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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2016, 01:20:41 AM »
Is SAGA the definitive engine?

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2016, 10:50:55 AM »
I think the FFG version might be viable on tabletop/pen&paper but I took a quick look at it and it really looked like a headache to try and run play-by-post.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2016, 10:53:01 AM »
  I'm certainly hapier with saga.  :) 

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2016, 10:55:16 AM »
I absolutely adore FFG's version for the treatment of non-Force sensitives, and Force sensitives within the Rebellion era. That being said, I will agree that running it via PBP without a dedicated app for recording rolls, storing rolls, etc would be an absolute nightmare. And since you want mostly Jedi, it isn't even the place for FFG's thing anyway!

...I'm not entirely sure I'll put something up at this point. The concept is shiny, but I'm not getting any good Jedi thoughts at the moment.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2016, 12:42:12 AM »
Chargen rules for now;

Special Rule: Prestige Classes require two less levels or BaB for entry requirements. (IE: 5 or 10)

ECL 4 for Jedi, ECL 6 for the normie. The padawans have a few missions under their belt and are on the cusp of knighthood. The republic soldier has been in service for awhile or demonstrated a great deal of ability, enough to be considered a commando or special forces.

32 Point Buy.

A sample sheet, which in some form is mandatory for this game. It doesn't have to be as long as this one, and I do tend to ramble- but this is also here to give you an idea as to what the Knight will be like.

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Personality: As a social chameleon, Merryn naturally develops emotions and feelings in tandem with others around her, by virtue of the Force's influence. While never particularly intellectual, Merryn's keen sagacity remains unaltered when she takes on the emotions of those around her. This has allowed her to control these feelings well enough that it never gave the Jedi Order reason to be concerned about this emotional transference.

Description: The Jedi Knight Val'taros returned to Coruscant from a mission one day in 3981 BBY with an adolescent twi'lek in tow. He asked that the council permit her to undergo the training of a Jedi. She sat empty, blank, and almost serene as they tested her. The masters searched her feelings and found it to be as if they were staring into a mirror. This girl, known only as Merryn, had a strange power with the force.

Unconsciously, she used the force to reach out to others and adopt their feelings and sensations as their own. This anomaly was reason enough for the Council to not permit her entry into the order. Val'taros pleaded, citing that the Force would not grant her such an ability to go unused, that she had a destiny to fulfill. He was wholly opposed, to the point that Merryn began to subscribe to that feeling as well. But the lone voice of Jedi Master Sunrider spoke out on her behalf, and after a long time of deliberation- the rest of the Council were persuaded to allow Merryn into the order, directly under Val'taros' tutelage. If only for a provisional period of one standard year.

Merryn's empty and receptive mind was almost like a blank slate. She possessed a few languages, higher end cognitive abilities, but a limited knowledge of her own life prior to meeting Val'taros. She was strongly aware of her nature, and could tell when the emotions of others were being projected upon her. This did not lessen these feelings any, but it did not conceal them from her awareness either.

Val'taros found that the young twi'lek could utilize this natural ability as a training aid, transferring his own knowledge and experience into the young girl's receptive mind. Devoid of other distractions, the young Jedi-to-be took in the precepts with as much conviction as Val'taros himself possessed. When he brought her back before the council a year later, they were indeed impressed with her mastery over herself and the force, and she was given their blessing to continue training.

Now a woman, Merryn was something of a rising star within the order by the year 3877 BBY. With her receptive mind and Val'taros' attentive training, she learned at an accelerated rate and was becoming rapidly the equal of her peers, if not outright surpassing them. Val'taros argued that Merryn had all her adult life been undergoing the Trial of Insight, suppressing the emotions of others within her heart and seeing what was objectively true about her own situation.

To confirm this, a Jedi Council observed as the twi'lek female sat before them and was asked to identify the feelings of those among her in the room. She first explained the surprise and dismay felt by Val'taros, for he believed the test too harsh to pit a mere padawan against the closely guarded hearts of Jedi Masters. Then Merryn went on to say that Master Tokare was pleasantly surprised with her quick assessment. Then she spoke of Master Lamar, who contemptuously felt that Master Tokare wasn't guarding his emotions on purpose to make the trial easier for the young padawan. As Merryn related the humor Master Stusea found in the rather characteristic and frank revelation of her peer's inner workings, she was interrupted before she could finished. Her first trial was complete.

During a mission with Val'taros in 3975 BBY, Merryn found herself set upon by a pack of Tuk'ata. Outnumbered and separated from her master, the twi'lek Jedi fought the sithspawn off until her master could arrive. When the Jedi Knight found his apprentice bleeding profusely and nearly dead, he slew the creatures and rescued his student. While still unconscious from her injuries, the Council determined that Merryn could have easily ran away from the creatures rather than face them, allowing them to endanger one of the civilians that the Jedi were asked to accompany. For this they determined that she passed her Trial of Courage. For her wounds, it was determined that she had passed her Trial of Flesh.

