Star Wars : Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

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Irreverently Random

Death Star has a unique concept from the start as if you have seen Star Wars : A New Hope, you know that most all the main characters in the book will not survive the destruction of the Death Star. I thought this might make them less interesting, in fact it made me hope more that they might somehow survive. (No there will be no spoilers, if you want to know if anyone does make it… read the book) It raised many questions I had not previously asked myself. Such as when the death star exploded, while Luke was celebrating did he also feel the intense pain of a million beings being snuffed out in the force as well. Quite a few of which were Imperial slaves and detainees. It never occurred to me just how many people it would take to run a space station the size of a…

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We Review Star Wars The Card Game

Theology of Games

By Jeremiah

box-SWLCG-leftA long time ago, but not so far away, the folks at Fantasy Flight promised us all a new title in their Living Card Game (LCG) catalog—this time coming from the Star Wars universe. Well about a year ago they scrapped the original concept, and completely overhauled the game. It took some time, and many folks were frustrated with the lengthy wait (including myself at times!). But Fantasy Flight Games wanted to make the game the best gaming experience possible.

The final version of the game made its way to stores this week, so I grabbed up a copy and gave it a test drive!

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The game is a head-to-head battle between the two sides of the Force (Light side and Dark side). The way a player wins the game depends on which side they are on. The Light side wins if they destroy three of the…

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Knights of the Old Republic (From the Beginning)

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Title:

Tales of the Jedi: Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon

Tales of the Jedi: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider

Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising

Author:

Tom Veitch

Artist:

Chris Gossett, Janine Johnston, David Roach, Tony Akins

 

Publisher:

Dark Horse Comics

Publication Date:

October 1993 through September 1994

Omnibus collections published in October 2007, April 2008

Timeline:

4,000 BBY through 3,998 BBY

After a lackluster start, we now get to the good stuff. The original Tales of the Jedi series set the stage for the Old Republic era, which with multiple RPGs and comic series and a God-knows-how-many-million-dollar MMO, has become one of the most important of Star Wars settings. And these are darn good stories in their own right!

In Beast Wars (no relation to the Transformers series (sadly?)), three Jedi–brothers Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma along with Twi’Lek Tott Doneeta–are dispatched to resolve a centuries-old…

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Star Wars Maps by Andrew McGraff

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Firstly, let me wish you all a happy new year.

These incredible maps for the original Trilogy by Andrew DeGraff. “Each character is represented as a colored line, and follows their progress through the entire film.  The alternating colored lines represent characters traveling together who have a special bond, sometimes for only a short time like Chewie(brown) and 3PO(yellow) when Chewie is repairing him.  Han(navy) and Chewie have a bond, R2 (royal blue) when co-piloting for Luke (light blue),   R2 and C3PO . . .

All three of the Star Wars movies will be available as full size prints (sorry, no price yet) which are 18.5″x22″.  Im also doing all three of the first Indiana Jones movies.”

A New Hope:

Andrew DeGraff A New Hope

The Empire Strikes Back:

Andrew DeGraff The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi:

Andrew DeGraff Return of the Jedi

It’s a shame that my first post for 2013 is something that only features the Falcon and isn’t something that’s relating to a…

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Book Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison by Dark Horse Comics

A Daily Dose of R&R

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Being a longtime Star Wars fan, this title was one of particular interest for me. I am pleased to report that my interest was indeed justified. If you’re a fan of Star Wars, this is a must read as Dark Horse Comics yet again delivers the goods for fan boys and girls everywhere!

The story takes place during the transition period between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and offers a refreshingly different perspective than typically shown in the Star Wars universe . The novel is presented through the report of Lieutenant Tohm, recounting the days following an attempted assassination. His unrelenting loyalty and desire for approval is so genuine that I too found myself persuaded into believing in the Imperial cause (…if only for a moment). By using fresh sets of eyes, this novel allows the reader to reassess their definition of right and…

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Rancor: First Blood. Part one

Aaron Roshong, Blog

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It has been awhile since I’ve put out any update, but I’m still building. I haven’t put anything on the finished shelf, but I have added considerably to the ‘crap I need to finish before I die’ pile. I’m planning on doing a better job of documenting my builds and personal work this year (we’ll see how that goes). I’ve been stalled on a bunch of projects and it is frustrating not getting anything accomplished, maybe posting about it will help keep them moving along.

Anyway… The Rancor. Hideously beautiful isn’t it? This kit has been on my wish list, but the high prices they bring on eBay ($50-100) kept the beast out of reach. It’s not a kit I ever expected to find at the flea market. But you never know what you’ll find at the flea market. Maybe you’ll find a 15 year old Rancor vinyl kit new…

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Do we want to see an old Han Solo in the new Star Wars films?

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What is the consensus on bringing back characters into the new Star Wars films?  I vote no.  I don’t want to see an old arse of a Han Solo attempting to swagger around in the new Disney releases.  I have never read the books concerning the George Lucas created universe, so, I don’t know what is out there to dive into, but, there has got to be some intriguing characters out there to freshen the series.  A friend recently explained to me the fate of Chewbacca.  He gets crushed by a moon.  That, I would like to see.

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