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MattMartin23
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esoomian wrote:
I'm interested in this game but I may not always be able to meet the post frequency requirements.

Would it be possible to play a secondary character like an astromech or something?


That is fine. You can play as an Astromech. Once I get all the characters fleshed out you can select which pilot you wish to be the assistant for.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wisconsin Wookie wrote:
Are you set for players at this point, or still looking for more?


There is still room for players. Right now there are still 3 slots open for a human pilot (I have already locked in 3 human NPC slots, bios to go online next week), 1 slot open for a Mon Calamari pilot, 1 slot open for a Sollustan pilot so yeah there is plenty of room available. 5 total open slots.

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Esoomian
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattMartin23 wrote:
That is fine. You can play as an Astromech. Once I get all the characters fleshed out you can select which pilot you wish to be the assistant for.

MM


Great I was thinking of playing an R3 astromech which seems to be a more military style astromech than an R2 model.

How would you like me to stat the character? Just the basic droid stats or should I use the 18 attribute dice for the attributes and gadgets (so the 4D welding torch takes four attribute dice) and then add skills with the character points?

I'm totally okay with having less character points/dice/whatnot to play with as I'm playing a support character.

As far as I can tell a basic R3 would be this:
•DEXTERITY 1D
•KNOWLEDGE 1D
•MECHANICAL 2D Astrogation 4D, Capital Ship Piloting 4D, Space Transports 3D
•PERCEPTION 1D Search 4D
•STRENGTH 1D
•TECHNICAL 2D Capital Ship Repair 6D, Capital Starship Weapon Repair 6D, Computer Programming/Repair 5D, Security 5D
Equipped with:

•Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
•Retractable heavy grasper arm
•Retractable fine work arm
•Small electric arc welder
•Small circular saw
•Video Display Screen
•Acoustic signaller
•Holographic projector/recorder
•Fire Extinguisher
•Heuristic processor
•Electromagnetic field sensor unit
•Internal comlink
•Infrared receptor
•Electroshock probe
•Intellex V computer

It would be an R3-D model droid so all the capital ship/space transport skills would be swapped for starfighter skills.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R3 is more powerful than a standard PC (25D), at 32D... keeping in mind that the organics started with only attributes, losing 7D, the droid would be starting at 14D above the rest of us (15D higher than my Twi'Lek). I'm not sure exactly what my point on the starting power level is, other than that you're starting in a good spot...
My actual point was regarding starting at factory specs, and advancing from there, as, with droids, it doesn't make sense to a) start less developed than factory spec, or b) start with more Attributes than standard, as that's one of the defining characters of playing droids (low attributes, high skills; specialization at the expense of generalization).
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Esoomian
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I hadn't actually counted out the stats. It might actually be more powerful that 32D when you include the saw and the like.

I'm happy to keep the basic stats (although modified for starfighters) and not have character points on top, the only reason I went for an R3 was that if you play an R2 unit then you're just trying to be R2-D2.

I'd go for an R1 but I don't think that will fit in an X-wing.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esoomian wrote:
Thanks I hadn't actually counted out the stats. It might actually be more powerful that 32D when you include the saw and the like.

I'm happy to keep the basic stats (although modified for starfighters) and not have character points on top, the only reason I went for an R3 was that if you play an R2 unit then you're just trying to be R2-D2.

I'd go for an R1 but I don't think that will fit in an X-wing.


Nope, an R1 wasnt designed for a socket like that.

I honestly dont have a problem with you taking any astromech. After all, those of us who are running characters are going to be allowed to controll our own astromechs, if you are running an astromech as your primary character, I dont see the harm in making a few adjustments/improvements to help your character stand out.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my character for your game as I was told there was an opening.....Yes, I had problems with timing as I live with a family of procrastinators *headdesk* Anyway, here you go. Any suggestions?

Name:Terran Runners
Gender/Species: Male / Human

DEXTERITY 3D
Blaster 5D+1
Dodge 4D

KNOWLEDGE 2D
Planetary Systems 5D
Alien Species 4D
Beauracracy 4D+2
Intimidation 4D
Languages 4D+1
Law Enforcement 5D
Willpower 4D+2
Streetwise 5D

MECHANICAL 4D
Astrogation 5D
Starfighter Piloting 6D+2
Starship Gunnery 6D+1
Starship Shields 5D

PERCEPTION 3D
Search 6D
Investigation 6D
Persuasion 4D+2
Sneak 4D

STRENGTH 3D
Brawling 4D
Stamina 4D


TECHNICAL 3D
First Aid 4D
Security 6D
Starship Repair 4D

Move:10
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points:
Character Points: 3

Equipment:
X-Wing, R2 Astromech, Blaster Pistol, Rebel Uniform, Corsec Badge, Datapad containing old case files, and a Audio Recording Pad.

Background
Terran Runners was a CorSec officer who left the force to join the rebellion.

Personality
The one thing that made Terran Runners was that he was extremely OCD.

