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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And I'm not willing to rewrite the perfectly plausible current version of hyperspace just because The Last Jedi said so.


Me either. If it was such a devastating tactic, why didn't the Rebellion use it on the Death Stars? I know that was 40 years ago and we live in a vastly different world, but it strikes me that sending a lone cruiser into a dreadnaught / superweapon is a really good trade in terms of lives and materiel, but kamikaze isn't their style.

Very little of the Last Jedi plot made any sense, including their veiled insinuation that everyone has the Force and can use it. Well, if that's the case then the Skywalkers are nothing special and were just names pulled out of the Midichlorian hat. Hopefully I'm reading way too much into all this and Ep. IX will see a return to sanity, but in the meantime our gaming group doesn't let the last several films influence our playing very much.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
CRMcNeill wrote:
And I'm not willing to rewrite the perfectly plausible current version of hyperspace just because The Last Jedi said so.


Me either.


Topic is "D6 Rules...What Have The New Films Changed" not "What all GMs have to change in their games because of the movies"

Some may use slow speeds for hyperspace. Some may use Legends timeline. And some GMs may use info from Mythbusters "Star Wars" where Adam Savage calculated an average blaster bolt speed based on the scenes from the movies - hell of a tedious work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing i wonder.. That 'pod' Rey was put in, when the falcon shot her out to the big ship Kylo and Snoke were on.. What was that pod? It wasn't a standard escape pod..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
One thing i wonder.. That 'pod' Rey was put in, when the falcon shot her out to the big ship Kylo and Snoke were on.. What was that pod? It wasn't a standard escape pod..

It did seem too small for that. Maybe it was a cargo jettison pod, because even the Millennium Falcon gets boarded sometimes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be. We know han jettisoned spice prior to ANH.. That's why Jabba was peeved.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that you mention it, the pod was tiny. Maybe an Emergency Personal Escape System as a supplement to the regular escape pods? Given how small it was, they could've shot it out of the concussion missile launchers. I'd even say maybe it was an Infiltration Pod with the locator beacon turned on. Is there any clarification in the novel?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darklighter79 wrote:
Topic is "D6 Rules...What Have The New Films Changed" not "What all GMs have to change in their games because of the movies"

Some may use slow speeds for hyperspace. Some may use Legends timeline. And some GMs may use info from Mythbusters "Star Wars" where Adam Savage calculated an average blaster bolt speed based on the scenes from the movies - hell of a tedious work.

If you want to get technical, the new films change nothing about the D6 rules. They are what they are, and there is no official company reprinting D6 rules. As such, any changes are subject to personal preference.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darklighter79 wrote:
Not exactly. RAW:
"Contact with an object’s hyperspace shadow results in the instant destruction of the ship. (The object in realspace remains undisturbed.)"

There are, however, some references in the EU of very large ships striking planets while in hyperspace.

My take is that a ship in hyperspace has a much smaller mass shadow in realspace than a realspace planet/ship/object does in hyperspace, and that only the largest of ships pack enough realspace mass while in hyperspace to inflict any meaningful damage in realspace, and even then, the amount of damage inflicted is much less than the realspace mass of the ship would suggest. This explains why so much of the Superiority survived intact.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
One thing i wonder.. That 'pod' Rey was put in, when the falcon shot her out to the big ship Kylo and Snoke were on.. What was that pod? It wasn't a standard escape pod..

In case of Falcon it's hard to say what is standard due to heavy modifications. There are several pods https://m.imgur.com/gallery/3n6Qf plus what we saw in the new movies.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(...)After death, the Jedi cannot influence the
material world in any way.


Not anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darklighter79 wrote:
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Not anymore.

Source?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda summoned the lightning bolt to burn down Luke's tree house for the sacred Jedi texts.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yoda summoned the lightning bolt to burn down Luke's tree house for the sacred Jedi texts.

Did he? Or was that the Will of the Force?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it is Yoda!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven Redstar wrote:
Well, it is Yoda!

And perhaps he started laughing because he knew what was coming, not because he was the one doing it.
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