Savage Star Wars One Shot

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Savage Star Wars One Shot

Post by Rorschach » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:11 pm

It's on. One shot of Star Wars using Savage Worlds rules. Somewhere between Sept. 8 and Sept. 11 at one of the FLGS listed below. Please respond with your desire to play and we'll try for a date/time/place that works for the most people.

Premise
The adventure takes place 3 years after Episode I. The Republic and the Jedi are stretched thin trying to investigate and quell the initial unrest that will lead to the Confederation of Independent Systems and the Clone Wars in seven years. In an unprecendented move the Jedi Council and Senate have agreed on joint Troubleshooter Teams paring Jedi with Republic forces to investigate and assist Republic citizens where needed.

The PCs are one of the first Troubleshooter Teams. They're assigned to the Deeso sector off the Hydian Way near the area that will one day be the Corporate Sector Authority. There are rumors that a Sith temple was on one of the planets in the sector and the Council is deperately searching for any clues to their newly awakened enemy.

Of course this far away from "civilized space" there's more than a treasure hunt at stake.

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Savage Worlds Test Drive
http://www.peginc.com/Games/Savage%20Wo ... Drive4.pdf

Star Wars Conversion Rules (Updated 8/30 by me!)
http://www.savageheroes.com/conversions/Star%20Wars.pdf

Spiffy Savage Star Wars character sheet by SW artist Cheyenne Wright
http://www.savageheroes.com/conversions ... arWars.pdf

Scheduling
Did some scouting this weekend on the FLGS and here's what I've got.

Game Towne has limited hours on the weekdays and since they just met me they're not willing to let me close up for them. It'd have to be a weekend afternoon thing there. I could reserve a table on a particular day, not too clear how ahead of time I could do it.

Game Empire has great hours (close at 10-11pm any day) but is crowded. Probably be a Thurdsay, Saturday or Sunday night there. No reservations and priority given to calendar events so it's a bit of a crap shoot but there's more room (even if crowded) and a weeknight is a possibility.

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Post by smartmonkey » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:58 pm

Wow, so I start typing up a Master of Orion netbook for Savage Worlds, and log on to find this.

Pending my schedule, count me in.
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Post by mordraine » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:55 am

I'm in too (depending on date, of course)! Looking forward to it.
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Post by Wintermute » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:59 am

Mark me as interested, I'll know once more concrete scheduling details are posted.
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Post by devlin1 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:03 am

I'm in, provided scheduling works out.
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Post by jimmy corrigan » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:22 am

i might be out for that weekend. if it's on thursday or friday, i'm interested.

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Post by Rorschach » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:40 am

What works better for everyone:

Thursday night 6pm-11pm
Saturday night 5pm-10pm
Sunday night 5pm-10pm

Or another time. The schedule is pretty flexible I need to know what times people could be available that weekend.

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Post by mordraine » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:24 pm


[quote="Rorschach"]What works better for everyone:



Thursday night 6pm-11pm

Saturday night 5pm-10pm

Sunday night 5pm-10pm



Or another time. The schedule is pretty flexible I need to know what times people could be available that weekend.[/quote]


Hey Rorschach, check your PM's!

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Post by devlin1 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:59 pm


[quote="mordraine"]Hey Rorschach, check your PM's![/quote]
I agree with Mordraine.



Way not to answer the question, Andy! Duh!



Anyway, personally, I'd prefer a weekend thing, because I have another thing on Thursday nights that I don't like missing (although I'm missing it tomorrow night for a different one shot...).

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Post by jimmy corrigan » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:49 pm


[quote="devlin1"]I agree with Mordraine.



Way not to answer the question, Andy! Duh!



Anyway, personally, I'd prefer a weekend thing, because I have another thing on Thursday nights that I don't like missing (although I'm missing it tomorrow night for a different one shot...).[/quote]
bitch, don't skunk me out of [i]another[/i] one-shot. like it's not enough that i don't get to play tomorrow's fading suns game? what did i ever do to you? tell me dev, what?



regardless, rorschach, thursday is the best option for me of those given.


