Star Wars: Force and Destiny

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.”
   –Obi-Wan Kenobi

Experience the power of the Force in the Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™ roleplaying game! As a Force-sensitive outcast struggling to survive under Imperial rule, you can bring justice to the galaxy, search for the lost remnants of the Jedi order, or fall victim to the dark side’s temptations. Whether you choose the light side or the dark, a powerful destiny awaits you in Force and Destiny.

The Galaxy Under the Empire

“You know of the Rebellion against the Empire?"
   
–Luke Skywalker

For decades the Empire has governed the galaxy. From bustling Coruscant to the deserts of Tatooine, stormtroopers mercilessly enforce the letter of harsh Imperial laws and oppress the weak. The Jedi Order was abolished when Chancellor Palapatine became Emperor, and the Jedi themselves are dead. As a Force-sensitive living under Imperial rule, you are also an outcast, whether you were once affiliated with the Jedi Order or have grown up completely unaware of its existence. You must either keep your power secret from Imperial discovery at risk of imprisonment, torture, and death, or else perpetually fight for survival.

How you use the Force and engage with the Empire are up to you. Your adventures in Force and Destiny may compel you to protect the downtrodden on a planet in the Outer Rim, give you a prominent role in the growing Rebel Alliance, or lead you on a quest to find a lost holocron containing the diaries of a legendary Jedi master. In Lessons from the Past, the adventure included in the Core Rulebook, players race the Empire to search the wreckage of a lost Jedi starship that is rumored to contain priceless artifacts. What you find in that starship might inspire you to resurrect the Jedi Order, guide you towards a greater understanding of the Force, or launch your fall towards the dark side.

Find Your True Character

“I’ll never turn to the dark side.”
   
–Luke Skywalker 

The power of the Force coursing through your mind and body makes you capable of extraordinary feats and binds you to a great destiny. Yet the destiny of every Force-sensitive is unique. All six Careers featured in the Core Rulebook offers a set of incredible abilities and a specific approach to life guided by the Force. As a compassionate Guardian you could use your lightsaber to aid the helpless and oppressed. Or, you could become a scholarly Consular and follow the Force’s guidance as you play dangerous games of Imperial politics. You might find your calling as a Seeker, fighting the dark side throughout the galaxy, or as a Sentinel, enforcing justice in the shadows of a city’s seedy underworld.

In addition to your species, Career, and Specialization, you select skills to help you along your journey and a few talents, perhaps some rooted in the Force. Above all, you determine your character’s Morality—that is, his internal balance between good and evil. You may begin with a neutral morality and gradually show your colors, or lean towards light or dark from the inception. Every choice you make in the game is a chance to prove your commitment to the light side or to fall victim to the dark side’s allure. The path from light to dark is quick and easy to tread, but the path from dark to light is steep and challenging.

The Ways of the Force

“I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.” 
   –Luke Skywalker

As in our other Star Wars roleplaying games, Age of Rebellion and Edge of the Empire, the core mechanic of Force and Destiny is a skill check in which you roll a pool of dice to determine whether your action succeeds or fails. Custom storytelling dice not only let you see easily if you have succeeded or not, but provide opportunities to gain advantages despite a failure, or experience a setback even when the immediate action is successful. Every skill check contains countless dramatic possibilities that can change the shape of your story.

Central to the action of Force and Destiny is the Force die, covered in easy-to-interpret symbols representing the light side and the dark side of the Force. If you remain on the light side, you’ll need to roll light Force results to succeed when using the Force—but you always have the option to use dark side results to generate additional Force points. Every time you choose to do so, however, you descend a little towards the dark side.

Find Your Destiny

“I wish I could go with you.”
   
–Princess Leia

In Force and Destiny, you can take part in the epic conflicts of the Galactic Civil War as a young Twi'lek seeking to develop her Force powers, or a seasoned Zabrak Warrior who remembers the Clone Wars. You might even play a Force-sensitive Ace Pilot using specializations and species from Age of Rebellion, or a Scoundrel from Edge of the Empire who has joined up with a group of Force users for his own personal gain. All three roleplaying systems are fully cross-compatible, allowing you to fly starships from Age of Rebellion as you flee from Imperial pursuers, or use the Force to help you smuggle valuable contraband out of Hutt space. Together, Edge of the EmpireAge of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny open up the vast expanses of the entire Star Wars universe for your exploration.

Your destiny lies ahead. May the Force be with you.

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