News for October 2013
Dangerous Covenants
Announcing A New Supplement for STAR WARS (R): Edge of the Empire (TM)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire | Published 10 October 2013

At the Edge of the Empire™, you can find yourself pitted against an array of deadly enemies bent on your destruction. When negotiations fail, make sure you’re prepared to shoot first with Dangerous Covenants!

This upcoming rules supplement for Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™ expands the Hired Gun career with specializations, new talents, and more. All players will find new character, vehicle, and equipment options, aiding in their experiences on the fringe. GMs can also find new tools helping them craft memorable and exciting combat encounters.

Let’s hear from lead developer Sam Stewart on what Dangerous Covenants will be delivering to your gaming table.

A Word From the Developer

In the Star Wars universe, you should always be prepared for violence. From cantinas full of scum to hungry wampas looking for a snack, plenty of things in the galaxy are spoiling for a fight. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is fight back.

Dangerous Covenants is a rules supplement for Edge of the Empire that focuses on helping you fight. New specializations, talents, guns, armor, and vehicles provide a host of new options for players, while GMs are bound to find the advice on themes of cinematic combat and how to organize exciting combat-focused encounters and adventures very useful.

This book features new content for the Hired Gun career, including new Hired Gun centric Motivations, Obligations, and backgrounds. Just because a character is a fighter doesn’t mean he can’t have a deep and interesting backstory, and this book helps players create that for their characters. Meanwhile, Hired Gun characters (or any character, actually) can pick up one of three new specializations. Enforcers, Demolitionists, and Heavies offer three new choices that add a lot of variety to the Hired Gun career.

In addition, Dangerous Covenants also introduces two new, high level advancement opportunities in the form of the Hired Gun’s signature abilities. These abilities are career specific talents that a character can only access once they’ve spent a lot of time and experience investing in a specialization. In return, however, they offer Hired Guns some really potent abilities that can change the course of an entire battle.

Of course, no Hired Gun is going to head into battle without a trusty weapon of some sort. Whether you want to deal out destruction with a heavy weapon like a flechette launcher or a plasma missile, or if you’d prefer to dominate a back alley brawl with a pair of vibro-knucklers, Dangerous Covenants has you covered. In addition, the book introduces some new ships, ranging from small, single-seat starfighters to full-sized cruisers.

When it comes to GM advice and guidance, Dangerous Covenants has a whole range of suggestions. These range from practical details (if a Hired Gun is actually working as a Hired Gun, how much are jobs like protection, mercenary work, and sabotage going to pay?) to overarching campaign guidance, and everything in between.

Thanks, Sam! Dangerous Covenants will be available in the first quarter of 2014! In the meantime, keep checking back here for more news and previews regarding Dangerous Covenants and Edge of the Empire!

Participate in grim and gritty adventures on the fringes of the Star Wars universe with Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™. Edge of the Empire is a complete standalone roleplay system that transports players to some of the shadiest locations in the Outer Rim, the underbelly of the Core Worlds, and everywhere else in-between!

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