Objectives
Doesn't really have one. Just to keep honor in his name, and keep it organized

A Quote
"That's going to leave a mess in the galaxy"
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Guardian_A
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you are! I was starting to wonder when you were going to show up to post your character!
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Jedi Skyler
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys. Sorry I haven't been sounding off lately; I've not been online for more than a minute or two during the last week or so. I'll try to get my character statted out and PMed for approval either tonight or tomorrow.
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MattMartin23
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stararmor wrote:
Here is my character for your game as I was told there was an opening.....Yes, I had problems with timing as I live with a family of procrastinators *headdesk* Anyway, here you go. Any suggestions?

Name:Terran Runners
Gender/Species: Male / Human

DEXTERITY 3D
Blaster 5D+1
Dodge 4D

KNOWLEDGE 2D
Planetary Systems 5D
Alien Species 4D
Beauracracy 4D+2
Intimidation 4D
Languages 4D+1
Law Enforcement 5D
Willpower 4D+2
Streetwise 5D

MECHANICAL 4D
Astrogation 5D
Starfighter Piloting 6D+2
Starship Gunnery 6D+1
Starship Shields 5D

PERCEPTION 3D
Search 6D
Investigation 6D
Persuasion 4D+2
Sneak 4D

STRENGTH 3D
Brawling 4D
Stamina 4D


TECHNICAL 3D
First Aid 4D
Security 6D
Starship Repair 4D

Move:10
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points:
Character Points: 3

Equipment:
X-Wing, R2 Astromech, Blaster Pistol, Rebel Uniform, Corsec Badge, Datapad containing old case files, and a Audio Recording Pad.

Background
Terran Runners was a CorSec officer who left the force to join the rebellion.

Personality
The one thing that made Terran Runners was that he was extremely OCD.

Objectives
Doesn't really have one. Just to keep honor in his name, and keep it organized

A Quote
"That's going to leave a mess in the galaxy"


GM Approved!

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Esoomian
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay lets see if we can get this character approved

Name: R3-D8
Gender/Species: N/A/Astromech
Move: 5 (Wheeled)

Dexterity 1D

Knowledge 1D

Mechanical 2D
Astrogation 4D
Starfighter piloting 4D
Sensors 3D

Perception 1D
Search 4D

Strength 1D
Lifting 1D (2D with heavy grasper arm)

Technical 2D
Starfighter repair 6D
Starfigter weapon repair 6D
Computer programming/repair 5D
Security 5D

Equipped with:

•Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
•Retractable heavy grasper arm (+1D to lifting)
•Retractable fine work arm
•Small electric arc welder
•Small circular saw
•Video Display Screen
•Acoustic signaller
•Holographic projector/recorder
•Fire Extinguisher
•Heuristic processor
•Electromagnetic field sensor unit
•Internal comlink
•Infrared receptor (Can see in the dark)
•Electroshock probe
•Intellex V computer (Database of all known republic ships)
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Jedi Skyler
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My character's been in for about a week now. Just waiting to hear back on him.
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MattMartin23
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esoomian wrote:
Okay lets see if we can get this character approved

Name: R3-D8
Gender/Species: N/A/Astromech
Move: 5 (Wheeled)

Dexterity 1D

Knowledge 1D

Mechanical 2D
Astrogation 4D
Starfighter piloting 4D
Sensors 3D

Perception 1D
Search 4D

Strength 1D
Lifting 1D (2D with heavy grasper arm)

Technical 2D
Starfighter repair 6D
Starfigter weapon repair 6D
Computer programming/repair 5D
Security 5D

Equipped with:

•Three wheeled legs (one retractable)
•Retractable heavy grasper arm (+1D to lifting)
•Retractable fine work arm
•Small electric arc welder
•Small circular saw
•Video Display Screen
•Acoustic signaller
•Holographic projector/recorder
•Fire Extinguisher
•Heuristic processor
•Electromagnetic field sensor unit
•Internal comlink
•Infrared receptor (Can see in the dark)
•Electroshock probe
•Intellex V computer (Database of all known republic ships)


Sorry for the delay... Real life hits like ton of bricks sometimes.

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MattMartin23
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Gang!

Happy Wednesday. I am a little behind in the start up for the game. It's been a very hectic past week getting my 13 year old daughter back into the school groove plus have weekend Church conferences, meeting and commitments with my lovely wife, plus Labor Day BBQ... ah yes my fulfilling yet busy life. Anyways, I hope to get some traction this weekend and get this thing rolling by 9/15/12.

Best,

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Jedi Skyler
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet!

Alright, guys. Got my character approved. Here he is:

CHARACTER NAME: Galen Halcyon
TEMPLATE TYPE: Natural Pilot
SPECIES/GENDER: Human Male (Corellian)
AGE: 19 Standard years old
HEIGHT: 2 meters
WEIGHT: 190
Character Points: 8
Force Points: 1

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Galen is a tall, good-looking human male in his late teens. He keeps his face clean-shaven and has long, raven-black hair. Galen is broad-shouldered, with a muscular build. He has a ready smile, and deep, green eyes.

