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  1. Whoops I was wrong, thanks for the clarification. I forgot Jedi was a Career in of itself like the F&D careers. *Whew.*
  2. Padawan does NOT get FR 1 from the getgo; it has to be bought inside the career, which is why its so cheap. This also means you have to take some other spec with a FR after Padawan before you qualify for Knight. Haha this is ridiculous; even Padawan survivor got FR 1 and then got another one at the end of their spec; Padawan Survivor is actually a better choice for going into Jedi Knight Ignore the above, I have been suitably corrected
  3. Again, when Dooku uses his power to throw a hunk of metal at prone Anakin/Obiwan that action is resolved before Yoda's turn comes in the initiative order. Niman talents don't allow Move to be used as an out of turn incidental.
  4. Uhm, D&D 4e was one of the shortest RPG line, and definately the shortest D&D line. 3e was in print for 8 years. Pathfinder is only now going to update to a 2e after 10 full years, etc etc. However that said you are not wrong; major RPGs definitely go through newer editions after a couple of years, typically 5 or so. However keep in mind that Star Wars is a major licensed product; we don't now how long FFG has the license as per their original contract with Lucasarts; the Disney takeover happened after their initial contract and who knows if Disney will renew it once its up. Personally I doubt they will. Another thing to keep in mind is the way FFG has treated its prior licensed RPGs: WFRP 3e & WH40K were both shut down with hardly any warning, and their forums here were purged. The fact that FFG has put out Genesys after popularizing the system with the Star Wars brand and its related supplements, as well as purchased a new license in the form of L5R makes me believe it will not be long before this iteration of Star Wars RPG is shut down as they lose the license.
  5. So I'm searching for an answer to this same question as in the OP. Was this ever accurately answered? From what I gather in this thread using Suppress is the best way by RAW to do this that also fits with the scene from the movie. However that can lead to a problem where how you would explain that Yoda did not immediately run after Dooku after using Suppress as an out of turn incidental. Move cannot be used as is because Dooku's attack already happened on his turn; only an out of turn incidental as allowed by RAW would allow Yoda to nullify the falling hunk of metal and nothing like that is allowed as per RAW for the Move power AFAIK. On another note, how would you rule Dooku ripping out part of the cavern roof and throwing that down on Yoda? Move power with Str and Mag upgrades? This is why I really like the d20 SAGA Edition of Star Wars RPG; just by using RAW you can mimic anything in the movies. Including the last two movies (such as Kylo freezing the blaster bolt)
  6. Well, this is likely the potentially most lucrative time to be holding onto the SW license considering there are lots of new movies coming out nearly every year, as well as a Live Action TV show coming soon. All this means new lore, new characters, new locations, etc etc. So winding down seems unlikely unless the terms of the license has changed (i.e. Disney wanting more money for the license or something like that) though a second edition might certainly be likely. But remember what FFG did with the WH40K license towards the end; they made Dark Heresey 2nd edition, pumped out a couple of books then shut the line down.
  7. Can anyone give me guidelines on how to use it? Is roll20 free to use for instance, if not what is the price? I get that a mic is required for faster gameplay. But is a cam required, because i don't have one and I have a slow connection. I prefer theater of the mind for combat rather than maps, is that ok? Anything else I should know?
  8. Any reason official stats have not been provided by FFG? THere have been a ton of books released (all very expensive too) but we still don't have some core things from the movies.
  9. Folks, I stated in my OP that Obi Wan as he was in TPM aka Padawan Obi Wan. He was not near the height of his abilities then. I also find it utterly ridiculous when people make excuses like 'a certain character is beyond the scope of the game' That only tells me the game system is deeply flawed if it cannot handle making a core character like Obi Wan. Anyhow, someone over at Reddit had a go at TPM Obi Wan (Padawan Kenobi) and then more experienced (Jedi Knight Kenobi) https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwxaAHKapB7rejBwRklqLXVKOG8&usp=sharing Here is the reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/swrpg/comments/3yqe4h/stat_obi_wan_using_fd/ Apparently in the early beta books there used to be a Force Rating chart which was removed for the final versions of the books by FFG. They had a Knight as FR 5 and a Padawan as FR 3. I also have to say I do not understand where people are coming from with thousands of xp required; there is really no need for that. Though if there is, is there anything wrong with that? Thousand+ xp in the FFG rpg can equate to levels 13+ in SW Saga (Master Level Obi Wan was level 14-16 in that game if I recall correctly) I do not recall any rule in FFG preventing you from either starting that high or reaching that high with your PCs. Heck, with such a huge gap in between the movies, especially ep 6-7 even if you stick to movie cannon who knows what happened; maybe your PCs were the ones to accomplish great things during that time. (such as giving Snoke those wounds )
  10. This bothered me as well and after thinking about it the answers are simple: During the height of the Jedi Order users of the Dark Side are hunted by the Jedi. As such, Dark Siders have little to no access to training in the Force along with martial applications of Force Training, such as lightsaber combat, deflecting, etc etc. The Sith apprentice however, has access to his master who teaches him everything about the Dark Side, similar to how a Jedi Padawan learns from a Jedi Master (or a Jedi Knight in certain special cases) Not only that, but Sith, also have knowledge about Lightsaber skills, how to construct them and how to use them in conjunction with the Force. As Sidious said, the Jedi and Sith are similar in all but every way. Finally being an old order, Sith Lords have knowledge of specialized Dark Side techniques. This IMO is what truly sets them apart from some random run of the mill Dark Jedi/Dark Force User. Just like Jedi are masters of the light side, Sith have mastered the dark side. As Sidious said "The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider unnatural" So how would you handle this in game terms? Easy: Sith characters can access all Jedi type careers in F&D as well as construct and use Lightsabers (Lightsaber skill) Furthermore Sith characters can pump their xp into Force Powers like Unleash aka Force Lightning. I would not let any non Sith access the highest unleash trees (because Force Lightning is a powerful Dark Side ability) nor the highest Force Powers with martial aspects like Enhance, Move and Sense.
  11. Has anyone tried playing FFG SW via Roll20? It doesn't have to be F&D, it could be any type of game such as rules using only Edge of the Empire. I mainly play via pbp on rpol.net but I have been growing impatient with the slow progression of pbp games; as an adult with a full time job + other responsibilities I really don't have a choice in the matter and pbp does scratch the itch. But sometimes, over weekends or holidays I find myself wishing for a fast session lasting a couple of hours where I can play or run a full adventure. Can roll20 do this? And do i need to have a mic and cam to play, or can I play via text messaging/chat only, and use features like battlemaps etc for combat?
  12. I want to see if this game can do that, and how much xp it will take. Can someone stat padawan Obi Wan as he was in TPM right before dueling Maul (and thus gaining a bunch of xp for winning the duel), and then Master Obi Wan as he was in AOTC, with xp points spent for each build?
  13. Obi Wan is stated right there in the F&D corebook as a Guardian. I forget the exact page number. FFG even states his specific specialization paths, saying he starts as a Soresu Defender, then moves to Peacekeeper, and then it implies he takes a non force career from EoTE. And this is one of the strongest Jedi in the movies. So this book is clearly meant to allow characters from all eras of play, including the prequels. Anyhow another question: If I want to simulate Force Push, do I need to take the Strength upgrade to Move? Also, would silhouette of 0 times 10 (for control upgrade) still equal 0 mean I do 0 damage on hurl?
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