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  1. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    It's your campaign, you don't have to. I guarantee if the old gaming group was still together we'd be ignoring the Prequels, TFA, TLJ, and R1.
  2. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    Bit of a Cowboy Bebop aesthetic, with that podded cockpit.
  3. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    AT-AT buster.
  4. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    You can also charge your phone on those USB ports under the cockpit.
  5. But if they do something smart, they can't "die heroically".
  6. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    Rule of kewl -- all form, no function.
  7. I really need my allergy meds to kick in and blow the cobwebs out.
  8. Of course -- that wasn't the point of asking.
  9. Am I confused? Were weapons always posted in this thread, and not the "gear" thread?
  10. MaxKilljoy

    Hyperspace communication

    Eh, maybe it's something that was invented in the years after RotJ... (I prefer that over "retcon" or "We don't give an F about consistency, we're going to slap whatever looks kewlest most awesome on the screen!") E: coordinating jumps was a thing before, but jumps were always "you take this long to go this far and reach this spot in realspace", wasn't ever just "hovering" in hyperspace. It's not like a submarine diving into a different dimension and then waiting there.
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    Hyperspace communication

    This is just one of those things that used to have a set of technical limitations... and those limitations have been bent, broken, and ignored every single time The Story would have been inconvenienced in the slightest by adhering to them.
  12. MaxKilljoy

    Ship art

    Would fit right in with some of the stuff we did in our old d6/HERO campaign.
  13. MaxKilljoy

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    I get one of those that show the text of a link, and not an image, every page or two.
  14. I know it doesn't match my cynical demeanor to say so, but I really do want Ahsoka to have lived. She went from annoying kid-sidekick to one of my favorite characters from TCW, crowned by having the **** guts and self-respect to walk away from the Jedi after they threw her under the bus.
  15. We'll see. It's a big galaxy. (Of course, they had a scale fail again just by insisting that these Rebels had be so closely tied in with the rebels of the OT.)
  16. Since other people seem to take the novelizations as strong evidence, here's some stuff from the RotJ novelization: "The Organa family was high-born and politically quite powerful in that system. Leia became a princess by virtue of lineage - no-one knew she'd been adopted, of course. But it was a title without real power, since Alderaan had long been a democracy. Even so, the family continued to be politically powerful, and Leia, following in her foster father's path, became a senator as well. That's not all she became, of course - she became the leader of her cell in the Alliance against the corrupt Empire. And because she had diplomatic immunity, she was a vital link for getting information to the Rebel cause. That's what she was doing when her path crossed yours - for her foster parents had always told her to contact me on Tatooine, if her troubles became desperate." ... The question took her totally by surprise. She'd always felt so close to her adoptive parents, it was as if they were her real parents. She almost never thought of her real mother - that was like a dream. Yet now Luke's question made her start. Flashes from her infancy assaulted her - distorted images of running ... a beautifal woman ... hiding in a trunk. The fragments threatened to overwhelm her with emotion. "Yes," she said, pausing to regain her composure. "Just a little bit. She died when I was very young." ... "Leia, I've found something else out. It's not going to be easy for you to hear it, but you have to. You have to know before I leave here because I might not make it back. And if I don't make it, you're the only hope for the Alliance." She looked away, she shook her head, she wouldn't look at him. It was terribly disturbing, what Luke was saying, though she couldn't imagine why. It was nonsense, of course; that was why. To call her the only hope for the Alliance if he should die - why, it was absurd. Absurd to think of Luke dying, and to think of her being the only hope. Both thoughts were out of the question. She moved away from him, to deny his word; at least to give them distance, to let her breathe. Flashes of her mother came again, in this breathing space. Parting embraces, flesh torn from flesh ... "Don't talk that way, Luke. You have to survive. I do what I can - we all do - but I'm of no importance. Without you ... I can do nothing. It's you, Luke. I've seen it. You have a power I don't understand ... and could never have." Luke asks her about her real mother, even emphasizes the distinction.
  17. It has nothing to do with mind-reading -- it has to do with what Lucas himself tells us, both in his own words and what he puts on the screen. We know, objectively, that Lucas didn't determine until ESB that Vader was Luke's father, and didn't determine until RotJ that Leia was Luke's sister. Lucas directly and repeatedly admits that he was making it up as he went along. http://www.cracked.com/article_19043_6-classic-series-you-didnt-know-were-made-up-fly.html http://www.coronacomingattractions.com/news/directors-cut-george-lucas-finally-admits-he-made-star-wars-up-he-went-along
  18. 1) How long after RotJ was this published? 2) Information vital to making the pieces fit in stories presented in one medium should not require hunting down stories presented in another medium. It's one thing to ask readers to read a book series in order, it's a different thing entirely to tell readers of a book series that contradictions in the books would make sense if only they'd "gone multimedia" like a "true fan". Likewise, information necessary to reconcile contradictions between two movies should not be buried in some comic book. 3) Again, this just comes down to Lucas making a blunder, and fans coming up with their own theories to reconcile the contradiction. Lucas didn't intend to imply that Leia was having Force visions of her mother, that's purely out of the fans' own minds. The contradiction is on film, in the stories as presented -- that the fans can come up with ways to reconcile in their own heads is meaningless. It's a failure of storycraft on Lucas' part.
  19. There is no other relevant information. We never see Leia having a vision of another place or time, that doesn't involve her romantic sibling link to Luke (that he needs help on Bespin, the fact that he made it off DS2...) We have no reason to conclude she has any "farseeing" ability. "But it could have been" is neither what we see on screen, nor is it what we know about the creative process. It is pure fan-speculation, nothing more.
  20. Different thing. One deals with an observed action (what people will do, an observable fact) the other deals with an insinuation of motive and emotional state that the person making the statement cannot know ("some people are only happy if" ) . But nice try.
  21. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/contradiction In RotJ, Leia says that she remembers her mother. In RotS, we see that her mother dies when Leia is less than a day old.
  22. You're right, sorry. I should know better than to bother anyway, some people will make any excuse they can for "teh bewbs" no matter how ridiculous it makes the art look.
  23. If the plates in question are intended to be load-bearing or otherwise secure the equipment, then the gap defeats that purpose. If the plates in question are intended to be protective against non-combat work hazards, then the gap defeats that purpose There is literally no possible purpose for those thick, heavy plates, that is not defeated by the gap. They are purely, utterly, completely, nothing more than poorly-exercised artistic license, a victory of "looks hot" over functionality.
  24. It's exactly the question. A contradiction is a contradiction. Coming up with ways to paper it over doesn't change that.
  25. What's more likely... That Lucas just made a mistake because he's always proudly been a "do what's most awesome, who cares about details?" sort? Or that Lucas was actually thinking -- when RotJ was being written and filmed in the early early 1980s -- that Leia was actually having some sort of latent-Force-powers retrosensory experience every time she remembered her mother?
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