In 3973 BBY, while on a mission with Val'taros, Merryn found out that the Tuk'ata that nearly killed her two years prior... had in fact been under the domination of her master. That he had fallen to the Dark Side of the Force, and in setting the sithspawn upon her, he had hoped that it would endanger her to the point that she would give in the Dark Side's power, and use it to defend herself.

Merryn had known for years of her master's... feelings for her. She had assumed that he was unaware that she knew, when in reality he was purposefully projecting his emotions onto in an effort to make her return them. When Val'taros determined that her self-imposed barriers to emotion were too strong, he sought to erode them. In his jealousy and desire for her heart, the fallen Jedi sought to subtly bring her towards the path of the Sith; the path of unrestricted emotions. Once she gave in fully to her feelings, he believed that she would fall for him when their feelings combined.

After a series of words, the pair began to duel. Merryn was outmatched by the experienced Jedi Knight, unable to best him. Furthermore, he sought to use the Force to weaken her resolve and project more of his emotions onto her. Ultimately he could not overcome her mental barriers and gave into his jealousy and rage. It became apparent that he was going to fight to kill, to deny the galaxy of the woman who denied him. Eventually, these feelings overwhelmed her barriers, and the two fought with all the ferocity of the Dark Side.

In the end, she was no match for the seasoned warrior. Val'taros brought his blade to bear, pouncing upon the opportunity to decapitate the twi'lek. This attack would have left him open to a thrust from Merryn's lightsaber to his heart. He could have easily blocked it, but chose not to. Rather than allow both of them to die, however... Val'Taros, in one last final act of compassion for the woman he loved, deactivated his lightsaber and it passed harmlessly by while Merryn drove her blade through his chest to the hilt.

Ultimately, when the events of that day were related to the Dantooine Council, who then offered it up to the Jedi High Council in Coruscant for review. In a seven to five vote, it was deemed this feat was worthy of both the Trials of Skill and Spirit; for defeating a powerful Jedi Knight, and resisting her own emotions as they were being manipulated. Many on the Council objected, saying that she won only by the grace of Val'taros' mercy, and that in the end his anger transferred into her heart and caused her to impale him fatally when a non-lethal option was available.

By 3973 BBY, Merryn was shrewd, calculating, skilled, and at peace with the force and herself. She was a Jedi Knight. Then she met Revan for the first time, and her heart was swayed to his cause.

Character Traits: A striking Jedi woman, beautiful by human standards and almost obscene by Twi'lek standards, with a pair of unadorned head tails that extend almost down to her rear. Complected a colorful fuscia with striking crimson eyes and freckles upon her cheeks. Lithesome and graceful, with wide hips and a generous bosom, she has been considered a peerless beauty and the cause of many wistful sighs.

Character Flaws: Merryn can be indecisive and lenient. She has aroused the concern of a few other Knights by tolerating actions in her padawans that most would not. Though she is habitually influenced by others' emotions, she refuses to acknowledge them publicly, often speaking falsely about what she feels in her heart.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2016, 02:12:11 PM »
Linzi Madaline

Linzi Madaline grew up on Coruscant.  Her family's buisness was flying taxi cabs.  When not going to school or relaxing  at the arcade playing first person shooters, Linzi would work the family buisness.  She didn't just flying the swoop-cabs.  She maintained and restored them--and the droids that worked on them. 

At the start of the Mandalorian Wars, Linzi enlisted in the republic's army out of a sense of duty, and also because she'd made a study of the Mandalorians and felt that the Neo-Crusdaers were a betrayal of a life style she'd actaully admired.   

Linzi impressed Leiutenant Comander Ruteger Dax with her resourcefulness and determiantion.  She was given special training to serve in his comando unit.  Equiped with better armor (corellian power suit plox?) and the chance to customize her kit. 

  Along with being very skilled with Rifles and martial arts, Linzi is a tech specialist and skilled in vehicular combat. 

Class      Soldier 5, Elite Trooper 1
Species      Human

Age      21
Birthday   17th day of the first month. 
Height      5'11"
Weight      185lbs
Measures   34"D, 24", 30"
Skin      Amber with dusty rose lips 
Hair      Thick, shoulder length, raven black. 
Eyes      Hazel

Dark Side Points   0
Destiny Poitns      1?
Force Points      9


Str   14   +2
Dex   16   +3
Con   14   +2
Int   16   +3
Wis   8   -1
Chrs   12   +1

Hit Points   71

Defenses
Foritude   16   +4   +2   +0   =22
Reflex      16   +2   +3   +1   =22
Will      16   +0   -1   +0   =15

Base Attack      +6
   Melee      +8
   Missle      +10

Blaster Rifle, Heavy
   TAB      +10
   Damage      3d10+3
   Clip      30

Unarmed
   TAB      +8
   Damage      d6+5


Feats
Armor Proficiency: Light, Medium
Point Blank Shot
Precise Shot
Tech Specialist
Vehicular Combat
Weapon Focus: Rifles
Weapon Proficiency: Pistols, Rifles, Simple Weapons


