Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The Clone Wars is some crazy shit in the Star Wars Universe, which all began with Leia saying something in passing while she was rattling on at Obi-Wan about her personal problems via hologram. And it's kinda wierd because Luke is all ogling her because they don't have hot chicks like that on Tattooine and Ben's thinking aw damn this is awkward because they're twins but he plays it pretty cool since he's a jedi but still it is sorta screwy when you watch it because you know what Luke did before he went to sleep that night.
Anyway, it turns out that those Clone Wars were pretty neat. And sometimes roleplaying games are neat, too!
This game has been running since August 31st of 2007. Thank you all for playing and following this game for over almost three years! I have really enjoyed running it and appreciate the amount of interaction both players and non-players that I have recieved in the OOC thread.
Anyway... it's Star Wars. I assume that everyone who will ever look at this thread knows the setting. This little adventure, set just before the onset of the Clone Wars, will begin with two players and build from there if things go smoothly. It is as much an exhibition of the Saga Edition rules that a lot of people had had questions about lately as it is to be (if I do my job well) a fun game for the players.
Gameplay will be very transparent. I will have stats for encounters there so people can take a look at them. I will also try to have small and simple encounter maps so you can declare where you're moving, be able to tell where cover is and how far you are away from others, etc. Players, I don't care if you look at enemy stat blocks either (hell, you've got the book anyway so you know what the hell a B-1 battle droid is, right?)... if there's something that I don't want to be a "spoiler" for you, I just throw a bunch of ******s over it, or I omit it entirely. The way I see it, if you know how many hit points that battle droid has, you'll know when you've killed it on a damage roll and you'll get to describe how many pieces you cut it into before it hits the ground.
The IC thread will contain in-character dialogue and descriptive posts from the GM and the players, with information on rolls, actions taken, and other such things in spoiler tags. This thread will be for discussion of rules or disputes, questions from the players, and is also a place for people who want to know what is happening in the game to ask questions (for example: "Wait, so how many swift actions can someone take in a round?").
Character sheets will also be posted in this OOC thread, and players can post backstories with detail to their heart's content as well.
A final note to the players (and observers!): remember that description is not always tied to mechanics. Star Wars is a fantastic space movie setting. Be cinematic! Losing hp to a blaster attack doesn't mean "you got shot"... in all likelihood, it's really only the last couple of hits that take you to zero that are actually "hits" (in game terms, think of all the hp Qui-Gonn must have lost fighting Darth Maul before getting skewered). You can do things like describe feeling the heat from the blaster bolt as it reflects from your saber, or being pelted by the debris from a nearby explosion. You don't have to just roll a tumble check... you can describe how your charachter flips over the head of a bounty hunter, reflecting blaster fire in an overhead arc, landing behind him ready to attack... all that kinda stuff. And sometimes failure is even more fun to describe... like Han blowing his deception check in the Death Star... "everything's fine... we're all fine here... how are you?" Have fun with it!