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Alt Univ Campaign Idea: Clone Wars if Anakin lost the Pod Race

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If you don't mind having a noob along, I'd like to join the party.

My current concept (Legends-inspired) is a relatively naive new Jedi knight. She is a healer/doctor with MedCorps (therefore currently not a combat monster), but wants to cross-train some new skills.

I've just ordered both RotSep and CotR, but it'll take some time before they get to me. Until then, I'll have to make do with the talent trees that can be found around here.

Edit: Time zones ... yeah, that could be an issue with me. I'm in Europe (CET).

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:40 AM, MrTInce said:

Well I'd like to put my name down on the waiting list if differing time zones aren't an issue.

 

On 7/5/2019 at 1:27 AM, Bellona said:

If you don't mind having a noob along, I'd like to join the party.

My current concept (Legends-inspired) is a relatively naive new Jedi knight. She is a healer/doctor with MedCorps (therefore currently not a combat monster), but wants to cross-train some new skills.

I've just ordered both RotSep and CotR, but it'll take some time before they get to me. Until then, I'll have to make do with the talent trees that can be found around here.

Edit: Time zones ... yeah, that could be an issue with me. I'm in Europe (CET).

 

Mr. Tince is first on the waiting list, bellona is second.  I suspect that you'll both get in and that'll fill the game.

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On 7/9/2019 at 10:53 AM, Demon4x4 said:

Sounds like fun to me, I haven't actually done a play by post before, but wiling to try. :)

You're in and that closes out the roster.  I'll let @Daeglan decide if my terms are acceptable  if so that brings the total number of 7, one more than originally planned but I'm trying to be accommodating.  Please move future communication  to this misc thread

 

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On 7/2/2019 at 5:00 AM, EliasWindrider said:

The thing is that chancellor palpatine is NOT granted emergency powers (takes order 66 off the table) because 1) no senator Jar Jar binks and 2) he's seen as being biased in favor of war because of the trade federation occupation of his homeworld  (naboo).

I like the set-up, with two niggling issues.

The Order 66 thing has already been mentioned.

And the Trade Federation taking over Naboo (or doing whatever they were going to do in The Phantom Menace) was Plapatine's original plan that was foiled by Anakin, so his original plan being successful should work in his favour.

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2 hours ago, micheldebruyn said:

I like the set-up, with two niggling issues.

The Order 66 thing has already been mentioned.

And the Trade Federation taking over Naboo (or doing whatever they were going to do in The Phantom Menace) was Plapatine's original plan that was foiled by Anakin, so his original plan being successful should work in his favour.

the plan for it was to get him elected chancellor, which worked as intended in either timeline.  I imagine it was also to cement the loyalty of his minions.  and he was trying to kill senator padme later so it had some negative side effects (padme being senator) in the original time linie

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Ok... we seem to have been ghosted by one player so there is room for one more.

Species Starting xp +900 earned xp. Non jedi get 25000 credits for gear (keep what you don't spend).  Jedi get 18000 credits and an ilum crystal if they want it, they can still pay for any other crystal they want.  Every non clone pc gets a squad of 6 minion clone npcs which you can squad up with or direct as a minion group.   Clone PCs are captain rex/commander cody types and get 12 clone minions to command.  Jedi get the standard jedi mentor bonus.  Non jedi get their pick of mentor bonuses from disciples of harmony  (can be the jedi mentor bonus).  Jedi characters have access to a jedi artisan who can add 2 hp each to 2 pieces of gear.  Modding crystals isn't free (normal credit cost) but any non-impossible (5 purple or less) check to mod a crystal automatically succeeds if it was made in the jedi temple (or onboard the crucible).  If you want to be a non-jedi force user who is doing a "foreign exchange student" thing with the jedi order they can get the 2 hp added to 2 gear and maybe even the 18k credits and a free ilum crystal instead of 25K credits if they want a lightsaber.  All books are legal.  Any character that has a reason to hang out with jedi in a warzone is acceptable, e.g. a mercenary friend of a jedi.

Here's the kicker I need a synopsis of a morality/duty/obligation related campaign spanning character growth side story.  Something that fits into us playing through slightly altered versions of the episodes (in chronological order vs aired order) of the clone wars cgi series. 