Skills
Iniative   3   +5   +3   +0   +0   =d20+11
K. Tactics   3   +5   +3   +0   +0   =d20+11
Perception   3   +5   -1   +0   +0   =d20+7
Pilot      3   +5   +3   +0   +0   =d20+11
Mechanics   3   +5   +3   +0   +0   =d20+11
Treat Injury   3   +5   -1   +0   +0   =d20+7
Use Computer   3   +5   +3   +0   +0   =d20+11

Talents
Armor Specialist

Armored Defense
Improved Armored Defense

Prestige Class Abilities
Delay Damage

Weapon Master
Greater Weapon Focus: Rifles

Weapon Specialist
Devistating Attack: Rifles
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2016, 04:35:59 PM »
As an aside, Merryn's backstory ends about 9 years before the start of the story. This huge blank space is for the players playing padawans to fill in with adventures and plot points as they wish.

Rest assured, as a GM NPC, she is entirely a supporting character. :P

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2016, 08:43:28 PM »
  How's that, I.L.? 

  Anything I can add or change? 

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2016, 11:00:50 PM »
Muse; I like it. That picture's cute, even if she's wearing dirty beskar'gam.  ;)

How do you expect her to act around the Jedi? What's her outlook on them? Personality quirks? Ons/offs? Same on the Mandalorians- she hates the Neo-Crusaders, but the just-plain regular Crusaders are still around. Why is she so interested in them?

With the sheer amount of abilities and feats that come from the numerous books, can everyone please annotate what book their feats/abilities are from?

Also, the PCs will be pretty much given free access to any of the armor and weapons of the Republic (Pg. 179 of the KOTOR book), others may be requisitioned by request. Consider anything in the KOTOR book pretty much a given, and anything else on a case-by-case basis. The Jedi Armor in the Academy Training Manual is definitely an old-school thing taken from the comic books, so they're in too.

It's in the fine print, but Jedi Knights DO get access to the armor specialist tree of the soldier. I will make it a point that a lot of NPC Revanchists have begun using armor and even blasters. Wearing armor protects you even if you're flat-footed or unaware of an attack (useful when Neo-Crusader armor comes with stealth field generators standard...) and waving around a big glowing beacon as your primary weapon tends to invite the fire of every single Mandalorian that can see you...

So there's two house rules I am considering...

One is that whenever you take Force Training, you will get (for free?) one power that MUST have the dark side descriptor. The idea being that there is always that temptation to tap into the Dark Side.

The other is a simple combining of two lore-based feats into one. Well, technically four.
Grand Army of the Republic (Clone Wars) and Mandalorian Training (KOTOR) are combined to represent the Mando's. (It would still requires the Charging fire as a prerequisite)

Republic Military Training (KOTOR) and Separatist Training (Clone Wars) are combined because the Galaxy isn't quite in a state of civil war. Huzzah for the lore-friendly feat combinations!

The other thing I am mulling over is whether or not to include that long scene in the OP at all. Personally, I'm of the opinion that the proposed 'chase through Coruscant' would be interesting and dramatic as if it were from a screenplay, it might not be the best thing for an introductory scene in this sense. It wouldn't address why a soldier and some Jedi are hanging out together.

Therefore this scene might be better advised to take place after we do a bit involving all the PCs together in much more peaceful circumstances. Perhaps them just hanging around with their liaison when they get the call that something big is going down at the senate.

Or the PCs could all swarm in on the event from different directions. The Padawans might be together (at the senate building watching boring senate stuff go on?) while the soldier/liaison gets an SOS call from the outmatched local security forces. In this case, I'd probably hold off on introducing the Jedi Knight or I'll quickly have her dispatched by (bad) luck, for the sake of balancing the encounter.

The other idea is starting with the Jedi still in the temple, making their final decision to stay or leave the order. The soldier could at this time be told that they are being reassigned to their new position.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2016, 08:42:11 AM »
As someone who was considering a character who may be especially vulnerable to the Dark Side, it's always nice to have the door open.  I like that houserule.

I don't know enough about the two feats to make a judgment on the second house rule, but making feats more powerful always speaks to me.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2016, 09:15:10 PM »
Okay, some of the healer stuff had to be omitted, because I'd missed the fact that Jedi don't actually get the Treat Injury skill as a class skill. It looks like that was from a special background everybody got to select in the other game. I moved that skill training and focus to Endurance, instead, although I kept the Force-powered healing.

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Personality: Calm and polite, s/he hides her/his worry that s/he wasn't good enough for her/his previous Master well. S/he's not as adventurous as some of the other padawans s/he's met, although s/he feels quite strongly that the Jedi have an obligation to protect those in the galaxy who cannot protect themselves. S/he has a nagging worry that s/he let her/his former Master down, despite her/his progress since then, and has made sure to keep up her/his practice with her/his lightsaber, still the one originally given to her/him by Master Emell, in order to keep her/himself up to the standards he required.

