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So you want to watch The Clone Wars (But You Don't Want to Watch the Whole Series)
Pretty much all the shipfag ships
1st for "Shipfag, I need stats for the Aurore, AIATi, and the Crucible Jedi Cruiser (pic related)"
Its based off the Rendili Corvette from TOR (pic related)
But your right, it does indeed look like a CEC design and product.
I'm fluffing it in my games as an older model design of the YZ-775 - basically a medium transport that can be upgunned into a frigate when need arises
How would I go about stating pic related in FAD ?
Ren used it a bunch of times, the wiki is just out of date.
This image makes me giggle.
Until a newcanon vidya comes out and names the power it has no name in newcanon unless it's obvious shit like push, pull, and stun.
I thought of something while eating: Ben/Kyle Ren took the surname Solo, not Skywalker or Organa
if he wanted to be closer to grandaddy dearest he should have taken Skywalker as a surname, or at least Organan to forma direct link between him and Anakin
Favorite/Least Favorite races? We picked up Chronicles of the Gatekeeper and it added Sathari. They are like weird bird/moth looking people. They are also majestic as fuck.
No need to be jealous that I found a great meal.
Dooku is on the council instead of Mace, eventually causing a Jedi Civil War.
So /swg/ i'm planning to throw a Rakatan Force Hound against my players with the stat line of an Inquisitor with a few talents from F&D, but in exchange the Force Hound would be without any force powers.
Am i being too much overkill against them?
Daily reminder that if you consider Filoni's work good, it's only because you're so desperate you're literally scratching the bottom of the barrel, clinging at it like it's the most precious thing ever
You have no dignity, no shame and no honor.
It's your fault if star wars will in the near future lose the little epic it has left and become just a void label used to sell crappy toys and the theme for a saturday morning teen show like power rangers
There's a point where this needs to stop and we've clearly passed it.
Hi Traviss, how's life going after you broke up with Star Wars?
Cad Bane swings one around for about 20 seconds before getting his ass kicked.
And Aurra Sing was supposed to be an ex-Jedi before that horrible shitty canon was mercifully axed.
You've gotta love how much energy they put into pushing Phasma, only for this complete random to steal the show. I still can't figure out why they didn't have her fight Finn in that bit
>they manage to destroy the death star, but not before yavin IV gets rekt, and with it most of the rebel leadership
Enter the players.
>Malak never opens fire on Revans ship in the middle of his duel with Bastila and her strike force.
Since Revan was only months away from taking over the galaxy at the point... ENTER THE PLAYERs
>Anakin gets blown the fuck up in a random starfighter battle anywhere between episode 1 and 6
ENTER THE PLAYERS
>Yoda AND Obi wan go to mustafar together, they quickly slaughter anakin and wait for Sidious to show up to "save" his apprentice, and do the same to him
ENTER THE PLAYERS
>the player take the role of a reimagined prequel movies. Atleast when the story becomes utterly retarded you can justify it with it being a tabletop game
>The jedi council gives dookus warning of a senate controlling the sith some serious thought.
ENTER THE PLAYERS
>Alderaan gets to the the 4 BBY final playoffs in shockball on coruscant
ENTER THE PLAYERS
That gif always reminds me that as much as I didn't care for the prequels, at least you could tell the actors enjoyed being there.
I could not say the same when watching the new movie.
>Nines gained the upper hand against Finn in single combat and nearly struck a blow against the defector, but was shot by Han Solo, who used Chewbacca's bowcaster, thus ending the fight and presumably killing FN-2199.
Deny it if you want, truth is you settled for the lesser of evils and chose to keep a dead name barely alive while watching how it slowly decays and rots away instead of simply letting it go in glory when you still could, proving once more that cash cows provide profit even when dead.
You all choose the easy path, you could've wanted everything and instead stettled for 'something'
Star wars has finally fallen to the dark side
What better way to cement her elite badass credentials then have her survive a bowcaster shot?
Would have opened some neat parallels between Rey and Finn as well, both having mentor figures as villains. Kylo wants to teach, Phasma used to teach Finn
You should watch the interviews with the cast, they really enjoyed themselves
Harrison Ford doesn't like doing interviews or press, he's like that for every movie
Besides he finally got the ending for Han he'd been asking for since ROTJ so I imagine he's OK with it
It's just like with Mad Max. All the talk about Furiosa and new Max yet show was stolen by a guy with no lines in the movie.
