Allies and Adversaries
Announcing a New Sourcebook for Star Wars Roleplaying
The galaxy is in turmoil. No one can escape the Galactic Civil War, especially the troops and commanders who battle on innumerable worlds throughout the stars. Civilians struggle to survive through legitimate or illegal means, while the scale of combat threatens even the wildlife on many worlds. It is these individuals, from lowly droids to powerful Force users, who will decide the outcome of the war and the future of the galaxy.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Allies and Adversaries sourcebook for Star Wars™ Roleplaying!
This sourcebook collects the profiles for heroic Rebels, evil Imperials, and galactic scum and villainy drawn from all three Star Wars Roleplaying game lines, along with a host of brand-new individuals who have never before been profiled. This sourcebook is an essential collection of NPCs, whether you're playing Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, or Force and Destiny. In all, over 130 NPCs are fully statted throughout the book for use in any Star Wars Roleplaying campaign!
Wherever you travel in your Star Wars adventures, the Game Master needs to ensure there are plenty of memorable and exciting Non-Player Characters. After all, while the worlds and locations of Star Wars are iconic, it's the individuals that make this universe so unique. Allies and Adversaries is the perfect resource for bringing these characters to life in Star Wars Roleplaying!
Each NPC entry includes not only the profile for that character or character type, but also plenty of Game Master tips for using the character in your own games—ranging from places where this NPC is likely to be found to how they typically interact with others. Furthermore, ideas for potential encounters with these characters are also presented, giving Game Masters the seeds they need to easily incorporate these characters into their campaign.
Read on to discover some of the characters featured in the book, and how they can slot into your campaigns.
Beacon of Hope
Jyn Erso’s fight against the Empire started with the loss of her parents at a young age. In truth, her father, Galen Erso, put her on this path with the family’s escape from his Imperial servitude. After Imperial forces abducted Galen and killed Jyn’s mother, Lyra Erso, on Lah’mu, Saw Gerrera rescued and raised Jyn. For eight years, she learned to fight and hate the Empire alongside extremist insurgents. Though Jyn became an excellent fighter, Saw abandoned her to protect her from those who wished to gain access to her father and his work.
Jyn flies under the radar, keeping to the Outer Rim and using a number of aliases, such as Liana Hallik and Kestrel Dawn. She's a consummate loner who trusts no one, so interactions with the players will typically be short and rude. Though she became a loner after her abandonment, campaigns set years before the Battle of Yavin might find her fighting alongside Saw Gerrera. However you encounter her, Allies and Adversaries provides all the information you need, with full stats and possible encounter ideas.
Emperor Palpatine is almost single-handedly responsible for the destruction of the Republic and the creation of the Galactic Empire… but to the vast majority of the populace, he is simply the Senator from Naboo who rose to prominence and ultimately became Chancellor of the Republic before the Clone Wars erupted.
Most, but certainly not all, galactic citizens would be horrified to know Palpatine’s true identity as a Sith Lord and enemy of the Jedi. They would be equally dismayed to learn how he manipulated those in power into handing him control and then engineered the Clone Wars to secure his position with an iron grip. Palpatine masterfully played both sides without either learning the truth.
Everyone knows who the Emperor is, but it's important to remember that almost no one knows what he truly is. The player characters should fear the Emperor because he embodies unfathomable political and military power, not because of his connection to the dark side. If they're unlucky enough to encounter him, they'll soon learn that the Emperor almost always travels with an overwhelming military escort. Even if they avoid direct contact, his agents are seemingly everywhere, and some are rumored to use the Force. The Emperor might make a surprise public appearance where the players are located if they're currently in Imperial space. In fact, if any of the PCs are Force users, they may even attract the attention of Palpatine's true self, Darth Sidious.
The Legendary Hunter
Widely regarded as the finest bounty hunter in the galaxy, Boba Fett is living the life his father groomed him for. An unaltered clone of Jango Fett, Boba trained under the best bounty hunters since birth, including Jango Fett, Aurra Sing, and Zam Wesell. After a failed attempt to avenge Jango earned Boba a stint at a maximum-security prison on Coruscant, he resumed his training and eventually claimed his father’s mantle as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.
Boba Fett is a bounty hunter who has passed into legend. Stories told of his deeds have been exaggerated and passed along between criminals for years, leading many to surrender just at the sight of his T-shaped visor and Mandalorian armor. Boba Fett is a man of great will, seemingly indestructible and capable of relentless pursuit—he usually stalks targets by intimidating and blasting his way through witnesses until he catches up to them. In combat, he uses his jetpack to ambush and blitz opponents with an arsenal of powerful integrated weaponry.
Part of the Tribe
Ewoks are a species of short, furry, bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor. Their fur coloration ranges from white and tan to brown and even black, with the occasional member having blotchy spots or stripes. Deceptively strong for their size, Ewok hunters are capable of besting larger opponents. Ewoks also have a tribal society, living in vast forest villages built high in the trees of their world. Although their technological level is not high, they have mastered advanced construction techniques and build great platforms, bridges, and huts among the great trunks and limbs. Some Ewoks even sail through the air on gliders made from leather and vines, and for hunting, the Ewoks have developed a variety of weapons such as spears, axes, bows, knives, nets, and slings, as well as larger complex weapons like battering rams and catapults.
Within this section in Allies and Adversaries, Game Masters will find everything they need to add Ewoks to a campaign, including stats for an Ewok Hunter and an Ewok Shaman, and instructions on how to create an Ewok player character!
Friends and Foes
All these characters and more await within Allies and Adversaries, so no matter where your adventure takes you, you'll always be prepared. The galaxy is a diverse place, and players will encounter a wide variety of heroes, villains, and others in their journey. With the Allies and Adversaries sourcebook, you'll can always have an encounter at the ready!
Keep the Star Wars galaxy at your fingertips with Allies and Adversaries (SWR12), available now for pre-order from your local retailer or our website! Look for this sourcebook to release in the second quarter of 2019.