Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:52 PM
I play Pathfinder (used to play 3.5), Shadows (my wife's homebrew system based on Cyberpunk 2020 and the 'Classic' i.e. Old World of Darkness.), and we recently started playing Star Wars Saga. Love the system so far. I'm a huge star wars fan (E.U. up to Survivors Quest and the original movies) and have always wanted to play in the Star Wars Universe. My wife isn't as big a fan as me (she thinks Lucas is bat*&^% insane and has a huge problem with the Force's predestination stuff) and is kinda intimidated by the scope of it all, but she is giving running it a shot. The current games we are playing:
As I said, She's running Star Wars with me playing a Scout (named Tam Kaare who is force sensitive) from a mining colony on the edge of Republic Space near Hutt Controlled territory on the other side of Kessel from the Maw. It takes place 1000 YBY and the Republic is rebuilding after 'defeating' the Sith 'for the last time' (i.e. Darth Bane and the rule of two have just started). My 4 generations back grandfather on my mothers side was a Jedi that left the order and came to the colony with his pregnant wife to escape 'something'. Don't know what yet (trying to stay clear of Jedi stuff until wifey gets the hang of the system and gets over her problems with the setting). My character just reached his Majority and decided to leave the colony, so he signed on with a freighter/smuggler crew who landed at the colony after having been attacked by Hutts who wanted their 'cargo' (kids of influential Republic people) and helping them repair their ship.
The ship is captained by a Twilek warrior, with a crew consisting of a Bothan quartermaster, a sleazebag code-slicer nicknamed Grinner (he has a scar that gives him a permanent scowl), the Twilek warriors wife (a prized Twilek dancer that mostly stays in his quarters), a human female (I forgot her name) who's part Sith (the race) that ran away from her Master (and who's teaching me to control my Force 'signature' so to speak), and D3 our astromech/Utility droid (also known as Dumb Dumb), who somehow got the Wedding March hardwired into his processor and tends to respond with Dum, Dum, daDum to most inquires hence Dumb Dumb.
I'm also running a Pathfinder game for my wife. She is playing an Elven Sorceress who got shipwrecked in human lands headed to meet her betrothed (arranged marriage), and ended up being taken by slavers. She has since gotten free and is stuck in a land she doesn't understand where slavery is the norm and the ones with all the gold make the rules (sorta a cross between the lands of the Sultans and the Order's homeland in the Sword of Truth book Faith of the Fallen with the Tolnedran's from Eddings thrown in for extra spice and the Legion). The nobles of the country are lazy and fat, while their people live in misery or are enslaved. Her character just wants to find a ship and sail back to the Summer Ilse (homebrew world, the Elves live on a pair of large islands).
She's since bought a human slave named Lela, claimed a Drow slave (first son of the third house, enslaved by his own mother and forced to serve his sisters, hell on earth with a bow) after saving him during a Drow raid on the place they we staying, tried to free them both without success (drow tried to take her, Lela doesn't wanna be free), lost a companion, gained one (a blind thief), and is currently headed into the middle of a blood feud trying to find a ship. Oh and she just learned that the Drow have a constant supply of Elven slaves coming from the Summer Isle.