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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Nytwyng in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    Something that I found interesting, production-wise...
    When recording some of the new comm chatter for the space battle at Scarif, in addition to using existing footage from the original for Red and Gold Leaders, they had the actor who played Gold Leader record new dialogue for that comm chatter. Cool, but not the interesting part. They began writing comm chatter dialogue for Wedge, then remembered his exclamation at the Battle of Yavin: "Look at the size of that thing!" He'd never seen the Death Star before that moment, and so couldn't have been at Scarif.
    I like that there was some thought out into the fan service.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Desslok in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    Wow, that's some weapons grade nerd continuity! I approve!
     

    (Subtitle: Arnold Schwarzenegger gives the thumbs up too)
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from Vestij Jai Galaar in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    I liked the Vader pun, but then I'm one of those weirdos that liked that Vader scene the most over the one where he killing people in the corridor (not that I didn't like that one, thought both scenes were **** awesome for different reasons).  I felt like that whole scene showed just how menacing Vader could be just to talk to, and also showed that he was by this point not some foolish brute but had a brain in that helmet of his.  "Putting the Lord in Dark Lord" so to speak.
    Reading, especially the Needa one, actually pushes home how fitting the pun is.  People don't seem to realise it but Vader is a deadpan wisecracker.
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from bradknowles in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    I liked the Vader pun, but then I'm one of those weirdos that liked that Vader scene the most over the one where he killing people in the corridor (not that I didn't like that one, thought both scenes were **** awesome for different reasons).  I felt like that whole scene showed just how menacing Vader could be just to talk to, and also showed that he was by this point not some foolish brute but had a brain in that helmet of his.  "Putting the Lord in Dark Lord" so to speak.
    Reading, especially the Needa one, actually pushes home how fitting the pun is.  People don't seem to realise it but Vader is a deadpan wisecracker.
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from The Shy Ion in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    I liked the Vader pun, but then I'm one of those weirdos that liked that Vader scene the most over the one where he killing people in the corridor (not that I didn't like that one, thought both scenes were **** awesome for different reasons).  I felt like that whole scene showed just how menacing Vader could be just to talk to, and also showed that he was by this point not some foolish brute but had a brain in that helmet of his.  "Putting the Lord in Dark Lord" so to speak.
    Reading, especially the Needa one, actually pushes home how fitting the pun is.  People don't seem to realise it but Vader is a deadpan wisecracker.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to kelpie in Hyperspace travel time in new canon   
    Got no problem with the "speed of plot" solution; mostly of time there is no need to carefully write down the time you spend on hyperspace.
    Aside from special situation (ie when you're pursuing someone, or for wounded char healing factor) it could be 1 minute or several days of travel, there is no difference. And you can easily manage "by plot" the pursuing factor.
     
    However, a RPG game need some more coherent solution.
    - If an imperial starfleet can go anywhere in minutes range, an "hit and run" tactic has to be used very quickly and only on very isolated planet/location or they will be overwhelmed. If a rebel cell get caught on a planet, probably the planet will be surrounded and got into a blockade in less than 10 minute while a couple of system fleet can be in almost no time.
    - Viceversa if hypespace travel is in days or weeks range, a rebel fleet can arrange a more complex tactic, even assaulting on large numbers just because the imperial response will be very slow. A rebel cell can act almost relentlessy, knowing there are a big windows of opportunity to flee
     
    In canon, Han talk about his ship being "faster than imperial ship" (and yes, also the thing about the kessel run ). It's clearly stated is an hyperspace speed, not sublight speed. If the difference about a slow ship and a fast ship is 1 minute, there's no point on saying that.
    Several episodes of clone wars/rebels start while on hypertravel
    While traveling to Alderaan (sigh) Han leave the flying stick and goes talking with his passengers; Luke and Obi Wan are training, and Chewie is playing chess with the droids. We can't say how much time they are doing it, but sure they are'nt for 1 minute.
    In Rogue One alone
     
    The whole "too far from galactic core to be safe from empire's grip" take no sense if hyper travel is too fast...
     
    I think working the plot around the rules (fisic/scientific rules, not game rules) is way better than viceversa
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to HappyDaze in Hyperspace travel time in new canon   
    No trouble. I enjoy this game quite a bit, particularly for the blending of traditional and narrative mechanics. I am fully aware, however, that I tend to be more biased towards the traditional mechanics side over "hard narrative" than many on these boards.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Ghostofman in The Spoilerrific Super Duper Rogue One Megathread!   
    I like the "Star Wars is an RPG answer for why Vader's palace is on Mustafar:
     
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Krieger22 in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    Vader always whips out a one-liner while choking someone:
    "I find your lack of faith... disturbing."
    "You have failed me for the last time."
    "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."
    This one fit nicely into the tradition.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to The Grand Falloon in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    Finally saw it last night.  I loved it, my 8-year-old hated it.  I do agree that the "Rousing Call To Action" speeches were pretty hokey.  CGI Tarkin and Leia... I was more put off by Leia than Tarkin, but that may be because I think Peter Cushing is a little in the Uncanny Valley anyway.  I really feel like it's the best Star Wars film in over 30 years.  I mostly liked TFA, but I thought Starkiller Base and everything about it was stupid.  Rogue One's worst parts just made me say, "meh, that's a little dopey."

