The following page details the Star Wars campaign that I ran several years ago, using West End Games Star Wars RPG. West End Games managed to capture the spirit of the movies in a way that the prequels never did. The D6 system was fast, fluid, and largely worked in a way that allowed new players to participate without deluging them with rules or fluff. I was less of a fan of the 2nd edition of the Star Wars RPG though – it seemed overly complicated. My thoughts are that it was tweaked to be brought into line with TORG and what would become the Masterbook ruleset.
I’ve yet to run a Star Wars RPG Saga game, although I was playing in the Dawn of Defiance campaign – my PC is a Squib Jedi: Abebareebavabadee, AKA Abe. And yes, he is something of a comic relief character! By the way, the Saga edition books are worth huge amounts on eBay, so you may be sitting on a gold mine.
Although originally published around 20 years ago, a lot of the D6 Star Wars RPG modules are very runnable. It’s interesting to note that when Timothy Zahn wrote the Heir to the Empire trilogy, Lucasfilm sent him West End Games supplements as source material. Not only do they have a strong cinematic feel, they often have a number of ways to get players working as a group with some simple tools like the Character Templates (some of which you can download below) and the script that each Player takes a role in reading, plus some adventure summaries for the original RPG.
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This early sunrise malarkey is really messing up my sleep patterns: I keep waking up at 5am. As a side effect, I appear to be having very vivid dreams: I’ve had some great ideas for a new location for Cthulhutech and Call of Cthulhu, as well as a short story or two. It’s a fictional place called Arunstoun, up in the Pentland Hills beyond Balerno – a bit like Ramsey Campbell’s town of Goatswood. I can have some major fun with the area, as I know it fairly well – if you’ve travelled the A70 from Edinburgh to Lanark, you’ll know what the countryside is like along the “Lang Whang” (I’m sure some twit will have sniggersome comment about the Lang Whang). Arunstoun came into being after a particularly vivid and weird dream.
Last Saturday, I ran Black Ice, a D6 Star Wars adventure on Saturday at ORC. Wasn’t my best session, but I think we all had fun playing it. The ORC birthday bash was pretty good fun. I’m wondering if I should make the “Horde” a regular anniversary! Not a huge lot of folk turned up but we all enjoyed ourselves immensely at the Bongo Club then the Banshee Labyrinth. I think it is definitely something we should do more often – although without the dancing. I started off a bit of trend with the pole-dancing in the Banshee Labyrinth later: those involved, you know who you are!
I’ve got a lot of interest in Against the Odds, my 4th Edition D&D game setting, and although ORC is not at the Meadow Bar during August, I’m going to use the time to plan this campaign out and fill in some of the blanks in the wiki area for Ashes of Freedom.
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