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The Star Wars Roleplaying Game is a d20 System-based role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe. The game was written by Bill Slavicsek, Andy Collins and JD Wiker and published by Wizards of the Coast in late 2000 and revised in 2002. In 2007, Wizards released the "Saga Edition" of the game, which made major changes in an effort to streamline the rules system. d20 redirects here. ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... Bill Slavicsek is the Director of Roleplaying Design and Development at Wizards of the Coast. ... Andy Collins may refer to: Andy Collins (radio), an American radio personality Andy Collins (television), a British television personality Andy Collins (musician), an Australian musician Andy Collins (game designer), a role-playing game developer and Sage for Wizards of the Coast Andy Collins (art), a American artist Category: ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


The game covers three major eras coinciding with major events in the Star Wars universe, namely the Rise of the Empire, the Galactic Civil War, and the time of the New Jedi Order. The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the...


An earlier but unrelated Star Wars role-playing game was published by West End Games between 1987 and 1999. Bill Slavicsek was one of the designers of that game as well. The Star Wars Roleplaying Game is a roleplaying game set in the Star Wars universe, written by and published by West End Games between 1987 and 1999. ... West End Games is a company that makes role playing games. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Bill Slavicsek is the Director of Roleplaying Design and Development at Wizards of the Coast. ...


See also Star Wars Miniatures. Star Wars Miniatures is a tabletop game based on the Star Wars fictional universe and is produced by Wizards of the Coast. ...

Contents

Original and Revised

Star Wars Roleplaying Game
Image:StarWarsRPG_Revised.jpg
Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook
Designer(s) Bill Slavicsek, Andy Collins, JD Wiker
Publisher(s) Wizards of the Coast
Publication date 2000
2002 (Revised edition)
Genre(s) Space opera, science fiction
System d20 System

The Star Wars Roleplaying Game originally came out around the time of the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It included statistics for many of the major characters of that movie. The later Revised game included material from Attack of the Clones and changed various feats and classes. Image File history File links StarWarsRPG_Revised. ... Bill Slavicsek is the Director of Roleplaying Design and Development at Wizards of the Coast. ... Andy Collins may refer to: Andy Collins (radio), an American radio personality Andy Collins (television), a British television personality Andy Collins (musician), an Australian musician Andy Collins (game designer), a role-playing game developer and Sage for Wizards of the Coast Andy Collins (art), a American artist Category: ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... d20 redirects here. ... Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is a 2002 science fantasy film directed by George Lucas. ...


The Star Wars Roleplaying Game uses a Vitality/Wound point system instead of standard hit points, dividing damage into superficial harm (Vitality) and serious injury (Wounds). A character gains Vitality points just like hit points in other d20 games, and rolls for them each level and adds their Constitution bonus. A character's Wound points are equal to their Constitution score. In many wargames, role-playing games, and combat-oriented video games, hit points are an abstraction for the amount of damage an object or player in the game can take before becoming ineffective. ...


Most game mechanics are familiar to players of Dungeons and Dragons and other d20-based games. Characters have six ability scores, a class and level, feats, and skills. Most actions are resolved by rolling a twenty-sided die and adding a modifier; if the results equals or exceeds the difficulty, the check succeeds. The original Dungeons & Dragons set Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) published by Gary Gygax and David Arneson in January 1974. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Species and classes

As with most d20 System game, Star Wars offers playable races (called species) and classes to the Player Characters (PCs).


The species of Star Wars d20 that are included with the Revised Core Rulebook are: Humans,Bothans, Cereans, Duros, Ewoks, Gungans, Ithorians, Kel Dor, Mon Calamari, Quarren, Rodians, Sullustans, Trandoshans, Twi'leks, Wookiees, Zabrak. In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... // Ewoks are of hunter-gatherers in the Star Wars universe. ... // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Various Twilek females In the fictional Star Wars universe, Twileks (pronounced /twiː.lɛk/) are a prominent alien species. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... // Ubese are humanoid creatures that are primarily called on as mercenaries or bounty hunters. ...


Other species are detailed in the Ultimate Alien Anthology. Each species has its own advantages and disadvantages. An example of this is the Wookiee, who is very strong but not as charismatic or well-received as other species.


