Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Like Star Wars

Let me say it without reservation.  I like Star Wars.  I grew up on star wars and have always wanted to pilot the Milenium Falcon.  I also love role playing games, and have been playing them since I was 10 (which was quite some time ago mind you).  I have however never run a Star Wars Roleplaying game.  Enter Edge of the Empire.  I like the system.  Character creation is a bit heavy lifting for my taste, but it gets the job done and the dice mechanic is very nice and does a great job of providing story/color opportunities for the game.  It would seem that with all of those things lined up that Edge of the Empire would be my go to game, but it's not.  It's just not the genre that really holds me as a Game Master, and that makes me feel bad, because it incorporates a lot of things that I love, and it had a gorgeous rulebook.  I'm a sucker for gorgeous books.  But it's not my own free flowing world that I can craft to reflect my vision.  It's still at some level George's vision.  I am torn.

Monday, July 28, 2014

100 years ago today..

The aging Emperor the the Austro Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph declared war on Serbia, officially beginning a war that would change Europe and much of the world forever.  He would not live to see the world that resulted.  Not an auspicious anniversary.
Perhaps it's time to break out my copy of Avalon Hill's The Guns of August.