The Galaxy Awaits
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition Is Available Now
"You've taken your first step into a larger world."
–Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope
For over forty years, Star Wars has inspired a legion of fans with dreams of a galaxy far, far away. Ten years after the release of A New Hope, these fans found a way to craft their own Star Wars adventures with Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game from West End Games. Since then, a variety of media has brought the worlds of Star Wars to life in different ways, but many can trace their roots back to this original game. And now, you can reignite that sense of adventure all over again.
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition is available now at your local retailer or online through our website!
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game was first released in 1987 and allowed fans of the epic saga to craft their own adventures in the Star Wars galaxy. Not only that, the rulebook and its companion sourcebook were instrumental in developing concepts and revealing information about Star Wars lore that would help to shape the canon for years to come. Now, forty years after the debut of A New Hope and thirty years after its first printing, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game makes its return as a limited edition set of two lovingly recreated, hardcover books, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars™ Sourcebook!
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition includes both of these historic books, and acknowledges their importance with a forward from Lucasfilm Story Group Member Pablo Hidalgo. This is one of the few changes from the original books found in the 30th Anniversary Edition; you’ll also find a few updated photos, pieces of concept art, and advertisements, but they're all carefully designed to match the book's original style, including its alternating use of black-and-white and full color.
An Ancient Religion
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition features an award-winning roleplaying system developed over thirty years ago. Using twenty-four character templates and a handful of six-sided dice, the system was praised for its intuitiveness and flexibility. Players could immediately throw themselves into the action through a Game Master’s custom adventure or with “Rebel Breakout,” a pre-written adventure featured in the rulebook.
The rulebook goes into great depth when examining what it means to tell a story in the Star Wars galaxy. Not only does the book give you all the tools you need craft your own adventures, the rulebook's chapter on "Designing Adventures" so clearly and effectively deconstructed the particular nature of space opera to which Star Wars belongs that Pablo Hidalgo cites it as inspiration for the writers' bible he developed for the Lucasfilm Story Group.
For a closer look at the gameplay systems of Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition, click here!
A Larger World
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition also includes The Star Wars Sourcebook. A companion piece to the core rules, The Star Wars Sourcebook was instrumental in revealing Star Wars knowledge, such as the names of Ithorians, Twi’leks, Rodians and more.
The Star Wars Sourcebook explores the galaxy with style and flair. Not do you get a full breakdown of various ships, alien races, weapons, and characters, but the information is presented in ways designed to immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy. Expect to read intercepted Imperial transmissions, fictitious author forwards, and a technical readout of the Millennium Falcon, signed by Han Solo himself.
The Star Wars Sourcebook served as a fountain of information for fans thirty years ago, and a deeper look at its contents can be found here!
Don’t Underestimate the Force
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game is a piece of history from an era when the future of Star Wars was uncertain. The original release of the West End Games edition provided fans with a way to envision their own new adventures in the galaxy, even if they weren’t sure if they would ever see the saga on the big screen ever again. Now, the re-release of the classic game comes at a time when Star Wars is bigger than ever, still providing that same gateway into adventure.
Visit a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition (SWW01), available at your local retailer or online through our website now!