Nexus 2006-"Rescue The Masters"

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I was thinking today about the next Nexus. If you make t-shirts for the next one, might I suggest doing a Harley Davidson style logo, with something to the effect of Nexus being the Sturgis of SWM. Perhaps you could do something that wouldn't infringe on any copyright laws, although I have no idea what we could get away with. I would be willing to pre-order a shirt to help with the costs.

Since Hothie mensioned pre-order, I wouldn't mind seeing our custom-"handle" logos on preorders; non-custom-logo shirts would, perhaps be available to Nexus goers. -Just a thought.(though I know It would be a challenge not infringing on copywrights. I think you could get away with "SWM" . . . perhaps if you just manage to not use THE font, you might be ok, though I think Wizards has covered. . . hmm perhaps if you lable it "Mini's Tournament: a Star Wars Event" you would be ok. . . sheesh, you might have to charge $20/shirt with all the lawyering fees. . . well, regaurdless of that, I just want to say that this shirt is on my "Top Ten Best Shirts of All-Time(that I own)" list.
And now a note from the "Who Cares?" file: I wore my t-shirt all day Sunday for my SW party. I plan on proudly wearing it often, since it is the only article of clothing I own besides my Death Star Independent Contractor costume that has my handle on it. Thank you Ironlightsaber.
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For those interested here is the information that was sent to players along with the house rules that were used in running the event. The PM with the info that I sent to all the players had specifics as to their squads which I have removed. Also not all the house rules were used. The Jedi Trance Healing wasn't used because the players did so well in the opening battle that it wasn't needed.

If you want to play this with your own group use a blank side of a starter map with some tiles to represent the refinery equipment and the Death Star map for the base. Have the hanger area overlap one square on the blankside map and use the detention area for the prisons holding Yoda and Mace. Use a small slip of paper to indicate a 5 square door going into the Hanger area and a 2 square piece to enter the other room.

If you are wondering how in the world Yoda and Mace could have both been captured it's easy. They were tricked into investigating a false report on Grievous and when they arrived on the planet Dooku threaten to kill the planets inhabitants with his droid hordes unless they gave up. It was no bluff and being Jedi Yoda and Mace willing gave themselves over in order to save the inhabitants. They knew that they could count on their Jedi brothers and sister to attempt a rescue.

I will hopefully post the image of the t-shirt back and links to the custom stat cards very soon.
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Here's the pre-game player info:

First, players squads consist of the 60 points of a Jedi and clone troops along with six regular Clone Troopers. This gives each player a total of 114 points per squad.

Second, with everyone playing clones it might be confusing as to which clones are yours when the game gets well under way. To make it easier you can do a couple of things--

1) You can paint your clones to set them apart (which looks cool and you can use any regular clonetrooper and just a dab of paint to do it)

or

2) Cut up a sticker and put it on the top of the fig's base where it can be seen (it be best if you used the same clone to help keep track of them)

or

3) At the very least, use all the same clone

Third, everyone will set up in the order of who picked first. The first person will set up on the far left corner of the map and the next person will set up next to them and so on until every one is set up.

Fourth, to help everyone know which pieces have been moved we will be facing all pieces. At the start of the skirmish they will all be facing one direction and as you move each fig simply face them in the opposite direction.

Fifth, everyone plays their own squad but that does not mean you can not work together. In fact, if you don't work together you will most likely not finish the scenario. Communication between everyone will definitely be to your advantage.

When it applies you can benefit from the Commander Effects and Special Abilities of your teammate pieces. Be sure to check the abilities of the other players figs and see how they effect your pieces.

You can also combine fire with each other. If they agree, you can have your teammates units combine fire with your pieces but you must ask them first. All other rules for combine fire are still in effect for this scenario.

When it is time to roll initiative you will take turns rolling or select one person to do all the rolling.

When it is your turn you activate two figs like normal. Then the Seps will active two pieces and then it goes to the next player on your side. It will go back and forth between the two sides until it gets back to you. If during a turn you have only one fig to activate then the second activation goes to the next player on your side.

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Rules for running "Rescue the Masters":
***These rules were for use with 3D terrain. Make adjustments for your own game. See picture for placement of ray sheilds (string painted blue). The doors leading into the base had to be force lifted. The door to the room with Grievous only opened when all droids in the Sep. Leaders room were destroyed. The Sep leaders did not fight and gave up as soon as all droids in their room as defeated. The door to the masters only opened after Grievous was defeated.***

Lucky Pick

Obi Wan is the Lucky Pick fig. If the person playing Obi-Wan wants
they can start the game as Obi on Speeder instead of CS/ROTS Obi. The
player starts on the speeder and can get off the bike at anytime. Once
off the bike they can not get back on and their character reverts to
which ever Obi-Wan they orginally planned to play (the bike fig is
removed from the game and Obi is placed in the center square that the
bike occupied. When getting off the speeder the character's Hit Point
level stays the same but all other stats change to which ever Obi they
are playing. If they play the Obi-Wan on speeder then no one on their
squad can use the BMFG-9772. Use a BARC to represent Obi on Speeder.