History: When Nory/Anesk was barely a toddler, then-Knight Emell, a male Twi'lek, was on a mission assisting local security forces investigating reports of an extremely dangerous band of smugglers operating in the Outer Rim. While tracking a lead on the moon Jarkonn, he was aided by a slave named Manoi. While Emell had no legal standing to free the man, he did meet his family, and sensed the connection to the Force that his daughter/son had. Freeing the family would cause trouble he couldn't afford, but taking their child back to the Temple for training was something he felt he could get away with. With the family's blessings and thanks, he took their daughter/son with him back to Coruscant when he left.

Nory/Anesk progressed in her/his training well, and when it came time for Emell, now a Jedi Master, to take on another padawan, he chose her/him. He was a very physical man, and the times he did call upon the Force, he tended to go for direct action, pushing things, manipulating things, knocking them back. He was skilled with his lightsaber, some of which he managed to pass on to his padawan. Nory/Anesk, however, found her/his time apprenticed to him somewhat frustrating. While s/he gained a great deal of endurance, s/he never seemed to develop much strength, and while s/he learned to handle her/his lightsaber gracefully, s/he could never match his brute power. Meanwhile, her/his Force powers never seemed to get much better. S/he struggled to move objects at all, much less hurtle them like he could. Still, s/he went out with him as he sought to bring some small patches of light to a galaxy that sorely needed it.

On one such mission, paired with another Master and padawan, her/his fellow padawan was injured. Drawing on old lessons from the healers, s/he did her/his best to help him, while their masters dealt with the attackers. When they had dispatched their foes, they discovered that Nory/Anesk, while now somewhat drained, had managed to stabilize the other padawan. Once they returned to the Temple, the Council set about retesting her/him, and discovered her/his talents. While s/he was not strong when it came to telekinesis, s/he had some skill with absorbing and transferring energy. It was felt, with time and attention, that such skills could be further developed. Master Emell was chastised for failing to provide the training s/he required, and s/he was transferred to another Master, under whom it was felt s/he might better learn. (This can be either Merryn, or another Master, who s/he'd presumably be leaving in order to go fight the Mandalorians.)

Nory Details: Taller than average for a woman, with white skin and lilac eyes. Her gray hair is a little short of shoulder-length, and kept in loose tails to keep it out of her face. She has none of the piercings or tattoos that are common amongst the other scattered escapees from Arkanian genetic tinkering. She is slender, with little muscle, a pretty, pointed face, wide eyes, and an upturned nose. Her ears poke out from stray strands of hair, sticking out just a little from her head. Despite her lack of musculature, she has a surprising amount of stamina, and has often been able to keep going at a task longer than others expected from her.

Anesk Details: Just a sliver above average height for a man, with white skin and gray eyes. He keeps his white/gray hair cut short, and slightly messy. With his Jedi upbringing, he lacks the piercings and tattoos common to most Arkanian offshoots. He tends toward slender, without much muscle mass, with a strong jaw and straight nose. He often looks amused, regardless of his actual mood. Despite his small frame, he has a great deal of stamina, and can often keep going after others would have to rest.

Relationships
Master Emell: Former master, Emell fell into something of a father-figure role. Nory/Anesk knew that he was the one who rescued her/him originally, even if s/he had no memories of the event. S/he was delighted when Emell chose her/him as a padawan. Nory/Anesk worked tirelessly to prove her/himself to Emell, but s/he was hindered somewhat by the genetic tinkering that had produced her/him. Created for agility and stamina, s/he had a hard time building any strength, and had to develop a different style with the lightsaber than her/his master. Force-wise, s/he was always falling behind. While Emell never seemed disappointed, only mildly concerned sometimes, s/he berated her/himself constantly for failing her/his master. When s/he was removed from Master Emell's tutelage, it took her/him a long time to convince her/himself that s/he hadn't failed the man. S/he still looks forward to occasionally seeing him and catching up on events since their last meeting. Emell himself seems somewhat ashamed for failing to spot the talents of his padawan, but proud and relieved that s/he has found a teacher that was able to coax out her/his abilities. He secretly still checks in on his former padawan outside their occasional conversations. Emell never went into detail with his padawan about where s/he came from, worrying that s/he would go off on a crusade to free her/his family, which he worried had enormous potential to be a pull to the Dark Side.

Padawan Baxxus: Baxxus is a male Devaronian, and was the padawan that Nory/Anesk saved on that fateful mission. They remained in contact since, and have remained friends. Baxxus is a very conservative Jedi, and strives to meet the rules set forth by the Jedi Council. If asked, he would deny having any friends, but he would relent if pressed. He feels that the Jedi should strive to avoid all attachment, and often is frustrated with himself for being unable to do so. The Council is somewhat concerned that his failure to live up to the strict standards he's mostly setting for himself could drive him toward the Dark Side, although he seems to be relaxing somewhat as he gets older. Around the same age, Baxxus and Nory/Anesk have been on a few missions together, as well as practicing with each other at the Temple. Baxxus, in a moment of personal weakness, was the first person that Nory/Anesk kissed, after making a breakthrough practicing with the Force. (Nory doesn't care for him romantically, and Anesk is straight, so neither of them would have particularly enjoyed the surprise kiss). Neither of them brings this up again. Baxxus is frustrated that his friend wants to fight against the Mandalorians. Nory/Anesk is frustrated that her/his friend seems to think the ideal Jedi is a hermit with no care for anybody or anything but the will of the Force.

