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shootingwomprats
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Best Online Resourcs/Tools? Reply with quote

After many years away I am now back into Star Wars D6. Since then a lot of the pages I used to frequent, groups I was a part of, and resources have changed, been replaced or no long exist.

I was curious. What are some the best groups, forums, pages, etc for specifically Star Wars d6 and Star Wars gaming (non-computer, looking for RPG material).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found pretty much everything Star Wars D6 at the D6 Holocron.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the d6 holocron is probably the best resource. And for answers from other players and GMs: the forums right here at the Rancor Pit. Here's some other resources I've found:

Characters

Conversions of D20 Alien Templates

Hyperdrive Calculator (on the D6 Holocron)

List of Aliens

Starships and Vehicles

Cool Art for Ideas, Characters, Ships, etc.

Not to mention there appear to be a few "netbooks" out there (that are actual WEG books out there as websites, which can be found with simple Google Fu).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously the holocron and Wookieepedia, but otherwise:


General
Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
RPGGamer.org - Star Wars Page
The Rancor Pit
The Rancor Pit :: Forums
Shooting Womp Rats
Star Wars D6 - Community - Google+
The Official Star Wars Soundboard
Star Wars Crawl Creator

Holocron
D6 Holocron
D6 Holocron Wiki

RPG Resources
STAR WARS Technical Commentaries
Star Wars: Links page
Star Wars D6 Fanbooks
Star Wars D6 Fanbooks & Games Resources
Cheshire's 4shared
Dice Monkey
Star Wars RPG (WEG) - Tabletop Gaming notes
SWC Star Wars D6 Reference
Category:Reference books - Vast Empire Wiki
Vast Empire Stormtrooper Corps
EotE Alphabet | Triumph & Despair
Star Wars RPG Random Mission Generator
Starship Generator
Cost Of Contraband site
Cost Of Contraband - Spacer's Handbook

Fan Campaign Sites
Sparks Campaign Site - Sparks
Raptor Squad
Rebel Squadrons - Home
Star Wars - DarkStryder Campaign
The Imperial Order
The Rebellion
TFHB - Technical Database

Deckplans
STAR WARS � Deckplans Alliance - Home
Colonial CHROME

Optional Rules
Advantages and Disadvantages - Tabletop Gaming notes
Rebel Scum | Advantages and Disadvantages | Obsidian Portal
Rebel Scum | Rebel Alliance Ranks and Benefits | Obsidian Portal



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... Ty Caine stole all of my best ones. Smile

The Holonet used to be up there, but given that it's down and hasn't had a lot of traffic lately...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random Name Generator http://www.dimfuture.net/starwars/random/generate.php
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to add Donjon's tool site which has a SW D6 System generator, dungeon generator, SW (and others) name generator among other things...

And these sites for Paper Minis (including Hisham's):
One Monk Miniatures
The Great RPG Swindle: Free Paper Miniatures Flat Figures and Minis
Zen Paper Miniatures
Hishgraphics - View from the Tenth Floor




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like RPGgamer might be down. I hope they come back as there was some fun stuff on that site.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Cheers* RPGgamer is back up! Yay!
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I agree that Wookieepedia is a great resource for finding out information, I'm starting to find some errors in their articles and posts. It's touted as the "official" online library of Star Wars, but they conflict with their sources too often and don't budge on some of the fixes when presented. Case point: The Battle of Yavin. Technical info lists 7 Y-wings present for the main assault on the Death Star. The Special Edition, especially the wide screen, shows 8 Y-wings, very visible and easy to count. The admins won't take that into their sources and make it official.

Maybe I'm tired and making this a bigger deal than it needs to be, but I think it presents its self as a clear case of errors that the admins won't acknowledge and correct, which shows some bias on their part.

When looking for RPG sources, cross-reference everything. Don't do like I use to and just go off Wookieepedia.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, it's been a while, so sorry for thread bump.

I'm currently compiling a (MASSIVE) list of resources, and some of them are dead links.

Anyone have any info on Cost of Contraband, or have the Spacer's Handbook handy? It sounds interesting but it's dead.

There's also a bunch of resources at Tabletop Gaming Notes:
http://cmelliso.wikidot.com/starwarsrpgweg

Many of which are dead as well. Anyone know anything about the Holocron Netbook?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody know what the system requirements for the Star Wars Crawl creator app are? I can't find it on the site & it gives my a little list of incompatability issues that I have a hard time believing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cynanbloodbane wrote:
Anybody know what the system requirements for the Star Wars Crawl creator app are? I can't find it on the site & it gives my a little list of incompatability issues that I have a hard time believing.


