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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: Saga Edition - Annotated Playtest #2

by Ken Newquist / October 27, 2008
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Our Dawn on Zebulon prelude campaign for Star Wars: Saga Edition hit Episode II last night, and I think to say we've hit our stride. Even with two new players joining the session with no Saga experience, our second game went as well as the first.

Star Wars: Saga Edition - Annotated Playtest #1

by Ken Newquist / October 22, 2008
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Our Star Wars: Saga Edition campaign kicked off on Friday with our first full-fledged Knights of the Old Republic session. Since my Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Annotated Playtest went over so well  I decided to do the same for this Saga Edition.

Game Day: Dawn on Zebulon

by Ken Newquist / October 17, 2008

Our first official Star Wars Game Day is upon us. After two weeks of playtesting starship combat, we're launching into a first-level prelude campaign with about half of our regular players in attendance (the other half having family/work commitments).

Set in the time of the Knights of the Old Republic, the campaign begins on the Outer Rim binary planet of Zebulon in the Vargis Tau system. Zebulon's comprised of two worlds: the primary, Zebulon Prime, and its sister/moon, Zebulon Beta. The later of these is home to the Jedi academy that will serve as home base for the Jedi in the campaign.

World Building

As with our Dark City D&D campaign, hashing out our Star Wars universe is going to be something of a group effort. Frequent commenter  (and longtime campaign member) Erilar worked up this excellent overview of Zebulon after I tweeted the name on Twitter:

Due to its slow orbit around "the Prime", "Zeb" Beta loses one day of sunlight every two months, dropping the temperature of the planet 50 degrees and treating the inhabitants to 75 hours of darkness and snowy chill – a fact of life that Beta denizens have always called simply, the Darkness.

Game Day: Shopping for a Star Wars KOTOR campaign

by Ken Newquist / October 11, 2008

[img_assist|nid=2712|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=109|height=125]Our Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic campaign is kicking off next week.

That fact, combined with the timely arrival of a gift certificate to Amazon.com, has me shopping for some last-minute tools and goodies, including game master screens, battle maps, miniatures, soundtracks, and background material in the form of graphic novels and video games.

Game Day: Setting up a KOTOR Campaign

by Ken Newquist / September 26, 2008
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As my group's D&D Dark City campaign winds down, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game is ramping up. This week sees the group off because of a combination of family colds and Celtic Fest (which, given the rainy weekend forecast, will likely result in more colds, but I digress) but we've spent last few days thrashing out the KOTOR campaign. 

With Saga Edition rules and KOTOR campaign guide in hand, we've figured out some of the basics.

Build an Interstellar Horde with Star Wars: Threats of the Galaxy

by Ken Newquist / August 19, 2008
Cover Art: Threats of the Galaxy
  • Star Wars: Threats of the Galaxy
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786947812
  • MSRP: $34.95
  • Buy it from Amazon.com

Now that it looks like my gaming group's long-proposed Knights of the Old Republic campaign may actually be coming to fruition, I've been stocking up on source books.

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