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Post by mordraine » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:58 pm

Just so everyone knows, I've offered to hold the game at my place, but I was checking with Rorschach first to see if it was okay with him.

If it's not at my place and Thursday is the day, then I'd be unable to attend. If it *is* at my place, then Thursday would be fine (although *which* Thursday would be my next question). Weekends are also okay with me, although I usually prefer to game on a weeknight and have my weekends to myself.
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Post by devlin1 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:55 pm

Good news, everyone-- I didn't end up getting into my Ethics class at OCC (fucking lottery system-- I even cheated, and still didn't get in!), so until the 23rd, I'm, like, working a part-time job with no other commitments. So fuck it, let's do it on a Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:30.

I kid, I kid. If Thursday's the only day, I'll be there. I'm just saying that I'd prefer it if it weren't.
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Post by Rorschach » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:53 pm

So it's looking like Thursday 9/8 or Saturday? Thursday is a good night for Game Empire or Mordraine has offered his house in CV.

I've got two Thursday preferred and one weekend preferred. Speak up and let me know which days you want so we can get closer to a concensus.

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Post by smartmonkey » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:19 pm

Choose a date. If work doesn't get in the way, I'll be there. Weekday evenings are best now. I'll check my schedule, but 9/8 is looking good. Hell, I'll even bring my corebook.
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Post by Rorschach » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:18 pm

Okay the date is 9/8 the time is 6pm-ish the place is Game Empire. Be there or be something-else... thingy... stuff... yeah.

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Post by jimmy corrigan » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:11 pm


[quote="Rorschach"]Okay the date is 9/8 the time is 6pm-ish the place is Game Empire. Be there or be something-else... thingy... stuff... yeah.[/quote]question: if it's going to be on thursday why not at mordraine's since he offered?



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Post by smartmonkey » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:16 am

Mordraines house smells -much- nicer than Game Empire does.
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Post by SpaceMonkey » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:23 am

Thursday, Game Empire works for me
Thursday, Andy's place, works for me

The time is going to be a little difficult though, as I usually work until 6. I work fairly close to Game Empire, but it could be a half hour getting there during rush hour (took me an hour getting to Andy's last night for the Fading Suns game, most of that was traffic between Del Mar Heights and Clairmont Mesa, so you can see how that would apply to the Game Empire commute).

Anyway, I can squeeze out of work early if need be by a half hour or so. Hopefully won't be too much of an issue.

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btw Devlin - if you cheated to try and get into your ethics class, perhaps you can use that as a demonstration of your morally-bankrupt self, and your need to learn the lessons proffered in said course, and consequently your eligibility to attend? Just a thought... :)

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Post by mordraine » Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:18 pm

Unfortunately, I'm sorta tied to my house on Thursdays (one of the reasons I rather selfishly offered my house to play at). So if the game is at Game Empire I'll have to bow out (unless it's moved to the weekend).
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Post by Rorschach » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:25 pm

That's cool... I'm flexible. We can have it at Mordraine's house. I was shooting for 6 in the anticipation that it would be 7 or so by the time we all got settled in and ready to play. I appreciate the offer, it's always better to game at a house than a semi-public place.

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Post by devlin1 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:13 pm

Okay, I'm down for that. Hopefully this time I can be there on time, unlike last time.


Oh, also, it hasn't been made clear whether you plan on bringing pregens, so I just wanted to say... I'm all for you bringing pregens. Speed up the process.
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Post by smartmonkey » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:18 pm

If this runs well, I found a Savage Worlds conversion for the Crimson Skies setting.

Savage Worlds makes me happy.
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Post by Rorschach » Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:00 pm


[quote="devlin1"]Oh, also, it hasn't been made clear whether you plan on bringing pregens, so I just wanted to say... I'm all for you bringing pregens. Speed up the process.[/quote]

Pregens will be available for those who want them. Pregens not used or replaced by players will be NPCs.


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Post by smartmonkey » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:21 pm

So, six pm at Mordraines?
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Post by devlin1 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:56 pm


[quote="smartmonkey"]So, six pm at Mordraines?[/quote]
Sounds good. See you at 7.

