Hi, I'm the new guy. I have always liked the Mandalorian look, sense the 90's remastered movies came out, I've been in love with the armor and the characters who operated in it. Functional, not flashy, lean and mean. Function before form. When I finally got the chance to play a Star Wars character for the D20 system...Of course I went with a Mandalorian. I looked up what my name "Andrew" meant in English. When it came up as "masculine" or "manly" I looked up what it the equivalent in Mando'a, thus I found Jagyc.
Last name...well that was to be to much of a hassle so I decided to skip that (as my family name had been changed by either my Great-grandfather or some time before, as many Americans' last names have been). So I decided to go with a given name instead of last name. So I went with something that a friend once described me as "stoic" and what my first job was, a guardsman in the California Army National Guard. so I got "Atin" meaning stubborn, tenacious, capable of endurance. And for guardsman I came up with "aran" meaning guard and "cabur" meaning guardian/protector. Sense my unit didn't deploy while I was in (it had deployed a year before i got there.) I decided to go with aran sense I didn't get my chance to test my skills in combat, thus (in my mind) I did't deserve "cabur" (even if I trained with veteran soldiers with multiple deployments.
I never had the chance to practice much with Mando'a...especially sense most of my friends want to be Jetii, Darjetii, or smugglers (thankfully none of them want to be hutts, I...well lets just say that I would blow one up before being employed by one). And before now, I haven't had the funds to get into assembling my armor (I haven't even got close to buying a kit for several reasons). I already have a solid idea of what my armor will be, mainly...I was Light Infantry while in the military, so I was thinking of no jet pack, maybe a cloak (thinking about a ghillie cloak), natural coloration (possibly winter with green and brown speckles or something). Weapons being a wrist mounted missile launcher, other wrist being a dart launcher/wrist crossbow, and then the shoulder mounted gatling gun as seen in the Star Wars battle front games on PSP and the Star Wars Battle Front II.
Anyhow...that is enough from me..time to go and hope my pay check has several hundred to start my funds for making my armor come off the D20 character sheet and into reality.