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Ok, had one of the best ideas of my life. How amazing would it be if LucasArts and GW worked to make a table top game? I understand that they have a current game, but from my understanding the models stink and the game isnt that exciting. Now I have already made a list and have found there could be at least 14 armies, not to mention a HUGE line of models for each army. They could even further expand this by making a thing similar to Battlefleet Gothica, using the star ships of the Star Wars universe. I want to actually email and write both companies and see if I could mabye plant a seed of this happening, but I would need major support for it. If you are a member to any other forums make a thread similar to this and try to get people who would participate. Post a link on this thread and lets pool it. Lets make this happen!
I've heard that in the 90's or early new millennium GW was working this deal out, and made a Stormtroopers mold, but Lucas's people rejected it and they lost the project to whoever makes those shitty pre-painted Heroclix-like things now (Wizards of the Coast subsidiary probably).
I answered yes, but I meant this assuming other people I knew were interested. Also assuming it's not set in the prequel era.
By the way, what are your 14 armies? As a huge Star Wars geek, I'd be keen to help out in list-writing. I can think of a lot of armies possible, but not 14 from a single era. The era I like best, and the one that would provide the most variety, would probably be Jedi-Sith Wars. With that you can have Republic, Mandalorians, Sith Empire (including remnants of the Sith species possibly), Hutt criminal empire, as well as myriad alien species such as Wookies. Yuuzhan Vong era would work too.
Obviously the original trilogy offers the most classic and familiar imagery, but there's not a whole lot to work with outside of Imperials, Rebels, Hutt space, and Black Sun.
If you're planning on doing anything with Clones or Battle Droids though, count me out.
Last edited by Malevon; August 31st, 2008 at 06:17.
yes star wars table top game sounds like a SWEET idea, i would be either clones, droids, or gun-gans...maybe even wookies...or the sith and sith bodyguards....and a DEATHSTAR for gothic or may b the apoc equivalent....O AND I WANT A RANCOR! and AT-AT's and AT-ST's and Sandcrawlers with Jawa's, yea i like this idea.
No, in no way am I thinking of 14 armies in ONE era. That would be a cumulative amount collected from every era. Im thinking armies ranging from the original with all they way to the Yuuzhan Vong. The range of miniatures and armies would be able to attract fans from every Star Wars era, and if you didn't like, in your case clones, just dont buy an army from that era. Keep it to Rebels or Empire.
Guys, if you have something against this idea let me know personally, PM me. This is meant to see how many people WOULD join it, and what they would like to see. You are entiiled to your own opinion, but if this one day becomes serious I am going to want support for it, not something that may deeter the possiblity of it.
Last edited by Shadowblademafia; August 31st, 2008 at 06:31.
Well, as I'm the only person who said "No" I suppose I should explain that I'm not a huge fan of star wars, for reasons I won't go into.
It is, however, a pretty good idea and would probably be very popular.
What are your armies then? I can think of:
Confederacy of Independent Systems
And possibly rules for "Dogs of War" type forces including Trandoshans and Mandalorians after they lose their big war.
Would the rules for this be very nearly similar to 40k or largely deviant?
I'm keen on helping out with this; I think Galactic Empire would be best to start with, as it's a good point of comparison for everything else (Probably pretty close to Guardsman stats).
grimmtu: I'm not a fan of what Star Wars has become in the last three movies and that horrible cartoon, if that's what you mean. But I do love the original movies and a lot of Expanded Universe stuff.
Hmm... Interesting idea, and definitely a rich and powerful background to draw ideas from. I'd be interested in seeing how a SW game might pan out, but I'm not really sure I'd ever play it. I like Star Wars and all, but the idea of SW as a tabletop game is one of those "oh, that's sorta neat" things - not something I'd get really stoked over.
Now, if you were to take the Star Wars universe and do a BFG style game, that's a whole different story, and I'd be the first one in line to buy it! For all the focus on the characters in the overall SW universe, it's the starships that have always done it for me - that opening sequence in the first movie with the enormous bulk of the Star Destroyer looking overhead never fails to send chills down my spine!
Maybe it's because it's the complete and utter opposite of almost any mainstream sci-fi show with spaceships that I love the Star Wars ships so much... To use the obvious target, if I have to see the Enterprise get totally disabled by one lucky shot that magically shorts out every freaking system on the ship due to some convenient bit of technobabble one more time, I'll scream! Star wars vessels (much like 40K, really) just don't go down that easily - if you're going to take out a Star Destroyer, you'd better show up packing enough firepower to slug it out with 1.6 kilometers of rugged killing machine until one side or the other is a cloud of molten slag and burning gases floating in deep space! (Giant, spherical battlestations are exempt to this rule, of course... Having your main power core exposed to direct fire, however unlikely a shot, is just plain stupid engineering!)
Being able to have Imperial class Star Destroyers trading fire with Mon Calamari Cruisers, old Victory class Star Destroyers bombarding stationary defences, and squadrons of A/X/Y/B-wings going up against swarms of the various TIE fighter models... Not to mention the sheer brute force and ignorance approach of the Old Republic Dreadnaughts (Katana fleet, anyone??), the battlefield-commanding potential of the Interdictor class cruiser (no, you're not leaving 'till I say so!), and of course the sheer menace of a Super class Star Destroyer. There's so much potential, it's almost too much awesome to handle!
That sounds cool as well, although to be clear I have no intentions at the time being of actually converting any models for this, just something to toss around for a bit of fun.
I had to say no.
Firstly - there's no way you would get me playing as anything but the armies from the original trilogy - everything else blows because Lucas forgot what it was all about.
Secondly - if I see even one more crap canibalisation of Star Wars (as a GW-GL link-up would invariably eventually produce) I WILL be finding those responsible and gutting them slowly.
Thirdly - there's no way you could realisticaly convey the reality of the trilogy - stormtroopers are the back bone of the mighty Imperial Army - yet still, inexplicably, couldn't hit a barn door from 20 paces. Said stormtroopers wear full body armour - which doesn't actually save a single one from harm throughout the entire trilogy - not even from rocks thrown by teddy-bears in Jedi. Darth Vader - the most evil, vindictive hardman ever, eventually dies when he loses a robotic HAND and gets electrocted for about 5 seconds (nowhere near as long as Luke) and yet "I'm dying son..." - walk it off you big girl!!! I could go on, but you get the idea. Stormtroopers would have to be (to use 40k stat lines) WS1 (get beaten up by ewoks) BS2 (they do manage to shoot some people - but nobody really important). And Vader would have to be T2 - just basd on the melodrama at the end. You get the idea...
It's impossible to re-capture the spirit of the original trilogy, because it's based on feelings that the human race no longer subscribes to, so people need to just stop trying, at least for a few years.
I think it would depend on the gaming system, but if lotr system is anything to go by, no, certainly not, i just have a feeling it would be yet another over simple gaming system. Dont get me wrong and a avid star wars fan and would love to see it but i dont think GW is the company to do it, maybe if they made a game that wasnt aimed at 10 year olds.