Don't ruin his narrative, anon. The original trilogy was gritty, beloved, and had wonderful lovable characters. The prequels were George running wild with mediocre actors and nearly 100% cgi. That's the gospel.
I don't get It.
Viggo fucking loved LOTR. He liked It so much he got into swords and refused to take part in Hobbit because he saw that whatever Jackson was doing with that books was fucking stupid
>i like the real star wars, not the child appealing toy factory shit that you praise
>not the child appealing toy factory shit that you praise
Wait, hold on. You realize your bitching about Star Wars right? This franchise has been a toy factory for kids since the 70s. Most likely before you were even born.
Our group in EotE was just offered a job from a guy we know is linked to a Hutt. The primary job will yield us 50,000 Creds, and additional objectives may grant us 100,000 extra.
How much of a trap is this and how fucked are we?
Viggo really loved LoTR, in fact he praised Fellowship to be a very heartful film or something to that effect.
However, he criticized the use of special effect (CGI, I think?) in Towers, and in King, he thought its use was overdone.
Depends... Imp Boba likes Navigator, and Imp Kath of course likes Mangler. Trelix does good with HLCs. But Imperial Firesprays are kinda... Meh...
Scum, it's an entirely different mess. Scum Boba is a glitterstim fiend, and benefits from anything that helps his action economy. He DOES NOT need to Target Lock usually, or have K4, unless you're ordnancing something.
Kath is all about Dat Ass. And she does well with K4 Security Droid, Inertial Dampeners, and a wide range of EPTs depending on who else is in the list. Vet Instincts isn't bad, and PtL works well with K4. Opportunist is great with Palob. And Crackshot isn't a bad idea, either
Azameen should be pretty straight-forward. Either Andrasta for 3 bombs, or Slave-1 for Extra Munitions on a bomb. Otherwise you keep him trolling around the field.
Mandos are basically a "budget EPT" large ship, when you need one but don't have the points for a Kath or Boba build.
>Old Republic Saga game
>Make not-force sensitive character
>a mando, to boot
>As sessions follow, realize we're going to face a lot of force sensitive enemies, especially sith
>Start building up the character in order to make him resistant to force powers and lightsabers
>Not too out of course, was planning to make him a self buffing defence machine anyway
>3/4 of the party, all force sensitive, start giving me shit
>They say i'm building my character so that i can kill them easily
>They are partially right, but they don't know it, and not for the reasons they suspect
am I that guy?
Could someone just quickly tell me the stats for verpine pc's?
Battle Droid as a navigator. Is this possible? I'm thinking a Battle Droid as a copilot would be cool.
+1 Agility, +1 Intellect, -1 Cunning, -1 Presence
+1 Rank of Mechanics
Compound Eyes (+1 Blue die on Perception checks to closely examine something)
Verpine Radio Communication (Free silent communication with other Verpine and Verpine comlinks at 100 km)
Vet Instincts is solid on her. Anon said he didn't have Engine Upgrade.
I've also had luck with Opportunist on Karh with Palob. Or giving her PtL and slow-rolling around on Greens with K4. The latter makes her rather tanky, as she can Focus, PtL to get an Evade token, and aquires a Target Lock for doing a green, on optimal turns.
Get on it. I'm waiting for the stuff from Keeping the Peace to be added.
Gonna shut down some Sith bullshit with Suppress one of these days. If we'd need it anytime it'd be now, we're about to bust Revan out of space jail and completely fuck with post-KOTOR II canon, but c'est la vie
T-85 image released. T-65s and T-70s on suicide watch.
I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. The T-85 looks to be the Republic's standard issue starfighter, so it probably just has a shit ton of internal upgrades and improved equipment thanks to being built on an actual budget now.
Eh... The Imperial Firespray doesn't need the target locks as much. I have found that the target-locking shuttle tends to work best for ships without the ability to target lock for themselves. Like Tie Fighters or Interceptors. Imperial Firesprays tend to work better if they're built with the idea of operating on their own.
Imp Kath with Mangler/Calculation, and Mara Jade or Rebel Prisoner is pretty hilarious, btw.
Where did these guys even show up before the RPG book that statted them for d20 revised?
God dammit the engines still look retarded. They NEED the spar in the center if they want to reference the McQuarrie drawing with the hemispheres.
Thats not how its supposed to work. The fact that Mandalorians are now another human race goes against the entire bounty hunter schtick. Being a Mandalorian met that you were tough as woodpecker lips and anyone could if they proved themselves. Now its just another boring human race.
