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Hey JJ, I had been tossing around the idea of a strategy game for when I have kids that's kind of similar to what you're talking about. I had thought of it as using a grid (wood parquet floor?) as spaces, and keeping it simple at first and then making it more complicated as they get older to help them think strategically. Hopefully my kids will like Star Wars...wait, of course they will.

Basically, you'd have "Teams", i.e Empire, Alliance, Republic, Separatists. Obviously it would be inaccurate to have the Alliance vs. The Republic, but if you really want to, what the hell. Within these groups you can have factions that have different skills.

For instance, the Alliance can have an Ewok squad that can set traps on any squares in the grid. The enemy can't see them, but you have to write the square's location down on a piece of paper when you set it, and obviously you can't change it unless you want to dismantle the original trap, but it still counts as a move.

You can also have Dresselians who can sabotage enemy machinery or snipe.

Gungans can form a deflector shield around your infantry and take out mechanized infantry with their boomer balls.

The Empire can call down TIE bombers to make precision strikes behind enemy lines.

Bounty Hunters/Assasins can be hired to take out leaders, which makes the troops less effective (still working on penalties for loss of leaders, but I know that an Empire team with General Veers should be better than an Empire team with a generic General)

Squads of Jedi can be used, but I'm trying to figure out a way to not make them invincible.

The Empire can send probe droids to investigate specific areas of the map.

These are just a few examples of what I've been planning. I'd keep it simple at first, for instance an AT-AT can fire once per round, and it can take out everything in a square. It would have a maximum and minimum range though, and I guess it would need to be severely handicapped to be fair. I'm also not sure how I would handle Hailfires and Gunships.

An outdoor game like you were saying would be cool. You'd need a bunch of line and a bunch of stakes if you wanted to make a grid for that though! Plus, your weapons might end up as lawnmower bait! Maybe asphalt and a chalkline? ;)

Saga '02-'04 / NewForce
« on: August 11, 2003, 10:39 AM »
I ordered the wave 1 screen scenes from Newforce and I'm a bit concerned that Hasbro is going to screw over newforce again like they did with wave 13. This, of course would mean that we end up not getting our orders. Anyone here order these?

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Check Hasbro NOW
« on: August 8, 2003, 12:49 PM »
I am in hot, sweaty love with all of those figures.  :o :o :o

Now this is Star Wars figure collecting. Not an action feature in sight. Dig that escape pod! These are what deluxe figures are all about. I think I need to go take a cold shower now...

The Original Trilogy / Re: Rebel Uniforms
« on: August 8, 2003, 10:12 AM »
JJ, I don't think Ackbar's uniform is a bridge crew uniform, because (although its from a cut scene) there's a shot of Madine in his briefing-room uniform in the command seat of another Cruiser.

My guess is that Ackbar's uniform is Mon-Calamari specific. And maybe since he's such a key player, he's allowed to do his own thing.

Another (more plausible) idea is that he's wearing an Admiral's uniform rather than a general's uniform.

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Fake Screenplay ?
« on: August 7, 2003, 10:12 AM »
That was a big, steaming crap sandwich.

I only got down to where Boba Fett is addessing the clones, and it was enough to convince me that the author of that screenplay doesn't even have a solid grasp of the English language.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Kit and Saesee...Pics
« on: August 7, 2003, 10:04 AM »
Actually, I hope Saesee does have cloth robes. That way he'll fit in the Jedi Starfighter, since he's supposed to be one of the Jedi Order's best pilots.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Wave 13 case canceled???
« on: August 7, 2003, 09:58 AM »
Great. Now that I already bought everything at retail. I guess the classifieds section will be rockin...

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Padme figure in making?
« on: August 6, 2003, 05:18 PM »'re right. It does look white. Must be the lighting or something.  ???

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Obi-Wan...First Pics And His Astromech!
« on: August 6, 2003, 10:42 AM »
Plus he's not going to tell Luke "Oh I'll be damned it's R2 freakin' D2!!!   Dude we go back along way this droid and I do.

Damn you Broem! You just made me spit coffee all over my keyboard. And then people were wondering why I was sitting here myself.  ;D

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: The Slaughter of the Padawans
« on: August 6, 2003, 10:35 AM »
Yes we see charred skeletons, but those are adults. And old ones at that. There is definitely a taboo to showing children getting killed in movies. I was really surprised that Anakin said he killed the children in the Tusken camp. So if the Padawans are slaughtered (which I guess they'll have to be) I'm sure it will either be an exploding temple implying their demise, or something that is revealed in the dialogue after the fact.

The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Knights of the Old Republic
« on: August 6, 2003, 10:20 AM »
I think I'm going to need to buy an X-Box!  :o

Nothing wrong with going dual-console.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: Padme figure in making?
« on: August 6, 2003, 10:10 AM »
Yep a darn nice figure I think.  Although for some reason I could of sworn the midriff dress was white in the film.  This figure looks blue.  I know the one with the hood was bluish but not the midriff one.  Or maybe I'm just confused.

You're probably mixing it up with the arena scene outfit, also a tummy-bearing outfit.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Kit and Saesee...Pics
« on: August 6, 2003, 10:06 AM »
Has anyone else noticed on the "separatists" page of those sketches, there's a droid that looks an aweful lot like IG-88?

(upper right-hand side)

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Kit and Saesee...Pics
« on: August 5, 2003, 09:59 AM »
I'm also pretty excited about these. It looks like Saesee has cloth robes...excellent! Saesee also looks like a great figure to customize. I like the Kit Fisto figure too. This is probably from his rumored underwater fight in the clone wars cartoon.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: New 2003/04 Figure Pics (from RS forum)
« on: July 31, 2003, 10:45 AM »
I hope I'm wrong, but doesn't it seem as though Ayy Vida is a repaint of Shakka from Watto's Box?

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