So after a couple of years of being away from the the goodness that is WEG, my groups gaming pendulum has swung away from Champions and back Star Wars. So I thought I'd come back and brainstorming some ideas with you guys and enlist some help to debate and discuss some stuff. Ok, so my current game is an all Jedi game, starting a couple of years before Phantom Menace and running concurrently with the prequels (which was kind of cool, playing as the saga unfolded), but we're winding down now - so it's time to drop Revenge of the Sith and Order 66 on them. Now I've got some ideas on how to keep them busy during the invasion of Courscant - a big knock down fight with the team's Dark Jedi nemesis while the invasion explodes all around them (or they have to let her go in order to help repel the invasion - oooh, moral choices!). It should be grand and pretty cool, so I think I've got the early part of the movie covered. Now here's the kicker - over the years, the team has gotten to be good friends with Ani and Obi-Wan. When Ani goes all angst-y towards the middle part of the film, its possible - being the extremely nosey sorts they are - that they might stick their nose into his business during his inner turmoil moments and act as that stabilizing force that Obi-wan would have been if Palpatine hadn?t sent Kenobi off to deal with Grievous. In short, they might be able to keep the kid from unraveling at just the wrong moment. Now I'm ok with them changing the events of the movie - what's the point of playing if you're locking into a story someone else told. But I'm at a loss on how Palpatine might react to not getting his Chosen One delivered on a platter when dealing with Mace and the other masters. "Unlimited POWWW - hey, wait! Where's the kid at?" My thinking is that Palpy can still beat Mace without the disarming move (that he was suckering Mace into putting on a show for Ani), and he can still order up the troops to gun down the Jedi across the galaxy (and would send a ton of troops to the Jedi Temple anyway, and just accept bigger losses at the end of the day). But all his years of careful poking and prodding and guiding Ani into the right spot have come undone. So what - perhaps kill Padme directly (well, through an agent) to get him royally pissed off in hopes of turning him that way? What do you guys think?