Palpatine in chancellor but does not have emergency powers and his failed bid to get emergency powers had a backlash effect of a high ranking tribunal of senators (Bail Organo is one of them) holding the power of the office of commander in chief of the GAR.  Palpatine is eventually going to try to convince at least 2 of them to execute order 66 (e.g. manufactured evidence/coercion/blackmail/etc) as his plan B and his plan C is separatist military victory replacing the republic with the CIS controlled by his puppet dictator count dooku, the jedi prosecuted as war criminals, and he himself escaping prosecution because he was NOT in control of the GAR.   You'll get to reinterpret slightly altered from cannon events to try and figure out the specifics of plan B/hace which may lead your characters to palpatine is Darth sidious and/or let you stop it without figuring out that palpatine is sidious.  Republic military victory over the CIS is required for victory "real good guy victory" it's possible that the republic wins the war and palpatine serves out his term as chancellor with no one figuring out he's sidious and the galaxy moves on with the sith still in hiding.  That would count as a player "victory." I don't know how the clone wars are going to end in this alt Univ, that will be determined by player actions.  This is intended to be cooperative storytelling not a player vs GM situation.  I'm rooting for player/republic victory. 

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I'm also curious how the following homebrew universal spec would play so it's on the table if anyone wants to take it

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Mando'jeti (I know real "original" name, open to other names) use a weapon that is a like a double bladed lightsaber but the other end shoots (ranged light, medium range) damage and effects per crystal minus breach and Sunder, it uses a force attuned resonator (keeping the peace) to fire and has 4 hp (like a double bladed lightsaber 2 of those used by crystal) I'm tempted to give it only 3 hp.  It would have 2 stat blocks like the mon cal spear blaster in "strongholds of Resistance."

So now the spec

Skills: knowledge(lore), mechanics, melee, ranged(light)

 

Witchcraft                   Parry                          Sidestep                       Grit

                                          |                                |

Renegade form-------Secrets of the jedi---Armor master----------Parry

                                                                                                                    |

Force rating------------Hawkbat swoop-----Grit                                Improved armor master

         |                                |                               |                                      |

Sarlaac sweep           Moving target           toughened                   Improved sidestep

         |                                |                               |                                      |

Multiple opponents--Momentum-----------Dedication--------------Improved secrets of the jedi

 

 

 

here's an example buildhttps://www.mediafire.com/file/a8ed7328f69t7hl/MandoJeti.pdf/file

 

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21 minutes ago, EliasWindrider said:

Just tell me the concept in a paragraph or two, we can worry about the build later.

After years of solitary practice with force and meditation, she had lost that personal connection with others. She began to think of other living being as no more than force conduits. This displeased her Master. He is forcing her to join others and try to understand that you can not be disconnected to others but must embrace them. 

Shes not a **** but rather would start as shy and bit awkward. She will try to make friends as she transitions from seeing people as "things" to important relationships needed for a healthy mind and connection to the force. 

To reflect this she doesnt have any force power that interact with people (influence, sense, battle meditation, etc). 

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37 minutes ago, RandiQuade said:

After years of solitary practice with force and meditation, she had lost that personal connection with others. She began to think of other living being as no more than force conduits. This displeased her Master. He is forcing her to join others and try to understand that you can not be disconnected to others but must embrace them. 

Shes not a **** but rather would start as shy and bit awkward. She will try to make friends as she transitions from seeing people as "things" to important relationships needed for a healthy mind and connection to the force. 

To reflect this she doesnt have any force power that interact with people (influence, sense, battle meditation, etc). 

First I have zero problems with the character concept, we just have to work out a narratively sensible reason to get her into the action and that's what the rest of this post is about.

So are you saying she's a padawan?  If so, that kind of makes the battle of genosis unlikely although you could play a temporary character at genosis, and then have the padawan assigned to a jedi knight at christophsis much the way ahsoka was.  If you want Yoda to be the jedi master doing the assigning that's fine.  Or you could be accompanying Yoda at genosis if you really wanted to start the character there.

If she's a padawan, would you like to start at a lower xp level and then receive 10 or so extra xp per real world week until she catches up to the knight characters xp level?  This is not required I'm just asking if it's something that you want to happen.

 

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18 hours ago, EliasWindrider said:

First I have zero problems with the character concept, we just have to work out a narratively sensible reason to get her into the action and that's what the rest of this post is about.

So are you saying she's a padawan?  If so, that kind of makes the battle of genosis unlikely although you could play a temporary character at genosis, and then have the padawan assigned to a jedi knight at christophsis much the way ahsoka was.  If you want Yoda to be the jedi master doing the assigning that's fine.  Or you could be accompanying Yoda at genosis if you really wanted to start the character there.

If she's a padawan, would you like to start at a lower xp level and then receive 10 or so extra xp per real world week until she catches up to the knight characters xp level?  This is not required I'm just asking if it's something that you want to happen.

 

Shes not a Padawan. She would be a Knight. Yoda as one of her "Masters" would work, really any of the Council members could have continued teaching her even after become a Knight.  

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12 hours ago, RandiQuade said:

Shes not a Padawan. She would be a Knight. Yoda as one of her "Masters" would work, really any of the Council members could have continued teaching her even after become a Knight.  

Ok.  That works 

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