17 August 2012

Join the Beta and Be Among the First to Play

Announcing Edge of the Empire, a STAR WARS (R) Roleplaying Game

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to invite you to the Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire beta test! For over three decades, the Star Wars universe has inspired the imaginations and captured the hearts of generations of fans. Now, we invite you to indulge your creativity and lose yourselves in the fantastic world of the Star Wars Roleplaying experience.

Where can I find a copy?

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire is available on our webstore and through participating North American retailers (international customers should check back here in the coming weeks).

I'm a retailer interested in offering the Beta in my store.

Great! Check out our Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta Retailer Kit.

I have other questions...

And we have answers. Head to our description page for an in-depth Q&A.

To encapsulate the operatic grandeur of the Star Wars universe, the Star Wars Roleplaying Game will be presented in three epic installments. These take place during the height of the Rebel Alliance’s struggle against the Galactic Empire. Star Wars: Edge of the Empire is the first of these installments, focusing on the fringes of society, on the scum and villainy of the galaxy and the explorers and colonists of the Outer Rim. In this game, players take on the roles of hard-hearted bounty hunters, roguish scoundrels, charming smugglers, or fearless explorers trying to survive and thrive on the edges of civilization. Visit our description page to learn more.

In the second installment, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, the players take the fight to the oppressive Galactic Empire as cunning spies, cocky pilots, and dedicated soldiers in the Rebel Alliance. Finally, in Star Wars: Force and Destiny, the players become figures of legend; the last surviving Force users in the galaxy. Hunted by the Empire, they must stay alive, and more importantly, stay true to the ideals of their forebearers—the fabled Jedi. Each of these independent game lines stands alone as a unique gaming experience while fully integrating with the others to form a single unified system.

We here at FFG invite you to join us in the process of creating the best Star Wars Roleplaying experience possible. The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta is a limited edition, 224-page softcover rulebook, and it's a complete game that provides players and Game Masters with all the tools they need to play countless games of Edge of the Empire.

However, it is important to note that some of the elements in this beta are not representative of the final product. Much of the art and background material has been removed to provide a more concise playtesting experience.

Submitting Feedback

There are two main methods for you to submit your feedback. First, we have message boards on the FFG website www.fantasyflightgames.com/edgeoftheempirebeta. You can use this board to discuss the beta test with the other people involved, post questions and feedback, and get news updates from the Star Wars Roleplaying Game team. Second, you can submit any specific reports or feedback directly to the development team at the beta test e-mail address.

When submitting your feedback via e-mail, it is most helpful to us if you consolidate all of your questions and comments into a single document for your entire group. This will help the development team here more easily organize and process all of your comments. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to you for your enthusiasm and your diligence during this beta test. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us and we thank you for helping us in making this game the best it can possibly be. We hope you enjoy the game and have many great adventures in Star Wars: Edge of the Empire!

Your Adventure Begins

Available through our webstore, at Gen Con Indy 2012, and through certain participating retailers, the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta provides you a chance to lead your team of galactic explorers into uncharted regions of the galaxy. Visit our description page to learn more about Edge of the Empire, then pick up your copy!

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