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FFG SW RPG anyone? :D

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Video/Tabletop Games' started by Angelman, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Angelman

    Angelman Servant to the Whills & Slave to the Muses
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    There's a ton of books to the game. There are three settings, each with 10-12 or so books (careers and the like), plus some "setting agnostic" books, too. All in all, I would guess there to be around 40 books for the game, pluss loads of decks of cards.

    That said, I feel they stretched the content to the limits and the books are pretty word-heavy with little actually said. I guess that in a random 98 page sourcebook, there are perhaps 6-8 pages of stuff that I'll actually use/reference much. On the other hand, publishers need to make money so I'm happy to buy the books even though I won't use all of them much.

    It should also be mentioned that Fantasy Flight Games seemes to have discontinued the game (with one additional book in the print), and in fact there are reports that the entire RPG department is in the state of being disbanded. So, not great news for the game. Still, it is pretty much a complete game as it is, so grab all you can get before the books become scarse and you'll be able to play the game loooong after the books are out of print :)
     
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    I know there was a whole ton of Warhammer games that it seems are no longer produced, titles like:
    • Dark Heresy
    • Rogue Trader
    • Deathwatch
    • Only War
    I would hate the same to happen to SW. Again it is a budgeting issue.
     
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    (I don't play W40K stuff, although I do play a lot of WFRP. But back on topic)

    SW is such a huge franchise that there will always be RPGs attached to it. If FFG drops the game(s) today, there will be new companies ready to take over within a couple of years. Of course, that means you'll have to invest in core rules and core setting all over again, but all right. I would love for there to eventually be an RPG attched to Project Luminous; I'm already thinking about running games in that setting!!!
     
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    Hopefully, there will be a definitive guide to this new setting that you can use.
     
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    I used to play the system called "Sagas" I think, many years back, and only recently found out about the FFG. It looks interesting, and I'd like to get into it, but can't seem to find any resources to skim over and decide, for free. I don't need the whole core rulebook, just some of the basic rules and character creation to get an idea of how they handle it.

    What has your experience with the system been like?
     
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    The system has been a blast thus far. It's very fiddly but a pretty strong game mechanic, and very well integrated overall. In short, after some... 15-20 sessions, I like it a lot.

    But, it is difficult to find the books anymore. FFG have discontingued the line and passed its RPG responcibilities over to Edge Studios (who have hinted they'll be ready to show off what their future entails next year - hopefully they'll do some more Star Wars :) ). To check out the rules for free, you could do worste than YouTube. "Legends of the Galaxy" is a pretty big community (but I don't know them too well), and they have several YouTube vids and stuff: http://www.legendsofthegalaxy.com/Learn-To-Play/
     
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