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March 20th, 2009

SW "Legacy Era" = Crap

Y'know, when I named my Star Wars campaign "Empire's Legacy," I had no idea they were going to run an awful comic series referred to as "the Legacy era." I'm kind of ashamed of the name, now. :(

What brings this up is I just officially "didn't buy" a Star Wars Saga Edition supplement tonight, the Legacy Era Sourcebook, after giving it a pretty thorough examination. Now granted, most of the "expanded universe" tends to be pretty weak[1], but I was not prepared for just how bad the Legacy stuff would be. All of the flaws of something like, say, Dark Empire, magnified by a factor of 10. "Whee, let's wipe out the Jedi again! And guess what, the Empire is back! But that's not bad enough, so now there's two Empires! But one of the Empires is a good Empire, or at least not as bad an Empire. Ooooh, moral complexity! Who says I'm a hack???"

Pfeh.

I had intended to pretty much ignore the fluff and pick up the book just for the stat blocks, talent trees, and so on, but those were pretty uninspired too. In the end, there just wasn't anything in there worth the money.

-The Gneech

[1] About the only EU stuff that I'd say was really good is the Knights of the Old Republic era, although I do enjoy playing the Jedi Knight computer game series.

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