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Cloud City Casino Ep. 000 The Opening Crawl

Favorite ships, Favorite characters, Fantasy Flight Games, X-wing, Dark Forces, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, Head Canon, all this and more! So come on in, and take a seat in our V.I.P. Lounge here at Cloud City Casino.

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Michael Morris and Eddie Dease kick back in the clouds above Bespin where they discuss The Best parts of Star Wars: Gaming and Collecting! They get into conversations delving into the exciting times they have had in the past, the blast they are having at present and what they look forward to in the future of Star Wars! Fandom is shining brighter than both of the Tatooine suns.

This week Michael and Eddie show their cards as they talk about how The Saga has affected them. This episode features a more open dialogue about what areas they tend to focus on in their own fandom, and of course the boys continue their constant attempts to one up each other.

Remember every story starts with a beginning and every star wars starts with an opening crawl!

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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!

The Omaze Episode VII Videos Tell Us These Two Things

J.J. just dropped another juicy Ep. VII detail in the form of a new Omaze charity video.

In the video, J.J. reveals the new X-wing design for Ep. VII, and it looks sweet!

However, I can’t help but think that there’s more to these teases than just raising money for charity.  These Omaze videos show just how brilliant the marketing for Ep. VII has been thus far for 2 reasons:

1. The videos show a focus on practical effects.

It’s no secret that many fans think the prequels focused way too much on the visual effects at the expense of the story. You’ll notice that a blue screen is nowhere to be found in either of these videos. This is no accident. I believe that J.J. and Co. are coming as close to apologizing for the prequels as they can without outright doing so. Seeing puppets reminiscent of Jabba’s-Palace and a real-life X-wing speaks volumes as to what Lucasfilm/Disney are trying to showcase from this film.

2. The videos showcase a sense of humor.

Another crowning aspect of the Original trilogy was comic relief. Whether it’s 3PO during the Carbon Freezing sequence, or Han Solo’s interactions with the Ewoks, humor has always played a large role in Star Wars. Interestingly, both of the Omaze videos feature a comical moment where J.J. is momentarily distracted from his charity pitch. In my view, this is most certainly intentional. Having a little laugh-moment indicates the style they want for marketing Ep. VII.

These charity videos have given fans a sense (though a small one) of the style and feel of the return of Star Wars to the big screen.

-Riley

Of Mouse Droids and X-Wings – SWR #137

This week’s episode is brought to you by Big Bad Toy Store!

On this week’s podcast, Riley and Bethany have special guest Bobby Roberts of the Full of Sith podcast on to discuss the latest Star Wars news!

We discuss Bail Organa being in Star Wars Rebels, Ezra’s crush on Sabine, Anakin’s on Padme in Episode 1, and Luke’s on Leia in Episode 4.

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We also talk about the Her Universe fashion show at Comic Con, and the X-Wing video from the Episode 7 set!

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We also play a Twitter game with Bobby.

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The Prisoner of Yavin – SWBW #15

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Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan (comic volume)
Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin (comic volume)

It’s November and it’s starting to get cold outside (depending on where you live). Now is the time of year to snuggle up and read a book… or listen to a podcast about books.

In this 15th episode of Star Wars Bookworms we welcome blogger and first time podcast guest Megan. She writes for fansites Fan Girl Blog and Knights’ Archive as well as her own blog Blog Full of Words.

At the top of the show Teresa asks Aaron and Megan about their time at New York Comic Con. Aaron and Megan do their best to make Teresa jealous by mentioning all the cool people they got to meet. You know, they just had dinner with John Jackson Miller. No big deal. The news revealed at the Rebels panel is also discussed.

In response to some listener feedback Aaron and Megan talk about their personal EU fandom and what were the first things they read (Teresa had to briefly drop out but her answer can be heard in the bonus content at the end of the show). Aaron also asked Megan what her hopes are for the future of the Expanded Universe.

Teresa rejoins the show to help review the comic volume Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan. Are the characters too one-dimentional? Is Shae Koda a stereotypical “strong female”? Is Aaron becoming a shipper? All this and more is discussed.

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