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Latinas come from the planet Lateen - it's to the galactic south of Corellia (Space Texas)

 

She looks awesome. She's got that scoundrel swagger, even while she's standing still. You know you'd better not try to break a deal with her or you'll see the business end of that blaster.

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Tweeted by Zoe Robinson (the art director): 

 

Zoë Robinson ‏@zoejkrobinson  1m1 minute ago

Check out the badass Latina smuggler on the EotE Smuggler supplement! AD John Taillon ROCKED this book! http://www.

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I wonder how many people are going to Wookieepedia to see if Latinas are still canon... ;)

 LOL! So what planet are Latina's from?

 

I am so sick of people talking about race, I am firmly in the Morgan Freeman camp STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! Besides we're all playing a game with other species, what the heck does skin color have to do with anything? You don't like my Rodian because you hate green people don't you.

Actually, making it unmentionable seems way more detrimental to me... What's next? "What do you mean the blond girl! Why do you keep bringing up my hair color?"

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Tweeted by Zoe Robinson (the art director): 

 

Zoë Robinson ‏@zoejkrobinson  1m1 minute ago

Check out the badass Latina smuggler on the EotE Smuggler supplement! AD John Taillon ROCKED this book! http://www.

Shes [/size]

So asdfasdf[/size]

I wonder how many people are going to Wookieepedia to see if Latinas are still canon... ;)
 LOL! So what planet are Latina's from?

 

I am so sick of people talking about race, I am firmly in the Morgan Freeman camp STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! Besides we're all playing a game with other species, what the heck does skin color have to do with anything? You don't like my Rodian because you hate green people don't you.

Actually, making it unmentionable seems way more detrimental to me... What's next? "What do you mean the blond girl! Why do you keep bringing up my hair color?"

 

I think it's a good thing for the game, and for gaming in general, for any type of player to be able to open up a book and see themselves inside. 

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We're assuming, based on art in the promotional announcement, that two of the new playable species will be Falleen and Gotal. I'm fine with that; I've been hoping for Gotal for a while, even though I expected it to appear in an Age of Rebellion supplement first. However, if I could choose any three previously untapped species to represent the Smuggler career and new specializations, I would go with Farghul, Herglic, and Rybet. Lots of diversity in size, appearance, and demeanor, and for purely selfish reasons I have characters in mind for all of them.

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Tweeted by Zoe Robinson (the art director): 

 

Zoë Robinson ‏@zoejkrobinson  1m1 minute ago

Check out the badass Latina smuggler on the EotE Smuggler supplement! AD John Taillon ROCKED this book! http://www.

Shes [/size]

So asdfasdf[/size]

I wonder how many people are going to Wookieepedia to see if Latinas are still canon... ;)
 LOL! So what planet are Latina's from?

 

I am so sick of people talking about race, I am firmly in the Morgan Freeman camp STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! Besides we're all playing a game with other species, what the heck does skin color have to do with anything? You don't like my Rodian because you hate green people don't you.

Actually, making it unmentionable seems way more detrimental to me... What's next? "What do you mean the blond girl! Why do you keep bringing up my hair color?"

 

I think it's a good thing for the game, and for gaming in general, for any type of player to be able to open up a book and see themselves inside. 

 

Considering obesity rates in America, it's no wonder that we're getting playable Hutts.

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We're assuming, based on art in the promotional announcement, that two of the new playable species will be Falleen and Gotal. I'm fine with that; I've been hoping for Gotal for a while, even though I expected it to appear in an Age of Rebellion supplement first. However, if I could choose any three previously untapped species to represent the Smuggler career and new specializations, I would go with Farghul, Herglic, and Rybet. Lots of diversity in size, appearance, and demeanor, and for purely selfish reasons I have characters in mind for all of them.

    

I think Farghul would be ideal, or deveronians. I don't know about Falleen though, I thought they were from the inner rim?

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I think Farghul would be ideal, or deveronians. I don't know about Falleen though, I thought they were from the inner rim?

 

Inner rim isn't an issue...I'm sure there's smuggling even on Coruscant.

 

As for Farghul and the like... the genius of E4 was that few if any of the non-humans really looked like earth-species-gone-sentient.  They weren't cat-people, horse-people, dog-people, etc.  Those only came out of the lesser minds of the EU.  Instead we got Ithorian, Bith, and Talz...

 

Then again, E6 did give us Ewoks...

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I think Farghul would be ideal, or deveronians. I don't know about Falleen though, I thought they were from the inner rim?

 

 

I can understand the appeal of Falleen as an exotic species connected to a popular villain. It's the same thinking for including the Chiss, even though they ought to be unheard of during the Rebellion era. I think Devaronians should have appeared in Enter the Unknown instead of the Chiss because the Dev males are known for their wanderlust and travel. 

 

If the Devaronians don't show up in Fly Casual, expect them in the Bounty Hunter book... or an Age of Rebellion supplement.

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As for Farghul and the like... the genius of E4 was that few if any of the non-humans really looked like earth-species-gone-sentient.  They weren't cat-people, horse-people, dog-people, etc.  Those only came out of the lesser minds of the EU.  Instead we got Ithorian, Bith, and Talz...

 

While I get your point--Ithorians and Bith are some of my favorites--the Mos Eisley cantina did give the Shistavanen "Wolfman".

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I think Farghul would be ideal, or deveronians. I don't know about Falleen though, I thought they were from the inner rim?

 

Inner rim isn't an issue...I'm sure there's smuggling even on Coruscant.

 

As for Farghul and the like... the genius of E4 was that few if any of the non-humans really looked like earth-species-gone-sentient.  They weren't cat-people, horse-people, dog-people, etc.  Those only came out of the lesser minds of the EU.  Instead we got Ithorian, Bith, and Talz...