Nemer Alath: The Arkanian who owns Nory/Anesk's family. He doesn't know where s/he is, but he knows that somewhere out there is an Arkanian Offshoot Jedi, who was stolen from him. He knows roughly what s/he looks like, since he's quite familiar with her/his family, and is quite unhappy about all this. Likely not actively tracking down Nory/Anesk, but if he finds her/him, he just might make trouble. Nory/Anesk does not know about him at all, aside from the fact that somewhere out there is somebody who owned or owns her/his family.

Merryn: Merryn was actually Nory/Anesk's first crush, seeing her in the halls of the Jedi Temple. Later being assigned as her padawan certainly did not help things there, and s/he spent quite a lot of her/his teens worrying that her/his master could tell what s/he was thinking. Especially since s/he knew that she could. Daydreams were mostly, through sheer force of will, kept to a minimum, but night dreams were somewhat harder to avoid. Nory/Anesk's first (and so far only) illicit relationship was with another young padawan named Nym'alav, who bore a slight resemblance to Merryn. Upon actually realizing this, s/he broke things off with Nym'alav, and hoped desperately that Merryn hadn't realized any of what had been happening. Now, somewhat older, Nory/Anesk appreciates her skill at teaching in a way that works for her/him, and for having shown her/him what s/he's actually capable of.

If accepted, and anybody else wants to set up some shared backstory, let me know, and I'll be more than happy to talk about it!

Edit- Gender and picture can be changed as needed or desired, if that's the case.  :-)
Edit 2- I changed the description, so it now fits either gender, although it's a bit awkwardly worded at the moment. Also added a picture and name for the male version, and a brief description of him. I also added a section detailing some personal relationships.
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2016, 09:30:16 PM »
Working on a concept, but I wanted to ask if I could get away with a Near-Human race that I made up.  Otherwise I can just look at human.

Also looking at Brink of Death from Legacy Era, and if we get the Dark Side free powers, Dark Transfer, with everything else so far being either Core or KotOR.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2016, 11:42:36 PM »
How near-human? You say 'get away with it' like there's something that concern me- but it shouldn't be too big a deal. There's already Arkanians, which are practically space elves. I would expect Star Wars to have all sorts of near humans with minor distinctions.

KirbysFolly: Gaaaahhhh.

No, it's good. Merryn is also a former slave, so I think it'd make sense if Nory was reassigned to her. Plus her Charisma is through the roof, which would lend herself more to the spiritual side of the force. Well, at least as far as making Use the Force checks are concerned.

I like her backstory, but I want to know also what you'd like to do with her and how you'd foresee her interacting with the other party members (even if we're not sure who they may be yet)

But you guys are killing me... With a lot of female characters, I will have a harder time choosing between them. I think the ideal party size would be 4 or 5, including NPCs (just the knight)

I would prefer the gender ratio be evenly split, or in the case of 5 PCs, 2:3 either way.

As an aside, Destinies will be used. And they will be secret from the other party members. You can either PM me with your preferences and we can work them out OR...

I could plan a number of what are basically multiple choice dilemmas. After repeatedly following a specific 'road', your decision will put you on the track for a specific destiny. I have an idea of where this campaign can go, and there could be multiple endings, so to speak...

The way I usually try to GM is by having a very basic framework in mind, with branching pathways at certain points and then... nothing follows. Everything after that is character-driven improvisation. That being said, there is quite a bit of lore on the Mandalorian Wars and how they ended. As PCs, you can defy 'canon' or embrace it. My general assumption is that if the PCs are completely inactive throughout the game, history will unfold just as it did in 'canon' (So now's your chance to commit genocide against the Gungan race and prevent Jar Jar from proposing to give Palpatine emergency war powers!)

Whew. I digress. I do that a lot.

Anyways, we need more males!

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2016, 11:52:57 PM »
Here's the basic writeup:

The Kry are a Near-Human race most often found in caves deep beneath otherwise inhospitable planets.  Although they're welcoming and accommodating to outsiders, their penchant for living in absolute darkness creates a natural barrier to most interested races.

Common knowledge states that all Kry can see in absolute darkness, they have futanari and female but not male genders, and their own language doesn't differentiate between gender at all.  Many have difficulty in understanding the stratification in cultures between genders.  Every proper name also begins with a hard K sound, which aids others who seek to learn the language.



So, that would technically fit futa instead of male if that works.  I only have one picture for them that I reuse a lot.



Mechanical effects are Darkvision instead of an extra skill.

The sheet I've got so far is here: http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheet.html#id=676509

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2016, 12:42:57 AM »
KirbysFolly: Gaaaahhhh.

