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View Poll Results: What is our favourite game setting?
Futuristic/Sci-Fi 31 43.06%
Fantasy 32 44.44%
Contemporary 2 2.78%
Historical 5 6.94%
I don't like any of those I will tell you in my post! 2 2.78%
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Old 26-02-2012, 01:17 AM   #11
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Star Wars is mostly sci-fi, with only small amounts of fantasy
I'd almost say the opposite.
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Old 26-02-2012, 01:34 AM   #12
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I'd almost say the opposite.
...and we'd both be right, go figure. Considering all the geeks dressed up in Jedi robes, I'd say it's fantasy, too. Too bad I love that other "Empire, Rebels, smugglers" part of SW universe.

Still, ask yourself question: is SW world possible without the Force etc.? as a proof I can give you stories or games where there are no Jedi or Force use.
Now, can you imagine SW world without space ships, blasters, robots, aliens?
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Old 26-02-2012, 02:49 AM   #13
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No, there would be no SW without the Force. Even Jar Jar Binks and Yan Solo use the force even though they don't know how or why. They are simply force sensitive.
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #14
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Why does it say I'm not allowed to vote, even though I'm logged in?
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #15
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Possible due to the caching issue, try ctrl+f5ing the page or have a look in this thread if you are using Firefox http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=27331 .
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #16
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...and we'd both be right, go figure. Considering all the geeks dressed up in Jedi robes, I'd say it's fantasy, too. Too bad I love that other "Empire, Rebels, smugglers" part of SW universe.

Still, ask yourself question: is SW world possible without the Force etc.? as a proof I can give you stories or games where there are no Jedi or Force use.
Now, can you imagine SW world without space ships, blasters, robots, aliens?
Forget the robes. It's fantasy because it applies Clarke's 3rd Law to almost all its 'science'. Everything is doubletalk, from "hyperspace" travel to "the farce".
Even Lucas admitted that it was a WWII adventure story set in space. It's also fantasy rather than science fiction partly because it is anti-technology.
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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Possible due to the caching issue, try ctrl+f5ing the page or have a look in this thread if you are using Firefox http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=27331 .
Ahh, that explains it. I just very recently upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to 10.x.
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #18
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...and we'd both be right, go figure. Considering all the geeks dressed up in Jedi robes, I'd say it's fantasy, too. Too bad I love that other "Empire, Rebels, smugglers" part of SW universe.

Still, ask yourself question: is SW world possible without the Force etc.? as a proof I can give you stories or games where there are no Jedi or Force use.
Now, can you imagine SW world without space ships, blasters, robots, aliens?
Yes I can. "Lord of the Rings", "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever", King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table...
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Could you please not multi-post like that. Either address all the comments in one post or go back and edit the last post if no one else has commented please.
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Old 26-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #20
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Even Jar Jar Binks [...] use the force even though they don't know how or why.
I do hope this is irony, right? You just didn't use emoticons?

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Yes I can. "Lord of the Rings"...
You mean you agree with me? Because you've just said SW without sci-fi elements becomes generic fantasy.

There was no Force in games such as X-Wing, TIE Fighter or Dark Forces, yet they retained all look&feel of Star Wars. Star Wars without its technology is just another fairy tale, indistinguishable from others.

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