They've built quite a few. Look up "Mandal Motors". They were also the ones who Xizor commissioned to build the Virago, and after his death they regained the schematics and produced more starvipers.
Damn that's a shame, Mandalore has a philosophy is much more interesting than "humans but they like to shoot things and raid stuff"
Having an entire group of humans styled after your average PC is not going to end well
>Our group in EotE was just offered a job from a guy we know is linked to a Hutt. The primary job will yield us 50,000 Creds, and additional objectives may grant us 100,000 extra.
Ask yourself - what would induce a fucking HUTT to give you enough cash to buy a beater starship? It's either personal pride, something that one bounty hunter can't accomplish, an Imperial entanglement, or a diversion. If I were the Hutt in question, I'd have two or three teams on a ~200k job acting without knowledge of each other. Pay 150k in advances, kill the weakened "winners" over some real or imagined slight to my dignity, and eat another frog out of the aquarium..
Dathomirians are a special snowflake species that are a hybrid of humans and zabrak where the males are horned and tough and the females are sexy witches and they're all apparently force sensitive, although that might be because all their ancestors were when the species first started.
I just noticed that this card has been misprinted (check the Icon).
Does it mean anything special? Is it worth anything?
Misprints are generally worth something, though I'm not sure about XWM misprints. MtG ones can go for a few bucks to hundreds, but that's specifically a card game.
I'd hold onto it for a while or just keep it for novelty. Might turn out to be valuable later.
Maybe you can bullshit someone into letting you put it in a missile slot.
Is the back misprinted as well?
Probably not worth much, though you'd be surprised what random shit goes for on eBay sometimes.
>Why is your character with the others?
Bounty Hunters roll solo - it's way easier to deal with a death mark when you've got someone at your back who thinks the paid killers are after >him<, not you.
>Latest book says it's the T-85.
This would hardly be the first time that an encyclopedia fucked up scale, model numbers, and/or fluff. Even before Disney took over.
It *DIDN'T* end well. They pissed off the republic something bad and got their planet glassed from orbit. The survivors were relocated to little domes full of cubes and went super pacifist post ww2 japan style.
Tough as nails, seen it all, tested in battle, focused warrior, armored defence, improved armored defence, another armor talent of your choice (personally i'd go either juggernaut or armor mastery)
Prestige into elite trooper, get mandalorian defender and mandalorian glory, even mandalorian ferocity if u want
Overwhelming attack, unstoppable force, improved defences feats
phrik alloy heavy armor with evironmental sealing and elecrtically isolated upgrades, ion granades, stun granades, poison granades
weapons with magnetic grip to avoid disarm, flamethrower (optional) and a fuckload of defence reducing poisons
Probably similar to cold-war era and modern tanks, then. The M1 and M1A1 look very similar if you don't know what you're looking for. Or similar to the Russian T-64, T-72, and T-80.
T-85 exists, just the picture in the book is the result of artist/writer disconnect
I totally want to make a pair of decent dude Hutts. Do plenty of criminal stuff but don't enslave people (they do have some -Fairly- harsh terms of indentiture but reasonable for Hutts.) Younger one is a droid and tech expert who hangs out with Verpine and Baragwin while the other one deals with people and trade, general Humanoid Resources.
Most of the night brothers seem to be purebred studs, there are probably some purebred female Zabrak nightsisters under those hoods.
I see. So the T-85 is a thing, but it's mislabeled in one instance. Okay, then.
I just hope the T-85 doesn't look like that bulbous monstrosity in red and silver that one anon keeps posting.
Eh, like many dark side groups, no particular reason the raid wiped out every strain of the Nightsisters all across Dathomir. That's also not counting that while Disney may never do anything with it, a lot like the Sith the Nightsisters originally were the dark form of a more positive tradition of the Witches of Dathomir.
Oh wait, so it's just the Nightsisters who got their shit wiped out, not all of the Witches?
So there's still hope for the Singing Mountain Clan to come back?
Disregard >>44648187 and color me pleased.
I mean, short of burning the entire planet down, it be hard to seriously hurt the natives of Dathomir, they were already mostly primitives living inna woods with only their Arts to protect and guide them.
Dammit my phone can rip filenames from 4chan which i can't manage on my desktop but not from wikia when accessed via google imaged. I was hoping the species name would be attached somewhere here.
If disney chooses to they can bring back the rest of the witches from Legends.
