I'm giving myself a bye last week; it was a crazy week at work, which included a holiday that stretches far beyond the actual holiday itself. Multiple days of cookouts, fireworks, family, friends, and late nights of people setting off cannons around my town while I'm trying to relax in bed.
Yes, I said "cannons".
Frikkin' awesome to hear, actually. Mostly because they weren't aimed at my house.
In the midst of all this, Christmas in July happened and FFG's Core Rulebook for the Edge of the Empire game was released. 448 pages of awesomeness in a 5 pound tome. There are a few corrections I have to make between the Beta and the Core Rulebook versions of my Order 65 PCs. Nothing too drastic, and some interesting changes in some cases.
In an effort not to bore the crap out of my readership, I'm going to do brief snip-its of my PCs before and after conversion. I'm going to start with the easier ones, and move on to the hardest ones that require the most custom work. I'm also going to share the look of Donovan Morningfire's latest version of the character sheet, which includes a column to show exactly what dice the character is rolling for each skill.
The only real change I see comes from Scholar, where his Toughened talent is replaced with a rank in Brace. A neat change, which will help in in a lot of situations to remove a black SetBack die caused by environmental conditions (not just attacks either, it's any action). No real changes other than that.
MarinThankfully, there's no change it Marin. Everything is the same for our team pilot.
We move on to a new member, one that I haven't shown here. Vandal is an HK Series Assassin droid who used to belong to a mercenary group called The Brotherhood. He's something of a walking tank, able to take a severe amount of punishment and deal out death with his blaster rifle. He's a droid, so he's built for a specific role, and his build reflects that.
Vandal CL 9Medium droid (4th-degree) soldier 6/independent droid 1/gunslinger 1/elite trooper 1Destiny 2; Force 9Init +14; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unassignedDefenses Ref 30 (flat-footed 24), Fort 26, Will 25hp 89; Threshold 26Immune droid traitsSpeed 6 squares (walking)Melee unarmed +10 (1d6+6)Ranged blaster rifle +16 (3d8+4) orRanged blaster rifle +11 (3d8+4) with autofire orRanged blaster rifle +16 (4d8+4) with Rapid Shot orRanged blaster pistol +13 (3d6+4) orRanged blaster pistol +13 (4d6+4) with Rapid ShotFighting Space 1 square; Reach 1 squareBase Atk +8; Grp +13Atk Options autofire (blaster rifle), Careful Shot, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Trigger WorkSpecial Actions Ambush Specialist, Just a Droid, Keep It Going, Quick Draw, Tough as NailsAbilities Str 14, Dex 21, Con -, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 10Special Qualities delay damageTalents Ambush Specialist, Greater Weapon Focus (rifles), Just a Droid, Keep It Going, Tough as Nails, Trigger WorkFeats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Careful Shot, Martial Arts I, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Quick Draw, Rapid Shot, Weapon Focus (rifles), Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons, pistols, rifles, simple weapons)Skills Initiative +14, Mechanics +10, Perception +12, Use Computer +10Systems walking locomotion, heuristic processor, 2 hand appendages, 2 tool appendages, improved sensor package, translator unit (DC 5), vocabulator, durasteel battle armor (+8 armor)Possessions blaster pistol, blaster rifle (tech specialist mod; +1 attack) with Double trigger, comlink, Improved Sensor Package, Internal Storage, 2 Tool Mounts (empty), Translator Unit (DC 5)Czerka Corporation - May use Intelligence or Wisdom modifier instead of Charisma to determine Persuasion modifier
Here's how he looks in Edge of the Empire, as a Bodyguard/Gadgetter. Bodyguard is a great specialization if you're looking to make a "meat-wall", or in this cased just a "wall".
That's really all I have time for right now. I'm still working on Lucas, Tycho, Glendora, and Nicaela; our for overt Force Users. I have some problems converting over Tycho because while Nicaela's defense is based a lot on her Lightsaber, Tycho's defense is based on his use of the Force. None of my custom work takes such defenses into consideration.
Might be time for me to build a new Force Power...a "Protection" power...