    I will admit that part of me really wanted Vader to second guess his pun and start trying to fix it.  "Try not to choke on your aspirations, Director.  Wait... try not to aspire what you're choking on... er... Shut up, Krennik!"
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from Khyrith in Let's Spec out the Rogues!   
    Yeah I definitely go with this.  
     
    Considering Cassian's "I been in this war since I was 6!" line, he is definitely one of AoR's specs, and I would go Spy too considering his actions.  
     
    Chirrut and Baze, yep again, makes sense actually them both being Hired Guns, with Chirrut having branched out into one of the Force Sensitive specs.  
     
    Bodhi, I am not that knowledgeable about the Ace career or its specs but from what you have said about Rigger it sounds like the best spec for him, but I would not give him the Pilot spec.  Reason being, while he is military (and therefore has an AoR career which are all military), he appears to have been a cargo or shuttle pilot and not a TIE fighter pilot, and you never see him performing any fancy aerial acrobatics you would get with Pilot.  So yeah, Rigger sounds about right.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to MaxKilljoy in The Spoilerrific Super Duper Rogue One Megathread!   
    I haven't seen anything in the previews or trailers to make me think that Felicity Jones did a bad job or is a poor actor. 
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Superunknown in The Spoilerrific Super Duper Rogue One Megathread!   
    I liked it a lot- it's definitely an experimental film, which shows.  How much Space Fantasy does the average citizen of the galaxy live?  Quite a bit, but not as  much as the other characters we've focused on.  The fact that you can make a film that's a little light on the fantastical elements still work as a  part of Popular Corporate Space Fantasy Franchise is pretty darn exciting.  One could perhaps infer that Disney is perhaps testing the waters for a more Crime Drama/Pirate Romance-styled Han Solo film or a... what would they do with Obi-Wan?  (Personally, I'm hoping for some kind of Yojimbo-informed ronin cop crime drama- just not in the "You're out of line, Kenobi!  You're off the case!  Take a vacation!" sense.)
     
    Anyway, Rogue One.  Going to go out on a line and say I liked both acts equally.  The occupation, the hopelessness of the rebels' plight, the internal conflicts and isolation of various rebel cells, the fact that everyone considered getting out while they still could- that was really nice world building.  Act two was a great ride with a lot of really excellent set pieces, and if I HAD to complain, it got a little busy and the pacing was a little break-neck.  The film gains points for having all the actions of the different groups of characters re-converge on that ONE THING.  It blends a little too nicely with the beginning of episode IV, but this is space fantasy we're talking about.  Going to have to watch both movies back-to-back and see if any of the urgency of Rogue One informs Ep. IV in any interesting way.  Other than that, it was good to see the Death Star used as a character. (People even talked about her behind her back!)  The political intrigue inside the Empire was satisfying, and I like the further distinction between the Empire (being more political and having a greater diversity of interests) and the First Order. (being single-minded and rabidly fanatical)
     
     
    (Edited for my third-grade vulgarity.)  Sorry.  :[
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to Lareg in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    I saw the film the other day. Best star wars film I've seen since the original trilogy. It totally blows TFA out of the water (except for the Finn/Rey interaction). I can't find a fault in the film, only the lack of a crawl. Vader at the end was amazing, and i like the fact that it ends literaly hours or at most days before A New Hope. Really liked the temple guardians Chirrut and Baze. The TPK was sad but almost necessary i think.
    I realy liked the Tarkin and Leia CGI, i didn't expect to see them and was totally surprised, so much that i didn't notice any uncanny valley effect.
    I think that i can rightfully be considered a needed addition  to the original trilogy.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to NicoDavout in FULL OF SPOILERS!!! Rogue One discussion!   
    I love the movie absolutely. The next day I ran to see it again and planning to go for the 3rd time. 
     
    I love it for:
    1) Fast transitions between the scenes. 
    2) Rebels are murderers when necessary. The cause justifies the means. The rebellion is a mess with factions. It is real galaxy finally.
    3) TPK, the Imperial war machine may be run by the incompetent officers but in the end they will prevail thanks to the numbers. 
    4) Stormtroopers finally learned to hit their targets. Better late than never.
    5) Great space and land battle at the same time. Endor forest battle was not great, because "An entire legion of my  best troops awaits them." and then we see 1 or 2 Ewoks killed.....
    6) Bitter irony when Krennic watches his toy "killing" him.
    7) 30 sec with Vader at the end.
    8) The main characters.
     