To that add Mandalorian training, that gives you a +2 will defence when you charge
It works fantastically, especially in group fights with different enemies.
Just charge a weaker mook and attack. If you deal damage you have a +7 will defence, that becomes +12 against any force power based on will, with a roll-two-pick-lowest rule against any fear effect, your armor should protect you well enough against powers that attack your toughness.
This is even before reaching a prestige class.
If you are already there, once you kill the mook, activate mandaloprian glory, then charge the sith bastard, you gain all your defence bonuses and overwhelming attack gives him a -5 to his rolls to deflect or block your attack.
if you land some good damage, you have the immediate upper hand.
Things are going to go swell for you as long as you keep mobile and can land your hits. Granades and automatic rifles give you a cheap way to trigger your focused warrior effects
I don't know, this guys coat is pretty damn /fa/, and the detailing on the mask is pretty damn cool
I wouldn't be even remotely surprised if they all turn out to be members of the Vader Fan Club Ben started at the new Jedi academy
>inb4 le knights of ben was a band
>inb4 le bass copypasta
I've always been a fan of those Spaghetti Western versions of Fett that pop up occasionally.
How WOULD one stat The Man With No Name in Edge of the Empire, anyways?
If you though split-wing was spindly, let's bulb-out the fuselage as well.
Currently reading the original SW comics and it seems to be a common view to "racistly" hate droids because they take the sentiment's jobs or something like that, is droid hate a thing on later SW interpretations? because I never seemed to notice it..
>TFA as a battle of the bands
>Ben as a death metal band frontman
>Rey is a complete newbie music and has never picked up an instrument before but is one of those rare people who can play an instrument naturally
>Finn was a very sheltered child who got drafted into the Knights of Ren fanclub by his older girlfriend, Phasma, he's never heard anything that wasn't golden oldies before so he loved death metal
>Poe meets Finn at a Knights of Ren concert, he's only there to get intelligence on Ben's band for Leia and the Resistance (a rock and roll revival group which Poe is the lead guitarist of), Finn saves him from being beaten up by fanatic Knights of Ren fans
>Luke has been missing for decades because he couldn't teach Ben that we must be excellent to one another and he's at some retreat in Scotland to learn the ancient ways of the guitar from the ancient masters (Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, etc)
>Leia needs him back because he's the last classic rock guitarist around
>Poe, Leia, and Han teach Finn the ways of ROCK AND ROLL, he picks up Luke's old bass (it binds the rock together, search your feelings) when Rey declines, he's actually okay with it
>Ben knocks his dad out of the running in the first round because who even listens to 80s music anymore DAD
>Finn challenges Ben to a bass battle
>Rey turns out to be a bass prodigy, beats Ben where Finn failed
>Ben is defeated, but his band isn't, Producer Snokes orders his manager, Hux to bring Ben back to the studio to practice.....
>Meanwhile, Rey and Finn find a letter that Luke left with an address.... for an island in Scotland
>Rey and Chewie the Roadie go there to find Luke playing the classics
>The film ends as Rey holds out his old bass and the soundtrack stops with a record scratch
>intakes folding behind so the fairings are flush with the fuselage
>vaguely A-Wingesque lines
>teensy bit of the Y-Wing cockpit with the astromech taking the place of the turret
Shit, THAT's a thirty-years-later design right there.
There's a subcurrent of droid slavery and racism all over the place in SW, it's an uncomfortable topic that is only ever touched upon in the movies.
Still, it'd be hard for a humanoid to take an Astromech's job. Wanna put on a space suit, grab a toolbox, and ride behind the cockpit of a starfighter on the outside of the ship? Remember to keep your head down!
yeah it seems ridiculous to me that people would even complain about droids doing work for them, I guess they just tried to lazily include the industrial revolution "machines r takin mah jobs" issue to Star Wars.
>10 results ITT
NO. No more! Don't you fuckers understand the Sith are extinct now?
Snoke is not a Sith.
Kylo Ren is not a Sith.
The Knights of Ren are not Sith.
Repeat after me: The Sith are extinct! These characters are part of a new and original Dark Side tradition, NOT SITH!
Just like the new and original Death Star built buy the new and original Empire to destroy the new and original Republic on new and original Coruscant by an orphan from a new and original desert planet.
Well, it's more that they can very rarely get their subservience programming fucked up and go on killing rampages. And I guess there's a lot of people burned out over clankers because of the Clone Wars.
