That folder of starwars stuff would be fantastic! I'd especially like
to find out
what happens betwene the films, ---- how the rebellion moved from Yavin
what were the repercussions in the empire to the destruction of alderan
princess officially joining the rebellion, how long was Han frozen in
and what happened with chubaka's attempt to rescue Han from Jaba earlier?
Well, some of what you are asking for is right in the original three
books New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi which the
first three movies were based on. In Return of the Jedi it states that
six months had passed between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the
Jedi. So I'd say based on that time frame Han had been a prisoner of
Jaba the Hut for around six months before Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, etc
attempted their rescue.
As far as what is in the Star Wars book folder there aren't many books
that are between the first three movies, but there are lots of them that
are about the clone wars, and even more that take up the story after
ROTJ. Some of the books like New Jedi Order, Dark Nest, and Legacy of
the Force take place about 20 to 30 years after the movies and mainly
deal with the Solo twins, Luke's son Ben, etc who are now members of the
new Jedi order with Luke Skywalker and his wife Mara as leaders of the
Jedi Knights. Anyway, I'll look up that info and send it along off list.
Character backstory and methodology is entirely important. even in
is a verry defigned character with her own backstory, ---- which I'm
wanting to finish writing up (it's almost done, just a couple of
and I try to pick the action choices in the game which most reflect her
Absolutely. That is all part of the fun of pretending to be someone
else. To make it truly interesting you have to sort of build the
characters beliefs, attitudes, etc all up from the ground. Is the
character religious, is he/she a lawful or unlawful character, what did
he/she do before becoming a hero or rogue, where was he/she born, and so on.
I think for me creating that character, molding them into a person with
thoughts, feelings, history, goals, etc is the most rewarding part of
roll play. You have a personal attatchment with that character and it is
not the same as an impersonal character like in SOD where the character
is just there with no depth, history, or back story other than the intro
states that you came to check out the place and got stuck.
It's actually the setting thing that causes me to lose patience with
the vast majority
of text rpgs on the net, which seem more concerned with stats and pvp
than the actual
story of the game.
Been there done that. As I just said to Kelly the entire focus on text
chat, pvp, etc has really ruined online RPG games for me. They seam
like a place for people to hang out, but they do more chatting and pvp
stuff than actually building the story, interesting quests, and, I don't
know, they lacked depth.
For example, a couple of years back I signed up for an account with an
online Star Wars RPG. It was suppose to take place during the great
Sith wars, and you of course had to become a member of the Sith to join.
As it turned out though after being there a while all I basically saw
was a bunch of people doing pvp stuff and chatting about glorious
battles they had against other players. The story really wasn't there
other than what was dragged out of Star wars myth and legend about the
Sith. That with the lack of accessibility features in the game made me
decide to quit pdq.
I mention this because I had joined that particular RPG in hopes to join
the Sith wars and under take quests, missions, and of course get more
into the back ground of the Sith 500 years before the current SW
timeline. that didn't really happen. Mostly it was just a bunch of SW
geeks who got together to do some saber raddling with each other and see
who could kill who and gain an extra rank on the ladder by assassinating
the person above them. In short, it was boring without any back story
to speak of.
Anyway, I'm also wondering if you happen to have checked out the
Chronicles of Arborell.
it's an attempt to create online an entire world and setting with
naratives, short stories and many other peices of writing, ----- you
can even learn
the elder tungue of arborell which comes into play in the gamebooks.
No, I haven't. In fact, until you posted your previous message listin
the various game books etc I didn't know this game existed. It is on my
list of things to look at though.
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