Greetings Programs! It’s time for the blog that is on Mondays. For it is Monday which is a day of blogging, so let us get to the blogging that falls on Mondays.
My ticket is purchased and I’m ready for Thursday’s preview showing of The Last Jedi. Can’t wait! Star Wars has been an important part of my life for a long time. There have been ups and downs. I was in a quiet patch until Episode VII. Despite its flaws, I really enjoyed that movie and I’m looking forward to the next chapter.
But before I get to The Last Jedi, I have to get through Wednesday and my return to gamemastering in the Star Wars universe. I decided it would be fun to GM a one-shot adventure the night before the premiere. This will be mostly seat-of-my-pants GMing. I have no idea who my players will be (there’s only been one confirmation so far), nor what characters they’ll want to play and to make it even more challenging, I’m going to let them choose between three time periods to play in: Birth of the Rebellion (between Episode III and IV), The Galactic Civil War (between Episode IV and V) or the Fall of the Empire (between Episode VI and VII), with a different scenario in mind for each period. Crazy huh?
To make things easier on myself, I’m going back to the beginning and using the First Edition for West End Games’ Star Wars RPG system. I have so many good memories playing that system. It’s one of the easiest systems and more importantly, character creation literally is done in minutes. The players pick their class, distribute seven dice worth of training points and we’re ready to go. That will give us with more time to play.
That system turned 30 years old this year. Fantasy Flight Games is going to be releasing a special edition reprint of the two core books. I was hoping they’d be out in time…you know, BEFORE the end of the 30th anniversary.The original rulebook is one of the few books I can’t seem to find my original copy of. I can’t find my second edition rulebook either for that matter. I downloaded a PDF copy and Fab is loaning me his copy to get me through. I have just about every other book that matters (and some that really don’t). I should be set.
That’s it for this week. Have a good seven and May the Force be with you…until next Monday where we’ll do this all again. Carja V.