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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

Star Wars: Saga Edition

Star Wars Round Up: Dawn of Defiance Ends, Galaxy at War Minis, Joruus C'baoth

by Ken Newquist / November 4, 2009

 Galaxy at War

After two years, Wizards of the Coast's Dawn of the Defiance RPGA campaign has concluded with Episode #10: Jaws of the Sarlacc. In this week's Star Wars roundup I've got a link to the module as well as Rodney Thompson's retrospective on the campaign.

GameCryer.com: Rebellion Era Campaign Guide

by Ken Newquist / September 21, 2009

My review of the Rebellion Era Campaign Guide for Star Wars: Saga Edition is live at GameCryer.com. The book deviates from the standard content of recent campaign guides -- there are no new Force powers or techniques and no new species -- but it makes up for those with a new Background system and dozens of species feats.

It was a hard book to review: on the one hand, it has a lot of nitty gritty detail about the era, but as I said in the review, a lot of this the Rebellion Era information was already covered in the core rule book and other releases. So if you're really into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, then you'll probably love this book. If the EU makes your head hurt, then you can easily get by without picking up this book.

My MEPACon Fall '09 events: Star Wars, Day After Ragnorak, Risk 2210

by Ken Newquist / September 12, 2009

As I mentioned earlier, my gaming group's planning on attending MEPACon Fall 2009 in force and true to my word I've volunteered to run three events at the con: The Antares Run (Star Wars: Saga Edition), The Ruins of New York (Savage Worlds/The Day After Ragnorak), and Risk 2210.

Star Wars RPG Roundup: Canon Fights, Rodney Interview, Initiative Trackers, Make Your Own Crawl

by Ken Newquist / September 7, 2009

The WotC's preview for Galaxy at War leads off this week's Star Wars RPG round up. After that, I've got the blog round-up which includes posts about dealing with Star Wars canon issues, how to write a crawl, and the challenges of switching from a fantasy to science fiction mindset.

FollowFriday: Star Wars: Saga Edition

by Ken Newquist / August 21, 2009

A whole host of people involved in Star Wars: Saga Edition in one form or another have joined Twitter over the last few weeks. It's great to see -- D&D 4th Edition and Pathfinder have sizable fan bases on Twitter, but until recently Star Wars has been lagging. Hopefully with these new additions we'll see a nice uptick in Saga Edition-related tweets. If nothing else I'd love to see in-game tweets from these folks -- we've had a blast tweeting our campaign adventures, and it's be cool to read about what others are doing.

Star Wars RPG Roundup: Dawn of Defiance, Rebellion Era Campaign Guide, Order 66

by Ken Newquist / August 16, 2009

After seeing several Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition round ups over at RPG Bloggers, I decided that Star Wars: Saga Edition could use a little link love as well. There's not as much news for Saga Edition as there is for 4E, so expect these digests to be posted once or twice a month. In this round up I look at Wizards of the Coast's new web articles, a new lightsaber form at Saga-Edition.com, and the latest episode of the Order 66 podcast.

WotC: Role-playing Game

Getting Ready to Storm MEPACon in Fall 2009

by Ken Newquist / August 4, 2009

MepaCon LogoMy gaming group's making a concerted effort to attend MEPACon this fall. The northeastern Pennsylvania game convention is being held November 13-15 in Scranton, PA (exactly where hasn't been determined yet).

You can find out more about the con by visiting MEPACon's home page, Facebook page or by joining the MEPACon Yahoo Group. If you'd like to RSVP, you can sign up at on the Facebook event page

We decided to attend in force while we were at Origins, and it occured to us (well, first Bob, then the rest of us) that MepaCon was an awesome opportunity to run the games we always want to play, but never get a chance. Possible events being kicked around the group right now include a Justice Society of America superheroes game, Stargate SG-1 and G.I. Joe (all powered by Mutants & Masterminds). On the board and card game front, we're looking at Space Hulk, Race for the Galaxy, and Risk 2210.

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