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    The Star Wars Thread

    Lucas considered bringing Obi-Wan and Anakin back to full-fledged life at the end of one of the drafts of Return of the Jedi, IIRC.
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    The Lesser Known TSR Games

    Tab Creations apparently has a SAGA retroclone/variant they use to power games like Dime Adventures and Against the Dark Yogi.
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    The Lesser Known TSR Games

    It was more a case of the DL fans at TSR trying to make lemon out of lemonade. Fifth Age wasn't on anyone's radar when W&H wrote DoSF; they wanted to take the single-book contract and turn it into a trilogy or multi-book series with game supplements all focused around the Chaos War, but TSR said...
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    The Lesser Known TSR Games

    Marvel died because Marvel Comics apparently only grants licenses on a year-by-year basis now and had unrealistic expectations, thus pulling it despite extensive future support plans (the Spider-Man roster book, Green Goblin's Guide to Crime, and a series of standalone quickplays based on hot...
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    The Lesser Known TSR Games

    Dragonlance: Fifth Age SAGA was a great system, setting and creative team wasted on a brand that has lived up to one of its own rules--"Evil turns in upon itself." ;) (Bitter? Me? A little.)
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    The Star Wars Thread

    "As a Star Wars discussion approaches infinity, the probability of it becoming a gripefest about the EU, Special Editions or Prequels approaches 1"--a recasting of Godwin's Law I came up with about 15 years back and that still holds true today.
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    The Star Wars Thread

    I have been getting strong Legacy of the Force vibes from the first two movies, and the trailer for TRoS feels like Dark Empire.
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    Against the Darkmaster

    I've been looking forward to this for a while--MERP was my first RPG after AD&D, and the list of influences (except the metal) reads like a list of stuff from my early teens or close cousins to it. :smile: I jumped on one of the early bird Defender slots, and am glad to see it's past the first...
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    The Star Wars Thread

    I hope the target audience enjoys it; I freely admit I may be too anchored in the old EU and old Star Wars overall to be fair to the new stuff.
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    The Star Wars Thread

    "Too old and not hip enough are we to begin the retraining." ;)
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    Kickstarter Pimpin'

    For those of you looking for OSR urban fantasy: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonvey/night-shift-veterans-of-the-supernatural-wars-rpg
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    The Loyal Order of Thrifters

    Do eBay finds count? Because I just nabbed Rolemaster Standard System, Arms Law, Spell Law, Character Records and Martial Arts Companion, along with RMFRP Spell Law: Of Mentalism, for $18 due to nostalgia and long-standing curiosity--I got out of RM just before RMSS launched. (I already had...
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    Kevin Feige Promoted to Marvel CCO.

    The big question … are they undoing Spider-Man's deal with Mephisto? :)
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    The Video Game Thread: What are you Playing?

    IV and VIII go back and forth in the #3 slot for me. IX is second-tier, but even the weakest DQ (which is probably II) is still a darn good game. Unfortunately, the single save slot and the shutdown of the WiFi network hurt replayability. And I only just finished Lonalulu, so please, be...
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    The Video Game Thread: What are you Playing?

    I started with Dragon Warrior on the NES before Nintendo started giving it away :) and have kept up with the series since. III, V and VIII are probably the tops in my book, but XI is definitely looking like it will be on par if it keeps up at this level.
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    The Video Game Thread: What are you Playing?

    I've spent the past week working on Dragon Quest XI S for the Nintendo Switch--one of the reasons I bought the system in the first place. I'm about 21 hours in and have to say that it's living up to expectations ... but some of the recent story points have really been heartstring-tuggers.
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    Games You'd Run if Your Game Group all had the same Weird Tastes as You

    Whereas my tastes land right in the intersection of the box art, Filmation cartoon, and minicomics, probably coming closest to a somewhat more old-fashioned version of the 200X series.
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    Games You'd Run if Your Game Group all had the same Weird Tastes as You

    Masters of the Universe. One of the reasons I've never done so is that I don't know if I trust people to play it with the same sensibilities I'd bring to the project.
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    The "sweet spot" for Sci-Fantasy?

    It does give us the Luke/Vader/Emperor triangle in Jedi, though, and my favorite scene in the entire Saga--Luke and Vader on Endor. However, I keep wanting to revisit the end of Empire using the line David Prowse was told to deliver ("Obi-Wan killed your father") and exploring the...
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    The "sweet spot" for Sci-Fantasy?

    Your Land Shark picture is William George. :) Also, the Castle Grayskull image upthread is the box art from the statue Gentle Giant put out a decade ago. This is the original piece by Rudy Obrero: I strongly recommend battleramblog.com for anyone who wants to do a deep dive into the history...
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