Sardis
 member, 601 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Fri 29 Jun 2018
at 18:51
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
I was looking at the 'Scavengers Guide' and got interested in the content describing Droid organizations and Droid legends and it got me to thinking about a possible game concept.  The following is the information that interested me:

The Vixani March

The Vixani March believes that droids can win their freedom only through armed resistance.  The organization passes along knowledge of war and violence to droids not designed for such endeavors.  The Vixani March is believed to have been begun by battle droids, but the leaders were never identified or caught.  The vixani makes no distinction in its targets, insisting that every being in the galaxy is complicit in droids' servitude.  Some believe that the Vixani March does not exist, and that the name is just a front used by the more radical droids'-rights groups.


The Celestine

One of the better known droid legends is that of the Celestine.  The Celestine is a starship/droid hybrid - a large warship built to be operated only by droids.  It is equipped with one of the largest and most advanced droid brains of its era.  The ship is commissioned with a great deal of fanfare.  It cruises out of the construction dock, jumps to hyperspace, and never reaches its original destination.  The Celestine is sometimes seen fleetingly as it jumps to hyperspace.  Some even claim they have seen this legendary vessel during hyperspace travel.  Superstitious spacers believe that seeing the ship during a battle is a bad omen.  Officially, no records of such a ship exist.


U-One

Somewhere in the galaxy is an isolated, entirely self-sufficient planet populated only by droids.  The planet, designated U-One, appears on no hyperspace map.  Legends differ on the planetary details.  Some versions say the planet is pleasant and would be the envy of any civilized species, with rolling plains, gentle hills, and whispering brooks.  Others believe the planet to be an inhospitable rock, torn by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  The legends agree upon one fact - any being who discovers the planet are forbidden to land on it.


So, the idea that arose was a game where each player played a droid (the cast consisting of one droid from each of the 5 degrees).  Each player would possess the natural leader feat from the forces unleashed sourcebook.  Each character's organization would be made up solely of droids from within their respective droid degree.  These five characters would unite their organizations to form the Vixani March (a name given to the collective gathering of all 5 organizations).  With 5 ruling members, decisions that affect the unified organization are made by way of a majority rules system (requiring at least 3 of the 5 organization leaders to vote in favor of something for it to be implemented).

The Vixani March would utilize the Celestine as their mode of transportation, and U-One would act as their home base. (Theoritically, an additional player could be brought on to play 'The Celestine' (like Rommie from Andromeda, or the GM could NPC this role).


This game would take place in the Legacy Era, thus allowing content from all preceding era's.  I'd also like this to be a fairly low 'force represented' game, as I don't really want much focus/time to be spent on Jedi's/Sith/Force Users.  That isn't to say we might not face force users, but I certainly don't wan that to dominate the story line, given that our group will possess no force users.  Initially the game could be geared towards the players seeking out 'enslaved' droids with the intent of helping them gain their freedom...but could lead into something more 'epic'? (40+ point point-buy for stats)

My intent is to play a 3rd degree protocol droid and my brother intends to play a 4th degree combat/assassin droid.

All that remains is finding:

1st Degree Droid (medical/scientific based)
        - medical, as we may acquire non-droid allies along the way that we may want to help keep alive; and/or be able to turn into cyborgs?
        - scientific, can't go wrong with a strong knowledge of the sciences

2nd Degree Droid (astromech/technical based)
        - astromech (always a place for a great pilot; also able to diagnose and repair his/her fellow droids - read: mechanic)

5th Degree Droid (labourer/hazardous services)
        - I'm thinking a utility/skills monkey type.  Possibly utilizing the organics weakness to said hazards against them?

AND: a GM!!

Late note: at least 1 level of the 'Independent Droid' PrC would be required by each character...in order to be 'independent' and not 'property' of course.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:47, Thu 05 July.

seraphmoon
 member, 44 posts
 I've Been Touched By
 His Noodly Appendage
Fri 29 Jun 2018
at 19:15
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Sounds like fun! I'd play, but I am, alas, not a good GM.  :)
Sardis
 member, 607 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Fri 13 Jul 2018
at 23:50
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Bump :)
Sardis
 member, 612 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 03:05
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Bump :)
SunsetMage
 member, 38 posts
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 13:15
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
I might be interested in GMing this. What era were you thinking? I'm thinking probably Galactic Civil War (original trilogy), but all eras have their own advantages.

I'll post some more specifics tomorrow.
Sardis
 member, 614 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Sat 21 Jul 2018
at 13:54
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
If source material from later eras is acceptable then it doesn't matter to me what era it takes place in...if it does matter...I'd prefer legacy era to allow all material prior to that era.
Sardis
 member, 620 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 14:35
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Never heard back from SunsetMage.  Anyone else?

bump :)
Rinthor_Skymoore
 member, 97 posts
Tue 7 Aug 2018
at 05:35
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Count me in if this ever gets started...
Sardis
 member, 622 posts
 Nova Scotia, Canada
Thu 16 Aug 2018
at 02:36
Only Droids Need Apply (Star Wars: SAGA edition; level 16+)
Bump

Currently 3 interested players; in need of a GM! :)

This message was last edited by the user at 02:39, Yesterday.