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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

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Star Wars: Scavenger’s Guide to Droids

by Ken Newquist / December 21, 2014

Scavenger’s Guide to Droids is the definitive droid source book for Star Wars: Saga Edition, introducing a new chassis-based system for creating droids, a new streamlined “protocol” format that lets players run droids as equipment rather than NPCs, new droid manufacturing traits and personality quirks and a 96 page codex containing dozens of droids.

Searching for Appendix N Inspiration

by Ken Newquist / December 18, 2014

One of the great things about Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is the re-emergence of recommending reading lists. The new lists (Appendix E in the Player's Handbook, Appendix D in the Dungeon Master's Guide) are patterned after Gary Gygax's legendary Appendix N from the original 1st edition AD&D DMG.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide

by Ken Newquist / December 15, 2014

Basing a source book on a video game can be a risky business, particularly when that game is an uneven, occasionally gimmicky shooter like The Force Unleashed video game. You run the risk of alienating diehard Star Wars fans who scoff at the idea of Vader having a hidden student, while at the same time running out of content because of the game’s lack of depth. Fortunately The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide avoids all of this.

Thoughts on Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

by Ken Newquist / December 10, 2014

I played D&D at GenCon, got in a few play tests with my regular group, and bought the three corebooks: the Players Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master's Guide. As I write this, my Sunday gaming group is playing D&D again for the first time since 2008. My lunchtime group is playing it.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

by Ken Newquist / December 8, 2014

Civil war engulfs the Republic! Throughout the galaxy Separatist droid armies battle Republic clone troopers and their Jedi generals while Sith Lords manipulate both sides from the shadows. The Clone Wars Campaign Guide for Star Wars: Saga Edition chronicles this era, chronicling the major factions, detailing force powers and talents from the era, and introducing new options for followers and mass combat.

My Lunchtime D&D Toolbox

by Ken Newquist / December 2, 2014

My lunchtime game is back on. After a six-month hiatus we've returned to our once-a-week, one-hour sessions, this time powered by Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.

Preparation is essential for the games. We play at a co-worker's house, and I have to bring everything I need with me. With only 60 minutes I can't be spending time fumbling around for dice, index cards, pens or any of the other essentials that I take for granted when gaming at home.

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