FFG: Star Wars RPG 30th Anniversary Edition

Get ready for a Nostagia Bomb – it’s the return of the classic Star Wars Roleplaying Game: 30th Anniversary Edition!

First published in 1987 by West End Games, the Star Wars RPG was a game changer for fans. Not only could you enjoy the rich tapestry of Star Wars, now you could run your OWN adventures. 30 years later, Fantasy Flight Games is bringing the classic back in a new Hardcover set!

via Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition!

The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition faithfully recreates Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as high-quality, hardbound tomes that feature all the original game rules, information, and graphic design. These are printed on higher quality paper than the original versions and shrinkwrapped together in a stylized slipcase that features the original cover art on a clean black background.

Every bit as playable now as it was in 1987, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game offers fast d6-based action along with unique takes on the ideas of roleplaying, designing adventures, running adventures, and the nature of the Force. The rulebook also introduces a full-length adventure, “Rebel Breakout,” and The Star Wars Sourcebook provides you with a wealth of information that you could use to populate additional adventures, including detailed descriptions of starfighters, capital ships, droids, aliens, blasters, lightsabers, and combat vehicles like the AT-AT and AT-ST.

That’s right folks – this is a basically a reprint of the classic system, but now in a much fancier format. These books weren’t just important for the RPG players, they also helped to keep the canon of Star Wars alive. The source book helped to codify the aliens races like the Twi’lek, Rodian, and the Quarren. Also Timothy Zahn, a major contributor to the Star Wars Universe and writer of the Thrawn Trilogy, used this same source material for reference. But the influence of this game doesn’t stop there – Pablo Hidalgo has cited this book as inspiration for the writers’ bible that was developed for the Lucasfilm Story Group! And the list goes on…

The Star Wars RPG and Source book were a major part of what kept Star Wars going and improving in a time when it didn’t look like we would be getting any more movies. It kept the fans of RPGs playing in the Star Wars universe and inspired countless stories in a galaxy far, far away. Now, FFG is bringing it back and I really want to get my hands on a copy!

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition

Few books or games have had as enduring an impact upon the Star Wars galaxy and its fans as Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game. Originally published by West End Games in 1987, it arrived at a time when the future of the Star Wars galaxy was uncertain, and it captivated a whole generation of gamers with rules and guidelines that made it easy to design and enjoy adventures truly worthy of the Star Wars universe and its ongoing space opera.

Our Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition is a faithful, limited edition recreation of both Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars™ Sourcebook, both printed with higher quality than the originals and packaged in a stylized slipcase.

 

Pre-orders are live now! This book is limited and is scheduled to ship in Q4 of 2017!

  • Xodis

    Really considering picking this up.

  • zeno666

    So this is the classic D6 system?
    If so, I’m in!

  • Stonewall

    I still have my original books somewhere 😉

  • bobrunnicles

    Still got a pretty vast collection of this on the shelf from the original book all the way through to the Revised & Expanded edition and the DarkStryder campaign set. Awesome game, had a TON of fun with this.

  • euansmith

    All I remember was that Imperial Stormtroopers seemed to be far better shots in the game than in the film.

    • Xodis

      Just remember how amazing their shots were in the first 5 minutes of A New Hope….that was before the heroes got +5 Plot Armor lol

  • Sleeplessknight

    I’ve still got my originals.

  • sniperjack

    I have them all near me and i prefer the 2nd revised and expanded version. All these nice memories. How many hours i had get out of these, before i got into tabletop. And i still want to travel the Kathol sector.
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  • Baldrick

    I still have mine and some adventures. Great system. Loved it. Storm troopers could hit nothing…lol……wow….30 yrs! I think I got mine in ’89………..

  • Damn I’m old. Remember when this first came out and our group stopped playing everything else for a while, we loved it. Depending on price I may buy this just for the nostalgia.