It played out just like always, I play Darth Vader or I don’t play. Yeah I know sometimes I can bring the drama, but really, I play Vader.
My trusty sidekick my son, pronounced that he was going to be the bounty hunter, specifically Jango Fett, because he wanted to be aligned with me from the sith side. (I can always count on him to be at my side)
At the sound of this declaration the two girls sitting across from me made their intentions known (rebel scum, I should have known). My oldest daughter decided upon Luke Skywalker, (she would have rather had a Anakin figure cause she thinks he is cute). My middle eldest daughter chose to be Han Solo cause she said him and Luke were best friends.
So there we have it, a sith warrior and bounty hunter combo vrs smuggler and jedi knight, this ought to be interesting. Based on what I think I know about SWTOR game mechanics, even though it seems balanced with some dps/dps-heal combo I am still betting heavily on the dark side at the start of this one, the force is strong with me after all.
We started the game and immediately my oldest daughter within 4 turns had all of the light blue properties. This is not going well. Vader and Jango were having a run of bad luck and between the docking tax, and letting the wookie win we were slowly loosing our chance at available property.
Of course on her next turn she immeditley put up 3 Millenium Falcons, rebel scum! We proceeded for the next few turns where me and Jango began a viscious cycle of having to stay in them every time we went by, we are almost out of credits and we now own barely more than a few utilities and some random property that we cant make work between us. Things are getting dire for my command of this unit.
All the while on the other side of the universe my youngest daughter now has control of all the yellow and is starting on the reds as well! Who knew that Han Solo could keep his dealings so discreet and fly under the radar like that?
I am not even sure if they will be able to see the master plot unfold in front of them like I had planned.
They may have thwarted me before I even got started. What started out as a secret plot between Lord Vader and Jango, to destroy Luke Skywalker once and for all and end *her reign of terror (she has won three games in a row) has turned into a what looks like a complete wipe for the forces of the Dark side.
As we start the game for the second night I now have 300 credits and my partner has about the same. I am not sure that the forces of the darkside will prevail because as it stands now we can barely roll the dice on the board because of all the credits stuck under the rebel side.
I am starting to think about making my way to the escape pods, I will hold on for just a little bit longer…..
Read the continuation of this story in the second part entitled “Confessions of a Star Wars Dad, Vader’s last stand at Endor“.
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