Monday, 7 January 2013


 by Fantasy Flight Games

OK its been awhile since I posted something, so just came back from the local gameshop and, how can a Starwars nut not have this?

1 Adventure Book, 1 Rulebook, 1 intro sheet, 1 double sided map, 4 Character folios, 14 Custom dice, 8 Destiny tokens, 35 Character tokens, 5 Vehicle tokens.

This introductory set is decently presented, with a set of colorful custom dice, which takes a bit of getting use to. Each symbol represent Success/Failure, Advantge/Threat, etc. there are 7 dice types altogether, and each are used for their specific functions, there is the Ability die, Proficiency die, Difficulty die, Challenge die, Boost die, Setback die and the Force die.

It is also for beginners who have not touched any RPGS[Role Playing games ] in mind, with easy to follow booklets like "READ THIS FIRST", and "READ THIS LAST", etc...

The art is beautifully drawn but wait, there's no decent chicks?!

Even Oskara the bounty hunter, the twliek on one of the character's folio, seems to want to rip your guts out lol...

The cover art on the box looks "adventure" already, personally I prefer the Invasion of Theed's cover art even though its more "cartoony"...did I say the Jedi chick is cute?

Other than THAT, this is a really nice product, the art is great, and rules are easy to follow.


The intro game probably takes place somewhere between Episode 4 - 6, between A New Hope to Return of the Jedi, and had the players all trying to escape the servants and henchmen of a Hutt boss in Mos Eisley called Mos Shuuta, and plans to steal the Krayt Fang, a Millennium Falcon-like YT-1300 freighter from a Trandosan.

The story is nicely interwoven, with Teemo the Hutt as the main boss villain.

 The character folio are stock presented with a good background and layout so players can easily connect to each other and get the game going [and easy for the Game Master].

The hard paper round tokens are useful for beginners, for the old geezers, some Star Wars miniatures are on the way!!

Why not? Even as a proud owner who had the old D6 version West End Games, the Wizard of the Coast minis games, and the D20 ones, the material presented is good although it doesnt allow you to create specific characters, a certain tweak or mod shouldnt be a problem [althought because there's no Jedi characters, you might need to get the core rulebook...] this addition, however is a good, neatly packed Introductory set which will appeal to new and old gamers alike, adding to their collection of their Star Wars RPG.

1 comment:

  1. Nice little writeup. I've been back and forth about waiting for the actual book release. I think not having character creation rules is a bit of a deal breaker for me though. Thanks for the info!