Category: Tabletop Gaming

For some unknown reason, I began contemplating the Star Wars RPG today. Of course, I am also talking about the revised edition rules and not the Saga edition which I don’t like all that much. I’ve been considering for some time now trying to take the revised edition rules and improving upon them or at the very least finding a group to play with the revised edition.

The main problem with all Star Wars RPG systems is in making the Jedi and the force viable and not overpowered. By nature, the Jedi are extremely powerful until they lose access to the force. However, this is a problem that must be handled by the GM and is almost impossible to incorporate into the rules themselves. In addition to this, the Force itself is basically impossible to quantify through Role Playing Game Rules, not to mention the fact that the cannon does a relatively poor job of portraying the Force in this way. It has always been my thought that if the Force system could be created correctly, the rest of the RPG system would somehow coalesce around it.

This also leads to another major problem of the RPG system and the Jedi. The Jedi as a class really only works in an Old Republic setting as New Republic Jedi are too diverse to be captured by a single class. This lead me to start thinking of the Jedi as a template rather than a class which adds a large amount of complexity to a system that is already complicated by the intricacies of the Force.

Anyway, those are my thoughts for the day. If I make any progress, I’ll be sure to post it here.

Magic: the Gathering is a game that is full of possibilities. Most currently that lead to a game that went on for more than an hour between my saproling deck and my friends green agro deck. Even when I had dozens of tokens as neither could outright kill the other, and any attacks would result in significant losses. Eventually, I was able to pull my Mycoloth and generate a hoard of tokens that were thwarted by Tanglesap. After gathering an army of over 200 tokens, I finally drew the Scavenger Drake and after being Tanglesapped again, I sacrificed 200 tokens with Mycologist gaining 400 life and attacked with my 401/401 Scavenger Drake.