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  1. Hey INDYl, I've added you to the Black Sun PM. Also, Cody is correct, you choose just one of the three locations for your MOC. According to the EU lore, it is assumed that Xizor dies when his skyhook is destroyed.
  2. @mediumsnowman - I like it, although I feel like the guy with the horrifying skeleton face should trade bodies with the guy in the middle. Also, I've requested that someone with a higher rank start the PM, so it should be up soon!
  3. @Evolved Turtle - yes, microscale builds are allowed. Also, you've almost got your signature right, but the image tag is still a little off; try this : Edit - nevermind you got it - nice work
  4. So - wanna join Black Sun, eh? Ya probably heard some stories 'bout big, bad, Black Sun gangsters - lotsa stories, most true. Especially ones 'bout what happens to folk who cross us.. S'ok though; if you a hard worker - know how to keep mouth shut, an' don't mind gettin' hands dirty, we gotta place for you ... Building for Black Sun For our 15th Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka (SoNE) episode, we're inviting members of other Eurobricks RPGs (and any other folks who are interested) to build on behalf of Black Sun. This thread will serve as a sign-up thread for anyone who is interested, as well as providing some background information about Black Sun and the SoNE game. For more information about SoNE, check out the introduction thread here. About Black Sun Black Sun is a powerful, galaxy-spanning crime syndicate led by the ruthless and cunning Prince Xizor. To quote Wookieepedia, "[Black Sun] was involved in every known type of illegal activity; its information networks surpassed even the accuracy and scope of Imperial Intelligence. The resources available to Black Sun rivaled those belonging to a large planetary army, including foot soldiers." Not everyone who works for Black Sun is a villain (although plenty of them are); other are simply mercenaries and soldiers of fortune, looking to make a living on the fringes of the galaxy. Still others, working for one of Black Sun's many "legitimate" business fronts, aren't aware of who their true bosses are. Minifigs / character design Black Sun doesn't have uniforms or a dress code, so builders have a lot of leeway when it comes to choosing their minifigure(s). Just to give you some ideas, here are a few "crowd shots" from earlier SoNE entries: Builders can use either 'yellow' or 'fleshie' heads for their characters. Story Timeline/Background Our Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka RPG takes place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, with episodes loosely following events/plot points from the Shadows of the Empire book / game. This particular episode parallels the last few levels of the Shadows of the Empire video game. Black Sun builders are free to show their characters fighting either Imperial or Rebel forces, or just patrolling / searching for intruders if they don't feel like building a battle scene. Signing up If you'd like to build for Black Sun, reply to this thread and you'll be added to the Black Sun PM (as soon as it's launched). Make sure you also read the Episode XV topic for contest rules and objectives, and if you have any questions feel free to ask!
  5. @Evolved Turtle - welcome to the Empire! I think your signature is missing the closing image tag - try adding [/img] right before [/url] in your signature; it should make the pic display properly.
  6. I really like your back story - it seems well thought-out and plausible. Great build as well - my favorite part is the slightly rickety looking walkway supports. The crystal/blaster effect on the stormtrooper's chest is a nice effect too. My only feedback (since you asked for CC) would be to tweak the minifig poses a little more. The rebel trooper on top of the walkway seems a bit too casual, for being in such a close quarters fight, and the way the stormtroopers blaster fell doesn't make much sense unless he was holding it by the barrel when he was hit. Also, I'd turn the Rodian slightly so that it's facing the oncoming stormtrooper. These are just minor things, though - this is an excellent build overall, and I'm glad you'll be building with us in SoNE!
  7. Yes, Cody and Merc4Hire are correct - the Skyhook is a fancy space station/battle station. You can view videos of the space battle from the Shadows of the Empire game to get an idea of what it looked like. Xizor (and the whole Shadows of the Empire story) will always be a part of my heart canon You're free to build in whichever sector you want - pilots can build in the Sewers or Palace, and non-pilots could show their character in the interior of the skyhook, or as a passenger on a ship during the space battle. Basically, if you can make it work with your story it's fine with us.
  8. ...and I shall be most displeased if he escapes. Understood, my Lord. General Brickdoctor, I never thought I'd say this, but order your troops not to engage rebel forces, if at all possible. And if the rebels fire first? I won't order your troops not to defend themselves, but if Skywalker is killed ... we'll have to answer to Vader himself. Ma'am, we just got word that one of our Pathfinder units encountered Storm Commandos in the sewers. How many casualties? None - apparently the Commandos ignored them, killed a large group of Black Sun mercs, then moved on. If the Imps want to make our jobs easier by taking out Black Sun troops, I don't see any reason to stop them. I agree, but we must be cautious. There may be some larger plot at work here... Sir, we've lost contact with some of the guards on the lower levels. And ... Vader's flagship just entered the system. They dare to strike at me here? Kill them. All of them. For our 15th SoNE Episode, we've invited members of other Eurobricks RPG's, as well as any other Eurobricks members who are interested, to build on behalf of Black Sun. Regular SoNE players will build for their usual faction (Rebellion or Empire). This will be a showdown with the Rebellion and Empire on one side, and Black Sun on the other. Update: the Black Sun sign-up thread is here. Battling through Xizor's Palace The battle for Xizor's Palace will take place in three different locations; entries MUST feature details that represent one specific location, and each faction must post at least one build in each location. The Sewers Imperial and Rebel builders must show their sigfig sneaking through the sewers of Coruscant to infiltrate Xizor's palace Black Sun builders must show Black Sun gangsters protecting the entrance to the palace Xizor's Palace Rebel builders must show their sigfig fighting through the palace to rescue Leia Imperial builders must show their sigfig fighting through the palace to capture Xizor Black Sun builders must show Black Sun gangsters fighting off the intruders Xizor's Skyhook Builders must show a chaotic space battle as Imperial, Rebel, and Black Sun forces fight around the skyhook At the end of the episode, factions will gain 1 Location Point (LP) for each entry in a specific location, with the exception of the highest scored entry in each location, which will receive 4 LPs. The faction with the most LP's in a given location takes control of that location, and the faction that controls the most locations wins the episode. Example: At the end of the episode, 3 Rebel, 2 Imperial and 3 Black Sun builders have posted entries that take place in The Sewers. That would give us the following: Rebels: 3 LPs for The Sewers Empire: 2 LPs for The Sewers Black Sun: 3 LPs for The Sewers When the builds are judged, one of the Black Sun builds earns more XP than any of the other builds which take place in The Sewers. Therefore, the Black Sun entry is worth 4 LPs instead of 1. That gives Black Sun 6 LPs for The Sewers, versus the 5 combined Empire/Rebel LPs, so Black Sun takes control of The Sewers. If there is a tie, the second highest scoring entry in each location will earn an additional LP. XP points will be earned independently from the points you score for your faction (you can score 1 LP for your team and still earn 9 XP at the end of the episode). The Rules: Portray your character completing their mission in ONE of the three locations (Sewers, Palace or Skyhook). The mission goals listed above are just suggestions, but your mission should make sense for your character's faction and role. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[SoNE Ep. XV]" and the Location depicted (For example, "[SoNE Ep. XV] Sewers - Slumming It Home") The appropriateness, accuracy, and creativity involved in your interpretation of the identified location will weigh heavily in the points you are rewarded. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. The Episode will run from April 20th to June 3rd. As long as it is still June 3rd somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. If we don't have more than 10 players per team, only the top 3 entries will move on to the second round of judging. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1024x768, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. The Prizes: All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag (actual tag subject to change) to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. If Imperial and Rebel forces win, they will share control of Coruscant (for freebuilds), and each side may choose one unclaimed planet to seize from Black Sun. If Black Sun wins, each faction will lose control of two randomly selected planets. You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges.
  9. This is a great first build for SoNE! You do a really good job with your minifig posing, and the outpost has a very Imperial feel to it. Nice work!
  10. Hi Lucas,

