Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (1st edition)

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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game


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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game written by Greg Costikyan with adventures by Curtis Smith and Ken Rolston is the core rulebook for the first edition of the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. Originally published in October 1987 by West End Games, and later republished July 5, 2018 by Fantasy Flight Games for the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game's 30th anniversary. The core rulebook is notable for being the first Star Wars roleplaying game book.

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Experience the vast scope and sweeping power of the greatest space fantasy of all time!

Struggle against the awesome might of the evil galactic Empire, fly faster-than-light spacecraft, trade blaster fire with Imperial stormtroopers, fight lightsaber duels, and tap the mystic Force which binds all living things together. Explore a galaxy of a billion suns, each with wonders and dangers of its own — a universe of dire peril, where Rebels fight desperately against the eternal might of Imperial oppression.

In Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, you will face overwhelming odds, hard choices, impossible challenges — but if you meet them bravely, you will triumph, for the Force is with you always!

Inside STAR WARS: The Roleplaying Game you'll find

  • 24 character templates which let you choose a role and start playing quickly.
  • Innovative and sophisticated yet simple rules for blasters, lightsabers, combat, the Force, powers of the Jedi, starship combat and more!
  • How to design thrilling adventures, maintain a Star Wars atmosphere, and keep players excited.
  • An introductory solo adventure; a complete first adventure for 2 to 6 players; and many short adventure ideas that gamemasters can develop themselves.
  • 16 full-color pages with memorable pictures taken from the movies, plus many illustrations, some never before published, from Lucasfilm's archives.

Get out your dice, get your friends together, get ready — and may the Force be with you, for the fate of the galaxy depends on you!





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