Lit [Fantasy Flight Games] Because it just keeps getting better

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Loyal Imperial, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    It sounds like a Rebels induced change that all lightsaber crystals now are called "Kyber crystals."

    It's interesting how the concept developed out of Anakin's lightsaber being described as having ornate crystals on its exterior in ADF's novelization.
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  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I'm hearing that it's "Star Wars Descent".
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  3. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So I've been reading AoR's core rulebook. No wonder Nick hated it -- it points out how "most of the Core" was loyal to the Empire, something Nick often likes to contest. But even his previous Rebel sympathizing worlds, like Chandrila, are described as having many citizens who support the Imperial regime and argue on its behalf. It does, however, completely ignore Mon Cola's fish monarchy, so maybe Nick enjoys that though.

    My favorite bit was how it talks about Imperial propagandists often drawing attention to Mon Mothma's dictatorial control over the Rebellion. It's almost like they're referring to me :p

    The art is also pretty great. My favorite is probably this bit looking out the viewports of a Mon Cal cruiser to see an SSD and ISDs bearing down on it with guns blazing, with the Mon Cal officer pointing at the ships in panic. :D There's also, surprisingly, artwork of a female grand moff -- perhaps the Dargon mentioned in the Corellia book? There's also a cool artwork of an Imperial advisor addressing stormtroopers (I think someone mentioned this one to me before).
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  4. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    To be clear, my disappointment with the books doesn't stem from anything you mentioned, but rather it's lack of consistently new information. It was a re-tread of the RASB, but lacking it's depth.

    As for the Core, our disagreements about the them have never really stemmed from the 0-4 ABY period. You will be hard pressed to find a quote from me claiming the Rebels had major support in the Core pre-Endor.

    --Adm. Nick
  5. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Picked up the Arda I adventure yesterday. Fantastic campaign for the AoR setting - the PCs participate in the fall of a Rebel base, the setting up of a new one in a different location, and hunting a spy on an Imperial loyal world in the Outer Rim. (For Fleet Junkies, the TIE Hunter makes an appearance. There's no fleet battle - the Sector Group just has freighters and fighters - but there is an encounter with an Interdictor).
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  6. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Age of Rebellion Scans (open)
    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]
  7. JackG Force Ghost

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    Always cool to see snowy urban environments, with Snowtroopers present, no less.
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  8. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I love how that guy in the last illustration is preaching to stormies in helmets. Is that some sort of individuality-suppressing speech?

    "My brothers and sisters, don your helmets for the next two hours and let the HUD flow through you!"
    "Can you tell who's this guy on the stage?"
    "I dunno -- I can't see a thing in this helmet."
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  9. Darth_Garak Force Ghost

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    Maybe that guy on the stage is Ars Dangor.
  10. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Too tall and too slender.

    But that picture with the ISD obliterating the Nebulon with the turbolasers from its dorsal centre-line is great.
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    More likely Blista-Vanee, with that hat. They've done a card of him already, too.
  12. Solent Force Ghost

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    Considering one dev of Rebels said the Jedi turned clones into people and the Empire turned people into clones, you might be close to the mark.
  13. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    I thought the change to Kyber crystals happened in the padawan arc of TCW...
  14. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Technically Hondo's the only one calling them kyber crystals in that arc. Still - it does seem that this is the appropriate term now.
  15. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    Sounds neat. I have Descent 2nd edition (and no one to play it with) and this does look incredibly similar. Hopefully the Empire is stronger then the Overlord. The heroes always stomp him in the games I've played.
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  16. Praenomen Cognomen Force Ghost

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    Ordered up Arda I and Far Horizons. Looking forward to adding to my ongoing master Asperger's spreadsheet of species and equipment stats and stuff.
  17. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Far Horizons was pretty good, too - but mostly for the RPG fans. Not much for the fleet and warfare crowd, though.
  18. Praenomen Cognomen Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I run a game so yeah. Yeah.
  19. jasonfry VIP

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    I love their illustrations so much. They have that great WEG feeling of giving you a peek into a big galaxy full of stories.
  20. Iron_lord Chosen One

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  21. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I thought the Rebels were already a faction?
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I think it's an interesting mechanics choice, frankly, and I'm glad it's not "Fringe 2.0" from SWMinis.
  23. Darth_Henning Force Ghost

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    While I wasn't overly keen on introducing a third faction, they've gone about it the right way with the new unique ships, and dual purposing of some of the old ones that would logically appear in both factions. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised this IS FFG afterall.

    I am somewhat disappointed that I'll have to buy four IG-2000s though. But it is what it is.
  24. Draconarius Force Ghost

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    Depends on if you'll do much Epic, I suppose. The ship does cost 30+ points, so there's no way you're fitting more than two into a regular list.
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  25. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Oh, and the Arda I adventure included references the KOTOR MMO era, specifically for Ord Radama.