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What online sites did people who have received the book already use?

 

Considering Miniature Market is totally offline for 5 days and not even responding to my requests to cancel, I'm pretty much done with them. Looking for a new place to pre-order the future FFG books from.

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I don't get the Oompa Loompa reference, but I cannot imagine that I am the first one to point out the awesome sauce that is the RIM Excursions, INC.  Taun Taun Pup Tent!  Page 58, people!

 

I am now officially beyond smitten with FFG.  To have such a sense of humour as to include this little gem is beyond wit AND whimsy. The single thing that makes this book great is that.

 

There are other cool things in there, and I am intrigued by the GM section, which has some interesting propositions for combat scenarios which I am going to peruse in the near future.

 

Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

 

I'm giddy, and I'm not apologizing.  Enjoy, my friends.  This book is mick!

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What online sites did people who have received the book already use?

 

Considering Miniature Market is totally offline for 5 days and not even responding to my requests to cancel, I'm pretty much done with them. Looking for a new place to pre-order the future FFG books from.

 

I've sent my cancellation notice to MM too and picked up a copy from a quality eBay seller.  If I can't find a good pre-order place for future books, I'll probably stick to eBaying the books as they arrive.

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So to make sure I have this correctly, the new ships in the book are:

 

Starfighters

  • Preybird Starfighter
  • A-7 Hunter Interceptor

Transports/Freighters

  • Surronian Conqueror Assault Ship
  • YZ-775 Medium Transport
  • YV-929 Armed Light Freighter
  • New Transport

Capital Ships

  • Neutron Star-class Bulk Cruiser
  • Keldabe-class Battleship
  • New Frigate

Did I miss anything?

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What online sites did people who have received the book already use?

Considering Miniature Market is totally offline for 5 days and not even responding to my requests to cancel, I'm pretty much done with them. Looking for a new place to pre-order the future FFG books from.

I've sent my cancellation notice to MM too and picked up a copy from a quality eBay seller. If I can't find a good pre-order place for future books, I'll probably stick to eBaying the books as they arrive.

I sent a cancel notice too. It looks like a lot of sellers become available on Amazon reasonably quick, so I'll just use them from now on. Edited by Grimmshade

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Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

Yeah, but the sad thing is it will probably now become the norm.

Heck, following on from that that earlier thread, people will probably be wearing ten of 'em for Soak 30.

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So to make sure I have this correctly, the new ships in the book are:

 

Starfighters

  • Preybird Starfighter
  • A-7 Hunter Interceptor

Transports/Freighters

  • Surronian Conqueror Assault Ship
  • YZ-775 Medium Transport
  • YV-929 Armed Light Freighter
  • 4R3 Light Assault Transport

Capital Ships

  • Neutron Star-class Bulk Cruiser
  • Keldabe-class Battleship
  • Starbolt Assault Carrier

Did I miss anything?

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Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

Yeah, but the sad thing is it will probably now become the norm.Heck, following on from that that earlier thread, people will probably be wearing ten of 'em for Soak 30.

Not everyone wants to wear armour for every character. I have a mechanic/outlaw tech rodian who doesnt own a gun or armour. My hired gün has, I think, at most heavy clothes

All depends on the character.

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Yeah. And it can't "become the norm" if it's banned by a GM.

 

My (fast and loose) philosophy is: everything in the CRB is fine, but anything in future supplements is subject to GM approval.

 

 

 

 

Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

Yeah, but the sad thing is it will probably now become the norm.Heck, following on from that that earlier thread, people will probably be wearing ten of 'em for Soak 30.

Not everyone wants to wear armour for every character. I have a mechanic/outlaw tech rodian who doesnt own a gun or armour. My hired gün has, I think, at most heavy clothes

All depends on the character.

 

Am I correct in thinking that reads as "hired goon"?

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Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

 

I'm giddy, and I'm not apologizing.  Enjoy, my friends.  This book is mick!

 

What does the armour look like, what is it called and specs?

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Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

 

I'm giddy, and I'm not apologizing.  Enjoy, my friends.  This book is mick!

 

What does the armour look like, what is it called and specs?

