Obi-Wan movie in the making.

I just spotted a little piece about an Obi-Wan movie being in the works. While this would have a considerable potential to finally get us a good new movie, Ewan McGregor said that he has not been approached for anything, so we all have to assume that they don’t want him to be part of it. Which makes me thin that it’s probably going to be another origin story.

Another god damn origin story! “I don’t like origin stories.” We all know the character already and we pretty much had his origin story in Episode 1 already. Why would we want to see Obi-Wan as a kid learning the ways of the Jedi when we could have Obi-Wan in exile on Tatooine? Ewan McGregor was the best thing in the preqels with no contenders as he has the acting skill to pull a movie all by himself. I’d watch a movie with him playing Ob-Wan without any hesitation.

A Jedi origin story? Not so much…

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition

Now that’s a game I have not heard from in a long time. A long time…

This comes completely out of nowhere. Fantasy Flight Games, the current license holder for Star Wars pen and paper Roleplaying Games, is releasing a 30th Anniversary Edition of the one and only original Star Wars Roleplaying Game.

It looks to even be the first edition, which is widely regarded as the best edition of the West End Games game because of its simplicity, and even as the best Star Wars ever made. It’s described as a limited edition but priced at a reasonable $60. Which leaves the question how limited it will really be.

It’s a fantastic game, but I think in the current RPG market there is probably little risk of this becoming any kind of threat to FFG’s own Star Wars game. Small and tidy games don’t seem to be making it big these days and customers love their piles of splatbooks with lots of pictures and endless character customization. Which this game certainly doesn’t have.

If I could get my hands on one for $60, I’d definitely buy it.