BMFG-9772

Only the two squares adjacent to the gun controls (the black space)
are usable to control the gun. Only one person per squad can use the
gun at a time. The gun replaces the character's attack but not turn.
It is possible for two different characters on the same squad to use
the gun in the same round (shoot/move-move shoot). Gun can rotate 360
degrees.


Ray Shields

You can not fire through a ray shield but you can walk through it
unhindered with the exception of the middle ray shield. The middle ray
shield is different in that it is not passable until it becomes
weaker--at that point it acts like all other ray shields. Commander
Effects are not hindered by ray shields. There are ray shields in the
doorways that lead from the inside to the outside as well that prevent
anyone from shooting from the inside to the outside and vice versa. The middle Ray shield is passable after the second round.


3D terrain

The outside line of a square containing a piece of 3d terrain is
considered the wall, not the 3D terrain itself. If a square contains
more than 50% of difficult terrain, then it is considered difficult
terrain. If it is not possible to tell if a character has line of
sight to an enemy then a judge will make a ruling that is final.


Jedi Force Heal Recovery

One time during the battle players will be allowed to heal their Jedi.
If a Jedi is at 0 Hit Points then it is brought up to half of it's
health (to the nearest 10) but does not recover any Force Points that
have been spent. The jedi is place anywhere one square behind the fig
furthest from the stronghold.

If a Jedi is wounded they can roll a 20 sided dice. If they roll 11 or
hight they get back half of their missing Hit Points round up to the
nearest 10. If they fail their roll they recover up to half their
health rounded up to the nearest 10. They do not recover any Force
Points.


Jedi Force Lift

Some doors can only be opened by the force. The large door out side
requires 5 Jedi working together, the smaller door outside needs 4 and
the inside door needs 3 to open . All players roll a 20 sided die.
They all need to roll a 7 or higher at the same time in order to open
the door. One a door is Foce opened it can not be closed.


Ledges

Only character on the squares on the edge of a platform can shoot and
be shot at. They do get +4 Defence for cover. Flying charactes can
move from ledges to lower floors and back without hinderance.


Stat Card Sheets

All players will recieve a Stat Card Sheet at the beginning of the
game before the first initiative roll with stats for Obi on Speeder,
Durge on Speeder, the BMFG 9772 and Skakoan Engineers. When Grievious
is revealed a second Stat Cart Sheet with his and Poggles stats will
be passed out. Players will be given a few minutes to read over the
stats at that time.


First Round Information

Players go in the order of how they signed up and set up for the first
round of play(1-5 on one side/6-9 on the other). In all other rounds
they can pick the order in which they go but have to stay in that
order for the rest of the round until the next initative.

The Skakoan Engineers do not roll for reinforcements in the first round.

Poogle's reinforcement ability is not used in this scenario.
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These rules can be used how you feel works best. I didn't play in the event but just judged it to make sure that the game ran smoothly and you might find that helps as well. If you do try this scenario out let everyone on this thread know how it goes.

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Just remembered a couple of my favorite lines from that event:

After a failed rienforcements klescer said "Nerf wrench in the works." Instant Classic I tell ya

And the celebratory crie "huzzah!"

Due to sleep depravation (or outright insanity) that was a crazy event.
Here's the cards used for the custom villains and other things in the scenario and the back of the shirt. The logos of our board handles was printed on the left chest.

Nexus-"Rescue The Masters" 1 Front
Nexus-"Rescue The Masters" 1 Back

Nexus-"Rescue the Masters" 2 Front
Nexus-"Rescue The Masters" 2 Back


The first set of cards have Obi on Speeder and Durge on Speeder. They are both 45 points and make for a nice one-on-one battle.

Grievous and Poggle are on the second page. Now before you post that Grievous is too powerful try him out. He's made to kick ***** but he can be taken down, just ask scourgeofthenewrepublic. He's based on Grievous as he is in the Clone Wars cartoon and yes he has Jedi Hunter.

Poggle is a real fun piece that makes the bugs put up a real fight. Play a 100 point bug swarm army against a couple of Republic Jedi and clones and see who wins.

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That's it!! That's all the stuff from the first Nexus Star Wars Miniatures Special Event!!!

I'm starting to talk with Scruffy about the next one now that we have the first one under our belts. We're looking at having more players and a more active individual experience along the same group effort play that we worked hard to achieve with this one.

