Category Archives: roleplaying

High attribute bonuses for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Since the last post I’ve been thinking more about having little in-game bonuses available to characters that have an attribute at 4D or higher. The reasoning being that at that point, they have so many dice invested in that one … Continue reading

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3 simple rules hacks for old-school Star Wars: The RPG

Stashing these here so I don’t forget them. 1. Preparation Points I’ve been running WEG Star Wars for a little over 25 years now, and for the vast majority of players I’ve encountered, the Knowledge attribute has been a dump … Continue reading

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RPG combat as a carrot

This is a follow-on to the last post, about RPG rulesets. Here I’m pondering why some rulesets are better for some kinds of games than others. A lot of ink has been spilled over the argument that “the game is … Continue reading

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Why do I have so many RPGs?

Copied verbatim, and with permission, from an email exchange with Mike Taylor, with some relevant links added in post. Mike and I have been talking a lot lately about how seemingly random the hit counts are for our posts at … Continue reading

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d20 Spaceship hit location table

I’m using this for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game first edition, but it’s really system neutral. Grab a d20 and rock out. This tells you where the hits landed, but it doesn’t dictate the consequences. For example, on a power … Continue reading

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Crazy fun: the X-Wing Miniatures Game

I have a mostly-love-but-kinda-hate relationship with Fantasy Flight Games. One on hand, they make a lot of really nice, really fun games, including some Casa Wedel favorites like the Warhammer 40k game Relic. On the other hand, they sell them … Continue reading

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Starting a Star Wars: Dark Empire roleplaying campaign

After spending most of the spring playing D&D, and most of the summer not roleplaying, London and I have been grooving more on Star Wars lately, and specifically on Dark Empire. I read all the DE comics to London a … Continue reading

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