Iconic Star Wars Roleplaying Game Being Re-released

In the late 80s, when the legendary Star Wars trilogy was still fresh in everyone’s minds, there was a time where the fate of the universe was uncertain and it was up to the imagination to decipher what events conspired after the initial decline of the Empire.

Published in 1987 by West End Games, the Star Wars: Roleplaying Game was a big fan favorite, bringing together fans and RPG lovers together to explore the depths of the Star Wars universe. The galaxy was too vast and unexplored to be satisfied with a single trilogy, and this was a way to satisfy the insatiable fan cravings for more.

About 40 years after the initial release of A New Hope and and thirty years after its initial printing, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game will be re-released in a 30th Anniversary Edition. Both the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and the Star Wars Sourcebook will both be in hardcover, shrinkwrapped together in a slipcase that features the original cover art.

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Photo courtesy of Fantasy Flight Games

 

The books will feature all the original rules and information printed on higher quality paper than the originals. Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game provides quick d6-action gameplay throughout the galaxy. The game takes you through unique roleplaying experiences, allowing players to create and run adventures in several settings.

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Photo courtesy of Fantasy Flight Games

Not only did these books provide an outlet for any and all fans looking for a deeper exploration into the beloved Star Wars universe, it also played a part in creating the canon Star Wars universe. The award-winning sourcebook provided details on starships, droids, creatures, and aliens. Additionally, information like names of well-known races such as Twi’lek, Rodian, and Quarran had been introduced as canon, that originated from the original game.

With the revival of Star Wars at an all time high, this is the perfect time to release this iconic book. The limited edition hardcover set will be available late in 2017, but you can pre-order the book now from your local retailer or from Fantasy Flight Games here.

Source: Fantasy Flight Games

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