Feel the Conflict

The Force and Destiny Beta Rulebook Is Now Available

“Anger… fear… aggression. The dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”     –Yoda

Use the Force, but use it wisely.

In the Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™ Roleplaying Game, you become one of the galaxy’s few remaining Force users – one of the few individuals capable of reaching out and touching the power that shares the fate of the galaxy. You will be hunted by the Empire and mistrusted by wary individuals who think of Jedi as the forgotten followers of a hokey religion. You will be forced to draw upon the Force to defend yourself and the lives of innocents. And you will be tempted by the dark side.

Will you be able to withstand the dark side and its lures? Will you fulfill your destiny and help to reestablish the Jedi Order? The time has come to master your feelings. The Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™ Beta rulebook is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

Pick up your copy today, and then contribute your feedback to help make Force and Destiny the best possible roleplaying experience for Force users in the Star Wars galaxy.

Force and Destiny at Gen Con Indy 2014

The Force and Destiny Beta already made its debut at Gen Con Indy 2014. Attendees were able to both pick up early copies of the Beta rulebook and sit down with the game’s developers for demos and full-length game sessions. The developers were encouraged by the enthusiastic initial response and have offered to share some of what they saw as the weekend’s highlights:

Andrew Fischer

“The reaction to Force and Destiny on the Exhibit Hall floor was fantastic. I was running demos that ran twenty to thirty minutes, and it was exciting to see people jump in and start using the Force and dueling with lightsabers after just a few minutes.

Players learn how to use their characters’ talents and Force powers during a demo.

“One of the most exciting things for me to see was all the imaginative ways that people used their characters’ different powers to their advantage. One had the Misdirect power which allowed her to trick her opponents’ senses, causing them to see (or not see) certain things. Some players used this ability to hide themselves from view, while others created multiple illusionary copies of themselves, and still others caused Stormtroopers to see each other as enemies.”

Dan Clark

“I ran the Lost Legacies adventure for Force and Destiny four times over the course of the wekened. Three of those sessions ended with the explosive decompression of a derelict Jedi starship. Apparently, adding lightsabers to a derelict ship is a recipe for disaster. (Or maybe it’s just that Player Characters plus lightsabers plus anything is a recipe for sessions full of explosions.)

Players enjoy themselves during a session at Gen Con.

“What impressed me the most was the way the players really engaged with the Morality system. Many of them voluntarily took Conflict when they played into their emotional weaknesses and made in-character decisions based on their emotional traits. It was great to see perfect strangers engage so fully with their pre-generated characters.”

Max Brooke

“One of the best things about running Force and Destiny sessions at Gen Con was that it gave me the chance to watch players interact with Morality and Conflict. In Force and Destiny, these mechanics represent the temptations of the dark side of the Force and your struggles to resist the lure of easy power. It was interesting to see how these drove the decisions people made for their characters.

“Some players worked hard to avoid the accumulation of Conflict, and they took the high road at all times, even letting their characters fail to manifest their powers when they rolled dark side results on the Force die. Others were more willing to make compromises to get results, and a few players actively chose to have their characters pursue power and Conflict almost every chance they got!

Morality lies at the heart of the Force and Destiny roleplaying experience.

“Given how important the internal struggle between good and evil is within Star Wars, it was awesome to see different characters playing this iconic battle out in their own individual ways.”

You Must Learn Control

Master your emotions, or give into the temptations of the dark side. Either way, the power of the Force lies within reach.

The Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beta rulebook is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore. The Beta is your chance to get into the action along with the first wave of players and to help us ensure that the final Force and Destiny system will be the best possible roleplaying expression of the Force and the legacy of the Jedi. Join the Beta today, and help rebuild the Jedi Order!

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