    I only just discovered Nar Eurbrikka today, and I'm a bit confused on how to contribute. Would you mind helping me a bit?

    1. LucasLaughing


      Hey @Evolved Turtle - to start out with, you can join either the Rebels or Empire by signing up on the introduction thread.  When we post an episode (hopefully within the next day or so), the episode will usually list a location and/or mission, and you build a MOC showing your character completing the objectives (one of the previous episodes can be found here, to give you an idea of the goals/objectives).

      For the upcoming episode, players also have the option of submitting a build without joining either the Empire or the Rebels.  This is more for players who want to try their hand at a Star Wars build without actually joining Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka.

       Hopefully that clears things up a bit - feel free to poke around the Nar Eurbrikka forum, and let me know if you have any more questions.

    2. Evolved Turtle

      Evolved Turtle

      Alright, thanks for clearing things up! 

  11. Just received my F-Manatee prize - just the one I was hoping for! Thanks CopMike!
  12. Welcome @Gubi0222 - the Empire is always looking for loyal soldiers to stand against the chaos and lawlessness of the rebellion! We'll be launching a new episode fairly soon - in the meantime, feel free to have a look around the forums and, if you like, you can post a small freebuild introducing your character and/or their backstory.
  13. Hi Lucas, I would like to try my stars wars hand at building, I have a Death Star still waiting to be built...cheers


    1. LucasLaughing


      Great, thanks @Jody Meyer!  We should be able to start a group PM by the end of the week to give people more details, but feel free to PM me in the meantime with any questions.

    2. Jody Meyer

      Jody Meyer

      Is that black sun logo a vector? I would like to use it for my build's, like Bob did for his in AG...also going through the wookiepedia and wow so much to catch up on. Also I am in the chat room now as well.

    3. LucasLaughing


      Yeah, the version on wookiepeida is a vector; I ended up just taking a screenshot, and then uploading that to GiMP so that I didn't need to mess around with file conversion...

  14. Calling all builders - do you want to try your hand at a Star Wars MOC, without the commitment of signing up for another Eurobricks RPG? Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka is looking for builders to help us out with an upcoming episode. The episode should launch in the next week or two, and players will have 4-6 weeks to finish their builds. The game takes place in the 'Original Trilogy' timeframe, between 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Let me know if you're interested, and we'll give you all the details in a PM. GoH mods - if there's a better place / way to post this so that GoH players can see it, please feel free to move / change. Thank you!
  15. Calling all builders - do you want to try your hand at a Star Wars MOC, without the commitment of signing up for another Eurobricks RPG? Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka is looking for builders to help us out with an upcoming episode. The episode should launch in the next week or two, and players will have 4-6 weeks to finish their builds. The game takes place in the 'Original Trilogy' timeframe, between 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Let me know if you're interested, and we'll give you all the details in a PM. @SkaForHire - if there's a better place to post this so that BoBS builders can see it, please feel free to move / change it. Thank you!