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Star Wars: The Sad Batch

Game NameStar Wars: The Sad Batch



Game SystemStar Wars 5e
ThemeDroids on their own, set free by accident, SW themes and new elements, team-oriented, cooperative, character driven RP.
FlavourTimeline: 19 BBY. Star Wars, inspired by Droids acting on their own in all the movies and series.
Plot Summary
Plot SummaryAs the Separatist threat looms, the idea that this may be the end of the Republic lurks in many minds. However, for some, this moment marks a beginning, not an end. Even the greatest of Heroes, or perhaps Droids may have a humble start on their own. For those embarking on their first such journey, known in the moment or not, the Galaxy offers the chance to help others, the chance to help themselves, the chance for adventure, the chance to become famous, the chance to be Heroes maybe. Fortune favors the bold. Only time will tell if it favors these Droids as well.

You are currently on a transport in a small section that is a cross between a cargo hold and a repair bay. Only your unit has access for the trip. You are about an hour out dropping out of Hyperspace into the Cularin system. Your destination is Hedrett, a bustling city on the planet Cularin. All you know is that you are 'Replacements' being sent to Cularin Star Tours, and there you will meet your "employer" and take the job offered. If any further instructions are needed, they will follow to the one designated as "the leader" for this mission. Very accustomed to operating on your own, both as an individual Droid and as a Team, this lack of instructions doesn't bother you at all. In fact, it has happened a lot over the years.

 



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Deadline: 18 Nov 2022 - may be extended
Players: 6 players, maybe 7 if enough varied/good apps
Level: 3 (Do NOT roll any dice in this thread)
Stats: 27 point buy
Equipment: Per Starting class and background + 100.

List of Allowed Droid models/chassis/series
  1. 5YQ Protocol Droid
  2. IG Series Droid
  3. LE series repair droid
  4. SP-4 Analysis Droid
  5. P2/R2-Series Astromech
  6. FA-5 Valet Droid, successor to the FA-4 Pilot Droid
  7. B1 series Battle Droid
NOTE: This is the list and no others will be considered. They were chosen with a lot of thought and consideration for over half a year. But, don't be dismayed, this is just the chassis, and they have all been highly modified on the inside, and only slightly, maybe, on the outside. Submit 2 Droid Characters, a 'Preferred' one and a 'Secondary' one in the event another player's preferred is chosen over yours. It is possible that the group ends up with more than one type of Droid if the Applications impress me, but at start, I'm looking for one of each.

Character Sheet is not required at this point, however if you would like to make one, do so with DnD 5e sheet on the website – they are editable, and changing three skills, Arcana, History and Religion for Technology, Lore and Piloting.

The HookThis is meant to be a fun and enjoyable game, leaning more towards the comedic than the serious. No Lone wolf type characters, based on the "team concept" programmed into all Droids. We'll follow the rules, but they can be bent if it adds to the RP and the story.
That's the focus, the story. All of your posts in Game should add to not just your own story, but the story as a whole and provide information and RP for the other players in the story. The somewhat "child-like" nature of Droids coupled with the fact that they can wield weapons as powerful, if not more so than the living, is a not an easy concept or role to step into. I invite you to try.

Posting Rate
- Pace is important to keep up interest, so if you are applying, be prepared to post a minimum 1/week.
- If you fail to post within a week, I'll reserve the right to NPC your character as required, but not use them as cannon fodder. Lack of posting and no responses to PMs can get you dropped from the game.
- A Higher pace of game play might be possible if it will come up organically, for example, everyone posts their actions, but that is up to the group.