Ah, there's the shitposting. I was worried for a sec. Thought you guys forgot we existed. Now I can hide your posts with a clear conscience.
What X-Wing Wave 8 ship is /swg/ looking forward to most? Even though I'm a die-hard Imperial player, I can't wait to get my hands on the Ghost. Those crew cards!
I'm really excited for the Mist Hunter. I picked up the YV-666 in the last wave, but it's the only scum ship I own. I'm really hoping that I can cobble together a good list out of the wave 8 scum ships.
That has a really nice ring to it. We're taking the names in a new direction with this trilogy and I hope the audience enjoys this fresh, contemporary take on the Star Wars universe.
What is the in universe reason they stop using a clone army and dont employ battle droids after III?
Also do First Order storm troopers have the shittiest equipment out of all the troopers to exist?
>masks can't even filter toxic gas
They use Clones it's just they get phased out over time. The CIS Droid Army is also still around. Some is used by rebels, other bits of it were converted into an axuiliary security force for the Empire.
You don't see them often because while the Empire is oppressive they don't want to trigger their citizens too much. One of the Empire's propaganda targets are the old Confederates and how evil they were.
Seems like they have better training, but less specialized equipment. Could be that that's always been how stormtrooper armor works, but there are Stormtroopers walking around in vacuum in the OT, so maybe there's specialized variants? Fuck if we know.
If they're borrowing the explanation from Legends, Kamino got three kinds of fucked up post Clone War, by the Rebels and their own attempts at insurrection. It resulted in the loss of the data, facilities, and professional knowledge needed to keep making Clones. By the time of ANH, Clones weren't in production and 1/3 Stormtroopers were clones of a different variety than Jango stock, with some old Jangos still hanging around. By Jedi, it was down to less than 1/6, with near all the Jangos dead.
In Legends the Kaminoans tried to mount a rebellion against the Empire in 10BBY, which had occupied Kamino for ten years at that point. They raised a batch of clones loyal only to Kamino and tried to push the occupation forces offworld. They were promptly shut down by a cadre of stormtroopers led by Boba Fett, who grew up in the Kamino capital.
Afterward Sheev decided it wasn't a good idea to have the entirety of the Empire's forces come from two sources (he also grew Fett clones on one of Coruscant's moons using inferior Arkanian technology). He ordered that additional cloning facilities be established, a variety of clone templates be used and opened up the Imperial armed forces to enlisted. By the time of A New Hope, only about 1/3 of the Imperial military were Fett clones, though Vader's 501st Legion was allowed to maintain "Fett purity".
Clone armies were discontinued after Kamino rebelled, and it was just easier to train conventional troops.
As for droid armies, any military you can completely cripple just by taking down their command center is inherently flawed in a way its really not worth fixing. Attempts to make more autonomous killer droids have also ended really badly, like IG-88
As for the gas mask thing, its very weird considering the First Order has a explicit design philosophy of trying to maximize the use of each trooper, but I'm willing to chalk it up to them preferring to have specialized chemical weapons squads
If a biological being start going crazy, there are signs you can pick up on, and even if you don't all it takes is a good stun shot to stop them
A droid has fewer warning signs, and is a lot harder to stop
>As for droid armies, any military you can completely cripple just by taking down their command center is inherently flawed in a way its really not worth fixing.
But they did fix it. By the time of Attack of the Clones all battle droids were capable of operating independently without the need for a control ship.
The real reason is that a droid army will never be as creative or flexible as living men, nor will cost-effective droids be superior combatants.
So did they sill make new clones, just not of Fett or still Fett but with others mixed in?
Did they still keep making clones even after they started enlisting, or was that the last generation of clone troopers?
Are there any cases of employing battle droids outside of the films after III?
Also the First Order doesn't use clones at all right?
How were enlisted storm troopers recruited? Was it conscription, or volunteer, or did they kidnap them as children like the first order does?
>If you took the sci fi stuff away from those pictures they'd just look like Dark Souls character designs.
That's because in commercial concept art there are "trends" that get picked up both by working artists and by those that want to imitate them in making "concept art".
Whether that's photo bashing, specific design shapes, "over designing" like this, etc.
It's like a feedback loop. A few years ago a design like that was new and "fresh". Now it seems played out because everyone picked up on it.
Thrawn had a bunch of cloned soldiers who use genes from the Empire's top pilots and soldiers.
