Holocron Update: 7/20/2010

The latest Mandalorian Interlude arc — the assault on the Outer Rim world of Tarl — recently concluded, and we’ve added a bunch of pages to the Holocron of Zend wiki supporting it:

  • Tarl, a storm world in the Outer Rim Territories, bordering the Unknown Regions
  • Icarus Orden, pacifist Human Jedi Master and former protector of the Eye of the Dragon force relic.
  • Erdan, Human Jedi Knight, newly knighted student of Icarus Orden. Last seen in Lenk, the capital city of Tarl before the city’s burning by the Mandalorians.
  • Ool Mudon, Ithorian Jedi Knight, former student of Icarus Orden now questioning his master’s ways.

D&D: Saga Edition?

One of our group’s ongoing thought experiments is how you’d create Dungeons & Dragons: Saga Edition, incorporating all of the streamlining of the Star Wars d20 rule set while simultaneously retaining the best parts of D&D. One of our players, Damon, decided to put pencil to paper and has started recreating the D&D base classes using Saga Edition rules on his  The project is off to a good start, and we’ve been having a good debate about how the new system might work. Check it out:

Check it out and let Damon know what you think!

    Holocron Update: 5/2/2010

    We’ve added several new articles to our Holocron of Zend wiki:

    • Starrior Expeditions: based on Zebulon Beta, Starrior specializes in offering exploration and logistical support operations in the Vargis Tau System, and Zebulon Prime in particular.
    • Koth: Zabrak bounty hunter and occasional freelance assasian/kidnapper … at least until a botched job for Pirate Lord Ral Duris put a price on his own head.
    • Morgwa, the Roar of Ithor: an Ithorian bounty hunter specializing for non-lethal takedowns. Known associate of Koth.
    • Neeida: a Rodian quickdraw artist. Known associate of Koth.

    The Mandalorian Interlude begins

    The latest Shadows of the Force campaign arc has begun. In Episode 9: The Mandalorian Wars, we’re taking a break from our regular characters to play Mandalorians at the start of the Mandalorian Wars, the precursor conflict to the Jedi Civil War featured in Knights of the Old Republic.

    GameCryer.com: Scavenger’s Guide to Droids

    Scavenger’s Guide to Droids is the definitive droid sourcebook for Star WarsSaga Edition, introducing a new chassis-based system for creating droids, a new streamlined “protocol” format that lets players run droids as equipment rather than NPCs, new droid manufacturing traits and personality quirks and a 96 page codex containing dozens of droids.

    The Droid Codex, with its myriad combat, technical and utility droids, makes it tremendous resource for game masters, particularly for those running Clone Wars or other droid-heavy campaigns. This is easily the most statblock-heavy book since Threats of the Galaxy, which may makeScavenger’s Guide to Droids less essential for players. Those who enjoy playing droids will find plenty of new options for their characters, and tech specialist types should appreciate how the protocol format allows them to put their creations to work, but even they may be disappointed by how much of the book has been dedicated to the codex.

    Read my full review of the book at GameCryer.com.