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What other books/accessories do you think will come out?

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I note that the content of the Core Rulebook seems almost to not acknowledge the existence of the prequels. Probably just a by-product of the game being set in the GCW era. Still, interesting...

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I think if we see other eras or the like it'll come after the three planned and announced games in the way that stuff like Black Crusade followed the other 40K games.

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I think if we see other eras or the like it'll come after the three planned and announced games in the way that stuff like Black Crusade followed the other 40K games.

Shane

What are the three announced games? Any link to this info?

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I think if we see other eras or the like it'll come after the three planned and announced games in the way that stuff like Black Crusade followed the other 40K games.

Shane

What are the three announced games? Any link to this info?

 

The two remaining games after Edge of the Empire will be Age of Rebellion and Force and Destiny. Some basic information here: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3496.

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Thank you. I guess if I had just waited a couple hours, I could have just watched the video and gotten the info.

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I think if we see other eras or the like it'll come after the three planned and announced games in the way that stuff like Black Crusade followed the other 40K games.

Shane

Agreed.

 

Once FFG has gotten the books for core of their "Star Wars experience" finished, then I'd imagine they'd start looking at other eras.  Personally, I'm thinking KOTOR/SWTOR and New Movie eras would be the big ones.

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I think if we see other eras or the like it'll come after the three planned and announced games in the way that stuff like Black Crusade followed the other 40K games.

Shane

Agreed.

 

Once FFG has gotten the books for core of their "Star Wars experience" finished, then I'd imagine they'd start looking at other eras.  Personally, I'm thinking KOTOR/SWTOR and New Movie eras would be the big ones.

 

Honestly, there's no way I'm waiting that long.  Old Republic era happens to be my favorite era, and the game I'm running in it now is going to be in it.  The rules are so malleable that you can easily just reskin the different things they give you in this book and use them in the Old Republic era, since the technology is only so different.  The sky is the limit!

However, if they do put out alternative era books in the future, you'd best believe I am going to get them.

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Honestly, there's no way I'm waiting that long.  Old Republic era happens to be my favorite era, and the game I'm running in it now is going to be in it.  The rules are so malleable that you can easily just reskin the different things they give you in this book and use them in the Old Republic era, since the technology is only so different.  The sky is the limit!

However, if they do put out alternative era books in the future, you'd best believe I am going to get them.

 

Well, nobody said you had to wait for official sourcebooks on eras outside that of the Rebellion Era.  I know for the WotC versions, folks were playing campaigns in the KOTOR era long before the Saga Edition sourcebook came out, and I know there's at least a few Play-by-Post games over on d20 Radio that take place outside the time frame that FFG is currently focusing on.

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The other 2/3rd of the core rules would be great.

*sigh*

 

I only agree in the sense that releasing the other two big books now would spare the rest of us two years of this kind of bellyaching.

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As excited as I am to get my hands on the Core Rules, and as jazzed as the new video from FFG about the product line made me, there are some things I'm a little concerned about.:

 

1. I've now heard from multiple people who went to the FFG Launch event on the 2nd that FFG employees kind of downplayed other eras of Star Wars gaming suggesting that most people want to play in the Rebellion era.  While that may be true for old-schoolers like myself and my friends, I can say with 100% certitude that my daughter and most of her friends are far more interested in playing during the Clone Wars era. 

 

I ran a few sessions for this group which involved a lot of late teens, and to a person they wanted to know if I could run something set during the Clone Wars.  Of course that's no big deal and I'll make some conversions and probably use the excellent "Edge of the Jedi" fan supplement.  However, I hope those statements by FFG were misconstrued, as there are plenty of great gaming opportunities outside of the Rebellion Era (e.g., Clone Wars, Legacy Era, Old Republic).

 

2. So the intent for Force users is to play a Force Adept in Edge of the Empire, a more powerful Force user in Age of Rebellion, and a full blown Jedi in Force & Destiny?  I state this as a question because this brings up a "canon" issue.  Technically large numbers of new Jedi aren't trained until some 11 years after the Battle of Yavin with Luke opening of the Jedi Praxeum.  How exactly does this book fit in with that "continuity?" Or is "Force & Destiny" more or less just a big Force book which can cover the post-ROTJ era, Republic era or even the Old Republic?

 

Yancy

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1.  Yea, I think because of the mid-production switch of Lucasarts into Disney's hands, they are going to focus purely on the Rebellion and immediately post-Rebellion era.  I doubt we'll see a lot of stuff from other eras, even if we say so.  They might not have the rights to it.  That means homebrewing rules is our only (and a very easy) option.

 

2.  I honestly have no idea.  If nothing else, it might have cool rules for Holocrons and other cool things that you could find and use to strengthen your own skills.  Considering how rare Jedi are in this particular era, I too am very interested to see what they do for that book.  Regardless, I'm excited to see it!

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@Yancy  Coming to you as a guy who can find something awesome to like about practically any era...

 

1. Of course the younger demographic loves Clone Wars. They've been raised on the prequels no different than we were raised on the classic trilogy. It's their Star Wars. Since the Disney buyout though you can pretty much look across all the project lines and see a massive shift back towards the classic trilogy, wether this be in the form of the upcoming animation, Battlefront 3, the new card, minis, and board games, even episode 7... all of it. Old Republic era has been rockin' strong since the early 90's and it seems apparent that the creators behind the scenes are are ready to shift to a different era rather than continue to beat one particular one to death. This isn't a right/wrong kind of thing, it just seems like a deliberate set of steps, and honestly it's probably smart business. I'm not much of a homebrew guy unless I'm creating something with Fate or some other open system, but coming up with a custom era setting may be the way out for folks that have to play in other eras, and really all the tools are there so why not do it?

