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1 hour ago, haldir said:

I prefer the D6 West End Games version myself. Allot of good gaming memories were done with that system. They even released the main book as a 30th anv edition awhile back.

 

Yup. Both by itself and as a two pack with the first sourcebook. Still available in a number of fine hobby shops in this locality.

More than once,  I have wondered how Fantasy Flight felt about the timing of that particular release.

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I would be leery of FFG after their "revamping" of XWing. Their making everything obsolete to make existing players have to buy updates is not a good sign. Be prepared for them to pull something silly if you go with them. I truly hope I'm wrong as their stuff is really nice.

 

Anybody wanna buy my Gen 1 XWing stuff?

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2 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Explain?

It was FFG that released the anniversary edition. 


It was? I wouldn't have thought they would want to release a product that's in direct competition with their current RPG line.
 

22 minutes ago, Corsair said:

I would be leery of FFG after their "revamping" of XWing. Their making everything obsolete to make existing players have to buy updates is not a good sign. Be prepared for them to pull something silly if you go with them. I truly hope I'm wrong as their stuff is really nice.

 

Anybody wanna buy my Gen 1 XWing stuff?


Ooooh, don't get me started. Another reason I question their decision to release a product that's in direct competition with their existing product...

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Feh... D6 System, D20 System. They all get it wrong.

 

They even tell you in the movie 'Use D4s, Luke!' :zombie:

 

The Auld Grump -- seriously, there was a lot of good material for the D6 version - so much so that it was used by Disney when making the new movies. (I swear to Gogamagog, Rogue 1 felt so very much like an RPG....)

 

*EDIT* Never ran it - any edition. But I did play the Miniatures game, which was a lot of fun.

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Disney was not the first to use the D6 Star Wars RPG. Lucasfilm used them while creating the prequels and Clone Wars.  
 

The D6 books were the source of allot of the species, planet, and weapon names.  
 

Pablo Hidalgo was a writer for the D6 stuff and is currently a part of the Lucasfilm Story group.  Which is why things like the Rogue One,  Rebels, and the Mandalorian feel so much like the D6 stuff. 

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Author Timothy Zahn, creator of Admiral Thrawn (one of the greatest Star Wars villains) tells a story about how, when he was a young author hot off a few early successes, he was engaged to write some Star Wars Expanded Universe novels.

Zahn freely admitted that while he had seen the movies, he wasn't really a massive fanboy, and did they have a story bible or something?

Lucasfilm sent him a box of West End Games Star Wars D6 sourcebooks.

And Zahn read them, and that's what he used for background when he wrote his books. Zahn's books are generally credited with kicking off the whole Expanded Universe literature boom, and Admiral Thrawn eventually made his way into modern canon by appearing in the animated Star Wars Rebels show.

Unrelated note: The SW collectible card game included his character Talon Karrde, the rakish rogue and criminal. Zahn was the model for the illustration.

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1 hour ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

Unrelated note: The SW collectible card game included his character Talon Karrde, the rakish rogue and criminal. Zahn was the model for the illustration.

 

The Decipher one?? If so, I'll have to look that up as I have every card from every set in that one. Thou I may be missing a few of the last sets but I doubt it.

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

 

The Decipher one?? If so, I'll have to look that up as I have every card from every set in that one. Thou I may be missing a few of the last sets but I doubt it.

 

I've never seen the card in question, but the trivia's from Wookieepedia. Supposedly, Zahn needed hair extensions to complete the look....

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5 hours ago, haldir said:

 

The Decipher one?? If so, I'll have to look that up as I have every card from every set in that one. Thou I may be missing a few of the last sets but I doubt it.

 

Yes.  I think.

 

Found an image from Google and (C) on the card is 2000, but there seem to be multiple cards with Karrde although his appearance is consistent.

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ffg's system is fun
you only need one of the core books to play, but will get restricted mostly to a theme
2 dice sets works pretty well

if you need to play with minis
the legion core set, while not cheap,  includes a pretty nice amount of generic rebels and stormtroopers for an age of rebellion game

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Late to the party, but I would say that the 3rd edition of the WEG Star Wars RPG is the best version (epecially with some of the supplements - I really like the encumbrace system they came up with in one of those books). I even did a mod of the 3rd edition to play a short-lived HALO RPG (the players were just marines in the setting, not Spartans). WEG also did a generic set of books for their d6 game system called d6 Adventure, d6 Fantasy and d6 Space. Easy enough to tweak them to fit back into the Star Wars setting if you can't get the original SW books (I'm pretty sure you can stiill get all the generic d6 system books).

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I believe that I've played pretty much all of the versions, though most of the WEG stuff was owned by other people in the group and I've only played a few demo games of the FFG one (Disney era Star Wars hasn't interested me that much...keep considering going back for some of the other things, don't have Disney+ and only enjoyed Rogue One though it annoyed me that it was basically an everyone dies version of the prologue part of Dark Forces). I enjoyed the 3 versions using the D20 system, though the OCR/RCR stuff had some major issues...I really liked Saga Edition and have used it for non-Star Wars games. I also played both simplified ones based on D20 (The one in the downloadable demo game and the old Starter one).

 

Saga Edition is very easy to pick up and, if you play D&D, you pretty much have all of the stuff you need with the core book and a few character sheets. You can add a whole lot more with extra books, but the core is basically all you need.

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