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Post by mordraine » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:28 am


[quote="smartmonkey"]So, six pm at Mordraines?[/quote]

More like 6:30, but yeah, that's the plan.

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Post by Rorschach » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:01 am

Woo! I'll see everyone between 6:30 and 7-ish.

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Post by jimmy corrigan » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:19 am

sweet! can't wait.

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Post by Skyman » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:01 pm

I had a good time. Love the cards. Glad I could make it because I didn't think I would because I had work and another obligation stacked before getting there. Thanks for having space for me.
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Post by mordraine » Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:33 am

Thanks to Rorschach for running the game! It was great fun! Sorry if we were a little rowdy and got off track so much!
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Post by SpaceMonkey » Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:14 am

Regardless of plot/goal completion, we did get a nice intro to the system. I certainly had fun :)

Rorschach, let us know if/when you want to do a 'continuation'/sequel - I'd be down for that.

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Post by devlin1 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:30 pm

Star Wars as conceptualized by Allen Varney. I had fun.

I'm all for a sequel sometime, too. Surely the tales of Fif Bakula haven't come to an end! I mean, I got XP and everything!
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Post by mordraine » Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:42 pm


[quote="devlin1"]Star Wars as conceptualized by Allen Varney. I had fun.[/quote]

Interestingly enough Mr. Varney's wife's name is Fif.

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Post by jimmy corrigan » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:41 pm

definitely interested in a second game, gentlemen.

thanks rorschach for running it and introducing me to savage worlds! and mordraine, as always, props for the hospitality!

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Post by Rorschach » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:43 am

I had a lot of fun guys. Didn't mind the tangents as long as everyone is having a good time. I'd be up for another round.

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Post by smartmonkey » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:02 pm

Good times all around.

While I realize you can't dodge bullets, you can certainly make it harder for someone to aim at you. Feeling -dead- helpless while being shot at was kinda painful.

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Post by Rorschach » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:10 pm

You've got to take cover. The first action in a firefight is to move to cover, not stand out in the open and get shot. I had the same problem with running the enemies, I kept forgetting to put them in cover expect for the two guys in the bar. Even if there's no cover, if there's some space between you and the bad guys go prone and get that -2 cover modifier. It's really the difference between getting hit and not.

Also understand that all the PCs were starting characters. So shooting autofire and two weapons at once may seem onerous now, but get some XP and advances behind you and it'll be a more common and successful action.

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Post by SpaceMonkey » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:17 am

It's also a matter of perspective I think. For a mook, missing on a 1-3 (when they are rolling probably just one d6 to hit) is the norm. And consider that's a shot where the defender has no cover, and is pretty close (sitting ducks come to mind).

So they are not hitting a human sized target with a pistol from close range a full half of the time. Doesn't seem too bad for the PCs when viewed that way - and it can be visualized as the target dodging a bit, and the adrenaline pumping, which contributes to the miss chance in the heat of battle.

So, you're basically taking the 'coin-flip' chance of getting shot if you don't take cover.

I agree that it is nice to have the feeling, as a Player, that you have some control over getting hit, like a dodge roll, or a way to 'armor up' or somesuch, but that is more a personal preference than a mechanics issue I think.

just my 2cent.

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Post by Rorschach » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:41 pm

Well you get a -1 for every 10" of movement you have in a round. But unless you're plaing the Matrix or a supers game the only thing you really can do is put something between you and the gun/blaster/whatever.

Also going prone gives you a -2 to hit as long as there's some distance between you and the shooter.

Also remember closing to melee range changes your TN to get shot to your Parry. And if people outside of the melee roll a 1 on the shooting die they hit an adjacent character.

It's just the difference between having an innate ability to get behind cover or "dodge" a bullet versus actually calling out the action.

Fortunately armor reduces damage, doesn't make you harder to hit.

And just as the muskets did hundreds of years ago, the gun is an equalizer of men. Unless you've got a lightsaber. :)

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Post by Skyman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:56 pm

makes sense to me
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