Category Archives: Star Wars

I finally, finally published something for Star Wars: the Roleplaying Game

Today sees the completion of a quest 25 years in the making for me–and if you just want the file, it’s at the bottom of the post. But first, some backstory. In the mid-90s, West End Games published a quarterly … Continue reading

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What did The Last Jedi leave behind?

As much enjoyment as I’ve gotten from TLJ in the past (see this and this), I am coming to hate it more and more. Yes, J.J. Abrams left whoever was coming after TFA with a lot of mystery boxes–Rey’s parents, … Continue reading

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The inevitable Rise of Skywalker hangover

I didn’t see any of the Original Trilogy films during their original theatrical runs. The first time I saw a Star Wars movie on the big screen was the release of the Special Editions in 1997. I wasn’t crazy about … Continue reading

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Rey is not a Mary Sue

I think the idea that Rey is a Mary Sue is a lazy, stupid criticism, I always have, and I still do. This post explains why. After The Force Awakens, people asked, “Why was she such a great pilot right … Continue reading

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More Rise of Skywalker spoilage

Just got back from a second viewing. I loved it. Biggest thing on my mind is that now that I’ve had a chance to pay attention to it, it’s obvious that Finn is Force sensitive. (1) At least three times … Continue reading

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Spoileriffic first thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker

Okay, seriously. Spoilers are coming. Maybe a lot of them. Want to jump out, this is your last chance. Well, that was pretty goll-durn satisfying. I just saw it for the first time earlier this evening, and I’m still processing, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for The Rise of Skywalker

Episode 9 is almost here, and before it premieres I wanted to write a little about what I’ve enjoyed from the sequel trilogy, and where I think The Rise of Skywalker has some heavy lifting to do. Beyond hoping that … Continue reading

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