Application
- Name:
- Type of Droid:
- Class:
- Age: 1-23 years (This could be based on Manufactured date, or last memory wipe, but starts at the oldest with a memory wipe after being inducted into the unit as far back as 44 BBY. Age cannot be older than Original Frame Manufactured Date.
- Background:
- Alignment: Morality (Light/Dark/Balanced) and Society (Lawful/Chaotic/Neutral) (see SW5e for details)
- 2 Personality Traits:
- 1 Ideal:
- 1 Bond:
- 1 Flaw:
- Appearance (Minimum a paragraph describing your character, and add a picture or drawing - preferred, but not necessary):
- Personality (Minimum a paragraph describing your character ):
- History (Minimum 2 paragraphs which includes a information of how you ended up in this group, your memories.):

- Provide at least (can be derivative of the above, or a reflection of the character's concept you have in your mind):
> 1 goal that is somehow part of your programming - be ready to explain why:
> 1 fear/reservation that you have and why:
> 1 strength - something that isn't a physical strength (could be though) that really helps the group:
> 1 weakness - something that is limiting that others in the group do for you possibly, something lacking:
- Per the Droid Rules, no Force sensitives allowed. No exceptions.
- [B] Obviously some classes, Assets, Backgrounds and such are off limits for Droids as well. If it's not clear, please feel free to ask.
- Languages - (All Droids can speak to all other Droids, even if it's just an R units chirps, whistles and shrills, however this is outlined in the PHB)


Notes about me
I have ran many games here on RPG Crossing of various types, with several currently active, though it is the first time I am doing SW5e. Therefore, some technical problems are to be expected. However, I am a veteran player and GM with, let's just say "many" years of playing RP games, though over the past few years it has been restricted to Play-by-post.

I am a great fan of all things Star Wars with some standing out to me more than others, but even what some may call the worst Star Wars movie/series is always a joy for me to watch.

Application Submissions
"*" Denotes Preferred Droid Character
PLAYER DROID FRAME/CHASSIS DESIGNATION CLASS BACKGROUND APPLICATION COMPLETE?
kanly* B1 Series Battle Droid B1-T3 Scout TBD WIP
kanly 5YQ Protocol Droids (Pair) TBD TBD TBD WIP
Jared Syn* B1 Series Battle Droid B0-NES (Bone) Engineer Scientist WIP
Hiruma Kohaku* FA-5 Valet Droid TBD Brawling Fighter type TBD WIP
Ghost6442 B1 Series Battle Droid B1-83N aka "B1 Ben or Benny Engineer Soldier WIP
Ysolde* Katie R2-K8 Operative Criminal WIP
Ysolde Fate FA-T8 Berserker Amnesiac WIP
eightms IG-N1710N (Will allow designation "IGN1") IG Series Fighter (Shield Specialist) Pirate WIP
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- Name: B1 - 83N aka "Eight-three-en" or "Ben"
- Type of Droid: B1 Battle Droid (Pilot Configuration)
- Class: Engineer (ArmourMech)
- Age: 2
- Background: Soldier (Pilot)
- Alignment: Light Chaotic

- Personality Trait 1: I was, in fact, Built and Programmed in a Factory.
- Personality Trait 2: I am known to make commentary on what occurs around me.
- Ideal: The Jedi are the enemy!
- Bond: My fellow Droids keep me functional, I will do the same for them.
- Flaw: Questioningly obedient.

- Appearance: Standing just under two meters tall with a skeletal-like body painted with blue markings that denote its station. At a glance, 83N is indistinguishable from the standard-issue OOM pilot Droid. On closer inspection, it has had numerous modifications to reinforce its body.

- Personality: 83N has the standard B1 Battle droid personality installed, along with the OOM Pilot Droid DLC. It is well known that all B1 Battle droids developed personality quirks due to glitches in their programming. 83N has the following known quirks:
  • 83N 'Hums music' while performing maintenance works
  • Anything holding a 'Laser Sword' is a Jedi and must be terminated (if it is not holding a 'Laser Sword' it is not a Jedi despite any 'mystical powers' or any other prompts that it might be.)
  • Droid lives matter. 83N will Deploy a 'Are you sure, Allow/Deny' line before following any order to attack fellow droids.
  • Says "I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar." every time it boots up its piloting protocol. (May collect plastic reptilians)

- History:

