The Force Is Calling to You
Enjoy New Adventures in the Star Wars™ Galaxy with The Force Awakens™ Beginner Game
"The Force, it's calling to you. Just let it in."
Take your first steps into a galaxy full of adventure with The Force Awakens™ Beginner Game!
Coming in the third quarter of 2016, The Force Awakens Beginner Game allows you to enjoy the action and energy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens through the lens of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game.
Note: Unlike our other Beginner Games, The Force Awakens Beginner Game will not be followed by a new Star Wars RPG game line. Instead, it draws upon the core mechanics shared by Star Wars®: Age of Rebellion™, Star Wars®: Edge of the Empire™, and Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™. Players interested in continuing their Star Wars adventures can do so through any of these fully compatible systems.
You and your friends will travel to Jakku, the remote desert planet above which was waged one of the last great battles of the Galactic Civil War. In that battle, the Empire suffered a horrific defeat, and scores of its warships plummeted into Jakku's arid sands. Shortly afterward, the remnants of the Empire and the nascent New Republic signed their peace treaty, and civilization quickly forgot about Jakku. In the following decades of peace, the planet became a haven for junk scavengers, criminal elements, and those trying to stay hidden from the rest of the galaxy.
It is on this forsaken planet—the same planet that saw the fateful introductions of Rey, BB-8, and Finn—that your adventures begin.
You Are the Heroes
Whether you are new to roleplaying games or a veteran gamer looking to enjoy adventures set amid the conflicts between the Resistance and the First Order, The Force Awakens Beginner Game carries you as deeply into the themes and excitement of the Star Wars universe as you can go. You and your friends become the heroes of the story. You must use your wits to outmaneuver your rivals, and when that's not possible, you must draw your blasters and fight for your lives!
The beauty of roleplaying games lie in their ability to wrap you in a story that you help push forward through your character's decisions and actions. In the adventure that comes with The Force Awakens Beginner Game, you and your friends will determine the fate of valuable secrets lost during the Battle of Jakku. When a band of nomads searching the wastes of Jakku came across a wrecked New Republic corvette, they accessed the remains of its central computer and found evidence of something extremely valuable hidden in a secret vault somewhere within the ship.
However, because the rumors of this secret spread quickly across the desert wastes, they have attracted the attention of the vicious Strus Clan who intend to claim the wreck and its secrets for themselves. Now, as they threaten violence against the nomads, you will determine the fate of a decades-old secret formerly coveted by both the New Republic and the Galactic Empire…
Discover Your Story as You Play
As with all the best roleplaying games, The Force Awakens Beginner Game allows you to weave your story on more than one level. Even as your characters are fighting for their lives and rounding the next twist in their action-packed adventure, you and your friends are developing their personalities and determining whether or not your characters will be able to meet their personal goals.
The Force Awakens Beginner Game launches you into this character-focused side of roleplaying by allowing you to choose from any one of four different heroes. Whether you play as the veteran soldier, the ace pilot, the desert explorer, or the peace-loving Abednedo colonist, you step into the shoes of a fully realized person, complete with a unique history and skill set.
You'll find your character's history and motivations described on the back of your four-page character portfolio. Each has been carefully developed to ensure you have enough information to get a sense of that character's unique approach to the adventure, but to leave you enough room to portray the character's actions and growth according to your own tastes.
The Easiest Game to Master
There is, however, a dark truth to The Force Awakens Beginner Game. It is that when your group sits down to play, not all of you will become heroes. One of you will assume the role of Game Master, and as Game Master, you will be the invisible hand behind all the galaxy's evils. Nonetheless, you will not be evil, yourself. Instead, as Game Master, your role is more akin to that of the Force, the power that flows through all things—dark and light alike.
The Game Master is the most important player in any roleplaying session, responsible for presenting the world that the hero characters inhabit. As the story moves forward, it is the Game Master's responsibility to have villains, allies, and bystanders react to the heroes' actions. It is your duty to help the other players understand the different actions they may take and to interpret the results of their efforts. And The Force Awakens Beginner Game makes it easy for anyone to step into the Game Master's role.
Designed to be a "learn as you go" experience for both players and Game Masters, The Force Awakens Beginner Game provides a complete adventure, along with helpful tips for running the characters through its different scenes. You'll find all the applicable rules neatly summarized next to the situations in which they'll first come into play. Even with zero previous roleplaying experience, you'll be able to weave together a thrilling and flawless Star Wars adventure for you and your friends to enjoy.
These Are Your First Steps
Loved The Force Awakens? The Force Awakens Beginner Game is your chance to take your next steps into the Star Wars universe and live through a brand-new Star Wars adventure!
Even though the Beginner Game is a standalone introduction to Star Wars roleplaying, it is possible for your characters to continue their adventures elsewhere in the galaxy. In fact, there are so many ways to enjoy the Star Wars galaxy, that Fantasy Flight Games has created three separate systems, all of which are fully compatible with The Force Awakens Beginner Game and with each other, but that each pursue a different experience within the Star Wars universe. You can learn more about these systems and how they related to The Force Awakens Beginner Game by visiting our The Force Awakens Beginner Game website.
The Force Awakens Beginner Game is scheduled to arrive to retailers in the third quarter of 2016!