Author Archives: Nathan Butler

Breaking Ranks (or Ezra’s Buddy’s an Anagram) – Rebels Roundtable #5

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable takes on Breaking Ranks.

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Breaking Ranks, the fourth “regular” episode in the series’ run.

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Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and Mark as they discuss the episode. Is all training in the new canon designed to kill the children being trained? Did anyone but Mark realize “Zare” is an anagram of “Ezra?” (And does anyone really care?) How will the Inquisitor play into the season as it unfolds? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.

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“Dying is Never a Plan” (an X-wing Miniatures Game Scenario by John Jackson Miller and Nathan P. Butler)

Our own Nathan P. Butler joins with John Jackson Miller to create a custom X-wing scenario!

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Every once in a while, opportunity knocks to do something unexpected and just plain fun. Just such an opportunity came to Nathan P. Butler of Star Wars Beyond the Films and The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable back in early September. On the suggestion of fellow Star Wars fan (and Fantasy Flight Games writer) Keith Kappel, prolific Star Wars author John Jackson Miller reached out to Nathan with an idea in mind. He wanted to create a special, unofficial X-wing Miniatures Game scenario that would recreate much of the atmosphere of a space chase over Cynda in his recently-released novel A New Dawn.

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After a quick-but-intense session of brainstorming, the scenario’s general concept was determined, and Nathan put together the scenario. After a few tweaks from John, it was ready for play. The scenario, Dying is Never a Plan, debuted at Galaxy Comics & Games in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on October 18, 2014, unintentionally making it a nice way for Nathan to celebrate his birthday and the 17th anniversary of his Star Wars Timeline Project that both arrived a day earlier.

Now that the scenario has been played in public, we wanted to share it with you, our readers and listeners, so that you can give it a try the next time you are in the mood for a “mission” style game of X-wing to break up the usual straight-up dogfighting.

We hope you enjoy it.

Click here to download Dying is Never a Plan in PDF format!

Rise of the Old Masters (or Bait and Switch) – Rebels Roundtable #4

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable takes on Rise of the Old Masters.

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Rise of the Old Masters, the third “regular” episode in the series’ run.

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 (Anyone not in their teens is required to cross their arms and scowl when watching the news.)

Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and special guest (Republic Forces Radio Network panelist) Jerry as they discuss the episode. Was this episode’s premise a bit of “bait and switch?” Did the Inquisitor live up to the hype? Just how proficient is Kanan at Force use (or is it just “whatever the current scene requires”)? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.

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Fighter Flight (or The First Filler Episode) – Rebels Roundtable #3

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable takes on Fighter Flight.

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Fighter Flight, the second “regular” episode in the series’ run.

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 (Could it be? The original Kenner toy enters Story Group Canon!)

Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and Jen as they discuss the episode. Was this episode just “filler” as some panelists suggest? How cool was it to see a toy given its own new canon interpretation? What is up with Sabine’s artwork? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.

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Droids in Distress (or Gratuitous Droids) – Rebels Roundtable #2

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable takes on Droids in Distress.

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The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Droids in Distress, the first “regular” episode in the series’ run.

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Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and guest Shawn as they discuss the episode. Were the cameos used well? What does the team think of Zeb now that he has actually gotten some characterization? Where might this all be leading? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.

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