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Which edition of the WEG rules do you like the most?
1st Edition
11%
 11%  [ 7 ]
2nd Edition
15%
 15%  [ 9 ]
2nd Edition Revised and Expanded
73%
 73%  [ 44 ]
Total Votes : 60

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Loc Taal
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:13 pm    Post subject: Which edition? Reply with quote

Which edition of the WEG rules do you like the most? I never played the 1st edition version of the game. Second edition was good, but I like the changes they made in the revised and expanded release.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only played the 2nd Ed. RAE, so i like it Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the revised edition. Scraw, I thought you would have gone old school on this one. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile First Edition. It was the one I played first. It feels, somehow, limitless...don't ask me what I mean, it's just a feeling. First edition also had the coolest pictures. I still like the Imperial Navy recuiting poster.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed the pictures were much better.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally voted.

1st Edition

For similar reasons of Volar. I started playing when it was released in 1987, and it was limitless. The good ol' days when you could use your character points to upgrade your ships... 8)

I think they re-used some of the "1st Edition" pictures in the "2nd Edition Revised & Expanded" (aka "3rd Edition")
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they did. But a remake is never as cool as the origional. The first time I saw those images I thought "That is so cool." The second time "Oh, they used the same stuff."
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised Hey Scrawprin. How'd you get promoted to Grand Moff?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scraw got promoted to the honorary title of Grand Moff based on a number of factors:
1) He's the one who introduced me to the Star Wars roleplaying game so many years ago
2) He was my group's GM for years and years
3) He recently donated his extensive collection of WEG Star Wars books to me
4) He's helped me out a lot with this website (giving suggestions, helping test new things, contributing content, etc.)
Thanks for everything, Scraw!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Cool! It's great to know there are other old Star Wars players around. I get so tired of talking to kids who don't know there was a Star Wars RPG before the WotC fiasco. Crying or Very sad

I was the first in my (D&D) RPG group to suggest we try the West End Star Wars. That group has since been pulled apart by the strains of life, but I'm told two other groups continue from our campaign of years ago.

Very Happy And I just started another group, here in New Mexico, with a small group of Air Force fellas looking for a little diversion.

Keep Gaming!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mad The WotC fiasco could have worked if they'd listened to their customers. I know they received hundred of e-mails and letters asking them to produce useful miniatures - stormtroopers, clones, battledroids - things people would collect armies of. But, noooo, WotC knows more than their customers do, so they produce only one bad guy mini. Well, I guess that's O.K. if every battle in their (pitiful attempt at an) RPG is against Darth Maul.

And of course they see to it their miniatures are in a different scale than WEG's so they're not compatable - alienating the entire Star Wars miniatures collecting community. And they wonder why they fail?

And, of course, the d20 system was a disaster for the simple reason; the things we saw in the movie cannot be accomplished in their (worthless attempt at an) RPG.

I guess WotC just didn't like Star Wars. To them, it was just a cash cow. WEG's RPG was a labor of love which fully captured the "Wow, gee whiz" factor of the movies. I miss WEG. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn’t agree more.
Just giving one example, WEG had lightsabre combat to explain things such as “ninja-fu Yoda” in AOTC, and how a Jedi could slay a sith in one blow (or vice versa), their system was designed for Star Wars.

Sure the WOTC books look great (you have to give credit where it is due), but levels, character classes, the damages, and all those other things that work well for D&D just bog down Star Wars.

WEG had an easy, fluid, non-liner system that allowed for character growth in any direction, and most importantly, your character could do what was present on screen. That is the major thing that the D20 system lacks. It’s a system that is supposedly based on a movie to emulate said move, but the system does not allow that, and to me that the whole point of playing Star Wars. To get you and your buddies together and try to create adventure on that same epic galactic scale.
WOTC just fall short.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. The main goal of playing Star Wars is to create an adventure that measures up to the movies. If, at the end of the night, the players tell the GM, "wow that adventure could have been a scene right out of one of the movies", that's a job well done.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it's nice to know that I'm not alone in that view. Very Happy
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