No, it's good. Merryn is also a former slave, so I think it'd make sense if Nory was reassigned to her. Plus her Charisma is through the roof, which would lend herself more to the spiritual side of the force. Well, at least as far as making Use the Force checks are concerned.

I like her backstory, but I want to know also what you'd like to do with her and how you'd foresee her interacting with the other party members (even if we're not sure who they may be yet)

But you guys are killing me... With a lot of female characters, I will have a harder time choosing between them. I think the ideal party size would be 4 or 5, including NPCs (just the knight)

I could plan a number of what are basically multiple choice dilemmas. After repeatedly following a specific 'road', your decision will put you on the track for a specific destiny. I have an idea of where this campaign can go, and there could be multiple endings, so to speak...

Gaaaahhhh? Is there a problem (aside from the possible gender-imbalance it looks like we're stacking)?

I don't mind switching my character's gender, if we need males and don't have enough.  :-)

With her skills, I don't see her as being the up-front fighter, but she can offer support to her allies, and should still be able to hold her own in a fight. I'd see her being more concerned about the civilians that are in danger than with the overall strategic concerns. She definitely is for the Jedi joining the fight against the Mandalorians, but not because she wants an adventure.

If one of the PCs is in it for fun, I imagine she'd still be willing to work with them. She might think a little less, but as long as they're both defending the weak and defenseless, well, they're both doing the right thing, yeah?

Not likely to take charge, but definitely stubborn about helping people. She'd be the type who works hard, and doesn't give in easily.

As for Destiny, I've never been great at picking one. I do like your proposal above.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2016, 12:54:40 AM »
AndyZ: That sheet is blank. You might need to save it first. :P

KirbysFolly: All I will say is that will all the females we've gotten so far, playing a male would help your chances being selected...

Another tidbit; Merryn is extremely self-conscious about her force bonds. She met Revan once and he converted her into a Revanchist. The chances that he, with his great power in the force, inadvertently just dominated her, is not lost on her. Therefore, it is likely that when she spoke with her padawans about the war, she was trying her hardest to keep secret her own intentions. Indeed, she might have tried to talk them out of it with the hopes that she could demonstrate (to herself, at least) that she was being level-headed about the whole thing.


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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2016, 01:21:16 AM »
http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheet.html#id=676509

Still updating, but it'll give a basic idea of what I'm looking at statwise.  I'll write up a proper story tomorrow.

Roll Result: AndyZ rolled: 3d4
Comment:
Result: 4, 2, 4,
Total: 10

1000 credits

Roll Result: AndyZ rolled: 3d10
Comment:
Result: 10, 2, 10,
Total: 22

22 HP from the 3d10.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2016, 01:58:32 AM »
Sorry, I should have mentioned earlier;

HP gained per level is the average + Con (1d6 is 3, 1d8 is 4, 1d10 is 5)
Starting Credits: How about... Your level x 2,000

Free items, if you want them;
Any type of Republic Armor (KOTOR Pg. 179) with one Tech Specialist upgrade (Starships Pg. 21)
Commando Special Rifle with retractable stock (can count as a pistol!) with one Tech Specialist Upgrade

You can spend 3000 credits to instead get a superior tech upgrade (Scum and Villiany Pg. 24) but the Republic quartermasters don't have any modded civilian gear on hand. They'll install any regular upgrades (Scum and Villiany Pg. 37) for the cost of the upgrade itself.

Later on, you'll mostly be relying on what you find or what you can convince the Republic to give you for credits and equipment. This is war, and they aren't exactly paying you. Well, the normie might be receiving a salary, but the Jedi are volunteers! :P

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2016, 02:00:41 AM »
Ah, okay.

Odd question about comlinks:

Comlink, long-range  250  1 kg

A long-range comlink has a range of 200 kilometers or high orbit, and it
requires with a backpack-sized com set. For double the cost, a long-range
comlink can be miniaturized to a wrist-sized unit.

Video Capability: A comlink can have video capability (two-dimensional
images in  addition to audio) for twice the base cost.

So would a long-range video Comlink be 750 or 1000?  Also, would the miniaturization decrease the weight?

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2016, 02:25:11 AM »
Mission-essential items would be provided for you, depending on the task. Obviously if high command will want to keep in touch, they'll give you stuff like comlinks.

But everything you spend on credits amounts to what you, personally, have bought and owned with your own money.

As for the cost, I would say it is doubled for miniaturization.. and then doubled again. So yes, 1000.

That reminds me...