 

PX-1 Battlement Powered Armor (1D, 3S, ®9,000price, 3E, 3HP, 9Rarity). And it is huge, it takes 5 minutes to put on, half of that if you have assistance. But no, I don’t think its ridiculous. As the GM you simply have to narrate it. As a Bounty Hunter Gadgeteer I could see my guy in this in the future. Bottom line this thing is meant in the frontline of combat.

 

Let me put it like this. If you saw a tank driving down your neighborhood roads you would shut your door, hide your family and call the cops correct? Every local authority would be cordoning off the area and taking it down or attempting too. It’s the same thing with this I wouldent let my PC’s wear it all the time, if they did there would be severe problems. It’s meant for combat, and combat only.  

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Yeah. And it can't "become the norm" if it's banned by a GM.

 

My (fast and loose) philosophy is: everything in the CRB is fine, but anything in future supplements is subject to GM approval.

 

The way I handle new supplements and in order to support the game itself:

While I do buy one of each of the supplements as they are released, any equipment/character advancement tree not in any of the 2 Core Rulebooks (AoR/EotE) that I leave on the table for anyone to look at during the course of the game, they must themselves own a copy of the source book in order to take advantage of the goodies inside.

 

That way I can guarantee that players eventually support the game in some shape or form. The only non-Core Rulebook aspect I allowed my group to consider learning/taking for themselves was any equipment found during the adventure books/paperback adventures. Or the skill at the very end of Beyond the Rim.

 

As a result, the 4 people in my group have all excitedly ordered in a copy of Dangerous Covenants after seeing the kind of equipment/advancements that Enter the Unknown had for Explorers.

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I don't get the Oompa Loompa reference, but I cannot imagine that I am the first one to point out the awesome sauce that is the RIM Excursions, INC.  Taun Taun Pup Tent!  Page 58, people!

 

I am now officially beyond smitten with FFG.  To have such a sense of humour as to include this little gem is beyond wit AND whimsy. The single thing that makes this book great is that.

 

There are other cool things in there, and I am intrigued by the GM section, which has some interesting propositions for combat scenarios which I am going to peruse in the near future.

 

Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

 

I'm giddy, and I'm not apologizing.  Enjoy, my friends.  This book is mick!

I'd have to say that a sabacc parlour is pretty niche too. There are plenty of places many PCs may choose to never go, and for some of the places they do go, heavier armor types may be the norm.

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Considering Miniature Market is totally offline for 5 days and not even responding to my requests to cancel, I'm pretty much done with them. Looking for a new place to pre-order the future FFG books from.

 

Although to be fair - this was a poorly timed, one off incident. The odds of them having their business disrupted by moving again during the launch of another FFG book are shockingly small.

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Also, our first Soak 3 Armour is utterly hilarious in its ridiculous nature.  Not because it is unuseable (...sort of)  but because I can't picture anybody walking into a sabacc parlour wearing that and being taken seriously.  What I mean to say is, that particular piece of equipment is very niche.

Yeah, but the sad thing is it will probably now become the norm.

Heck, following on from that that earlier thread, people will probably be wearing ten of 'em for Soak 30.

 

Doubtful.

 

Those armors have some pretty hefty drawbacks, particularly the Steelskin armor (Encumbrance 8) as well as the powered armor once it runs out of juice (skyrockets from Encumbrance 3 to Encumbrance 12; and having the power packs run dry sounds like a great use for a Despair).  The Rarity on those armors are also high, and they're both Restricted, which means most EotE characters are going to have to resort to the Black Market, which in turn means paying through the nose.

 

I know the PCs in your group don't wear armor (if your DeviantArt gallery is anything to go by, I'm not sure they even wear clothes most the time), but I really don't see these two armors becoming "the norm" in all but the most Monty Haul style of games.

 

If anything, I see the Protector combat armor becoming the new hotness for the armor-wearing crowd, as it has the same defensive traits as heavy battle armor, having a slightly higher price tag in exchange for one less hard point and two less Encumbrance.  Though Beast-Hide armor ain't bad if you don't mind being seen as a low-brow brute.

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