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    devin.pike.1989 reacted to TauntaunScout in ‘Leaked’ Poster   
    I like Rose the most of the new heroes, despite my view that she perpetrated the corniest scene in the movie. On re-watching the movie I figured out that it's because I feel like she most resonates with "what is Star Wars". Strongly established character motivation, developing a character through actions, and (in her case very oblique,via Paige's only scene) homage to film classics. When Rose shoots her own hero and throws him in jail, we find out a ton about that character. Her sister's death was her motivation of course, but it also visually smacked of WWII movies, Alien, 2001, The Empire Strikes Back and Dr. Stangelove.
    I always used to say "If you want to see how to develop a character through actions, watch A New Hope*. If you want to see how to develop a character through dialogue, watch The Lion in Winter." Luckily Rogue One also got back to that very firm development through action again.
     
    *Actually I said Star Wars. We still weren't calling it A New Hope back then (and you probably weren't either) unless it was to answer a trivia question. Though that was when pressed to name an English language film. The best way to learn about character development through action, I firmly believe, is to watch subtitled foreign films. When you rob the dialogue of some subtlety, the actions can seen more clearly. Like photocopying a painting in black and white, so you can discern changes in value without being distracted by false presumptions driven by perceptions of color.
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Alpha17 in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Episode 5   
    It could be early imperials taking down republic holdouts.
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    devin.pike.1989 reacted to Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in The Mandalorian   
    We are ALL Star Wars fans in this community and have our love for The Saga in common,  so as a(n Imperial) gentleman that was not my intent.
    But  as Bill Slavicsek used to say at the game tables sometimes the Executor gets to ram the A - Wing. 
     
     
     
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in The Mandalorian   
    That was the most glorious smackdown I have ever seen.
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from ninclouse2000 in New Sith Trooper (E9 SPOILERS)   
    I sure hope not.  That would be a petty slap in the face to the people who enjoyed the last jedi. I don't care for the prequels but I don't try to pretend they don't exist. 
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    devin.pike.1989 reacted to Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in The Mandalorian   
    Well Beskar, though remaining unnamed for awhile, as you may know was originally the creation of West End Games (where I was worked at for the better part of 8 years) and I’m happy that it got a mention in the Black Series figure and the series showrunners are doing their research. 
     
    Surprisingly while I can NOT paint the side of a moisture farm tan,  I’m actually rather quite handy in the kitchen.   I’ve helped open 15 restaurants in New York (on the marketing side), the latest, Cathédral, we just opened two nights ago to much fanfare.   I wore Imperial Emblem cufflinks (alas my date eschewed the Naboo hairstyle).  
     
    As for being original, since I was part of the team that created at least 80% of the former Canon that later became the Expanded Universe (you may have heard of the Victory Star Destroyer or Duros or the E-11 blaster rifle or the Hounds Tooth or that there are 72 TIEs in an Imperial Naval Fighter Wing),  I think I should get at least a passing grade there.   
    Thanks for asking.  
     
    Edit:  For a very recent examples,  I help design the soft drink bottles at Galaxy’s Edge (which was temporarily not legal to fly with by the TSA,  but Disney lobbying is strong in The Force), and I made Canon that the empty seat in the Death Star conference room in A New Hope was that of Director Krennic’s.   While not obvious to the casual fan, Director Krennic was a member of COMPNOR, which I helped design.   Another memeber of COMPNOR was Colonel Wullf Yularen, who we named for the Decipher Collectible Card Game, but decades later made it to The Clone Wars animated series.   I could go on but as you said you can Google all this. 
     
     
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    devin.pike.1989 reacted to FSD in The Mandalorian   
    Sooo, I guess that means episode IX stars "Offworld C-3PO"??
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from wintermoonwolf in New objectives and scenarios   
    Yeah, I think it is a step in the right direction.  I never had the sticktuitivity to finish a full size miniature campaign. The terrain piece looks great, I barely have time to paint my minis much less build terrain and I do not own a 3d printer (I have toddler that loves pulling things down to the ground) so official terrain pieces are appealling to me
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from wintermoonwolf in New objectives and scenarios   
    Double post
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from wintermoonwolf in New objectives and scenarios   
    I think that the at st down mini campaign is one of the cooler releases that ffg has done.  I would love to see some more unique or assymetrical objectives and campaigns in the future.
    Here's a few of my ideas:
    Escort mission: move a VIP from one side of the board to the other.  Could include a rebel informant and imperial spy mini (garindan!) 
    Downed pilot: a stationary mini in the middle of the map with a short range attack.  One side needs to capture it the other side needs to rescue.  Includes rebel and imperial pilot minis and maybe some wreckage terrain.
    Any other ideas?
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Jedirev in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Tirion in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 reacted to stackeffect in points changes not on cards?   
    Does anyone else find it funny that this incredibly creative and resourceful game community capable of modifying miniatures and creating incredibly detailed custom terrain would consider outdated point values on the physical cards to be an insurmountable obstacle to army building and their general game satisfaction? 
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from steveisbig in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    All I can say is that you need to learn to live your own life and be happy.  There will always be people who get to go on bigger vacations, ride first class, own the fancy car, eat at the fancier restaurant and wear the nicer clothing.  You can spend your life in envy-fueled misery or you can move on.
    Here is some more info on the subject:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-fomo-4174664
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from lunitic501 in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    I hope you never find out about Hummel figurines or first edition books or limited edition cars or limited run comic covers...  your head will explode.
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Alan Noir in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    All I can say is that you need to learn to live your own life and be happy.  There will always be people who get to go on bigger vacations, ride first class, own the fancy car, eat at the fancier restaurant and wear the nicer clothing.  You can spend your life in envy-fueled misery or you can move on.
    Here is some more info on the subject:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-fomo-4174664
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from stackeffect in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Alpha17 in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Alpha17 in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    All I can say is that you need to learn to live your own life and be happy.  There will always be people who get to go on bigger vacations, ride first class, own the fancy car, eat at the fancier restaurant and wear the nicer clothing.  You can spend your life in envy-fueled misery or you can move on.
    Here is some more info on the subject:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-fomo-4174664
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    All I can say is that you need to learn to live your own life and be happy.  There will always be people who get to go on bigger vacations, ride first class, own the fancy car, eat at the fancier restaurant and wear the nicer clothing.  You can spend your life in envy-fueled misery or you can move on.
    Here is some more info on the subject:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-fomo-4174664
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Alpha17 in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    I hope you never find out about Hummel figurines or first edition books or limited edition cars or limited run comic covers...  your head will explode.
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from ScummyRebel in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    All I can say is that you need to learn to live your own life and be happy.  There will always be people who get to go on bigger vacations, ride first class, own the fancy car, eat at the fancier restaurant and wear the nicer clothing.  You can spend your life in envy-fueled misery or you can move on.
    Here is some more info on the subject:
    https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-with-fomo-4174664
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from lunitic501 in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from Steck638 in points changes not on cards?   
    I don't know what you all are complaining about. I just checked and my cards all updated last night. Male sure they are close to your router and they should automatically download the newest version...
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    devin.pike.1989 got a reaction from ScummyRebel in LE Obi, complete with high ground   
    I hope you never find out about Hummel figurines or first edition books or limited edition cars or limited run comic covers...  your head will explode.
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