The character classes are as follows:

  • Fringer - A class representing those who live in the far reaches of the galaxy, they're good at learning new things and fixing broken objects. Examples include both Anakin and Luke Skywalker prior to their Jedi training.
  • Noble - Similar to the aristocrat class from Dungeons & Dragons and the noble class from the Dragonlance Campaign Setting. The noble focuses heavily on diplomacy as well as calling in much needed favors for the group. Examples include Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, as well as Senator Bail Organa.
  • Scoundrel - Very similar to the rogue class, the scoundrel fits right in when things need to be "acquired." Examples include Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Dash Rendar.
  • Scout - Similar to the ranger class, the scout is an excellent addition to any group. Examples include Chewbacca and Booster Terrik.
  • Soldier - The soldier is the fighter of Star Wars d20, and can specialize in many different roles, from fighter pilot to foot soldier. Examples include Kyle Katarn and Jango Fett.
  • Tech Specialist - A character adept at using technology and repairing broken equipment. Examples include Chewbacca and R2-D2. Note: This class was introduced in the 2002 Revised Core Rulebook.
  • Force Adept - A person who is Force-sensitive, but who has not received formal training. Possibly believes that the Force is magical in nature. The Witches of Dathomir are a prime example.
  • Jedi Consular - Consulars possess great knowledge of the Force but rarely enter physical combat. Consulars are the primary scholars and diplomats of the Order, often becoming instructors. Yoda is an example of this type, and in the Expanded Universe, Jorus C'Baoth and even Leia are considered such.
  • Jedi Guardian - Guardians focus on martial training and combat. They usually engage in combat more than any other Jedi class. Like all Jedi, they are keepers of the peace, acting as a kind of special police force for the Republic. Notable guardians include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, and, in the Expanded Universe, Kyle Katarn and Anakin Solo.

Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born in 19 BBY), born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Aiden Barton in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... Padmé Naberrie Skywalker, also Her Royal Highness, Queen Amidala of the Naboo and later Senator Amidala of Naboo (46 - 19 BBY), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Natalie Portman. ... His Royal Highness, Prince Bail Prestor Organa of Alderaan (69 BBY - 0 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, the Viceroy and Prince of Alderaan, the husband of Queen Breha Organa, and a noted statesman of the late Republic and early Imperial eras. ... Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams. ... In the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe, Dash Rendar was a Corellian smuggler, and friend to Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Booster Terrik is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ... Jango Fett is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joruus CBaoth (16 BBY-9 ABY) was a fictional character who was the sole known surviving clone of the Old Republic Jedi Master Jorus CBaoth. ... “Windu” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ... Anakin Solo (10 ABY – 27 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the youngest child born to Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, and the brother to elder twin siblings, Jaina, and Jacen. ...

Prestige Classes

Prestige classes allows characters who wish to specialize in certain suites of abilities to join a class devoted to them. For example, Jedi with special talents at helping others can choose to specialize as a Jedi Healer. Jedi Investigators are the eyes and ears of the Jedi Council. A character might become a master Bounty Hunter. Appearing in primitive form in the second edition rules of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and developed extensively in the third edition rules, prestige classes (PrC) are character classes that offer specialized, exclusive abilities once certain restrictive requirements are met. ... The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ... A bounty hunter is an individual who seeks out fugitives (hunting) for a monetary reward (bounty), for apprehending by law, if such laws exist. ...


Star Wars RPG Line

Many different books have been released by Wizards of the Coast for the product line. What follows is a list of these products.


Utilities

  • Gamemaster Screen
  • Deluxe Character Record Sheets

Sourcebooks

  • Alien Anthology
  • Arms and Equipment Guide
  • Coruscant and the Core Worlds
  • Dark Side Sourcebook
  • Galactic Campaign Guide
  • Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
  • Hero's Guide
  • Invasion of Theed Adventure Game
  • Living Force Campaign Guide
  • Power of the Jedi
  • New Jedi Order Sourcebook
  • Rebellion Era Sourcebook
  • Secrets of Naboo
  • Secrets of Tatooine
  • Starships of the Galaxy
  • Ultimate Adversaries
  • Ultimate Alien Anthology

Adventures

Additional Material Tempest Feud is an adventure written by Jeff Grubb and Owen K.C. Stephens for the d20 System version of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. ... RPGA – Role Playing Gamers Association // History The group was originally formed and founded by TSR, Inc. ...


The Star Wars Roleplaying Game section of the Wizards of the Coast website regularly features new material available for free download. This includes web supplements, Q&A, short adventures, and character profiles, to name a few.


Saga Edition

SAGA Edition

Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook
Designer(s) Christopher Perkins, Owen K.C. Stephens, Rodney Thompson
Publisher(s) Wizards of the Coast
Publication date June 5, 2007
Genre(s) Space opera, science fiction
System d20 System

On June 5, 2007, Wizards released the Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition. The game was streamlined to be easier to play and a greater emphasis was placed on miniatures. Some of the major changes include: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Christopher Edward Perkins (born 21 September 1891 at Peterborough, England, died Ipswich, Suffolk, 8 April 1968) was an artist in England and New Zealand. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Classic pulp space opera cover, with the usual cliché elements. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... d20 redirects here. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Star Wars Miniatures is a tabletop game based on the Star Wars fictional universe and is produced by Wizards of the Coast. ...

