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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Robin Graves in End of the World a Complete Fail?   
    Secondly... why is the notion of Stress affecting categories other than the one used in a test such a 'no no'?
     
    It seems like a really good way to manage any type of negative feedback from any occurrence.
     
    Guy has to shoot his friend who just broke his leg and cant keep up as the group runs from zombies. Suffer Social Stress as he shuts down his own sense of humanity.
     
    Guy suffers Stress from seeing something horrifying and applies it as physical, becomes sick to his stomach, gets the shakes etc. 
     
    Guy gets in a nasty argument with his significant other, suffers stress and applies it to Mental as he is distracted by the fight and cant get his mind off it.
     
    Poor examples perhaps, but you get the idea. There are any number of situations where actions involving one category could impact another. Does this break the game somehow? Seems like a harmless and possibly useful rule change.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from ExpandingUniverse in Concerned by the lack of upcoming books   
    I wish I had that kind of willpower, to pick and choose I mean. I haven't played my first session yet and with the arrival of "Special Modifications" this afternoon I just completed the collection so far. Man do I have a lot of reading to do.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Sturn in StarMap project   
    Hey, based on a suggestion above I changed the color of the Hyperspace Lane names to something that associates it with the lanes themselves. I also added a few minor lane names. Your welcome to whats there. The Hapes cluster is lacking most of the detail as I plan to map it out to a greater scale should my players ever go there.
     
    Again, this was a project for my own use so I wasn't too worried about the quality of the finished product, but if you can use it... please be my guest! Its kind of fun so I may well start expanding from this point regardless of where my campaign leads. Just thinking about doing the whole galaxy makes my head hurt.
     
    Oh, I named the files after a major system in each of them but there is probably a better way, such as by grid coordinate. (O8O9P8P9) or something like that so you know at a glance where in the galaxy you are looking at. Hmmm
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    ReallyoldGM reacted to GreyMatter in How much do you know about your galaxy?   
    I am heavily invested in background and detail, much to the detriment of me actually writing scenarios.
     
    No detail is too trivial, no historical anecdote too superfluous.
     
    I often find myself writing mini-biographies for incidental NPCs, which on more than one occasion has spun off into entire sub-plots which the players don't come close to initiating. 
     
    I think an important way to stave off GM Detail Frustration is to prepare some stock histories, anecdotes, and references, and have them on hand for useful points -- but not to hard-code them into specific moments for the campaign (short of necessary exposition). I maintain specific "Background on [sUBJECT X]" files for all major NPCs and plot points but try not to make them essential for plot movement. I always reward investigation INTO detail, but don't front-end-load it anymore.
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    ReallyoldGM reacted to themensch in How much do you know about your galaxy?   
    Until it is observed, everything is in a state of flux in my galaxy.  I try to respect canon and even interact with it sparingly.  
     
    That said, I do still keep ingesting more data about the setting, even if it doesn't directly apply to my stories presently.  I enjoy knowing the information without excruciating detail.  
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from bradknowles in StarMap project   
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from bradknowles in StarMap project   
    Hey, based on a suggestion above I changed the color of the Hyperspace Lane names to something that associates it with the lanes themselves. I also added a few minor lane names. Your welcome to whats there. The Hapes cluster is lacking most of the detail as I plan to map it out to a greater scale should my players ever go there.
     
    Again, this was a project for my own use so I wasn't too worried about the quality of the finished product, but if you can use it... please be my guest! Its kind of fun so I may well start expanding from this point regardless of where my campaign leads. Just thinking about doing the whole galaxy makes my head hurt.
     
    Oh, I named the files after a major system in each of them but there is probably a better way, such as by grid coordinate. (O8O9P8P9) or something like that so you know at a glance where in the galaxy you are looking at. Hmmm
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Revanchist in Setting the Tone   
    I have had the players assume the roles of characters other than their own PCs at times to let them experience something important to the campaign but not necessarily involving the PCs. They get to witness first hand other, sometimes deadly, events.
     