Nebraska-THE HOME OF SWM!!!!!!!

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REALLY great job guys. Sounds like a blast.
REALLY great job guys. Sounds like a blast.

pppffffsshhhh!!! Cons are WAY overrated. Big, crowded, not much real play time. You guys want to have a good time with SWM, come to the Sturgis of SWM! Plan now for the November (?) Nexus!
BTW, Ironlightsaber, what materials did you use to make the 3D terrain in the scenario? I've been looking around for stuff but havent been able to find anything that will work too well.
BTW, Ironlightsaber, what materials did you use to make the 3D terrain in the scenario? I've been looking around for stuff but havent been able to find anything that will work too well.

I think that Scruffy made the terrain. I do not know how he did, but it looked really good.
BTW, Ironlightsaber, what materials did you use to make the 3D terrain in the scenario? I've been looking around for stuff but havent been able to find anything that will work too well.

Actually, I made the terrain. It took alot of imagination, and some cash. Went to alot of Garage sales and goodwills to find some of the parts.

I used parts of old GI-JOE tanks, and vehicles, A broken Millenium Falcon, Cardboard tubes, Plastic Electrical boxes, Rocks, sand, salt, wood, Clear colerd plastic, Straws, cardstock, glues, used water purifiers, pill bottles, hotwheels, miniature crates, old Warhammer stuff , some plastic garage tiles, And lots and lots of Foamcore.


After I had come up with tha Blueprints.
It took me many months to make the whole thing. (working in my spare time of coarse) Making 3-d terrain is alot of fun, and I enjoy doing it.

Thanks for your interest.

Scruffy
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Thanks for the list of stuff nerf, sorry, I did'nt know that you were the one who made it. I am going to try to make some 3D terrain, and that list really helped. Thanks a lot! :D :D :D
Actually, I made the terrain. It took alot of imagination, and some cash. Went to alot of Garage sales and goodwills to find some of the parts.

I used parts of old GI-JOE tanks, and vehicles, A broken Millenium Falcon, Cardboard tubes, Plastic Electrical boxes, Rocks, sand, salt, wood, Clear colerd plastic, Straws, cardstock, glues, used water purifiers, pill bottles, hotwheels, miniature crates, old Warhammer stuff , some plastic garage tiles, And lots and lots of Foamcore.


After I had come up with tha Blueprints.
It took me many months to make the whole thing. (working in my spare time of coarse) Making 3-d terrain is alot of fun, and I enjoy doing it.

Thanks for your interest.

Scruffy
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The senario sounds great could u post some pics of the 3d map.
The senario sounds great could u post some pics of the 3d map.

they are on page 3 of this thread. ;)
The senario sounds great could u post some pics of the 3d map.

See posts starting with #70 for pictures
Thanks must have missed page 3 pics are awsome must have had a great time wish i could have gone
wish i could have gone

We will be having another on in NOVEMBER of this year and another in MAY of next year. Just somthing to think about,

That would be a long drive for 1 day of SWM. :D
We will be having another on in NOVEMBER of this year and another in MAY of next year. Just somthing to think about,

That would be a long drive for 1 day of SWM. :D

Two thought.

1) It was a 12 hour day!

2) If the future ones are any where near this one then the one day is totally worth it!
We will be having another on in NOVEMBER of this year and another in MAY of next year. Just somthing to think about,

That would be a long drive for 1 day of SWM. :D

another Republic themed scenario or a OT one? And where are these held anyways?
Giving a just because these are some sweet customs and people should check them out!
Anyone know if Jim's clone has made it to the building yet?
Okay...we're still waiting. :whatsthis
I wish Wizards would fund you guys money to go on a states tour!! Iron Lightsaber present Original Trilogy Mini Tour, coming soon to a city near you!!:D That would be awesome to have you guys travel map with all your senerios. Do like an OT tour were we play Attack of the death star, Hoth, then endor LOL.

Thanks ILS for being so kind and answering all my questions. You and your crew keep up the great community, it's nice to have people here who care.

Thanks again
Do like an OT tour were we play Attack of the death star, Hoth, then endor LOL.

We did Hoth in November, and the 3D Endor is about half done right now. It will be ready by the next Nexus in May. And, FYI, I'm tossing around the idea of running an Attack on the Death Star 2 concurrently, although I may put that up for a vote. So, all 3 of your suggestions may be met by May's Nexus. Come and join us!
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Bumping to keep from the pit of Archive.....

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wow....just read all the post..great game, congratulations!

(yeah, more than a year agor, but stil...now im gonna read the others!)

how many hours did it take to play?
It was pretty insane, it took around six hours, but what a great time!

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