Fantasy Flight Games have a long history with tabletop gaming in the Star Wars IP. They already have every other type of tabletop gaming covered with card games; dice games; role-playing games; X-Wing; which allows you to re-enact the space skirmish warfare that Star Wars is famous for; Armada, which took those space battles to a bigger scale and allowed you to play out entire fleet battles; and Imperial Assault, which combined a board game with roleplaying game elements and allowed to you fight small skirmish missions on the tabletop. With Star Wars Legion, Fantasy Flight Games are moving Star Wars fully into the wargaming hobby genre. There are several different groups of people that are going to be interested in this product, each for their own reasons, but we’re going to look at this product in three areas: The hobby side (the models themselves) As a stand-alone core box product (for those who want to dip in but not commit long term) The wargaming side (how the product … [Read more...] about Star Wars Legion Core Set Review – Pick Dark or Light and Go to War!
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Director Jon Favreau, best known for his work on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man and Disney’s The Jungle Book, will helm the new Star Wars live-action television series coming to Disney’s streaming service. Lucasfilm announced Favreau’s involvement — he’ll write and executive produce the show — in the Star Wars series today. “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.” While he has an established relationship with Disney, thanks to his work on Iron Man, The Avengers and The Jungle Book, Favreau also has history with Star Wars. … [Read more...] about Director Jon Favreau to helm new live-action Star Wars series
We were given a rough idea of where Solo: A Star Wars Story falls on the timeline when the film was first announced, but new details get a little more specific. Del Rey Books, the official publisher of Star Wars novels, printed a nifty timeline for all of the novelizations that have come out thus far. When the timeline is combined with the canonical events that take place in the Star Wars universe, it gets remarkably easier to try and place Solo, the next movie in the expansive franchise. The events of Solo take place before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Rebels, the highly acclaimed animated series that’s in its fourth season, as pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter. That also means Solo takes place after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, and just after the Empire’s rise. This is where Del Rey’s handy-dandy timeline comes into play. Star Wars: Tarkin and Star Wars: A New Dawn (a prequel to Rebels that takes place six years before the … [Read more...] about Where does Solo: A Star Wars Story exist on the Star Wars timeline?
The Force Awakens wasn't the first attempt to continue the story of the Skywalker family. The original Star Wars sequel trilogy actually launched way back in 1991, although you'd be forgiven for missing it--after all, it debuted in bookstores, not the local theater.Now that The Last Jedi has split the Star Wars community in two, some fans have proposed that Disney should have brought author Timothy Zahn's Thrawn books--the original Star Wars sequel trilogy--to the big screen instead of introducing viewers to Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest. But those books are decades old. Would they really be better than Lucasfilms' newest efforts? And what makes them so popular, anyway?It's all a matter of timing.Reanimating a dead universeIt's hard to imagine these days, when every year brings a new Star Wars movie and a truckload of spin-off media, but in the early '90s Star Wars was effectively dead. In the '80s, Lucasfilm had tried to keep the franchise alive with animated series like Droids and … [Read more...] about The Star Wars Books Fans Wish Disney Had Done Instead Of The Last Jedi
For all its subversions and deviations from the Star Wars norms that we’re used to, The Last Jedi still has all the self-aware references, winking nods, and clever pieces of connective tissue that a fan could hope for. In fact, given how the film has only just come out, and no one will have chance to forensically study the whole thing frame-by-frame until the home release, there’s a good chance that some of the best Easter eggs are still yet to be discovered. Nevertheless, here’s 15 you might have missed and no, we’re not including Leia’s message from A New Hope - no one missed that! There are major spoilers for The Last Jedi beyond this point, so don’t complain if you start reading without having seen the movie first. The golden dice You may have noticed Luke Skywalker picking up a pair of gold coated dice from the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit during The Last Jedi’s early scenes, before eventually handing it over to Leia … [Read more...] about From that Rogue One reference to Luke’s laser sword, here’s 16 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter eggs you might have missed