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  Topic: Looking for a Book
Desert Kris

Replies: 3
Views: 96

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:39 am   Subject: Looking for a Book
That sounds very understandable, the Hand of Thrawn books feel like an extension of the Thrawn trilogy in my mind. I'm revisiting all five of these books in the newer unabridged audiobook recordings, ...
  Topic: Looking for a Book
Desert Kris

Replies: 3
Views: 96

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:35 pm   Subject: Looking for a Book
It sounds like a sequence that happens in the Timothy Zahn novel Specter of the Past.
  Topic: Noob questions
Desert Kris

Replies: 11
Views: 277

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: Noob questions
One great rule of thumb for keeping play moving, without when not sure about a rule, make a guess about how difficult the roll is and pick that number from the Difficulty chart, and have the player ro ...
  Topic: Defining a Galaxy: 30 Years in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Desert Kris

Replies: 10
Views: 462

PostForum: Star Wars Games   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:41 am   Subject: Defining a Galaxy: 30 Years in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
The last couple pages really knock it out of the park. He talks about running a friendly game of the 1st edition at a convention during the anniversary year, and he made some notes to tweak and upgra ...
  Topic: Defining a Galaxy: 30 Years in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Desert Kris

Replies: 10
Views: 462

PostForum: Star Wars Games   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Defining a Galaxy: 30 Years in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Thanks for posting that! With the release of the anniversary edition of the game, I've been reading through it for the first time ever, and trying to project myself into the headspace of Star Wars as ...
  Topic: Rules that improve on 1st edition's simplicity and fun
Desert Kris

Replies: 10
Views: 1193

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: Rules that improve on 1st edition's simplicity and fun
I hit on another item that's different between 1st and later edtions. Specifically in regard to the topic question of simplifying play.

For Force using characters, from what I gather all the power ...
  Topic: The expectations game
Desert Kris

Replies: 7
Views: 353

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:30 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: 3536

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:13 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: 565

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:06 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: 912

PostForum: General Star Wars   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:18 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: 565

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:57 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: 10
Views: 1193

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 pm   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: 1486

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 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: 1486

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 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: 1486

PostForum: First Edition / IAG   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:36 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 ...
 
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