    My ranking: TESB -> ANH -> R1 -> ROTJ -> TCW -> TPM -> .................... -> ROTS -> AOTC.
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from Sturn in The Spoilerrific Super Duper Rogue One Megathread!   
    I loved it.  I am stating this now: I consider it up there with Empire Strikes Back and above Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi.  I hope the coherent plot in Rogue One is a sign of an increase in the quality of plot writing in future Star Wars films (because, while I enjoyed Force Awakens, it really sucked in the coherent plot department).
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from LibrariaNPC in U-Wing Stats for EotE?   
    I would go with the silhouette 3 size too.  The inside is literally just the cockpit and a room with seating.  The HWK-290 is silhouette 3, and while it carries less people it has a cargo hold, the U-wing doesn't really carry cargo beyond a team's gear, and I feel looking at them they would be about the same size.  Personal opinion of course, and silhouettes are really abstract as others have pointed out.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to jarick098 in A few odd questions about IPKC   
    I was curious about this as well. After digging thru the CRB I finally found some mention of it.
     
    Page 57 - Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
    Player Characters are almost certainly going to be either Guild or Independent Hunters. However, regardless of what type of Bounty Hunter is played, the character will need to have a current and legitimate Imperial Peace-Keeping Certificate (IPKC). This is the specific license that all Bounty Hunters are required to have on file with the Empire in order to operate as professionals. Without such documentation and status, a Bounty Hunter is little more than a kidnapper and, possibly, a murderer. Any character with the Bounty Hunter career automatically gains an IPKC — unless the player would prefer his character not start with one. Although this may seem like an odd choice, it could make for a particularly compelling story or character background.
     
    Hopefully they'll go more in dept in the new book
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from Vestij Jai Galaar in Beyond the Jewel of the Pirate Queen   
    I started with Beyond the Rim and been playing through the Mask of the Pirate Queen at the moment (though I doubt we'll get the next session in before Christmas).  I have to say, from my personal experience, though I have had to up the difficulty to compensate for my player characters being rather powerful, Mask seems to run better.  Part of that could be because I am more experienced at running the game than I was back when running BtR, but it also just feels more coherent as a whole.  What the players goals are for each part is clear while not forcing them into it, and even gives suggestions for the players to take it in some whole other direction.  The adventure also has more interesting locales and events but that's my personal opinion.
     
    Not to say BtR is bad, its still good, and probably would have been better had I known then what I know now, but knowing what I know now was largely learnt by running it and subsequent adventures.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to GroggyGolem in Help me Obi-Wan...Mary Stu :)   
    As a GM, I don't even like when a helpful NPC is around the group for longer than a few minutes. I don't want to track this NPC throughout sessions and I don't want to artificially aid the PCs in any way. If by some situation, the players bring some NPCs onto their crew, the NPCs take a backseat and I will actively look for ways to "offload" the NPCs from the crew.
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from Benjan Meruna in Upping difficulty in Mask of the Pirate Queen [SPOILERS]   
    Well, to be fair she hasn't actually done anything to raise suspicion as such.  Not that they are aware of anyway.  They picked her up on a planet they found (or rather, she waltzed onto the ship after being all mysterious to the Gotal Antaran Ranger in the party) while they were tracking down reports of a hidden Jedi enclave that from what they can tell went crazy, and they suspect that she may be 'a bit Darkside', but she seems to be happy just living in the hold and teaching them a few Force things every now and again, even if her 'timing' for such training can be a bit bad sometimes.  What they don't realise is that she was indeed a Jedi Master, but she went crazy after messing around with Rakatan ruins too much, lured a bunch of fellow Jedi fleeing Order 66 to her hideaway, drove them crazy too, got turned on by her now-Darkside pupils, and left stranded and crippled on the planet the players found her on, and is now hiding on the ship to stay hidden from the Inquisition and her former pupils until she can trade in her old decrepit body, that is only alive through force of will and Force power, for that of a nice young thing, and then leg it.  Oh, and she also does have a sense of obligation to pay back the players for getting her off planet.  But mainly the body thing.
     
    I admit I based a large part of her initial premise on Kreia from KotOR 2, with them both being Gray Jedis who had at points in their lives fallen to the Darkside, had been dismissed by the Jedi Order for various reasons and were dismissive of both Light and Dark, but while Kreia was a Mysterious Master kind of thing, this lady is more of a... how to put this... if Star Wars had the internet she would be a Net Troll.  She puts on the whole mysterious kung-fu master thing for the giggles.  She spent one session telling the Gotal repeatedly to 'open her third eye' while the Gotal was busy invading the Pirate Queen's base, supposedly to help her develop her Sense ability but really it just amused her to have the Gotal screaming "What are you on about?!" while shooting pirates, and she tried to guilt trip the Wookiee for killing one of the minions at the base.  
     
    Considering what may happen in the next few sessions either the players will realise what she is or she'll be leaving in a nice new body, if they are lucky it will be an NPC's body and not a player one...
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    Flintlock Jazz got a reaction from warchild1x in Character "level" max?   
    Be seeing you.
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to warchild1x in Character "level" max?   
    You are not a number. You are a free man. You will not make any deals. You've resigned. you will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! Your life is your own!
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    Flintlock Jazz reacted to The Shy Ion in Upping difficulty in Mask of the Pirate Queen [SPOILERS]   
    There's a fallen Jedi living in the PCs' cargo hold? That sounds like a story that needs explaining...
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