    Imagine spending a session with the players as citizens of Alderaan tipped with last minute info that the DeathStar has targeted them. They have a few hours to try and convince the authorities, manage a panic and evacuate. If they dont, boom, perhaps they all die in the attempt. The next session they as their regular characters hear a holonet broadcast that some catastrophic seismic upheaval has destroyed Alderaan with millions perishing. They know better and have a much more personal connection to what happened there as Players. 
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from ShadoWarrior in StarMap project   
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Djack in StarMap project   
    I started making a 2x2 quadrant magnification of the star map for my own use during our game. All the copies I could find were pretty low res and pixelated badly when zooming in. This is just a quick rendition using good ole Microsoft Paint but turned out pretty well I thought. I have maybe 4 or 5 of them completed and plan to just follow the travels of my player group with upgraded maps as they move along.
     

     
    Anyway, just posting here to see if anyone else has done something similar.
     
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from ShadoWarrior in StarMap project   
    Thanks so much.
     
    Ive posted the four completed maps so far in my Dropbox and your welcome to them. They aren't works of art and you will no doubt find glitches and errors in them but they are pretty accurate and should serve fine as a gaming reference. Im improving with each one so perhaps they will look better later on!
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xbmrrcffiidmzi0/AADoJxy55iVhHwO9otzXUV-8a?dl=0
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from ShadoWarrior in StarMap project   
    I started making a 2x2 quadrant magnification of the star map for my own use during our game. All the copies I could find were pretty low res and pixelated badly when zooming in. This is just a quick rendition using good ole Microsoft Paint but turned out pretty well I thought. I have maybe 4 or 5 of them completed and plan to just follow the travels of my player group with upgraded maps as they move along.
     

     
    Anyway, just posting here to see if anyone else has done something similar.
     
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from unicornpuncher in Identity Issues   
    Did he just gut Aquaman!  
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Desslok in Identity Issues   
    It's called baiting and I fell for it before. Not this time. You have a nice day.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from RLogue177 in Identity Issues   
    Unless it bothers somebody, Im going to stick with the current name and avatar. I believe it suits me better.
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    ReallyoldGM reacted to 2P51 in Ship art   
    http://fractalsponge.net/
     
    Cool site I thought some might like for inspiration.
     
    sample
     

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    ReallyoldGM reacted to That Blasted Samophlange in Smartphones and comlinks   
    I'm so of the camp that wirelessly jacking a device such as a comlink should be impossible. Star Wars is very rooted in 1970's and often older tech. Remember that Artoo had to plug in and "talk" to a computer. A comlink is a fairly simple device that is more analogous to a long range multi channel walkie-talkie or at beast an Early nokia cell phone (1011 maybe) than modern smartphones. If anything datapads are more like smartphones, and we are often seeing them be attached.
    Besides, it makes for a better adventure having to steal a comlink, likely replacing it with a replica while you modify it to let you listen in, then have to replace it. Then having done thaf, realize it would have been easier to just hide anopen comlink on an MSE (mouse) droid and have it folliw the person around.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from whafrog in Identity Issues   
    It's called baiting and I fell for it before. Not this time. You have a nice day.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from BasiliskOnline in Identity Issues   
    Unless it bothers somebody, Im going to stick with the current name and avatar. I believe it suits me better.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from unicornpuncher in Identity Issues   
    Glad I could be of service!
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from unicornpuncher in Identity Issues   
    Nope, not gonna fall for it.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Icosiel in Identity Issues   
    You vile person. It took me months to get that song out of my head after taking my granddaughter.
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Sturn in StarMap project   
    Thanks so much.
     
    Ive posted the four completed maps so far in my Dropbox and your welcome to them. They aren't works of art and you will no doubt find glitches and errors in them but they are pretty accurate and should serve fine as a gaming reference. Im improving with each one so perhaps they will look better later on!
     
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xbmrrcffiidmzi0/AADoJxy55iVhHwO9otzXUV-8a?dl=0
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from whafrog in StarMap project   
    I started making a 2x2 quadrant magnification of the star map for my own use during our game. All the copies I could find were pretty low res and pixelated badly when zooming in. This is just a quick rendition using good ole Microsoft Paint but turned out pretty well I thought. I have maybe 4 or 5 of them completed and plan to just follow the travels of my player group with upgraded maps as they move along.
     

     
    Anyway, just posting here to see if anyone else has done something similar.
     
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    ReallyoldGM got a reaction from Vrussk in Who has seen the official Rogue One trailer yet?   
    I guess they are running out of male heroes in the Star Wars galaxy.
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