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Star Wars The Old Republic. Recruitment and Interest check.
« on: March 07, 2014, 12:31:20 AM »
A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away...

Star Wars

Two years has passed since the Jedi Exile Meetra trained a new council of Jedi and left after her former master Revan in order to aid him in his struggle against an unseen foe. After being exiled by the new Jedi Council, Atris moved to the edge of the known Galaxy on an un-named planet and secretly took her Sith artifacts and Holocrons with her. Unknown to the once again recovering Republic, an advanced Sith scouting group made up of mostly Zabrak arrived on the same planet that Atris sought Exile on. Remembering what Kreia once said to her. "There must always be a Darth Traya." Atris aided the  Sith and gave the dark Jedi among them powerful Sith Artifacts to increase their already impressive power and offered them a home on the planet.

Shortly after Atris discovered her "home" was actually a space station built by followers of the Sith teachings thousands of years ago. The station had the power to teach long forgotten Sith teachings to those seeking more power through a mental connection to the space station.

From the shadows of nine other Sith lords the new Darth Traya leads a battle on Dxun against Mandalore the Preserver and his forces. Finding himself overwhelmed by the new Sith and their power Mandalore sends out a distress message to his friends. Mission and Zaalabar intercept the message on board the recently discovered Ebon Hawk and travel to Dantooine to tell the council who is meeting with Carth and Bastilla. After hearing the plea for help the Jedi Masters Atton, Bao-Dur, Mical, Visas Marr, and Mira decide this is a threat that cannot be overlooked.

While the Masters cannot leave the Academy without its leaders they decide to send their brightest to Dxun to aid in the battle or save as many Mandalorians as possible. Carth, Bastilla, Mission and Zaalabar also give the names of other promising men and women who would be willing to help in the Padawan's mission. After being assembled the unlikely group land on Dxun by way of the Ebon Hawk to do what they can to help....

 I am looking for no more than eight players for this game, all of who would be the heroes but I would be willing to work with some if they would like to go over to the dark side. However some people that follow the darkside might want to stop the new Sith and aid the Jedi in this case. The Game would start off on Dxun with the players just touching down on the Jungle moon or meeting up with allies there.

I would be playing the villains of the game and any npc's. However if anyone is interested in helping Co-Gm this with me I would not turn down the help. This game is going to run on the Saga system for the Star Wars table top game. I am learning it currently so bare with me once the game starts.

OOC thread: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=198941.0
« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 11:22:11 AM by Batman4560 »

Offline Rhaegar14

Re: Star Wars The Old Republic. Recruitment and Interest check.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 12:45:55 AM »
I won't quite confirm interest, but two points:

1) The Sith have not yet put the Rule of Two in place during the KOTOR games.

2) If you have any interest in making this a system game, the Star Wars SAGA rpg is pretty well built.

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Re: Star Wars The Old Republic. Recruitment and Interest check.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 12:48:19 AM »
I know that during the Old Republic that the Sith didn't place the Rule of Two but for some Reason I always got the vibe that they followed it without realizing they were doing so. I would love to do a system game but I don't have any of the books to do so with. What is the Star Wars Saga rpg?

Offline Kekec

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 03:35:50 AM »
I would be interested if more people sign up.

About the setting: how much time has passed since the plot of KOTOR II? Because, if I remember correctly, the Jedi Order was in shambles throughout the game, and I want to know if the Jedi were recruited hastily or if some time passed while reestablishing the Order.

Offline Arion

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 04:15:04 AM »
The Saga Edition of the Star Wars Role Playing Game was a very streamlined and polished version of the d20 system rules.  There were five classes (Jedi, Noble, Scoundrel, Scout, and Soldier), and each class had several talent trees that you could go down to specialize your character (ex, you could play a Soldier and run through the "Brawler" talent tree while the person next to you might run a soldier as well but go down the "Commando" tree, creating two similar but very different characters).  There were 14 books in all, and they covered most of the time periods; the old, OLD Republic (we're talking Exar Kun days here) wasn't covered, nor was the specific SWTOR period (though they did put out a book specifically covering the KOTOR games).

If you're looking to make it a system game, it's a pretty good system to use.  Not as fast or flowing as the WEG D6 system, but miles better than the clunky and slow d20 system books that came out previously. 

All that said, I'll toss my hat in, though if I had my druthers I'd say go with systemless (not that a system game deters me). 

Offline kckolbe

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 08:41:59 AM »
I am a fan of the setting and prefer system, and also agree that Saga is a decent system as long as no supplements are allowed.  I think the supplements allowed way too many Jedi options, allowing too many replacement options.  We may be a bit heavy on males, though.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 09:07:54 AM »
Oh, no kidding.  During a campaign we ran IRL, we had a guy at fourth level able to levitate a building and drop it on top of a platoon of Stormtroopers.  The force powers got crazy, especially once they added in the Force Unleashed stuff.

Depending on how the orientation of the characters breaks down, having too many of one gender shouldn't be a problem.  Unless the story requires things to be more or less even, of course.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 10:21:22 AM »
Wow, looks like this is gaining interest fast. I would be happy to use the system but I have to learn it first. IT seems like almost everyone wants the system or at least would be o.k. with it.

To answer a few questions, I am making some assumptions based on KOTOR from what little I have been able to find.