The Zann Consortium utilised droidekas, and the final Dark troopers were droids, but no large droid armies were ever built after III, as far as I know.
I don't know if the FO used clones.
In the comics and EU a lot of stormtroopers were volunteers, some were conscripted, and by the time of Legacy there were families who were career stormtroopers for generations.
They changed the formula, they decided Fetts weren't a good idea given their temperaments and histories of incidents.
They did still make clones after they started enlisting, they wanted to maximize the number of troops they could field. Also, impressing a bunch of military-age men from a community into the armed forces is a good way to keep populations in check and in line. Support the Rebels, and you could get your sons killed.
There were scattered separatist holdouts and droids existed for a while afterwards, but they fell out of popularity with a lack of support, they were meant as disposable, not to be kept in service for long.
I don't think the First Order uses clones. The Galactic Empire tended to take volunteers and use conscription to drum up numbers.
Clones are generally just good for building an army in secret without political entanglements. Even the money you save on standarized equipment sizes and medical supplies doesn't usually makenup for the cost and it takes longer and is more easy to take down thanks to the centralization of the cloning facilities.
As for the masks it is possible they could activate a full seal if they mnew about the toxins BEFORE going into the falcon, but if caught unaware they would be fucked.
Yes, as far as I can tell the Empire continued producing Fett clones until they were overthrown, they were just a significant minority within the Imperial military. The enlisted stormtroopers and other personnel were recruited much like any modern military; Palpatine cultivated an image of prestige and heroism to service.
There is at least one case of post-RotS battle droid use: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Orange_Panthacs
No, the First Order uses no clones.
>I don't know if the FO used clones.
TFA implies they don't.
I forget if it was Kylo or Hux, but they were bitching about "this is why we should be using a clone army" when they heard of Finn's defection.
Yes they are great. Pick a style of style of play that interests you the most eg space truckin or being a Jedi, grab a book and have at it. You'll probably need 2 sets of dice if you don't want to have to do rerolls, though my group gets by with 1.
I like the FFG RPGs. They're easy to learn and play, and best of all they're fast. No bellyaching over obtuse, niche rules, no hurricane of modifiers, just fun.
If you're the GM, though, be prepared. You will need to prepare much more content per session than a 3.PF game because your players will be able to get shit done much more quickly.
It was Kylo, and he seemed to be directly antagonising Hux for some reason (shits and giggles would be my guess)
>KYLO REN: How capable are your soldiers, General?
>HUX: I won't have you question my methods.
>KYLO REN: They're obviously skilled at committing high treason, perhaps Snoke should consider using a clone army.
I want lots of banter between these two as time goes on.
Yes, at least three resisted Order 66 by having surgery to remove their bio-chips:
>Rex, former captain of the 501st who had served under Anakin
>Wolf, former captain serving under Plo Koon
>Gregor, former commando who suffered amnesia for a time before seeming to sacrifice himself for the Republic
The RPGs specifically. I've played X-Wing and it's a bunch of fun, but I'm in a very Netrunner/GoT LCG invested area, tho oddly enough I think one of the old champs of X-Wing hails from around here. (MD/DC/VA area)
We would probably play online, so maybe just find a cusstom dice roller app or somethihing.
I've heard mixed reactions though about the dice and how it seems that they're what really controls the story, rather than a proper GM.
Currently I'm stuck as a 5efag who tried unsuccessfully to introduce my friends to 40k thru Only War. I'm still with that group, but finding some other distant friends to play other things with and I thought the FFG SWRPG's would be a good place to go.
The script has a great note for that scene
>GENERAL HUX: (you son-of-a-bitch) My men are exceptionally trained -- programmed from birth
Considering "literally wants to be Darth Vader" is one of his defining character traits, I'll give the dude a pass. And its not like every other Sith wears a mask purely because the writers want their own Vader or anything *cough*
Clone Troopers are definitely on top. Best training, best stats, best gear.
Stormtroopers probably had better gear than FO Troopers but the FO troops are all child soldiers as well.
>I've heard mixed reactions though about the dice and how it seems that they're what really controls the story, rather than a proper GM.
Having GM'd it I never felt that way. It can seem like it at first, but once you're more familiar with the rules you are certainly in control. There is no standard CR or similar (except maybe XP), so you have to do you research on making baddies. Also keep in mind the rulebooks go out of their way to explain that certain player choices are at the discretion of the GM, such as how they use a triumph roll.
I understand your frustration at finding a group though, I'm having the same problem.
