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The Dark Times Stormtrooper 10/10/2019 (Thu) 22:39:15 No.98
I've been thinking about the era between RoTS and ANH. While the very beginning and the very end of this era has been portrayed by Dark Times and The Force Unleashed respectively, I find the 20 years between the Clone Wars and the Rebellion to be virgin territory. For two decades the Empire ruled nearly uncontested, it's early years spent in campaigns to put down CIS remnants and pirates. The Republic Senate transitioned into a new Imperial Senate jockeying for relevance in this new system. I wish there had been a novel like Tarkin for the nu-canon that focused on the inner workings of the Empire during this period, as you could have had tons of internal conflicts between the Senate, the ISB, the Navy, hell the Imperial Army and focus on worldbuilding the Empire.

I also have an idea for a Rogue One style story in the old EU, centered around Operation Domino. This was the very first movement of the Rebel Alliance against the Empire, with them egging on multiple worlds to rebel against the Empire. The ISB dubbed these the Secession Worlds and crushed these rebellions. This was the brainchild of Mon Mothma and is why the Rebels operate the way they do in ANH, and having a Rebellion loses story being a tragedy would be unique compared to the legion of Rebellion victory stories in the EU. What do you guys think?
It would certainly be interesting. I always thought the Dark Times were a little too short to account for the big change we see between ANH and RotS. Should have been more like 30 years, like what was implied in Heir to the Empire.
Blame The Force Unleashed for that. It was originally meant to be a big multi-media project set in the dark times, but the game's development issues and ultimate mediocrity doomed it.

You did miss one big EU thing in TDT, the Dawn of Defiance adventure path for Saga Edition. A middle part has been set to 17BBY, and the whole thing has time skips of (intentionally) unclear length so it may go even deeper into The Dark Times.
You wouldn't happen to have a link to that adventure would you? I've been playing TFU but frankly it's a slog to get through. I think I would enjoy the novel version more because apparently it tones down the game and expands on it. There's so much West End stuff that could be expanded on greatly that's sort of ignored. Aside from some short stories and maybe Death Troopers there is this gap in the timeline.
this. there are massive political, cultural, and infrastructural shifts between the Republic and Empire. however, you need to have a single generational gap between Luke and Vader, which places a constraint on the timeline. I think the solution is to push the Clone Wars further back, so that Anakin would get corrupted after Sheev took control. of course, this would require a complete overhaul of the prequels.
They're in /tg/'s Star Wars RPG trove.
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Look under Star Wars d20 then Saga.

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