Character Creation and Jedi Politics
I hope I’m doing this right, never used Obsidian’s Forum feature. Hi other Light-Siders, I’m Troy. I’m really looking forward to this game. I’ve never played Star Wars D20 and have only the slightest experience with the D20/D&D system. But I do know other rpgs and game systems in general and a few things span the gap of systems.
I was curious if anyone has a solid idea of the kind of character they will be playing. I just got the Core Rule book and was looking through it. Clearly to be a well rounded party we will need at least one player that can heal us, another that is a pilot, and a couple of players that are combat monsters. I played the healer in the last, very long term, campaign I was in so I’m not interested in filling that role again so soon.
I like to play characters that fill the gaps that best makes the team better overall. To best do this I need to know what roles will already be filled.
Thanks for your input, and I’m looking forward to seeing familure faces and making new friends. -Troy
Good morning All!
Now that we are (hopefully!) in the right calendar year for EotR, I thought I’d respond to this thread to reignite interest in the campaign and character concepts. I heard whispers that the Dark Side was already working against us…
I personally have some character concepts that are works in progress, but overall I wouldn’t worry to much about what type of character you would like to play. Jeremy had previously mentioned that his concept was a healer and if that is still the case, it grants the group a great amount of freedom (thank you Jeremy!). I’m confident that if we need something specific, be it piloting, computers or something exotic, the Force will provide.
That being said, I really hope someone takes an approach of specialist in Force Mind (including Improved Force Mind, Knight Mind, and Master Mind). It would be a great boon for the entire group and it is path I won’t be pursuing.
Feel free to chime in here or via email. I’ve been going through many of the sourcebooks and errata in detail, and I’m happy to answer questions or provide resources if you need!
Thank you all, take care and may the Force be with you.
I just wanted to let everyone here know that I have asked to change over to the Dark Side if a space opens up. Nothing personal, but I’ve been playing with those guys for a while and I’d like to continue playing with them regularly. If I do not switch my Light Side character concept was going to be a Jedi Consular who tried to be as completely devoid of emotion as possible in an attempt to make himself a conduit for the force. I was planning to have him take all of the Force Mind powers as well as Battle Meditation in conjunction with Battle Influence and Inspire. So if I stay with you guys, I’ll have that base covered.
I have requested to play a Killaian Ranger. Because every Jedi on the run group needs some one that doesn’t set off a detect force powers. If Dan says no I am going to play a Jedi Guardian.
Interesting idea with the Kilian Ranger (pgs, 48-49 in the Rebellion Era Sourcebook for everyone’s reference). They are required to take the Force Adept class though, which makes them just as vulnerable to See Force and Sense (the feat) checks as the Jedi classes, so I’m not sure if that is what you had in mind.
I am getting my rangers mixed up I was talking about an Antarian Ranger. Hero’s guide page 75. :)Of course the Killian Rangers are made of win. :)
Yes, I was still planning on going with the idea of a healer / fighting monk-type of consular.
I just want to say right now – I’m not going to have the energy to devote to joining this conversation for a while. Real Life™ is kicking me in the ass, and I’m having a lot of personal problems at the moment.
Feel free to continue to discuss your ideas amongst yourselves, but it’s going to be some time before I’m ready to join in that discussion. Sorry gang, this is what I get for planning extra early. I’m really flattered everyone is excited, I hope I can live up to your expectations. For what it’s worth, I am planning to start this game in 2011. Note the stress on the word “planning.” :)
No worries at all, Master Peak. We serve at the pleasure of the Gamemaster. :)
On a different note, do folks have an idea of what species they are thinking of playing? Of course, there are a ton available in the Ultimate Alien Anthology, so I was slightly curious.
I admit, I have chosen the mundane route, and will be a Human.
I was also planning on playing a human.