1- During KOTOR2 there was no jedi order. The Order was all in hiding at different locations and Atris was planning on rebuilding it using Sith Holocrons. It was only rebuilt after the Exile trained her force sensitive crew members on the Ebon Hawk. (All the humans except Mandalore) After she leaves them, they form a new Jedi order. I would say this game would take place about five years or so after KOTOR 2. The Jedi would mostly consist of those who either survived the Mandalorian wars and wanted to redeem themselves and other force sensitive. Thus resulting in a majority of the current order only being Padawans.


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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 10:24:20 AM »
So, would the NPC crew of the Hawk from the game be the teachers?  Atton Rand, Handmaiden, etc?

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 10:30:00 AM »
Yes, however I would be using the Historian Mical as this game assumes the cannon that the Exile was a woman. But yes the NPC's of Atton and Crew would make up the council.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 04:37:57 PM »
So it turns out my wife has the first starwars book in the SAGA system. It seems alot like D&D. if everyone is cool with it I would like to use this system.

Offline Arion

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 09:20:30 PM »
Batman, if you're up to it, head down to your local bookstore or library and see if they have the "Essential" series of books for Star Wars.  They've got one for each aspect of the setting, including a history/chronology one that covers each time period in a good deal of depth.  It may help with fleshing out your setting for the game.

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2014, 10:40:59 PM »
I wish I had a local book store. But Ill see if I can find it on ebay or something. Is Essential part of the SAGA series?

So just so I know, is anyone actually really wanting to play this?

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 12:45:25 AM »
What's the essential series?  I have the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide.

I would like to know how the characters would be "related" at the start (would we need to be connected to a Jedi or to the Academy?), and what type of game you are hoping for (intrigue, space battle, covert ops, hack and slash). 

EDIT:  Without knowing anything, am leaning toward some kind of noble/soldier hybrid. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 10:23:09 AM »
I have no idea what the Essential series is. :(

I don't think you would have to be connected to a Jedi or the Academy but that all really depends on what classes you all chose. Ill work with each player so they are happy with how they know the other members of the game.

The type of Game I am hoping for would include a little of all the things you mentioned at first, then after seeing what everyone likes best I would tailor the rest of the game to try and fit that style as often as possible.

It's good to know you are going for a noble/soldier hybrid. We could easily say that your character escaped some of the now invading Sith as they started their attack on Dxun.

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2014, 10:36:44 AM »
I will say that I would love to see a little space combat, since that isn't an option in a lot of games.  I might have my character, now somewhat civilized, have a bit of Mandalorian heritage.  Maybe he was visiting as a kind of rite, perhaps a trial required before he can legally inherit family property (in his parents' wills that way). 

Still undecided on race, considering Cerean, Human, Durese (barely), Twilek, and Zabrak.  Possibly other races depending on what is allowed outside of the main book.  Again, when it comes to class options, especially Jedi options, strongly recommend only allowing the main book, perhaps a single feat/ability here and there if it helps the setting/story.

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2014, 10:45:07 AM »
Well I was thinking of allowing whatever is in the Old Republic setting guide as well but I have to pick it up first.

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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2014, 11:58:54 AM »
The Essential series of books isn't related to gaming per se, they're books stuffed with everything you could ever want to know about Star Wars.  Stuff like the Essential Atlas, which is packed with star charts and even broken down by era (for example, they have maps for the ancient old republic era, then maps for later eras that expand as new planets/systems were discovered); the Essential Chronology, which breaks down the entire history of the universe all the way back to the Infinite Empire; and the Essential Guide to Alien Species, which provides detailed info on any alien species that appeared in the films and a few other sources.

There's also a Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia that goes into a lot of detail about everything from the SWTOR MMO.

They're not gaming books, but rather very detailed reference books that are pretty nice to have around when you're working out a story/game/whatever.

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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2014, 08:36:23 PM »
I see, if I can find them Ill pick em up. If not then I can just wiki the stuff I need.

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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2014, 06:10:39 AM »
Okay.  I decided that I want to play an Arkanian male with a combination of soldier/noble.  I plan on his being good at intimidation (which is exactly what you'd expect from someone with both status and combat ability), able to hold his own in combat but nothing special, with a decent bonus to int based skills and persuasion.  Among his possible family connections, rite of combat requirement, and adequate technical skills, it should be easy to find a way in for him. 

We haven't discussed starting level, but by level 4 he would have his core ability learned (Weaken Resolve).  I would like to start at at least level 2, so his multi-classing is already taken care of.

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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 01:03:52 PM »
so this is going to be a saga edition game? if so are you still accepting players?

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2014, 08:41:07 PM »
Yeah it's going to be a Saga edition game. I am still learning it and I learn by playing so you guys will have to bear with me. Also I still need a co GM.

We are accepting players.

In addition I do think second level is fine to start off with. Ill post a character sheet once we get an OOC up. I just want to see how many players we can get to start with. I would be happy with three.

Offline fallensaviour

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2014, 10:21:01 PM »
i do love some saga edition :D just let me know which books are kosher

Offline kckolbe

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2014, 10:24:32 PM »
In the first post you said no more than eight.  Is that still the case?  Also, what kind of things do you need from a co-GM?

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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2014, 10:26:20 PM »
As of now it is looking like the base book and the Old Republic book.

Yeah Eight players max, I don't want to bog myself down. But that can change as I get more used to the game.

Really I need someone who knows the lore and the books so I can bounce Ideas around with and that can help me when making a call on rules if they come up.