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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 05:19:48 PM »
Traveller.

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2015, 07:10:40 PM »
I'd use d6 Star Wars since I have that, or Mini-6 if I didn't have SW-d6.
I would not use any d20 class & level game; OSR or not. I bought WoTC's first d20 Star Wars and that was so bad it put me off the whole idea.

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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 11:26:12 PM »
Add me to the list of WEG D6 Star Wars, any edition over anything else.

If the choice included newer games I would probably go with RQ6.

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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2015, 12:15:31 AM »
Wasn't there a link to a d6 Star Wars fan project?

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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2015, 01:05:02 AM »
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There's Star Wars Galactic Adventures, which seems to be exactly that.


Forgot about that one, it is really quite sweet!

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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 09:09:21 AM »
Traveller or WEG Star Wars.

Traveller you obviously have to much about with the actual space/spaceship mechanics to get a SW feel (although if you just say that transit time and refueling was hand-waved in the movies, I guess they can work the same).

WEG SW is simple, elegant, and of course comes with Star Wars built in. It's also pre-prequels, so the feel is much more orig. trilogy. The game does have some trouble navigating character development (once you get "high-level" it's really hard to challenge you), but that's almost OSR in and of itself. :-P

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2015, 05:25:02 PM »
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Wasn't there a link to a d6 Star Wars fan project?


Yes, it is a revised and updated version of d6 Star Wars done by some guys who post over at the Rancor Pit.

Download: http://www.d6holocron.com/downloads/books/REUP.pdf

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2016, 12:17:47 AM »
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I think people forget that the original Traveller came out the same year as the original Star Wars movie, and I think much of the success of the former was down to gamers using it to do Star Wars. At least in their own minds.


Absolutely!

Traveller was our Star Wars system until the D6 WEG game arrived.

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There's Star Wars Galactic Adventures, which seems to be exactly that.


Interesting!

Has anyone played this???

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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 01:00:37 AM »
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Yes, it is a revised and updated version of d6 Star Wars done by some guys who post over at the Rancor Pit.

Download: http://www.d6holocron.com/downloads/books/REUP.pdf


Thank you so much.  I always thought the d6 was better than the Fantasy Flight version.  Mainly I don't like the custom dice.

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2016, 03:20:39 AM »
Go for the gold standard, WEG d6 Star Wars (SW:REUP for those dedicated to optional material and customization; the art's nice too,). System gets you in and then out of the way for playing. Best bang for your buck without poring over the system with a fine tooth comb; great for introducing to new RPG players.
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2016, 09:08:29 AM »
Yes, played a campaign of this back in 1978-80 using a hacked copy of the D&D rules. We modified the magic and called it tech... hello +5 Vorpal Blade, I mean... Light Saber. We added stuff to the lbb psionics rules to accommodate classical Star Wars Jedi who were, ...back then, obviously Rebel Fighters, not some Ewok Loving, left-wing, peace loving, Bantha Fodder.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2016, 06:30:03 PM »
I remember playing SW after Empire, but before RotJ. We had 2 movies, the Marvel comics and a couple of novels. It was very interesting to see people's interpretation of stuff because we had so little canon and non-canon compared to the explosion that occurred after the WEG came out.

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2016, 12:20:35 PM »
With respect for OSR engines, why would you use a D&D rules set for Star Wars? Star Wars Re Up seems to be just the thing. Star Wars D20 brought too many D&Disms into Star Wars, and a D&D based OSR rules set would seem to do the same thing. D6 Star Wars, instead, is designed for Star Wars.
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2016, 06:47:16 PM »
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With respect for OSR engines, why would you use a D&D rules set for Star Wars? Star Wars Re Up seems to be just the thing. Star Wars D20 brought too many D&Disms into Star Wars, and a D&D based OSR rules set would seem to do the same thing. D6 Star Wars, instead, is designed for Star Wars.


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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2016, 09:39:31 PM »
There has been criticism of REUP being too crunchy and in fact the head of the REUP  team (klhaviation) is currently making a SW d6 1e clone by cleaning up a few things.  He has been posting some of his thoughts here:

http://www.rancorpit.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=40&sid=fdd89352536219a0e28cb030a1859845

Minisix also has a 1 page SWish setting.  Using MiniSix's dice optimizations in standard D6 SW is also a good idea, it saves from too much rolling.