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A&A The Official Jason Fry Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think I may have asked this previously in the thread, but hey, even if it's a repeat, it's still generating some discussion about one of the EU's most essential and greatest assets.

    I've been told repeatedly that the Essential Atlas is the greatest invention of mankind, so obviously I'd like to read it. I'm just wondering: how heavily does it detail the NJO and beyond? I only ask because, as I'm fond of pointing out, I haven't read that yet, and somehow have remained relatively spoiler free (minus the deaths, of course).
     
  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The Atlas definitely covers the Vong War in detail, along with a map or two showing battles and events in the war. It also fully covers DN and LOTF.
     
  3. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    READ THE GODDAMN NJO.

    But, yeah, it's got pretty solid coverage, so READ THE GODDAMN NJO FIRST.
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Your mods, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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  5. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I love how Essential Guide to Warfare explains the Great Hyperspace War and First Great Schism! Ancient Sith history has always intrigued me!
     
  6. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    I loved the depiction of the Alsakan Conflicts - almost completely undeveloped since an offhand mention in the WEG Corporate Sector handbook; the Crusades, a look at a previously unused period of history; and the cleanup of the remnants of the Confederacy, aka the 'glory days' of the Empire. Fantastic stuff.
     
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  7. Jayk Szarii

    Jayk Szarii Jedi Youngling

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    I'm in.
     
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  8. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    same here. I wanna see cut content.
     
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  9. Jayk Szarii

    Jayk Szarii Jedi Youngling

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    Who doesn't? Unless it's deleted scenes from the PT, of course...
     
  10. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey, Qui-Gon Jinn's conversation with Yoda in RotS needs to see the light day beyond the novelization.
     
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  11. Jayk Szarii

    Jayk Szarii Jedi Youngling

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    True, true, that would've been nice to see.
     
  12. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    If you're curious, a conversation with Barnes & Noble about the Clone Wars Episode Guide, the show, and more.
     
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  13. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    jasonfry

    I've been curious about the last remaining Imperial officer at the briefing. Circle wise he sits on Cass' left in a whitish uniform. Did you develop a story for him, if so, what is it, even though it wasn't canon officially, I'd like to know personally.
     
  14. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    I did, but need to keep it under wraps since it never went to LFL for approval. Ain't nothin' canon till Leland says yes, and "I-was-gonna-do-X" semi-canon just confuses things on Wookieepedia and risks tying the hands of future authors/creators. Sorry!
     
  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I haven't picked up your Clone Wars episode guide yet, but I was wondering if the entry on the Mon Cala arc clarified the monarchy shown in the episode with the democracy that the prior EU had established Dac to be? I suppose it could be a constitutional monarchy, or even just a ceremonial monarchy, but did you tackle this or have any thoughts/opinions on it?

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  16. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There's also the fact that Dac now has two capitals.
     
  17. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    Didn't tackle Dac's government, sorry. Not really the venue for that kind of thing.
     
  18. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh well, any hope it will ever see the light? Maybe in a Rogues' Gallery in Star Wars Insider in a future issue?
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [​IMG]

    Just gonna leave this here.
     
  20. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    According to leaks I've heard, his name is Grand Marshal Julio Eldorado, and he is the Imperial Commissioner of Trousers. He is in charge of the Imperial pants supply, and was visiting the Death Star for a summit over Grand Moff Tarkin's demand that the Empire move from a button to a zipper fly.
     
  21. Watto

    Watto Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    jasonfry Why are Corruption through Assassin moved prior to Arc Troopers and Sphere of Influence in the new Clone Wars episode guide? I can't see why the broadcast order wasn't right here.
     
  22. Grand Admiral Paxis

    Grand Admiral Paxis Jedi Master star 3

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    Surely if Tarkin was grateful enough to promote a tailor to Grand Marshal, it would be someone who could hook him up with a decent pair of boots :p
     
  23. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    The chronological order came from LFL....
     
  24. Watto

    Watto Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ok, that makes sense... I guess they didn't "explain themselves." ;) I'm asking Leland via Twitter but not sure if he'll answer. I had the same question about a Season 2 set of episodes also.
     
  25. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    Leland did go into the weeds on some of the reasons/clues in his series of blog posts, so perhaps he will here.

    Honestly, a book's a big enough project that I was just happy to have that chunk of it done by someone else!