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Post by G0BL1NK1NG » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:26 pm

I know that you can't do Mace Windu and Luke Skywalker and all that, and the Sci Fi stuff you guys have already made is excellent. But what about a Sci Fi warrior with a "lazer sword". In fact, its part of the d20 Modern SRD. What, if anything, resembling SW can be produced?

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Post by bottg » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:42 pm

i actually have stormtroopers, a rancor, droids etc. But SW is quite a jealously protected IP.
I do have some more sci-fi stuff planned, and i will see how close i can get!

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Post by G0BL1NK1NG » Mon May 05, 2008 2:50 pm

I mean just something with a lazer sword of some type.

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Post by RabidFox » Thu May 08, 2008 4:34 am

In the '80s Lucasfilm went after Babcock and Weissman and their game Battledroids just because of the name.
To avoid legal problems, Babcock and Weissman renamed the game BattleTech.
Laser swords may be a real issue when it comes to Lucasfilm and their lawyers.

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Post by Photoner Hawkwind » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:48 am

RabidFox wrote:In the '80s Lucasfilm went after Babcock and Weissman and their game Battledroids just because of the name.
To avoid legal problems, Babcock and Weissman renamed the game BattleTech.
Laser swords may be a real issue when it comes to Lucasfilm and their lawyers.
You could argue that the film calls them light sabers and Lazer swords are in use by several different game companies. Sorry that I can't recall them at this time. Maybe someone else might be able to think of them.
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Post by MadKalnod » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:13 am

Photoner Hawkwind wrote:You could argue that the film calls them light sabers and Lazer swords are in use by several different game companies. Sorry that I can't recall them at this time. Maybe someone else might be able to think of them.
They're called "Beam Swords" in D20 Future by Wizards of the Coast, and the flavor text describes them as plasma held in a tubular force field generated by the hilt. I'm pretty sure that this is a holdover from WotC's Alternity line, and I know that RPGObjects also uses this version in their Blood and Space line.

Although, speaking of WotC's Alternity/D20 Future, there's a large number of alien races from these generic sci-fi systems that would make for at least a couple possible sets:

Aleerin/Mechalus: Near-humans with heavy cybernetic augmentations. Skin tones are generally metallic, ranging from gray and steel blue through silver and gold to bronze and copper. Hair is like a cross between dreadlocks and bundles of cable. Most are pacifists and don't carry weapons.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82855.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... chali.html

Bareem: Hostile anthropoids resembling mandrill baboons.

Dimensional Horror: Lovecraftion abomination, with teeth and claws everywhere.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 659_CN.jpg

Dralasites: Short, amorphous beings with rubbery gray skin. They asborb and extend limbs as the need arises, but rarely have more than five at a time.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82856.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... asite.html

Etoile: Tiny, spiny metallic constructs with tendrils like Doctor Octopus.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 681_CN.jpg

Fraal: The famous Grey Men of UFO lore. Short, but powerful psychics.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82857.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 675_CN.jpg

Gardhyi: Gray-skinned, hairless near-humans with dead white eyes and mouths full of shark teeth. Hands have extra thumbs (six digits per hand). Dress like Men in Black of UFO lore.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 724_CN.jpg

Kadarans: Trilaterally-symmetrical arthropods. Three crab-like legs, three arms, and three eyes on a shovel-shaped head. Makers of the biotechnology used by the Klicks, Kroath, and Gardhyi.

Kinori: Hostile reptillian humanoids. Like T'sa, but meaner and more dinosaur-like.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 654_CN.jpg

Klicks: Large hostile aliens resembling enormous spider crabs. Use biomechanical technology.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82789.jpg

Kroath: Hostile humanoids encased in faceless green biotech armor. Use the same biomechanical gear as the Klicks.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 710_CN.jpg

Medurr: Large reptillian centauroids. Like a cross between a centaur and a velociraptor.

Moreaus: Genetically engineered human/animal hybrids with varying degrees of bestial features. Known types include bat, bear, canine, dolphin, feline, orca and rat. Pretty much any mammal, and probably most vertebrates, could be made into moreaus.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 190_68.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 190_69.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 190_67.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 734_CN.jpg

N'sss: Hostile aliens in biomechanical environment pods with lots of tentacles and built-in weapons.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 721_CN.jpg

Sathar: Hostile worm-like aliens. Heads feature bulging eyes with dual pupils and anteater-like snouts and tongues. Four tentacles, two large ones with spatulate tips for support and locomotion, and two smaller ones with tendril fingers, sprout from the "shoulder" area.

Sesheyans: Batlike winged humanoids with eight eyes and whale-like jaws. From a stone-age culture, most are uncomfortable with technology and still dress like primitives.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82858.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... 719_CN.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... shayan.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... heyan.html

Sifarv: Hostile avians resembling tall, frail, slender humanoids with parrot-like beaks and feathered wings. Capable of flight.

Spanthi: Hostile crustaceoids, resembling giant shrimp or lobsters. Two subspecies: Dextrous, intelligent Truebloods and huge, berserker Reaver drones.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /90375.jpg

T'sa: Crested reptillian humanoids, fond of technology.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82859.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity/races/tsa.html

Vrusk: Large insectoids, with eight multi-jointed legs and two dextrous arms on a mantis-like body. Large compound eyes, mandibles, and antennae, all covered with a chitinous green carapace.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82860.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... vrusk.html

Weren: Hulking furry brutes from a primitive warrior culture. Males have tusks, and both sexes have shaggy manes. Prefer melee weapons to firearms. Generally like spacefaring bugbears.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82861.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82843.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... weren.html

Yazirians: Humanoid primates with gliding vanes stretching between their wrists and ankles. Pointed ears, monkey-like hands and feet. Must wear protective visors or goggles in Earth-standard light.
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82862.jpg
http://www.wizards.com/d20modern/images ... /82790.jpg
http://www.warrensburgweb.net/alternity ... arian.html

I know that there's an entire online community at http://alternityrpg.net/onlineforums/ and another at http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=972105 that's been crying out for them for quite some time, so you've got a waiting customer base.

Even better, most of the designs could be easily modified from existing models.
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