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    Genesys Talents Expanded

    VERSION 4.1 is available. This is mostly formatting fixes, and the removal of some duplicated talents. Thank you to everyone who helped find these errors.
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    Genesys Talents Expanded

    Interesting thought.
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    Character creation walk through

    If using OggDude's program is an option, I would highly recommend using that. It will do the math for you, and prevent various mistakes. You will want to deal with each tab on the left of the Character Generator eventually, but I'd start with Species-->Career-->Characteristics-->Specializations-->Skills. Then go back and fill in your back story, motivations, etc.
  4. Honestly, at this point @Daeglan really should say something like "I think 2 advantage could be spent on NAMEofMOD, which would DESCRIPTIONofEffect. This makes sense because DESCRIPTIONofMOD would reasonably EXPANATIONofEFFECT. I like this because DESCRIPTIONofROLEPLAY" Example: I think 2 advantage could be spent on Nature Hilt, which would give 1 advantage on charm checks made against Wookies. This makes sense because a hilt made of wood, in the style of Wookie Jedi would reasonably show Wookies a level of respect and would recognize their participation in the greater Galaxy. I like this because my character is deeply concerned with the marginalization of non-human species in the Empire.
  5. No one has argued that social checks can't be applied be any sort of rule. We've discussed and argued about what makes sense in terms of balance and narrative.
  6. Yeah. Exactly zero people made the argument that "building a hilt shouldnt be able to do something that exists in the game already". I'm pretty sure he was hoping someone would suggest some specific, OP ability he had in mind, and got salty when no one did.
  7. Wrong. Here is the text AGAIN. While most lightsabers are austere and utilitarian, some Jedi have been known to personalize their weapons to better suit their tastes and styles. Numerous cosmetic or practical enhancements can be applied to a lightsaber, from rare metals and precious gemstones to customized grips and locking activating switches. Note that other attachments don't ask you to make a giant leap in logic like you are doing. Here is the next attachment in the CRB: In the days of the Republic, the Jedi allowed their younglings to train with "training sabers,” non-lethal versions of their famous energy blades. A training lightsaber is almost the same as a standard lightsaber; however, the crystal is replaced with a training emitter. The training emitter creates a blade that is completely non-lethal, and at most can generate a stun shock. A training emitter is a lightsaber crystal. If FFG wanted to say what you are claiming they wanted to say, they would have said it.
  8. The real point, @Tramp Graphics, is the fluff DOES NOT SAY what you claim it says. It is only two sentences. There is no excuse for not really reading them. It isn't even a description of the attachement. It is a declaration that there is variation in lightsaber hilts. Since it is in the Superior Hilt Personalization attachment section, we can infer that Superior Hilt Personalization attachments might have some of the items listed in the fluff. That is it. And use some logic. The attachment gives extra damage and advantage. Why would gluing a gem on a hilt do that? Why would a simple, terrible decoration have the exact same mechanical effect as a carefully crafted, finely machined hilt? Here is a more reasonable interpretation. When someone spends a lot of time and effort making the hilts superior, they sometimes include cosmetic improvements to advertise the superior nature of the hilt.
  9. PSAT Junior Junior: Star Wars Edition Section I - Logic Read the attachment description, then choose the statement that is true based on the description. Problem 1: SUPERIOR HILT PERSONALIZATION While most lightsabers are austere and utilitarian, some Jedi have been known to personalize their weapons to better suit their tastes and styles. Numerous cosmetic or practical enhancements can be applied to a lightsaber, from rare metals and precious gemstones to customized grips and locking activating switches. Models Include: None. Base Modifiers: Grants the lightsaber the Superior quality. Modification Options: None. Hard Points Required: 1 ___________________________ A) Some lightsabers with the Superior Hilt Personalization attachment have locking activating switches. B) All lightsabers with the Superior Hilt Personalization attachment have locking activating switches. C) Adding a locking activating switch to a lightsaber gives the lightsaber the Superior quality. D) Only lightsabers with the Superior Hilt Personalization attachment have are metals, precious gemstones, customized grips, locking activating switches and no other attachment can include those things, unless an attachment is added that does have one of those things, then that's OK, but not the rest because it isn't allowed except for that one case which I already said was OK and doesn't really count beause it was added to the game and that makes it OK even though it was not OK to add it before they added it.
  10. This whole conversation is about adding a new hilt property to the hilt crafting process. If a group adds it to their game, then it is in their game. That means the use of rare metals, gems, etc. would be specifically covered, and therefore not covered by the Superior Hilt attachment. Custom Grips were not in the game, but customized grips were mentioned in the description of Superior Hilt attachment. By your bizarre reading of the Superior Hilt attachment, that would mean Custom Grips could not be added to the game. But they were! So too could Electrum Coatings. Have you ever read anything that isn't a comic book? Have you noticed how people don't just bold text all the time?
  11. Yeah. This proposed attachment would just be on top of whatever other effects are being applied. I guess I don't care any more. The guy who was asking isn't responding to any of the ideas presented, and won't share anything about his character or personal preferences to guide the conversation. I think he just wanted to complain.
  12. Full stop. Right there. We'll can leave aside inability to read and understand the Superior Hilt attachment text. If an attachment is in the game, then it is NOT covered by the Superior Hilt attachment. We are talking about adding something to the game. If an attachment is in the game, then it is NOT covered by the Superior Hilt attachment. If an attachment is in the game, then it is NOT covered by the Superior Hilt attachment. If an attachment is in the game, then it is NOT covered by the Superior Hilt attachment. So kindly stop talking about the Superior Hilt attachment.
  13. So could an Electrum Coating have the effect "GM will provide bonuses and penalties, when appropriate, to social checks where the lightsaber is displayed"?
  14. Well, I don't disagree about preferring to handle it freeform. But if it were important to a player who had some clear character and roleplay ideas, I would be willing to work with them. I personally like to let players participate in world building (when possible), so it the player had ideas about a new group, or adding some definition to the Church of the Force, I'd just include it in the game. If it were just an entitled player whining about his/her crafting check, unwilling to develop any ideas, I'd just listen and move on. As I said in a different post, I think that mechanically the Ceremonial Blade and the disguised quality are reasonably similar. I'd allow the lightsaber to look like a toy, prop, or an old, ruined saber and give a boost die when trying to convince people not to take it away. I would not allow any nonsensical effect based on nothing more than other things in the game can have that effect. Fancy Paint Job, for instance, is part of a well established trope in our media. Being seen differently because of your awesome car is something we are all familiar with. Being more respected or feared after adding some stripes to a sword or knife hilt is not.
  15. Who, specifically, is saying lightsabers can't have social implications?
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