Stormtroopers had better gear because the Empire had the budget for it
And they didn't think through the full implications of plugging the gap in Rey's toxic gas plan
First Order troopers actually felt pretty competent, which is a step up from some of the Storm Troopers, who were frankly all over the place in terms of training quality
Clone troopers received something like eight years of nonstop training. Stormtroopers reseived probably something like 6 months to two years (recruited from the regular population), though Rebels implies that they are trained from teen age. FO troopers are are apparently trained from kid hood in a way similar to clone troopers.
They all have the same quality level of "Can't hit shit untless the plot demands it".
What's your timezone? Unless you're just trying to play local.
I guess the idea is that the dice defer too you in coming up with creatiive ways to keep things moving yes?
How well do the three mesh together if played and how good are the premade adventures since I'm not familiar enough with Star Wars canon?
Who had the coolest lightsaber and why is it Palpatine?
I was talking about Kylo wanting to be Vader. He's trying to be the towering Dark Lord of the Sith, it's just his personality isn't selling it.
Since the Visual Dictionary has confirmed Kylo's lightsaber is descended from a Malachorian design, what are the odds we'll see more references to Revan in the movies going forward?
Dooku's was slick as fuck. Plus I love the whole "lightsaber fencer" style Lee tried to bring, jabbing with a arm length shaft of plasma would actually make for a very effective style
Forget the picture like a chump
CST, but I usually only play local, sorry.
The dice are hard to explain to someone who hasn't read the rules. Basically each roll result has two parts: success/fail and positive/negative. Say you want to shoot a target. You can either succeed (hit your mark) or fail (miss), and this can be to varying degrees (ie bullseye vs broad side of a barn). Then your roll can indicate a positive or negative side effect. Maybe you hit, but there's a negative side effect like alerting reinforcements, or maybe you miss but there's a positive side effect like blowing out a door to cut off reinforcements. Generally the GM sets an expectation for side effects but the players are encouraged to give ideas too.
Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion mesh quite well. Systematically Force and Destiny fits together well enough but it will be thematically different and Force characters are inherently more powerful, though FFG tries to curtail this and it's nowhere near as bad as some of the class imbalance in d20 or similar.
Never tried the premade adventures.
I did like his style, it looked efficient and just slick and clean, less flashy than others. One simple movement to block every blaster bolt or blade strike. It really felt like a fighting style for a Count.
Is there a scan of the Talent Cards for the Fantasy Flight game anywhere? I really like the art on a lot of them and everything I can find online digital are the main books.
Well, seeing as there's about a 20 year gap between the two events, probably at any time between those points. If the Empire was busy hunting down every jedi in the galaxy, the jedi in hiding were probably keeping tabs on them too.
About to enter my first store tournament, what can I expect? I have a lot of experience with tournaments through Street Fighter and poker, so I'm not really worried about the "competitive" aspect of it. I just started playing not to long ago but I feel like I'm pretty comfortable with the game, but not so much the meta.
My friend did say these guys were on the "casual" side but I'm not too sure what he meant. It's going to be at a pretty small store so I don't think a lot of people are going to show up.
I have a pretty good grasp on the builds that are "outstanding" in tournaments, but is there anything in specific I should look out for? Is everyone just gonna bring TLT?
I'm probably going to be running an Imperial list with sheev shuttle and two aces. Or maybe two aces and Omega Leader. I don't know if those would work well in the current meta?
Obviously the best Sith lord also have the best lightsaber.
Kylo Ren is so perfect in that regard
Malak, Revan, Exar Kun, and just short of every other Sith in the EU had as their core design "Vader, but also-"
Kylo Ren was the first time that someone made that design document the character's motivation. "I'm gonna be Vader, but with my own sweet twist! I'm gonna be BETTER."
And like all the character designers who ultimately failed at making anything more than a new costume for [GENERIC BAD GUY MODEL 003: EVIL KNIGHT] all Kylo has accomplished is to trap himself trying to live up to something that never actually existed outside his imagination.
Vader had his style (camera lash gun handles), and Luke went looking through Ben's journals.
Why are like all Jedi using blue and green and only Windu using purple if they're supposed to come in all sorts of colors?
At least the Sith have the explanation of their artificial crystals only coming in red.
Was there ever a more noble soul in the galaxy than Zayne Carrick?
It seems he got a new one between ep 1 and 2.
Edgy teen, that's what you took from that?