 

2. Take a moment to consider this. You're Force sensitive. You've been born in the back end of space and are pretty much removed from the "classic trilogy" events so you're not even aware of the fact of what that is or what that even means. Over the course of your adventures you not only discover more about yourself and the strange things you can do, but you also start discovering this galactic history that takes you on a quest to discover what it all means. In the past the Jedi were either farmed from the youth, or we saw the frayed ends and beginnings of lines. There's a really cool opportunity here for a new kind of "Jedi" journey for the right player with a creative mind, and to me at least that seems pretty exciting.

 

I think "canon" as we know it, especially if you're looking at the EU book and graphic novel lines, is probably going to get bumped around a bit over the next few years. The few of us diehards who have read Zahn will no doubt twitch and a few of us will probably fly into an online fit of Butthurtery. But in the end this epic story and franchise will not only be fine but outlive all of us. Why not see it change and grow? Just imagine the New Kids in a few short years that will have 7-9 as "their" Star Wars. What kind of fan community do we want to have waiting for them? Wise Jedi Masters or a bunch of whiny moisture farmers?

 

Let's see what FFG comes up with and not worry about Clone Wars product line #5467. I think it will be awesome, myself. And I think the kids will get into it as soon as JJ is done doing his thing.

 

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I note that the content of the Core Rulebook seems almost to not acknowledge the existence of the prequels. Probably just a by-product of the game being set in the GCW era. Still, interesting...

 

 

This pleases me greatly.  I hope they keep the 3 primary core rulebooks OT based.  The  Supplements can reach into other aspects of the Star Wars mythos but keep the core rulebooks focused on what made Star Wars the cultural phenom it is today. 

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2. So the intent for Force users is to play a Force Adept in Edge of the Empire, a more powerful Force user in Age of Rebellion, and a full blown Jedi in Force & Destiny?  I state this as a question because this brings up a "canon" issue.  Technically large numbers of new Jedi aren't trained until some 11 years after the Battle of Yavin with Luke opening of the Jedi Praxeum.  How exactly does this book fit in with that "continuity?" Or is "Force & Destiny" more or less just a big Force book which can cover the post-ROTJ era, Republic era or even the Old Republic?

 

Yancy

 

Per canon, well over 100 Jedi survived Order 66 (someone did a count about a month ago, and I think the total was 120+). Although we know the fates of some of them (eg, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Ferus Olin), I'd guess that at least a few of those others trained folk...

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I am hoping they come out with a pack of Character sheets in tablet form. maybee including all three from the back of the book.

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I would love a nice dice bag for those costume dice and a campaing box set that starts the characters as fringe and eventually conect them to the rebellion (and the second core book).

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I would love a nice dice bag for those costume dice

 

Oooh, dice bag... I'm a sucker for peripherals like that. I saw they've made them for one of their other rpgs, so there's hope! :)

 

[EDIT: I know the rpg has nothing to with the card game, but the faction logos from the card game would make great logos on the individual bags: Rebellion, Empire, Jedi, Sith, Smugglers & Spies, and Scum & Villainy. Sign me up!]

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Oooh, dice bag... I'm a sucker for peripherals like that. I saw they've made them for one of their other rpgs, so there's hope! :)

 

[EDIT: I know the rpg has nothing to with the card game, but the faction logos from the card game would make great logos on the individual bags: Rebellion, Empire, Jedi, Sith, Smugglers & Spies, and Scum & Villainy. Sign me up!]

 

 

They could just make "token bags" for the card game that would hold the DS dial, damage and focus tokens, the Force token, and so on.  Alternatively, it could hold two or three sets of dice.

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Oooh, dice bag... I'm a sucker for peripherals like that. I saw they've made them for one of their other rpgs, so there's hope! :)

 

[EDIT: I know the rpg has nothing to with the card game, but the faction logos from the card game would make great logos on the individual bags: Rebellion, Empire, Jedi, Sith, Smugglers & Spies, and Scum & Villainy. Sign me up!]

 

 

They could just make "token bags" for the card game that would hold the DS dial, damage and focus tokens, the Force token, and so on.  Alternatively, it could hold two or three sets of dice.

 

 

A-ha, there you go... double duty! :D

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After playing my first adventure in the Beginner Game and looking through all the starships in the Core Rulebook, I would love a map folio of all the starships in the book. I really enjoyed having the map of the Krayyt Fang and it seems to have spoiled me somewhat :P

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After playing my first adventure in the Beginner Game and looking through all the starships in the Core Rulebook, I would love a map folio of all the starships in the book. I really enjoyed having the map of the Krayyt Fang and it seems to have spoiled me somewhat :P

 

I am just going to make the Krayyt Fang the only vehicle for sale in my game. Player options be damned  ;-)

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After playing my first adventure in the Beginner Game and looking through all the starships in the Core Rulebook, I would love a map folio of all the starships in the book. I really enjoyed having the map of the Krayyt Fang and it seems to have spoiled me somewhat :P

Yes, I love ship deck plans.

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