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    by Published on 23 March 2001 02:13 AM
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    Wizards of the Coast has updated their site with some minor new info. The first is an insightful interview with Brian Campbell, who is the editor for the Living Force Campaign Guide and The Dark Side. He discusses everything from working with White Wolf, to Living Force, to...tentacles. Yeah. Tentacles. There's also a GM Screen Sneak Peek--which is to say that they've put an ad up in article form. There's an article as well discussing the new Gunga BulbaBong shuttlecraft, written by Cory Herndon, which deals with a good intra-system craft made by the Gungans. Lastly, there's an open letter from Jeff Quick explaining what happened with Insider #51. Surf on over and check it out. ...
    by Published on 19 March 2001 07:23 PM
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    The next big sourcebook from Wizards of the Coast for the Star Wars RPG is Secrets of Tatooine, scheduled for a May 2001 release. News has been a little scarce lately, but we've uncovered some insider information as to what can be found in the Secrets of Tatooine sourcebook. Thanks to JeDi Wiker for the information!


    Does the book follow the Secrets of Naboo format in that it has 2/3 source material, 1/3 adventure?

    JD: "More or less. Each of three major cities are discussed in terms of their prominence during the Rise of the Empire Era (Mos Espa), the Rebellion Era (Mos Eisley), and The New Jedi Order Era (Mos Entha). There will be a map for each of the three major cities.

    The adventure is set in the Rebellion Era, but there are guidelines for adapting it to other eras--and considering how little Tatooine changes, it's not difficult to adapt *any* adventure there to other eras.

    There will be an updated map of Jabba's Throneroom, and the Boonta Eve track--but not actually a map of the Arena.

    Most of the major characters who are either indigenous to Tatooine or who more or less permanently live on Tatooine are covered--so Jabba, Gardulla, Bib Fortuna, Chalmun, Wuher, Momaw Nadon, Prefect Talmont, Muftak and Kabe, Lady Valarian, Eefive-tootoo, the Weequays, Salacious Crumb, and some all-new characters for The New Jedi Order Era, including Valarian's protege and the "reborn" Bib Fortuna. And this is just skimming the surface."


    Well, there you have it. Sounds like this book is going to be chock full of information for any era. The NJO-Era stuff sounds interesting, to say the least, given that it should be all-new information on the settlement of Mos Entha. We'll keep you updated. ...
    by Published on 18 March 2001 03:29 AM
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    Wizards of the Coast finally has their message boards back up after a long absence. Now using a UBB format, you can register on the boards and get in touch with other D20 Star Wars players. They also have boards for the other D20 products, like D&D and Wheel of Time. Drop by and chat! ...
    by Published on 17 March 2001 07:56 AM
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    WotC has updated their website with a trio of new articles regarding the Star Wars RPG. The first is a new adventure set in the Rebellion Era called Damsel in Distress, which sends a group of heroes to rescue the Rebel starship called the Stellar Damsel. The next article deals with the Swamp Womp Rat, a special Creature Feature for the Living Force campaign detailing a creature from the swamps of Cularin. The last article, entitled Gametalk Wanted, is simply a plug for the WotC chat rooms. ...
    by Published on 16 March 2001 06:46 AM
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    The Official Star Wars Website has posted an article about Star Wars Gamer #3. The article doesn't really cover any new ground, but serves to highlight Lucasfilm's and WotC's goals with the magazine. Also included are some short article descriptions, and the image of the cover. Check it out! ...
    by Published on 16 March 2001 06:44 AM
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    Sorry about the unexpected server troubles. To be honest, we don't really know what happened either. But we're back now, so let us know if you have any further problems. ...
    by Published on 13 March 2001 02:07 PM
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    WotC has updated their official SWRPG website with some new articles of interest. There's a Living Force Art Gallery, an article on the new G-1 Starfighter (another joint venture between the Gungans and the Naboo), a sketchbook on soldier, scout, and scoundrel miniature concept art, and an in-depth look at Toba from the Invasion of Theed Adventure Game. Check it out, if you like. Also note on the left hand side of the page, we feature the latest headlines from the WotC website, syndicated and updated automatically. ...
    by Published on 12 March 2001 12:07 PM
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    Some of you have e-mailed us voicing some concerns about the new site, and I would like to address them. First, the image files I (Moridin) kept on the SWRPG Database are slowly but surely being put into their appropriate stat blocks, plus many new images. Within the next week or so all of the images should be uploaded and inserted, so never fear.

    Also, we do have a Downloads section on the way, but the coding is not yet complete. Rest assured, the fonts and utilities are on the way!

    As an aside, we've had an overwhelming number of site visitors since our launch, and we'd like to thank all site visitors for giving us a good look. And as usual, don't hesitate to E-Mail Us with questions, comments, and concerns. We thrive on feedback! ...
    by Published on 11 March 2001 04:08 AM
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    Gregg Miller chimes in with a new report on the contents of Star Wars Gamer #3. Here's what he had to say:


    2 stories, one by Kevin J. Anderson titled Bane of the Sith. Another one dealing with Talon Karrde.

    The stuff regarding the RPG: The main meat is the articles on how to build and play droid characters. Also info on our favorite little guys, the Jawas. Also info on Spaceports and Landing pads. Also an article entitled "The smugglers Alliance". It gives the stats for Karrde and his buddies.


    Christopher West also gave a short report of some of the things in the magazine. Here's what he had to say:


    I got my subscription copy of Gamer #3 yesterday, too...It's got a vast wealth of valuable RPG content.

    Not only have they listened to the fans and included sidebars of game info for things in the short stories ("Dxunian Stalker" and "Dxunian Raptor" in this issue), there also seems to be proportionally more RPG content compared to the rest. One of the stories in this issue is just a three-page novel excerpt about Talon Karrde, which allowed for more space for RPG articles. There's also only one adventure in this issue, though it's a sweet 12-pager. ("Cloud Cover" -- Two acts...set on Cloud City, of course.)

    The computer game section also includes a bunch of valuable game stats: one vehicle (Trade Federation gunboat) plus a few characters from the planning of Star Wars Galaxies: A Bothan Scoundrel/Jedi Guardian, a [blue-skinned but cool looking] Mon Calamarian Scout, and a Twi'lek Noble/Crimelord. Topping it off are stats for a Krayt Dragon.

    Even if you don't count this extra RPG stuff, there's a total of 9 RPG-related articles, plus the adventure. While the droid stuff will no doubt get a lot of attention and the starport maps are cool, I suspect the real gem of the issue will be the 14 pages of rules, ship stats, and ship tokens for playing out starfighter combat on the poster-sized hex map.

    All in all, it appears to be a very worthy issue.
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    by Published on 11 March 2001 12:52 AM
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    Welcome to the grand opening of SWRPGNetwork - the future of SW-RPG content on the web. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy this site as much as we do, and that it serves as a useful reference for your own gaming sessions. We have been anxiously preparing this site for over four months, and we are excited to reveal it to the community at large.

    There are many things we believe will make this site different from all other SW-RPG sites on the Web today. The first of these is the sophisticated sorting system for stats, articles, reviews, and all other content on the site; you can search using six separate categories and narrow your search down to a few select choices. Next, we are the only site to feature syndicated news directly from Wizards of the Coast, updated as often as they do. That way you never have to leave SWRPGNetwork to check on official news. We also have a live commenting system, allowing you, the community, to add your thoughts on everything you see here at SWRPGNetwork. And, of course, we have the daily news and quality content you've come to expect from all of our past projects.

    We hope you are as intrigued by the possibilities of this site as we are. SWRPGNetwork would like to be a community partner, forming yet another link in the chain of sites that make this community a reality.
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