 

Then again, E6 did give us Ewoks...

 

 

Not really, you had the Wolfman guy (Sivrak) and The Chadra-fan (the little bat guy) in the cantina E4, Bossk E5

 

Lesser minds of the EU? Really? troll much?

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I'm fine with that; I've been hoping for Gotal for a while, even though I expected it to appear in an Age of Rebellion supplement first. However, if I could choose any three previously untapped species to represent the Smuggler career and new specializations, I would go with Farghul, Herglic, and Rybet. Lots of diversity in size, appearance, and demeanor, and for purely selfish reasons I have characters in mind for all of them.

I was hoping Gotal would show up in F&D, as the rangers... but all good either way.  been wanting them.  The others you mentioned: are any of them "official"?  I don't think we have gotten any races that weren't official yet.  No I take that back, we got Chiss in one, and those fur babies from the corellia book.

I'm thinking Devorian (if the gotal isn't in), can't see two horned species, but who am I? Talz would be awesome as well. It's probably going to be a sullustian reprint though.

 

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We're assuming, based on art in the promotional announcement, that two of the new playable species will be Falleen and Gotal. I'm fine with that; I've been hoping for Gotal for a while, even though I expected it to appear in an Age of Rebellion supplement first. However, if I could choose any three previously untapped species to represent the Smuggler career and new specializations, I would go with Farghul, Herglic, and Rybet. Lots of diversity in size, appearance, and demeanor, and for purely selfish reasons I have characters in mind for all of them.

I'd actually be surprised if we got any of those three. If you look at the species we've been getting, they've all been film species or species that have become iconic and widespread in the setting: the Chiss, and now (possibly) the Falleen. The exceptions seem to be the species in the region books, where choices are more limited (hence Ganks, Drall, and Selonians—but compare to Corellians, Sakiyans, Hutts, and Nikto).

 

In short, I don't think Rybets, Farghul, or Herglics have become iconic of the setting in the same way Chiss have. Herglic's the only one with more than a handful of appearances in legends stories. Keep in mind, I'm not offering a value judgment on those three species. I'm just using existing publications to wildly speculate about FFG's internal policies on species selection. Based on what we've seen, I think they'd lean toward something more prevalent in the legends line if they were going to go legends at all.

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Can we please NOT have frog-people called 'Ribbets'?

 

Or anything that looks like a bunny-rabbit?

 

I'd prefer to keep the sillier EU brain-farts out of EoE, please. So far it's notably not been twee, or cutesy, or 'kawaai', or silly, and I'd sooner keep it that way.

 

Failing that, I'd take 'Human (Latina)' as an option.

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I'm thinking Devorian (if the gotal isn't in), can't see two horned species, but who am I?

 

I had the same thought!

 

In short, I don't think Rybets, Farghul, or Herglics have become iconic of the setting in the same way Chiss have. Herglic's the only one with more than a handful of appearances in legends stories. Keep in mind, I'm not offering a value judgment on those three species. I'm just using existing publications to wildly speculate about FFG's internal policies on species selection. Based on what we've seen, I think they'd lean toward something more prevalent in the legends line if they were going to go legends at all.

 

Oh, I'm well aware it's a long shot to see any of them before some kind of alien species supplement. These are, admittedly, selfish personal preferences. 

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Looks great.  The Specialisations look good - we knew 'Gambler' was likely, and to add to it we get 'shooty smuggler' for the Han Solo type tough guys, and 'talky smuggler' for those smooth Lando types. Covers all the archetypes of the career, I think.

 

Thoughts?

My only thought is that we all need a smooth Lando type in our lives.

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And here I just assumed that she was supposed to be from the space Philippines or something....

 

You know, kinda like how Shmi Skywalker comes from a Swedish planet?

 

Huh? In what insane universe is "Shmi" considered a Swedish name? It certainly isn't in Sweden...

 

Because she is played by a Swede

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000278/

 

Oh, so it's like Obi-Wan is from a Scottish planet, then. :rolleyes:

 

 

Just backing up a bit, it was a joke on the set of TPM: Pernilla August asked Lucas, "what do I do about my accent?"; George replied, "don't worry about it - you come from a Swedish planet."  :P

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Can we please NOT have frog-people called 'Ribbets'?

Or anything that looks like a bunny-rabbit?

I'd prefer to keep the sillier EU brain-farts out of EoE, please. So far it's notably not been twee, or cutesy, or 'kawaai', or silly, and I'd sooner keep it that way.

Failing that, I'd take 'Human (Latina)' as an option.

Was it just me or did the recruit from AoR look latina?

As an aside, my girlfriend, the woman I hope to convince to marry me is a latina from peru (I am a Caucasian mutt, I have a lot of Europe in me, a quarter Irish a quarter polish, eighth italian, welsch, czech, 1/256 french, and a whole lot of others that I don't remember, I have the option of taking offense at either all or none European ethnic jokes, e.g. pollocks, I choose to take offense at none) and she looks wow to me (I prefer her skin tone to mine, she prefers my skin tone to hers, we're a pretty good match for each other, we both like Latin dancing, e.g Salsa and bachata, I am probably better at it than her [i've had professional lessons], she's a part time zumba instructor, full time nurse, but has a little trouble with turns when dancing with a partner)

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I'd prefer to keep the sillier EU brain-farts out of EoE, please. 

You mean like the Daredevil species that is blind but can see through the force, because hey, it's a mysterious force, so let's have A WHOLE SPECIES use it on every day basis and wear curtains on their face like the Miraluka? Yes, please let us forget about them.

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Dark horse comics invented miraluka for the tales of the Jedi series of comics. So their source is no more respectable than the "dark empire" series of comics which is the post RotJ trash brain farts that you despise.

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