Hello my name is Shane J Lewis and I attended PortCon for the first time last year and had a lot of fun. I have been roleplaying for 9 years and have been a DM/GM or ST in some fashion for the better part of 6 years now. I also help Staff and Run a LARP I play in IRL.
With that being said I am a huge Star Wars fan and own many RPG books for it. So I propose to run a Star Wars West End (D6) version game based in 14 BBY during the Jedi Purge. What I would like to do is run the game every day from around 4pm-8pm time slot and see how well it goes. If I get some good players and it goes well perhaps I will return each year and do it. I am currently working on the setting and making sure everything is ready but I can give you folks a brief Game Description here. My main two questions are;
Would anyone be interested in a SW D6 RpG?
Do I have to be STAFF to run a game?
I saw the staff application and see that I don't know anyone at PortCon to put down for references. So am not sure if you have to be staff in order to be a GM. So please go ahead and look over what I have so far and if you folks would have me I would love to run this game.
Setting and Time-line
It has been 5 years since the fall of the republic and the rise of Emperor Palpatine. As well as the change from Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader. The galaxy is held in a state of Imperial terror and no one is safe from the ever watching eyes of Stormtroopers. Jedi have been branded as wanted criminals and there is a 2000 credit reward for anyone who turns in a light-saber to the Empire. A 50,000 credit bounty is offered for the live capture of any Jedi. It is because of this that a small group has formed the Rebel Alliance on both a Political front and Tactical front. This is the time of the “Jedi Purge”. Senator Bail Organa is leading a secret underground resistance with the help of a Jedi Master who was presumed dead, one Mace Windu. Most Jedi have gone into hiding and given up their ways and using the force to survive. Planets are racing to maintain either their independence within the outer rim the only area that is not under Imperial Control. Or begging for Imperial protection and doing the best they can to remain in the good graces of the Empire.
Slavery is running rampant and the Imperial with the exception of Rodians, Verpine, and Duros are outlawing all other races that are not human or near human. The planet Kashyyk is the main slaving compound for the Empire. Wookies are considered to be nothing more then slaves and have been ordered that any free Wookie be killed on sight. A crime lord by the name of “Jabba the Hutt” has built a compound on Tattooiene and along with the Hutt council on Nar Shadda have opened up a criminal smuggling lines and is for some reason kept under Imperial Sovereignty. A famous Bounty Hunter named Bobba Fett has become known as the “The Jedi Hunter” and is known for his expertise in capturing Jedi.
19 BBY - Birth of the Empire
* The Clone Wars end, Count Dooku is killed by Anakin Skywalker during the Battle of Coruscant and General Grievous is destroyed on Utapau. Chancellor Palpatine, revealed to be the Sith Master Darth Sidious, kills Masters Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar and, with Anakin's help, Mace Windu.
* Palpatine reorganizes the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor and Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader, Palpatine's ruthless second-in-command and third apprentice.
* The Great Jedi Purge is orchestrated by Sidious and Vader and almost all Jedi are hunted down and killed.
* Darth Vader kills all the Separatist leaders on Mustafar.
* Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa are born to Padmé Amidala on Polis Massa. Padmé Amidala dies in childbirth. Obi-Wan Kenobi, who survives the Purge, leaves Luke with Anakin's step brother Owen Lars and Leia with Bail Organa, in order to protect them from Palpatine and their father.
Mon Mothma and Bail Organa along with other senators loyal to the Galactic Republic, discuss in secret plans for a Rebellion. This eventually leads to the Galactic Civil War.
*Jedi Master Plett turns his fortress in Plawal on Belsavis into a sanctuary for fugitives from the Emperor's Jedi purge.
*Jedi Master Mace Windu with funding from Bail Organa and the help of his Ex Padawan Quinlin Vos establish a secret Jedi Enclace/Military Outpost in the outer rim on a primitive planet Ongar. A planet not yet uncatalogued by Imperial or Freelance Scouts.
*Master Windu finishes training his new Special Operations Rebel Squad called “Twin Sabers” with the help of two Jedi padawans. Mace Windu's health begins to worsen and he feels his life energy slowly draining away. Side effects from Emperor Palpatine's force lightning have left Mace Windu recurring internal injuries.
*Quinlin Vos is captured by Bobba Fett and taken to a secret Imperial Military Compound as per Lord Vader's orders.
*Storm Troopers are now fully replaced with human soldiers and the effects of Kamino cloning is known world wide. Clones are now ordered to be shot on sight and considered highly dangerous. Mental Destabilization is rampant and with the exception of 3% of the Clone population all have gone either crazy or their body deteriorated.
*Han Solo joins the Imperial Navy.
Republic Commando (M):
Republic Commando (M):
Wookie Engineer (M/F):
Human Engineer (M/F):
Duros Pilot (M/F):
Sullustan Pilot (M/F):
Twi-Lek Jedi Padawan (F):
Human Jedi Padawan (M):
Zabrak Rebel Trooper (M/F):
Human Rebel Trooper (M/F):
Near-Human Scout (M/F):
Ithorian Scout (M/F):