My in-progress sheet for Merryn here. She's got Telepathic Link from the KOTOR book, meaning she can communicate conversationally to someone a kilometer away. Plus she's got the bonus to take 10 on a Use the Force check to communicate simple emotions to someone across the galaxy. My attempt to mechanically represent her strong force bonds. Though... having her as your mentor means there's likely to be very little secrets between you... any errant sexual daydream and she is the type of person to pretend it didn't happen (even though everyone involved knows it did)

I'd be interested in seeing a PC who was with her 9 years ago when she first became a knight and they first started their Jedi training, likely right in the middle of their puberty with all the accompanying hormonal urges. If they were particularly strong in the force, it'd have a profound effect on her... one that she might have difficulty forgetting, even after these years.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2016, 02:50:32 AM »
Here's my background.  Finished description.  Still working on the sheet a bit, but it's coming along nicely.  Good news, I'm bringing a penis!

background
Kailen Feszler

Some of Kailen's earliest memories are of his father telling him stories.  Stories of heroes of the Republic.  Many of these stories were about Jedi, but not all of them were; after all, the Republic has many famous commanders, pilots, and soldiers with no ability to sense the force.  Perhaps it is in no small part because of these stories that Kailen is where he is today.

Kailen was born into a family on Coruscant, an old family, with a strong tradition of service in the Republic.  Both of his parents were in the Republic military.  His father was still serving as a commander, while his mother, a former starfighter ace, now taught at the academy.  Kailen's memories of them are brief, however, nothing more than images, and hearing those stories.  His father's position put him into contact with Jedi at a very young age, who easily sensed his sensitivity to the Force.  He has the vaguest memory of his father being proud, sensing it somehow, and that helping to ease some of the pain of being taken away from his parents.

As an initiate, and later as a Padawan, Kailen's performance was somewhat mixed.  He performed adequately in scholastics, and proved extremely skilled with the lightsaber, and his connection with the Force was very strong.  However, Kailen did not do things halfway.  He had intensely powerful emotions, and he quickly formed strong attachments with his fellow trainees.  Neither of these things, by themselves, would be bad, but taken together, and with the potential for either one of them to lead to the dark side, some of the masters were concerned.  However, Kailen seemed to mostly be putting these impusles towards positive outlets; the strong emotions that he felt were constructive, like compassion, and attachments were, after all, encouraged up to a point.  His training was allowed to continue.

At the age of thirteen, as is traditional for human initiates, Kailen became a padawan.  He was apprenticed to Knight Eomen.  Eomen was a sober, serious man in his middle years, much more focused on practicality than on spirituality.  In many ways, this was a good match.  The two got along very well, being better matched in personalities than it appeared at first glance.  Eomen taught Kailen a bit about self-control, an area in which Kailen was sorely lacking.  However, in some ways, Eomen exacerbated some of Kailen's problems.  Eomen was, first and foremost, a warrior, in the Jedi sense of the term.  He threw himself instantly and selflessly in the way of danger.  Jedi are, of course, supposed to protect those in danger, but with Eomen and Kailen, it was a bit too much like a crusade.  Kailen remembered all too well those tales of heroism that his father had told him as a child, and adopted Eomen's method of selfless intervention almost immediately.  The two went on a number of missions together, fighting side by side.  Eomen reported back to the council just how well his padawan was doing, and how brave and self-sacrificing he was behaving.

The Council was smart enough to read between the lines.  While Kailen had learned a bit of self-control, it was clear that being apprenticed to Eomen had not served to temper his overeagerness at all.  His apprenticeship with Eomen was finished.  The last Kailen heard, Eomen had been sent off on an important mission.  He hasn't heard from him sense.  This time, the knowledge that his father figure was proud of him was not quite enough to dull the pain.

This time, the Council apprenticed Kailen to someone who could better help Kailen to control his emotions: the Jedi Knight Merryn.  Under her tutelage, Kailen did learn a great deal about emotional control.  In part, this was due to her skill, both with the Force, and as a teacher.  It also became more necessary as he developed an almost painfully strong crush on the beautiful young twi-lek; many a night was spend under a cold shower while repeating Jedi mantras about romantic attachments.  It has largely worked, and Kailen has become a young man with a great deal of self-control, who thinks before he speaks, and has control over his emotions.  To some extent, anyway; powerful flashes of feeling can be sensed before he manages to surpess them.

In the end, it was exactly what the Council had predicted that led to him joining Revan.  His intense desire for heroism, and his compassion for those suffering, inclined him to join the fight already.  When Merryn joined, his personal connection to her cemented (plasticreted?) his convictions.
description
Kailen is a handsome, healthy young man of about twenty-one standard years of age.  He has short light-brown hair, generally cut neatly, although since joining in the Mandalorian War, he has let it grow out a bit.  He still keeps the padawan tail.  He has even, handsome features, with refined cheek and jawbones, obvious sign of his well-bred Coruscant heritage.  Kailen is tall and well-muscled, standing at a bit under two meters, with broad shoulders.  He throws himself into athletics with just as much enthusiasm as he does any other activity, and it shows in his figure.  He tends towards the wiry rather than the bulky, the tightness of his chest and stomach more noticable than his firm bicepts.  His eyes are a pale blue, bordering on gray.
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EDIT:
I'd be interested in seeing a PC who was with her 9 years ago when she first became a knight and they first started their Jedi training, likely right in the middle of their puberty with all the accompanying hormonal urges. If they were particularly strong in the force, it'd have a profound effect on her... one that she might have difficulty forgetting, even after these years.

