OPINIONS NEEDED: Canon, yae or nae?13 April 2010 in Production Updates
OK guys, I’m putting the question to you. As most of you probably know, A. C. Crispin has recently laid out Han Solo’s life adventures from a very young age all the way through to his fateful meeting with Obi-Wan and Luke in the Cantina in his Han Solo trilogy of novels. Unlike the earlier Han Solo trilogy by Brian Daley, the new series covers pretty much every inch of his life and leaves little to the imagination (save his stint in the Imperial Navy).
So here’s my question to those of you who’ve read the new books: would you prefer my adventure game stick to Crispin’s canon like glue, or would you rather see a new take on Han’s formative years? Just so you know, I have no intention of depicting anything that actually occurred in the novels. I’m not making “The Paradise Snare: The Game.” That would violate my definition of “fan fiction,” and cross more into some sort of “remake” category. The game storyline will be original, the only question is should the story fit snugly into the Crispin novels, or does it really matter to anyone?
The reason I ask is, although it’s easy enough to accommodate the Corporate Sector history of the Brian Daley novels and details about Nar Shada from Dark Empire, the Crispin novels basically carpet his entire life and cover all the fun stuff so completely that it’s difficult to write around them. Normally I’m sympathetic to the canon, but when we’re talking about a world where no one can seem to agree on whether this bounty hunter was killed inside the Pit of Carkoon, or that bounty hunter shot first, I figure what’s “canon” is up for debate.
I’m just sayin’.
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