I used to use the online one (not the app, just the basic one at starwars.com), but it didn't seem to work very well the last time I tried.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DougRed4 wrote:
cynanbloodbane wrote:
Anybody know what the system requirements for the Star Wars Crawl creator app are? I can't find it on the site & it gives my a little list of incompatability issues that I have a hard time believing.


I used to use the online one (not the app, just the basic one at starwars.com), but it didn't seem to work very well the last time I tried.


Too bad, all I can find is the app now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I debated making this a new thread, but I decided to keep it here for the best bookkeeping.

As I mentioned, I'm currently compiling a massive list of resources, and as such am trying to track down ALL the SWRPG material I can, mostly just to preserve its existence.

And I need your help!

As I stated previously ^, the Cost of Contraband site is long since dead. However, the Wayback Machine has an archive of some of its pages, allowing me to salvage the Spacer's Handbook at least. The same cannot be said for the subject of this post:

I ran across a listing from 2001, of the old Star Wars user groups, which details a page called the Star Wars Internet File Archive. It has all of its (now missing) files listed, and of particular interest are the Star Wars RPG files. The listing can be found here (https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/alt.fan.wedge/Kw_pyLctYrY/VO8gsJ0FNhoJ), and I have an email out to the author (just in case!), but the following is the full list of RPG resources it claimed. I'm calling for anyone who has any of these old files to come forth and help preserve our RPG history!

/RPG/
Directory containing files relating to the Star Wars role-playing game.
3rded_movement_patch.txt - 3rd Edition movement rules patch
3rded_rules.txt - Revised 3rd Edition movement rules
adv-disadv_list.txt - 3rd Edition Advantage/Disadvantage list
advanced_skills1.txt - Advanced skills and rankings
advanced_skills2.txt - Fan-made rules document
armory.txt - Fan-made adventures and armaments
artifacts.txt - Random artifact guidelines
astrogation.txt - Astrogation charts
blanksheet.txt - Unofficial blank character sheet
campaign.txt - Campaign guide
cardgame.txt - 1995 Decipher CCG Usenet posting
ccg1.txt
ccg2.txt - Decipher CCG information files (1996)
ccg3.txt
chars.txt - Ready-made characters
chsheet.txt - Official blank character template
criticaltable.txt - Critical table (wounding)
darkjedi.txt - High Priest of the Sith information
dexterity.txt - Dexterity chart
equipment.txt - 2nd Edition equipment listing
fcvamp2.txt - Force Vampire stats
fighters.txt - Official fighter stats
forcelist.txt - Force powers listing
genestel.txt - Genestealer monster stats
gg_list.txt - Galaxy Guide listing
homemade_forcelist.txt - Another Force powers listing
houserules.txt - House rules (fan-made)
hyperspace.txt - An explanation of hyperspace travel
imperial_calendar.txt - Imperial calendar
imperial_planets.txt - Imperial Planetary Resource Manual
imperial_rankings.txt - Stormtrooper command and rank structures
improve_droids.txt - A guide to improving droids
lightsabers.txt - West End lightsaber information (official)
listinst.txt - Instructions for joining SW RPG mailing list
listmembers.txt - List of SW RPG mailing list members
mandalorian.txt - Mandalorian Shocktrooper stats
mitus_system.txt - Mitus System Guide
MUDinfo.txt - MUD information file
NewMUSH.txt - Episode VII: A Universe Divided
predator.txt - Predator stats
RPG_Booklist.txt - SW RPG Booklist, v. 7.1
rpgadv1.txt
rpgadv2.txt
rpgadv3.txt
rpgadv4.txt - Homemade RPG adventures (Jason Ruspini's site)
rpgadv5.txt
rpgadv6.txt
rpgadv7.txt
rpginfo.txt - RPG mailing list Usenet posting
rpgreviews.txt - Reviews of West End RPGs
rpgreviews2.txt - Another set of reviews
sabacc.txt - How to play Sabacc
sd_list1.txt - Rasmus Hanson's Star Destroyer list
sd_list2.txt - Another Star Destroyer list
shiplist.txt - Homemade ship list
shipmods.txt - Galaxy Guide 6 Modifications Tables
sourcebook.txt - A Star Wars sourcebook (by Daniel Thiel)
stormtrooperinfo.txt - Stormtrooper training guide
swMUDs.txt - Star Wars MUD information
weg_editor.txt - Message from West End Games Editor (3rd Ed. rules)
WEG_submit.txt - West End Games submissions rules
zen.txt - A fan-written player-character
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