This week is one of those times when one of my upcoming RPG products is announced on the heels of a release. You'd think this wouldn't happen all that often, but even back when I was writing for the Wizards of the Coast Star Wars website, product and article releases seemed to come in clusters. No news to report for weeks, then everything at once.
Today, Fantasy Flight Games announced Star Wars Edge of the Empire Lords of Nal Hutta, a sourcebook for Hutt Space. I'm one of the writers, and I had a great time writing a lot about a lot of Hutts. Interestingly, there really hasn't been an RPG book dedicated to Hutt Space before, so anyone running or playing in a Hutt-centric campaign should find it especially useful. And fun.
This Saturday is Rebellion Day, for the Age of Rebellion RPG, hopefully at a store near you. I'm very excited and looking forward to it. Here are a few spoiler free tips to help GMs and players plan ahead, plus a few more personal observations about the day.
The Rebel Alliance continues to dominate releases this month and next. From games to TV, the fight against the Empire is once again center stage in the Star Wars universe.
Work travel has me out and about this week, so here's a few short items for now....On the plus side, it should show up first thing Wednesday instead of the last thing.
Today, Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming Stay on Target, a sourcebook for Aces as the first Career book for Star Wars Age of Rebellion RPG. I'm one of the writers. It is due to be released in 4th Quarter 2014.
Last week was GenCon 2014. As usual, I didn't have time to post, or even the time to prepare a post beforehand. It was a fantastic convention, and record setting at 56,614 attendees, up from last year's 49,000 or so. The dealer hall was even bigger than past years, and I had the least amount of time to see it this year. I had few things going on, and a few things were announced...
This week, the longest Star Wars Rebels clip yet appeared on Disney XP...XD (yeah, I think I'm going to make that typo regularly). Fortunately, it is also online for those of us who got distracted doing something else at the time. It is said that the show will cover the beginnings of the Rebellion, or something to that effect. Having written the Rebellion history section in FFG's Age of Rebellion and Wizard of the Coasts' Rebellion Era Sourcebook, I'll be watching with interest to see how things go this time around.
As expected, San Diego ComicCon had a lot of Star Wars announcements. Perhaps less expected on my part was the overall number of Star Wars related panels and the detail coming out of some of them. It seemed to be a never ending stream of news and material on my Twitter feed, and not just because I follow several Star Wars related accounts. This week also brought on new previews from FFG for the RPGs and X-Wing.
Star Wars is steadily gearing up on all fronts. Fantasy Flight Games announced the Rebellion Day store event for Age of Rebellion. JJ Abrams released a new Episode VII sneak peek. A new Rebels trailer arrived. Next week I'll likely be talking about whatever news comes out of San Diego Comic Con. New and old games keep rolling along as well. I played Star Wars Miniatures for the first time in roughly forever, followed up by a couple of Star Wars Age of Rebellion Beginner Game sessions at Kantcon this past weekend.