> Goal: To Follow orders. In the absence of orders, obtain orders.
> Fear: That one day I will no longer have orders to follow and be shut down.
> Strength: I am relentless
> Weakness: I am not as independent as the rest of the party.
- Languages: Galactic Basic, Understands spoken and written Binary
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Could someone take monk class and use the "Vow of the Devoted" to get around the force limitation since their abilities depend on focus instead of the force?
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Could someone take monk class and use the "Vow of the Devoted" to get around the force limitation since their abilities depend on focus instead of the force?
I'll have to say no, because in the description of the 'Vow of the Devoted' it says, "You gain a limited ability to manipulate the Force...", so that is clearly one with the ability to use the Force.
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Slightly disappointing, but OK.
As such I presume that Force adept, jedi and Sith backgrounds are right out.
How about Addict, Mandalorian or Noble backgrounds?
Are there any things that operate similarly in a droid's system to drugs in a biologicals?
Have there ever been any non-biological foundlings who were taught "The Way"?
Any places ruled by droids?

Is that we are Force insensitive important to your plot? I was thinking about taking a class with a companion which might end up allowing for force ability in Either the Engineer's "Astrotech Engineering (Companion)" archetype with the "Shard Modification" trait or the Scholar's "Zoologist Pursuit" archetype with the "Force-sensitive" Traitthem. Would that be alright?

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Slightly disappointing, but OK.
As such I presume that Force adept, jedi and Sith backgrounds are right out.
How about Addict, Mandalorian or Noble backgrounds?
Are there any things that operate similarly in a droid's system to drugs in a biologicals?
Have there ever been any non-biological foundlings who were taught "The Way"?
Any places ruled by droids?
As such I presume that Force adept, jedi and Sith backgrounds are right out. Yes, they are out.
How about Addict, Mandalorian or Noble backgrounds?Addict? Still looking for that one, but Mando and Noble are out yes, Mando is obvious, Noble because for starters that have position and own things.
Are there any things that operate similarly in a droid's system to drugs in a biologicals? I think this falls under Tech Powers.
Have there ever been any non-biological foundlings who were taught "The Way"? For Droids in this game, I'm going to say no.
Any places ruled by droids? Not that I'm aware of, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. If there's anything in some kind of even fringe canon, I might entertain it.
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Ooh! I've actually been playing a droid in a different SW5e game here on RPGX-- it's an interesting system. I might have to make an app for this-- I'm on a bit of a Star Wars kick right now.
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Quick question: I'm having problems with the GM Binder material for SW5e. There are a lot of formatting problems which prevent me from reading them. Every second page gets cut off about 1 inch into the text. How have you been able to fix that? Or are you aware of a clean PDF version of that material?
Do you mean at the Free website link provided? And by GM binder, do you mean the PHB, or are you referring to another?
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I admit I had not done any of the reading till now. But now that I've started, I can answer that question.

https://sw5e.com/assets

47Ronin is referring to the content under "Expanded Content" which is on a website called 'GM Binder'

While I've only looked at the 'Archetypes' the layout is awful, if you want to read the cut off stuff you need to hit the print button, select print to PDF and see the true horror of the poor Layout.

There is however plenty of content in the PHB even with our restrictions, so perhaps look at that first?
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Ah. I see. The way around this is if you click on "Print/Save as PDF" and then print as a PDF Document to save it local and there's no pages pushed off to the right when you view in this manner.
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You can also just go here to look at the stuff in a normal web page.
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Definitely going to do a FA-5 Valet Droid Brawling Fighter. The second one I’m still thinking of.
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Byte and Bit
Byte (B1-T3) is a B1 series Battle Droid Mechanist Technique (Companion) archetypeScout and Bit is their tracker droid companion
 


Doc and Marty
Doc (R2-D0C) is a R2 unit Astrotech Engineering (Companion) archetypeEngineer and Marty (IG-RN-M427Y) his IG Guardian companion classassistant with Shard Modification.
 

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Byte and Bit
Byte (B1-T3) is a B1 series Battle Droid Mechanist Technique (Companion) archetypeScout and Bit is their tracker droid companion

KN and BRB
A pair of 5YQ Protocol Droids with Via the "Independant Droid" backgroundShard Modification to allow them to be a matched set of Aqinos form Guardian warriors.
First one out the gate! Looks good so far. Can't wait to see how the applications flush out for these two
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