Ghosts of Dathomir is out, so some GMs and players are (hopefully) planning their new campaigns, or integrating the adventure into their current stories. This post has a few resources that both may find useful to their new campaign. It has some very minor spoilers - not more than what you might learn reading the back cover of the book.Read More
The wait is over. The boat has arrived. Star Wars Force and Destiny Ghosts of Dathomir officially released today! Find it at your local game stores, major retailers, and online.
It's been a longer than anticipated wait, but hopefully everyone will find it to be worth it. Explore unusual and dangerous locations against a variety of foes and a top notch villain. There is a lot of room for GM/party background connections and customization, as desired.
Discovery. Danger. Drama. Dathomir.
Good news! There was an important update in Star Wars Force and Destiny Ghosts of Dathomir's status over on the Fantasy Flight Games site. Spoiler: its not on the boat any more!Read More
Gen Con 50 was last week, and with it came a couple of announcements. One I should have covered here before the show, but had issues trying to use a mobile app to update the blog. I eventually just had to give up. The convention was fun. It was also sold out at 60,000 unique badges and over 200,000 visitors, however that is calculated. It felt more crowded at times, but not as overwhelming as it might have been. Part of that was expanding into Lucas Oil Stadium, I'm sure.Read More
This week, Gen Con's event list went live for as a preview for preparing for event registration, which starts this weekend. For the first time, I'm organizing an event rather than just being part of someone else's. Of course it's Star Wars.Read More
With Gen Con 50's advance event schedule going live and wish lists available, I'm happy to announce the "30 Years of Star Wars Roleplaying Games" event, with myself, Sam Stewart of Fantasy Flight Games, and Bill Slavicsek formerly of West End Games and Wizards of the Coast.
Fantasy Flight Games is generously sponsoring the event. It is part retrospective, part panel discussion about 30 years worth of roleplaying in a galaxy far, far away across multiple companies and game systems, featuring some of the designers involved.
Join us at GenCon on Saturday 8/19/17 in Westin Capitol III at 5:00pm (Gen Con Game ID SEM17112485).
Planet Comicon was a whirlwind. It grew yet again in size and likely attendance, though the numbers haven't been announced as far as I can tell. Last year was 70,000. I spent most of my time in the game room, which was much bigger and as busy as the rest of the convention. I wasn't the only one running Star Wars RPGs. There was an impressive table set up...Read More
A new book and award nomination announcements this week, plus a great Rebels episode.Read More
I've been getting back into playing X-Wing Miniatures regularly of late. Along with Rogue One (maybe because of it), has me looking at all thing X-Wing related, and not just the minis game.Read More
Star Wars Episode VIII officially has the title of The Last Jedi, and an ominous red logo. The last red logo was for Revenge of the Sith. Interestingly, the new movie's title was buried in the opening crawl of the previous episode, so I imagine the episode 8 crawl will be scrutinized closely. Quite a bit going on this week...Read More
I'm finally getting through a load of Rogue One books and material, so as I went I thought I would note a few ideas about using the information for Star Wars role playing game sessions. I was largely waiting until I was able to see the movie multiple times before diving too much into the available background material, novel, etc. I wanted a chance to form my own ideas and opinions based on just the movie, as well as take advantage of multiple showings to really get a good look at everything going on in the background.Read More
Rogue One was amazing. Not saying more about the actual movie until maybe after the holidays. No spoilers here. There's also been a lot of Star Wars news, articles, etc. beyond the new movie...including a new Ghosts of Dathomir preview.Read More
Fantasy Flight Games announced Ghosts of Dathomir, my latest adventure for Star Wars Force and Destiny RPG. I suspected this announcement would be coming soon, but you just never know exactly when with all of the moving parts in game production, approvals, shipping, and so on. Due to be released in first quarter of 2017.Read More
Today, Fantasy Flight Games announced Ghosts of Dathomir, a new adventure for Star Wars Force and Destiny, arriving in the first quarter of 2017. I had a fantastic time writing this adventure and look forward to the everyone getting a chance to play next year. In the meantime, the first preview went up today over at FFG. The art is fantastic, once again. As always, that's about all I can say at this time....
It's not every year that the world's most prestigious literary science fiction convention comes to town, so Worldcon was definitely not an event to miss. Then I found out there was a gaming area, so I knew I had to try and participate. Then they announced they were having a Star Wars Day, and I definitely wanted to be involved in some capacity. I went in for pretty much the full Worldcon experience, buying a membership early on and getting in on the Hugo award voting process.Read More
Last week brought another successful Gen Con, with around 60,000 gamers packing the convention center and surrounding hotels in downtown Indianapolis. The dealer hall expanded yet again, and the show extended all the way into Lucas Oil Stadium. Despite some early concerns, I got through without straining an Achilles tendon, though I did cut down on the walking some. Fantasy Flight Games that several major Star Wars boardgame and card game announcements. My product Age of Rebellion Forged in Battle was released at the show, and should be available in stores soon if not already.Read More
This year, the 74th annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) is being held in Kansas City as MidAmeriCon II, August 17-21, 2016. Among the events, such as the noted Hugo awards, is Star Wars Day. The original MidAmeriCon hosted Worldcon in 1976, and featured a promotional panel of an upcoming sci-fi movie called Star Wars. Mark Hamill, Charles Lippincott and producer Gary Kurtz attended. This year's convention is welcoming back Lippincott and Kurtz for a return visit, along with novelist Alan Dean Foster.
There will be a number of other events for Star Wars Day. I will be part of the Star Wars Tie In panel, discussing novels, games, and other elements beyond the movies. Stephen Saffel (past Del Rey editorial director for the Essential Guides, etc.) will be the moderator, and the other panelists are Kevin J Anderson (Jedi Academy Trilogy, etc.), Rebecca Moesta (Young Jedi Knights series), and William Dietz (Dark Forces trilogy).
I will also be running Star Wars RPG games and demos. The demos will feature the just-released Star Wars the Force Awakens Beginner Game RPG. The full 4-hour games will feature the main RPG lines. I am also running one session of Dungeons & Dragons (5e).
Sign up for games ahead of time on Warhorn. My events are not yet listed, but hopefully will appear soon. My games are listed on my full schedule (link above).
Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPGs each focus on different aspects of the Star Wars universe. Now that all three are released - Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny - and can be used together, it's perhaps easier to lose what makes each game unique. Here are some suggestions to keep various themes alive during game play.Read More
Time to catch up - again.Read More
Announced yesterday, the Star Wars Force and Destiny RPG won the 2016 Origins Award for best RPG. It also took the Origins Fan Favorite award for RPGs.
Star Wars Armada took the award for Best Miniatures Game.
Star Wars Imperial Assault took the award for Best Board Game.
A fine performance for Fantasy Flight Games this year.