Fantasy Flight Games have an anniversary edition for the Star Wars RPG. The Star Wars Sourcebook is also being brought back – but both books will be limited editions. They’ll come in a stylized slipcase.
The original game was first printed by West End Games back in 1987. At the time the trilogy had finished and there weren’t any plans to return to the series. West End Games kept the Star Wars universe alive for many gamers.
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
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The rulebook, meanwhile, is broken into three sections, each of which is divided into a number of smaller, focused chapters.
- In the Player Section, you’ll find everything you need to understand how the game allows characters to interact with each other and their environment. The rules for character creation are clearly presented and make it easy to design every type of Star Wars character you could imagine, from an aspiring Jedi to a rogue freighter pilot, from a grizzled soldier to a secretive politician.
- The Gamemaster Section further fleshes out the game with insight into all the things a gamemaster needs to run his or her players through fully realized Star Wars adventures. You’ll find a useful introduction to gamemastering alongside detailed rules for starships, combat, wounds and healing, and using the Force.
- Finally, the Adventure Section steps back to look at the art of designing and running adventures in such a way as to make them truly entertaining and memorable Star Wars experiences. Then it jumps head first into the fully realized adventure “Rebel Breakout” before it presents a range of other adventure ideas you and your friends might pursue on your own.
The Star Wars Sourcebook
Also weighing in at 144 pages, The Star Wars Sourcebook offers a wealth of information about the starships, vehicles, creatures, alien races, Rebel bases, and Imperial garrisons that can help ground your games fully within the Star Wars galaxy.
The book is divided into fifteen chapters: General Spacecraft Systems, Starfighters, Combat Starships, Space Transports, Droids, Repulsorlift Vehicles, Imperial Ground Assault Vehicles, Aliens, Creatures, General Equipment, Lightsabers, Stormtroopers, Rebel Bases, Imperial Garrisons, and Heroes and Villains.
These are accompanied by dozens upon dozens of charts, photos, pieces of concept art, schematic diagrams, and short fiction. This means that The Star Wars Sourcebook does more than simply help you populate your games; it provides a deeper insight into the Star Wars universe, itself, along with many of its various legends.
And as a relic of a bygone age, The Star Wars Sourcebook serves as a beautiful reminder of these legends, allowing you to enjoy them and recall an earlier time in the history of all things Star Wars, even as the newer films, television shows, comics, and novels blast us forward into the galaxy’s future.