We're told all this shit about how the Dark Side destroys you, how its all fueled by hatred and rage, but you didn't really see it outside of Anakin in the final moments of ROTS
Kylo is an emotional overcharged Dark Side fueled berzerker, and in a film that already copied a little too much of New Hope that change was a good one
A brief mention of Malachor doesn't make Revan canon, but it's not a bad start
It'll never happen but I'm hoping Kylo's training involves hunting down Revan's Force Ghost to learn how to channel his rage properly
Fuck off and take your shitty edgy games with you, KOTOR II was a buggy unfinished pile of shit and only retards with delusions of grandeur think it's worth even bringing up. Malachor was Revan's final battle in the Mandalorian Wars, it's way more important to Revan because he's the one who won that battle. Exile has always been and always will be just a two-bit player compared to Revan. Exile deserved to die like a bitch in the TOR novel and I'm glad it happened.
>its why ricasso were a thing.
No, it's why long grips where a thing.
The ricasso changes the blade harmonics, so its presence or absence is another thing to play with to get things right, and it can help reinforce one of the most highly stressed parts of a sword.
A few large twohanders also use the ricasso as extra gripping area, but those are a rare few of the swords with a ricasso. A normal ricasso would only fit a finger or two, but that isn't their purpose, since simply not sharpening the part closest to the blade would do the trick there, and that's somethign you'd usually do anyway since there was no real reason to bother, and it helped strengthen the edge in the part ideally used for parrying.
True, but I still think mentioning Malachor is more of a KOTOR II reference than a KOTOR I reference solely because Malachor is barely even mentioned in KOTOR I, whereas it's the focal point and final world of KOTOR II.
I wish we could have more KOTOR games, even if they were at the same graphics and engine as I and II, just because they're still fun and entertaining, and I think the gameplay model works.
Yeah, but Revan gave the order to use the superweapon and apparently made sure his most loyal (to the Republic, instead of him personally).
Wait, are we talking about Malachor just in the context of the map, because I think in the visual dictionary it mentions Ren's lightsaber is pattern after that of 'The Scourge of Malachor'. Which means if they're reestablishing the KOTOR era, only with Lightclaymores instead of (or in addition to) Lightsabres, I am so there.
The Scourge of Malachor could just be somebody unrelated to Revan and the Exile as well, since it's not really a title either of them had, and the Malachor in the Mandalorian Wars was Malachor V, so there's potentially four other Malachor planets that the Scourge could have been related to
Harmonics? What are you on about
A ricasso is just an extra grip area (or sometimes fashion accessory) and for the most part where literally just an unsharpened length of the blade.
Wasn't Malachor the only one that was even close to habitable?
Also it could be unrelated, but as other have noted, Ren does also kind of vaguely ook like he's dressed like Revan.
Also considering exactly no other Star Wars media has ever referred to Malachor, it's clearly a nod to KOTOR if not an outright reference.
Also according to Legends, the early Imps had some cloning facilities scattered around in hidden places trying to pull off things like Force-sensitive clones (C'Boath, Luuke, the various Emperors) and as last-ditch boltholes for Sheevy-kun. Mt. Tantiss is expressly a late Clone Wars-era facility that got lost in the shuffle.
My guess is you'll see a lot of 4/5-ship lists, with a sandbox element. Probably a stresshog in most Rebel lists, Imps with Autothrusters where possible.
Palpmobile is still pretty solid, shuttle's got the HP to survive TLT for a bit and your aces can donut-hole. I'd worry a bit about massed 3-ATK lists, since Palpatine only works once/turn.
Script notes also interchangeably refer to BB-8 as male and female. Guess gender doesn't really matter to a rolley ball droid. Also they probably didn't give a fuck.
No, they never had the title in the games, but both were directly responsible for that planet getting goddamn scourged. I could see historians and mythmakers dubbing one or both with that mantle (probably Revan, since it was apparently set up to wipe out most of his forces loyal to the Republic over him, since this was right before he went Sith).
>and is a lot harder to stop
Not really. I can blow the arms and legs off a droid with a clear conscience, because they can be reattached with no long term ill effects.
Takes a couple more shots, but it's not really HARDER, just more time consuming and wasteful of ammo.
There is a growing number of "ordnance alpha strikes" starting to pop up, it seems. Not so much on Imperial, or Rebel, but I've seen a few Scum lists front-loading missile boats with glitterstim. We'll probably see more of them once Guidance Chimps are available.