  • Standard hit points have replaced the former Wounds/Vitality system. Each character begins first level with three times their maximum hit die in hit points based on their class which is modified by the character's Constitution bonus. Jedi and Soldiers for instance, have a hit die of d10, and begin 1st level with 30 hit points + Con bonus. Characters then a roll hit die for additional hit points as they progress in level. Characters also have a Condition Track which measures how much they are currently impaired.
  • The number of character classes have been reduced to five — Jedi, Noble, Scoundrel, Scout and Soldier. Each class progresses along "character trees" similar to the d20 Modern system where characters are built with talents and feats. Jedi for instance, can follow paths such as Jedi Guardian, Jedi Consular, plus the new Jedi Sentinel and Lightsaber Combat talent trees. This allows for greater customization and more variety amongst characters of the same class. Prestige Classes are still available, but they also have one or more talent trees.
  • Saving Throws have been changed to a series of "Defenses". Virtually all attacks and powers now require a roll against one of three defenses — Fortitude Defense, Reflex Defense, or Will Defense. These Defenses are analogous to both Saving Throws and Armor Class (or Defense as in the previous system) in other d20 games.
  • Skill points have been eliminated. Characters have a number of trained skills they can pick based on their class and Intelligence bonus. When a character makes a skill check, they roll a d20 and add half their character level + any other bonuses. If they roll for a trained skill they get a +5 bonus to the die roll. Skills themselves have been simplified with such skills as Deception covering the former skills of Bluff, Disguise, and Forgery. The Mechanics skill now encompasses all the Repair skills and Demolitions. Likewise, the new Perception skill combines the Spot, Search, Sense Motive, and Listen skills.
  • Force sensitive characters now have a single "Use the Force" skill, which allows them to do a number of things such as moving small objects and searching their feelings. Force Powers are special abilities such as Force Choke or Move Object that form a "suite" of powers, similar to a hand of cards, which are used and recharged. Force users can also have Talents related to the Force, and prestige classes grant Force Techniques and Force Secrets which improve their ability to use the Force.
  • The game includes an optional Destiny system. Characters receive "Destiny Points" which are more powerful than Force Points. They allow such things as scoring an automatic critical hit without rolling, gaining 3 Force Points, or automatically succeeding at a virtually impossible task. Destiny Points are used to help characters with a predetermined fate eventually fulfill their specific goal.
  • The character class Attack Bonus progressions no longer allow for multiple attacks during a full-round action. Instead, a character wielding a single weapon must pick the new "Double Attack" feat (for one extra attack) and "Triple Attack" feat (for two extra attacks). Multiple attacks are, in general, less common.
  • Rules and stats for NPCs have been refined. There is only one non-heroic class for NPC characters. They do not get heroic Defense bonuses, their Hit Points are limited to 1d4 + Con bonus per level (and they do not receive triple maximum starting hit points at first level), and they get only the feats granted by gaining levels. Non-heroic characters do not gain Talents. Creatures in the game used the "Beast" class and gain 1d8 + Con hit points per level.
  • Many minor bonuses have been eliminated. Alien races and classes now rarely grant bonuses to skill checks; instead they often allow a reroll of the check under particular circumstances.

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SAGA Releases

The following books are now available.

  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition (ISBN 978-0786943562)

The following books have been announced and can currently be found for pre-order online.

  • Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
  • Starwars Gamemaster Screen & Character Sheets
  • Galaxy Tiles (like Dungeon Tiles, but for Star Wars)


The following are works in progress and as such do not yet have official titles.

  • Old Era Sourcebook (Tales of the Jedi/Knights of the Old Republic era)
  • Opponents Sourcebook (Probably much like Ultimate Adversaries for the previous edition.)

External links

  • Star Wars d20 Official Website
  • Star Wars d20 Official Message Board
  • Star Wars RPG Network (An unofficial fan site for both the WEG game as well as the WOTC version.)
  • StarWars-RPG.Net (Home of the Starwars-rpg.net Online Journal, an online magazine dedicated to Star Wars RPG. An unofficial site.)
  • Myth Weavers A Play by Post (PbP) site featuring Star Wars d20 games.

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The Star Wars Roleplaying Game is a d20 System-based role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe.
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Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe, written and published by West End Games between 1987 and 1999.
A later but unrelated Star Wars RPG was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2000.
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