DEXTERITY 3D
Blaster 5D
Dodge 4D
Melee Combat 5D Specialization: Vibroblades 6D

KNOWLEDGE 2D
Languages 4D
Willpower 4D

MECHANICAL 4D
Astrogation 5D
Repulsorlift Operation 5D
Space Transports 5D
Starship Gunnery 5D
Starship Piloting 6D Specialization: X-wing 7D
Starship Shields 5D

PERCEPTION 2D
Con 4D
Intimidation 6D
Investigation 3D
Persuasion 4D
Search 6D
Sneak 4D

STRENGTH 3D
Brawling 4D Specialization: Martial Arts 5D
Stamina 6D

TECHNICAL 4D
Computer Programming/Repair 6D
Droid Programming/Repair 6D
First Aid 5D
Security 6D
Starship Repair 6D

BACKGROUND: Galen’s life has been spent among the stars. His parents owned a small shipping business, and while business was good, a small business means the boss is working too, instead of having others do the work. Rather than be apart from his family, they all traveled together.

Galen learned the life of a spacer—from piloting, to astrogating, to rolling up his sleeves and being covered in lubricants and coolant while performing repairs. At a very early age, he displayed a deep, natural ability for all things mechanical and technical. Piloting was like child’s play. Finding his way around the galaxy? No sweat. Much to his parents’ chagrin, nothing on board their ship was safe from his inquisitive fingers. He was naturally good at circumventing security systems, slicing, and also programming (or reprogramming) droids. Fortunately for them, he was (mostly) a well-behaved youth.

As he got older, Galen began working for his father in a more official capacity—piloting shipping runs, flying escort, and whatever else needed done. He enjoyed his life, even though that life was pretty much spent dodging the Empire. Life was good. That is, until the Empire finally bowled right through it.

On a run to the Kathol Rift, Galen and his parents were pulled out of hyperspace by an Interdictor cruiser, ordered to power down and prepare to be boarded, and informed they were under suspicion of being Rebel sympathizers. While this was, of course, preposterous—Galen’s family kept their heads down and their thrusters hot, going where the work was and not paying attention to galactic politics—the Halcyons had heard ever-increasing stories of individuals who were ‘suspected of being Rebel sympathizers’ being rounded up for questioning…and then simply disappearing. Having no desire to become another such statistic, Galen’s father ordered an immediate evacuation of the area. Galen, who was flying escort, ordered his R2 to plot a circuitous jump plan and pass it on to their freighter so they could synch their jumps. However, just as Squeaker was finishing the calculations, the Imperials opened fire. The barrage caught the freighter, blowing holes in the hull and completely severing the cockpit, killing all occupants outright. Galen screamed in outrage and pain, but kept enough of his wits about him to execute the hyperspace jump to safety.

Following this debacle, Galen consolidated what he could of his family’s assets, sold what he couldn’t use, and went off in search of the Rebel Alliance. After finding and joining them, he was able to trade in his beat-up old Z-95 Headhunter for a sleek X-wing fighter. When his skills became apparent in training, he was assigned to Panic Squadron.


EQUIPMENT: 2 flight/vacuum suits, several changes of clothing for most occasions, utility belt with holster, 10 power packs, 1000 credits, holo of he and his parents, Datapad with various slicing programs loaded, R2 Astromech Droid (R2-S1, named Squeaker), X-wing fighter

WEAPONS: BlasTech DT-57 Heavy Blaster Pistol (damage 6D+1), 2 vibroblades (damage STR+3D)



Type: Industrial Automaton Astromech Droid
Type: Industrial Automaton R2 Astromech Droid
DEXTERITY 1D
KNOWLEDGE 1D
MECHANICAL 2D
Astrogation 5D, starfighter piloting 3D, space transports
3D
PERCEPTION 1D
STRENGTH 1D
TECHNICAL 2D
Computer programming/repair 4D, starfighter repair 5D*
* Astromech droids, if acting in co-pilot capacity, may
attempt starship repair while in flight.
Equipped With:
-Three wheeled legs (center leg retractable)
-Retractable heavy grasping arm (lifting at 2D)
-Retractable fine work heavy grasper arm
-Extendable 0.3 meter long video sensor (360 degree
rotation)
-Small electric arc welder (1D to 5D, as fitting situation, 0.3
meters range
-Small circular saw (4D, 0.3 meter range)
-Video display screen
-Holographic projector/recorder
-Fire extinguisher
-Small (20 cm by 8 cm) internal “cargo” area
-Some additional small tools and equipment
Move: 5
Size: One meter tall
Cost: 4,525 (new)
Source: Rulebook (page 238), Cynabar’s Fantastic
Technology: Droids (page 70), Platt’s Smugglers Guide
(pages 60-61), The DarkStryder Campaign - Boxed Set
(pages 83-84), The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook (pages 15-
16), The Star Wars Sourcebook (pages 51-52), d20 Core
Rulebook (page 371), Invasion of Theed (page 30)
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