I have no doubt that if FFG picked up the Star Wars license, they wouldn’t repackage an old system in shiny new Star Wars packaging. I’m sure they would use their resources to bring about an RPG worthy of the Star Wars title.
GW on the other hand, I’m not so sure about. That being said, I’d love to see their take on a Star Wars miniature game. Will it be over priced? Yes. Will the Rules be broken? Probably. Will I still buy into it? Most likely.
I would especially buy into it if FFG did the RPG. Then I could have a gorgeous miniatures (you have to admit that GW makes some nice, though over-priced, stuff) to play in an awesome RPG. I’m not that big into 40k, but I bought a decent amount of GW miniatures to use for Deathwatch. I’d do the same for Star Wars.
Unless, of course, all they did was produce Han SoloDarth Vader figures. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars, but I love playing regular Joes in their universe. That’s where WotC lost me. I own some of their miniatures for roleplaying, but they could stand to have a little more variety instead of seven million resculpts of the same character.
You know, I actually own some of the WotC Star Wars books, and I'm having a hard time figuring out how much the rules would change with the other company that's supposed to do it. If it's FFG, I'd be willing to give it a spin, hopefully. Now if only my fan-based addon would be able to work with the new system altogether.
For those of you wondering, I'm trying to create a Gundam-style addon to Star Wars, with the intent of helping people that want to play Gundam-style games in the Star Wars universe. That was one of the big things for me, to create a working RPG system for Gundam (I believe that others have done so before, but I don't recall if they even worked, or with all the franchises).
Well? What do you guys think?
I'm just a gamer that likes to tell stories. Could you cut me some slack?
So FFG did have the license; I bet they spent a great deal of time chuckling at our expense and saying, "hm, they seem to like they idea of us doing SW boardgames."
So, I have to say the idea of FFG doing boardgames of the major conflicts and such would be awesome, or seeing SW frame ups of games like Runequest, Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, WoW Adventure game, ect.
I really hope that the RPG neither suffers from the mechanical complexity of the WH40K games or the fiddly bits of the Warhammer FRPG 3rd ed. boxed set. I would like to see something like a cross between Star Wars Saga Edition and the West End Games D6 game.
I wonder if they will use the WH 40k system in big full color hardback books OR go the WFRP 3e route with big gorgeous boxed sets OR make up a new system entirely? I really wish they would have given some details on the game in this announcement. Hopefully we will get more info soon from GenCon.
Grats to FFG, I'm glad to see the Star Wars RPG will live on. (I still have all the Saga edition books, but my D6 are long gone sadly).
I'm going to have to go with Malckuss on this one...if they can keep the flavour of the game akin to the D6 (West End) and D20 (Saga) editions and focus on the rolplay like it's been done, and not silly cards and gimmicks (Aka: Warhammer 3rd ed, which bombed in my area, because 2nd ed is still the same as Warhammer 40K roleplay, and no one wanted to play a card game when we could just roll our percentiles and didn't have to change out talents...how daft is that!) Also mind you, I'm one of the people who prefer Pathfinder over D&D4E (Not looking to play a dumb-down card game obviously, if that wasn't clear.)
If they are going to invent some new system, just please, please please...all we need are gorgeous books and heaps of the great character options and galaxy information you've been giving us with WH40K Roleplay games. Don't go the path of WoTC who seem to thnk everything is 'cards cards cards and competition'. I roleplay these games to co-op with a group.
Now, if they do the silly card-game RPG, well I do hope someone can work on a conversion to older editions of Star Wars, using any new material. I know FFG does good work in that department and I'd hate to not use any of it for sure.
Even a stopped clock gives the right time, twice a day.
Man, I love it when I'm right. :)
Currently, I think FFG is the only company that can do this IP justice.
I want that RPG and I want a sweet minis line. I wouldn't mind pre-paints, but I would LOVE plastic/metal minis... or vehicles (I know that last one is a stretch, but you can't blame a guy for wishing...)
I look forward to where this goes! I just wish I didn't have to wait so long! :D
I'm so glad that WotC lost the licence, ive been dis satisfied with Star Wars d20 for years, even to the point to going back to West End's d6 Star Wars. Im glad that a company like FFG received the licence instead, WotC just wants to milk their IPs for cash, FFG really seems to care about the work they do, and who plays their games. I wish them luck, and look forward to the release.