the characters. Deleting the program and installing again from scratch has made no change. Is there a copy of a previous version I can install since I loved the usefulness of this program until this latest update wiped me out?
  15. Try clearing your cache. FYI, from the name "clearing cache" I was worried that it might delete my saved entries... I made a backup and then tried clearing my cache and didn't need to use the backup because clearing the cache does not delete data in your data directory, instead it does what I actually does what I thought it would and removes the fast reload of "working memory" which forces it to reread the saved files from the drive. Also FYI the "data editor" tool has a "backup" button on the front page and it would be a good idea to click it before upgrading in the future, just in case. Tried the clear cache thing first, and also after the data transfer. Didn't do anything either time. Thanks for the suggestions though. I appreciate it. Seems like maybe backing up the data wouldn't have helped if it just gets erased when transferring anyway.