May The Force Be With You…Roleplaying Style With Fantasy Flight Games

by Christine Marie Attardo

Where is the force going? Apparently into a role playing game! Fantasy Flight Games has announced a 30th Anniversary Edition of Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of this game and I’m pretty excited about it. As someone who has played a decent amount of Dungeons and Dragons in my life, I would be totally willing to branch out into a Star Wars themed venture.

This is what Fantasy Flight Games had to say about the upcoming release:

First published in 1987 by West End Games, Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game arrived at a time when the future of the Star Wars galaxy was uncertain. The original trilogy had been completed. There were no plans for additional films. It was as if a hundred million voices had cheered at the Rebellion’s triumph and then suddenly went silent…

But the Star Wars galaxy is too vibrant, too dynamic, and too full of adventure to simply fade away. Even after the Jedi had returned, the Empire had been toppled, and the original trilogy had been completed, the galaxy begged for further exploration.

This was where Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game came in. With its award-winning ruleset, its focus on operatic space adventures, and the many starships, vehicles, droids, creatures, and aliens detailed in its sourcebook, West End Games didn’t just allow Star Wars fans to continue pursuing the ways of the Force, it left an enduring impression upon the galaxy itself.

Pretty cool, huh? The game is making it’s big return with two limited edition hardcover books. One will cover the game rules and the other will be a sourcebook. I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the collection. Who wants to play with me?

The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game is scheduled to release at the end of this year so keep your eyes peeled! For more information, head on over to their website.