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  Topic: The expectations game
Desert Kris

Replies: 7
Views: 146

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:30 pm   Subject: The expectations game
I was susceptible to expectations of what I thought the prequels were, and struggled with what the prequels turned out to be. I respect their imaginative production design, and GL's efforts to keep t ...
  Topic: Novel Fatigue?
Desert Kris

Replies: 63
Views: 2535

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:13 am   Subject: Novel Fatigue?
Regarding the OP, I was actually thinking about how the gaps between when I read a Star Wars novel manifest. On a very simple front, a feeling of remembering the galaxy of SW and wanting to revisited ...
  Topic: The 1st Edition Rulebook and Sourcebook's Mystique
Desert Kris

Replies: 6
Views: 414

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am   Subject: The 1st Edition Rulebook and Sourcebook's Mystique
Thank you all for your replies and perspective. I wondered in the back of my mind if it was a nostalgia effect kind of thing.

Whill, I think I can understand the reverence you describe, from the s ...
  Topic: The Short Empire
Desert Kris

Replies: 12
Views: 725

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:18 am   Subject: The Short Empire
I too figured the Empire was at least 40 years old, but was more like 50 years old. It's difficult to work out the timing when considering some of the assumptions that I still tended to make.

When ...
  Topic: The 1st Edition Rulebook and Sourcebook's Mystique
Desert Kris

Replies: 6
Views: 414

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:57 am   Subject: The 1st Edition Rulebook and Sourcebook's Mystique
Since the announcement and subsequent release of the anniversary edition, I've been making a point of going through and reading and trying to understand the mystery of these books. I've been spoiled ...
  Topic: Rules that improve on 1st edition's simplicity and fun
Desert Kris

Replies: 9
Views: 797

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:00 am   Subject: Rules that improve on 1st edition's simplicity and fun
The scaling rules from 2nd Edition R&E are much more simple to my eyes and my ability to search in the rulebook for. Tracking the counterpart in 1st Edition for the purpose of consolidating them ...
  Topic: Things that later editions did much better
Desert Kris

Replies: 17
Views: 1078

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:23 am   Subject: Things that later editions did much better
So I've been continuing to read through the 1st edition rulebook, and found the chapter on the Force quite a striking read, in terms of it's speculative ideas about how the Force manifested, became st ...
  Topic: Things that later editions did much better
Desert Kris

Replies: 17
Views: 1078

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:24 am   Subject: Things that later editions did much better
As I continue with my extensive first time read-through/perusal of the 1st edition rulebook, I realized another thing I wasn't seeing (I'm still enjoying this exploration of the early edition, don't m ...
  Topic: Things that later editions did much better
Desert Kris

Replies: 17
Views: 1078

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Things that later editions did much better
So there are two things from later editions that I feel much more comfortable with.

One is how the numbers for character stats, particularly for skills is given meaning. 2D means what a normal eve ...
  Topic: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Desert Kris

Replies: 946
Views: 185331

PostForum: The Rancor Pit Users/Forums Info   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:08 pm   Subject: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Plagueis and Labyrinth of Evil were fantastic, I enjoyed them so much. There are one or two of the Robotech books that exemplify were he can go wrong with a novel. And honestly, my experience of tho ...
  Topic: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Desert Kris

Replies: 946
Views: 185331

PostForum: The Rancor Pit Users/Forums Info   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:25 pm   Subject: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
I had learned about the pseudonym identity of Jack McKinney early on. It was made pretty obvious when I found that Star Wars novels by James Luceno were as compulsively, addictively readable as the R ...
  Topic: Tirolian Federation
Desert Kris

Replies: 12
Views: 4144

PostForum: Planets, Locations, Eras, and Settings   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:13 pm   Subject: Tirolian Federation
Wow, that's quite impressive work! I was much more lazy with my haphazard renderings of Robotech in D6 gaming. I like the focus here, it's kept pretty tight on the most iconic stuff in Robotech.

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  Topic: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Desert Kris

Replies: 946
Views: 185331

PostForum: The Rancor Pit Users/Forums Info   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:35 am   Subject: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Thanks for the welcome, everybody! Smile

I remember you, too, Whill; it's really cool to look through this forum and see other posters who seem familiar from the other forum.

I'll definitely be in ...
  Topic: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Desert Kris

Replies: 946
Views: 185331

PostForum: The Rancor Pit Users/Forums Info   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:57 pm   Subject: original "Introduce Yourself" thread
Hello all, my name is Kris. I've been a fan of SW since I was very little, and a late fan of WEG D6 system. I've played a couple of sessions as a player, made a couple attempts at gamemastering. Of ...
 
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