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Inquisitor Tremayne
01-28-2010, 02:39 PM
WotC has announced that they will NOT be renewing their Star Wars license with Lucasfilm thus discontinuing the minis and RPG.

you may read about it here:
http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75862/22320345/Wizards_of_the_Coast_announcement?pg=1

Slipstream
01-29-2010, 12:33 AM
Tis sad to see it no longer being produced. I'm more sad that some people couldn't get the long sought after Starships book, and probably never will. I never stop hearing requests for it. This is quaint, as my gaming group had just started creating a site specifically catering to our campaign. There are plenty of us out there who can keep the game alive for years to come. It never stopped any of the other editions.

WhiteTiger
01-29-2010, 11:43 AM
Yeah.. it's too bad. I wish there was some way to reconstitute it under some other system. I liked the old D6 'subtle improvement' system.

Webhead
01-29-2010, 11:59 AM
...It never stopped any of the other editions.

True enough. I still play and prefer the D6 version which has been "officially" defunct for over 12 years now. It will endure in some form, I'm sure.


Yeah.. it's too bad. I wish there was some way to reconstitute it under some other system. I liked the old D6 'subtle improvement' system.

I'd be curious to see what the rules for the next iteration look like. I too am a fan of a "subtle, gradual, isolated" improvement system such as most skill-based systems provide.

Glacialis
01-30-2010, 09:14 PM
With Unknown Regions, we have all the crunch-based supplements we need. Over at d20radio.com, it's still quite a happy place. The system is great, the setting is awesome, and really, what's missing? As GM Chris over there said, this system has been saved from system bloat. That makes me happy.

Soft Serve
01-31-2010, 11:30 AM
I like the very first post after the announcement... "Bummer".


But does this mean someone else can just pick up? They said WotC decided not to renew the contract, not that Lucasfilm didn't want to keep making RPGs. Maybe they'll just find some different people?

Richard Littles
01-31-2010, 11:38 AM
I like the very first post after the announcement... "Bummer".


But does this mean someone else can just pick up? They said WotC decided not to renew the contract, not that Lucasfilm didn't want to keep making RPGs. Maybe they'll just find some different people?

Lucasfilm could give the license back to West End Games and help that company get back on its feet. It's only proper since the EU started with WEG.

BayGuardian
01-31-2010, 04:16 PM
Lucasfilm could give the license back to West End Games and help that company get back on its feet. It's only proper since the EU started with WEG.

Considering the financial mess that WEG is right now, I seriously doubt that. Also, IIRC, WEG ticked off Lucasfilm by taking too many liberties with stuff near the end of the product run, like the lightfoils.

If you think that WEG is going to get the licence back, just pop on over to WEG's website at www.westendgames.com

Yes. The site is down. It's been down since Friday, 1/29. And there's been no contact from the owner (Eric Gibson) with the main WEG forum group at www.wegfansite.com/forums/ where the majority of the game support is hosted.

Glacialis
02-01-2010, 06:58 AM
Only someone with the financial resources to purchase the license would be able to produce games with it. I realize WotC may not be doing the greatest right now, but who's doing better?

TaiRei
02-02-2010, 05:43 AM
Tis sad to see it no longer being produced. I'm more sad that some people couldn't get the long sought after Starships book, and probably never will. I never stop hearing requests for it. This is quaint, as my gaming group had just started creating a site specifically catering to our campaign. There are plenty of us out there who can keep the game alive for years to come. It never stopped any of the other editions.

I actually found a copy of the Starships book at my FLGS, last one I'm afraid. Still looking for KotOR though, guess I'll either have to shell out 150 bucks on amazon or troll Powell's for a used copy.

Dark
02-04-2010, 07:15 AM
Yeah.. it's too bad. I wish there was some way to reconstitute it under some other system. I liked the old D6 'subtle improvement' system.
Agreed I liked the old 'd6' best.

Frobozz
02-04-2010, 08:21 AM
I played both forms and I think I also like the d6 WEG version the best. It just seemed more "epic". Last we played it, I GMed a d20 Knights of the Old Republic style game. Pretty much made up everything as we went except for some key signature Star Wars bits like races and planet names, etc. It was a lot of fun.