Use the Force

Announcing the STAR WARS (R): Force and Destiny (TM) Core Rulebook

“My ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
   –Master Yoda

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™ Core Rulebook and Game Master’s Kit.

The power of the Force flows through you. All your life you have felt it and used it, perhaps even unconsciously. Now, at last, you have found others like you who can sense and manipulate the Force, others willing to risk their lives for the sake of justice, for the sake of bettering the galaxy. Together, you are searching for the secrets of the outlawed Jedi Order and fighting against any evil that you encounter, including the Empire. Guiding you on your journey is the Force and Destiny Core Rulebook, which contains everything necessary for you to experience the Force’s immense power and take part in action-filled, epic adventures set in the Star Wars universe.

Outcasts in a War-Torn Galaxy

“For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.”
   –Obi-Wan Kenobi

With a single, brutal, masterful stroke, Chancellor Palpatine took over the galactic government and abolished the Jedi Order. The Clone Wars ended and the Empire was born. Over the following decades, resistance against the Empire slowly strengthened until at last an organized Rebellion formed and destroyed the first Death Star, beginning a great civil war. Force and Destiny takes place in this war-torn galaxy, where Force-sensitives and anyone with ties to the Jedi must keep secret their power at risk of imprisonment and death.

While Force and Destiny is a complete and independent roleplaying system, it is also fully cross-compatible with our other two Star Wars roleplaying games, Age of Rebellion and Edge of the Empire, set in the same time period. You could send Force-sensitives from Force and Destiny to the lawless locations featured in Edge of the Empire, or create a Rebel cell composed of outcast Force-users and idealistic Colonists who take on the Empire in an adventure from Age of the Rebellion.

The Balance Between Light and Dark

“Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”
   – Master Yoda

As Force-sensitive characters, you and the others in your group must learn to use the Force without the guidance of the Jedi Order. You also live with the constant threat of Imperial discovery, and will likely have to fight for your survival. You may choose to spend your life in the shadows, defending the downtrodden and carefully walking the line between good and evil. Or, you may join the Rebellion and battle the Empire from the pilot’s seat of a straighter. No matter what your character’s background, career, or ultimate aims, you will no doubt take on incredible missions and perform legendary deeds.

Your character will inevitably be forced to make difficult choices, and there will be countless opportunities to demonstrate your honor or surrender to violence, self-interest, and evil. Would you commit murder to free an enslaved friend? Would you use torture to elicit information that might save thousands of lives? In Force and Destiny, Morality is a defining aspect of character. Torture, failing to prevent another’s cruelty, even theft can pull you towards the dark side. Once fallen, you will have to relentlessly prove your commitment to the light side before you can leave the dark side behind.

The Stuff of Legends

“Yes, Artoo, I was just coming to that.”
   –Threepio

The heart of every Force and Destiny campaign is the 448-page Core Rulebook, beautifully illustrated with original art to immerse you fully in the Star Wars universe. In the Core Rulebook’s thirteen chapters you’ll find everything you need to play the game, from instructions on creating complex Force-sensitive characters to a thorough guide to the game’s narrative dice system. Entire chapters are dedicated to skills, talents, gear and weapons (including lightsabers), vehicles and starships, and of course, the Force itself.

For game masters, the Core Rulebook includes a chapter with helpful suggestions about running game sessions, developing a campaign, and handling your PCs’ ever-shifting Morality. You’ll also find detailed information about galactic geography, a history of the Jedi and Sith Orders from their ancient past until the Galactic Civil War, a catalogue of NPC adversaries, and a complete, stand-alone adventure, Lessons of the Past, to begin your Force and Destiny campaign.

Mastering the Force

“You’ll find I’m full of surprises.”
   –Luke Skywalker

The Force and Destiny Game Master’s Kit places right before your eyes all the information that you need to lead session of Force and Destiny. A GM screen not only helps you conceal your plots and machinations from the PCs, but features convenient reference charts that cover topics from vehicle critical hits to spending advantage and triumph results in combat.

The GM Kit also features detailed guidelines for knight-level play, in which PCs start an adventure with advanced capabilities, and for crafting custom lightsabers from materials that characters may encounter in their adventures. Above all, it contains a complete two-to-three session adventure, Hidden Depths, which can either stand on its own or tie in with the adventure in the Core Rulebook.

Meet Your Destiny

The Force and Destiny Core Rulebook and GM kit will be available in the third quarter of 2015. In the meantime, visit the Force and Destiny minisite for additional details and, soon, in-depth previews of the game.

Your destiny awaits. May the Force be with you!

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