Heh, I didn't see this before I got my background written.  Kailen would have had a few years with his first master, but I figured he'd probably start training under Merryn at age 16 or 17.  And yeah, daydreams included.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 12:39:35 AM by Flying Tengu »

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2016, 11:09:40 AM »
I did manage to find a suitable male picture last night, but Imgur was throwing a fit, so I didn't get it uploaded. However, if need be, I've got a new picture and name, to swap my character's gender. The only changes I'll make in that case would be pronouns, backstory, personality, and abilities will all be the same.   :-)

Edit- I've updated the original post with the submitted character. It's got pictures and names for each gender. I didn't make any real changes to the character sheet, if I'm picked, I'll update that as-needed for whichever version I go with.
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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2016, 02:15:41 PM »
Had an interesting idea last night, so I'm currently working on a male Zabrak wearing medium armor.  I'm going to try out the armor stuff to see how it rocks.

Something to ask, though: does Medium Republic Armor have 2 Armor Slots?  Powered Exoskeleton seems awesome, and between that, Durasteel and getting a superior upgrade, I'd be set for credits.

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2016, 03:33:48 PM »
  On that topic, how much would it run me to swap out the limited helmet package on my republic battle armor for a full helmet package? 

  (I would, of course, do the work myself, and make some improvements on the sensors in the process.)  :)

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Re: Star Wars: The Mandalorian Wars
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2016, 05:07:26 PM »
So, I've taken waaaaaaay too long, but I've got an idea that I came up with last night.  I need to polish it out, but here's his general idea.

Jekin Tor was born into Coruscant aristocracy, one of a few sons and many daughters.  He was found by the Jedi while misadventuring in the lower levels of Coruscant, and he drew the eye of an older Jedi Knight who happened to be willing to take the time to temper his willful nature with training and practice.

Given that the Knight who trained him is a Rodian, he's learned the importance of quick action and patience (though he struggles to balance his own desire to act with the proven value of patience). 

Specialties: Fighting with Pistol and Lightsaber, Staying Mobile

I've only got a primitive background, but I feel like I've got enough to go to character creation at this point.

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For all the intrigue and high society life too common in the spires of Coruscant, the children bound by that high society inevitably look out at the world below them and get to thinking that the grass is greener on the other side.

An incorrigible lad was up to very little in the way of good.  Sure, he didn't plan on committing several crimes that day, but he had already slipped away from his minders and onto a turbolift meant for the 'lower' levels of Coruscant.  He had just enough credits in his pocket to get into a lot of trouble.

Really, though, he mostly meant to get some fried food and maybe hit the holo-arcade, not to witness the end of a chase between a Jedi and a group of fugitives.  And he certainly did not mean to get taken hostage, either.

However, at the right moment, he felt the instinct to stomp on the foot of his captor and followed through on it.  Before he knew what he was doing, the blaster was in his hand and he was pointing it at the person who had been pressing it to his head.

He wanted to say something cool like in the holo stories, but his mouth was dry and his hands were shaking.

When he returned to awareness, the Jedi had already hit the safety catch on the blaster he was holding, taken it from him, and said something softly in a language he did not understand.

He had never seen a Rodian up close before and, truth be told, the only reason he knew she was not going to eat him was because she was wearing a Jedi robe.

The lad sputtered nervously and apologized with grace his manners teacher never got him to display.

“I am Kelluka, youngling,” she spoke with some laughter, “you need not fear me...”

He answered, softly, “Jekin Tolar.” (LOOK UP NAMES FOR BETTER ALTERNATIVE)

Kelluka kept him company there until the authorities arrived for the three criminals, and took him home to face the scolding from his parents.  Naturally, they had him under proper surveillance for the next few days, until Kelluka returned.

While they weren't expecting her to offer to take him on as an apprentice Jedi...but it was not like he was the only heir to the family, either.

Encouraged by his family to take up the opportunity, he did so.

Kelluka had a wealth of wisdom for him to learn from (though he would not learn it until years later, she was sixty when she took him on as a learner), though some would criticize her for her decision to take on a learner so impulsively.  Jekin enjoyed the physical aspect of things greatly.  Training until he was tired, learning how to take things apart, and traveling were exciting to him.

Sure, there was danger along the way (the blaster he carried along with his lightsaber saw him through just as much as his wits and Kelluka's guidance did), but it felt honestly more fulfilling than his life at home ever did.  At the very least, he could take a long walk if he ever felt too cooped up in his chambers.  He did always wrestle at least a little bit with his haste, but Kelluka instilled in him an understanding of the importance of patience.  Though he never really came to understand how she was so skilled at tracking targets, ferreting the truth out of witnesses or co-conspirators, or finding her way in strange worlds, he could appreciate how her plans always seemed to work out. (though how well was always the issue!)

When the call for war went out, his Master told him that she would not stop him, but that she was far too old to go to war and that she did not think it was the right answer, in any case.  Though they parted amicably (both accepting that the other would not change their mind), Kelluka had a bad feeling about it...