Star Wars: Roleplaying Game - Saga Edition, which was published by Wizards of the Coast from 2007-2010 and is built on modified d20 System mechanics.

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When do I need to declare I'm blocking in Star Wars Saga Edition?

Block/Deflect state that "as a reaction, you may negate a melee/ranged attack by making a successful Use the Force check". I'm unclear on the timing of reactions. Do I have to declare block/deflect ...
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Does a character get all Skills or just Class Skills?

Introduction A friend and I have recently decided to give Star Wars Saga Edition a go and before we introduce it to our entire group, we want to run a few short 1-on-1 adventures to get the hang of ...
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Does an ordinary sword get cut in half when a lightsaber blocks it?

By the rules does a lightsaber cuts an ordinary steel sword in a half when the attack is blocked? For example: A soldier wielding an ordinary steel sword makes an attack attempt against a jedi and the ...
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How unbalancing are additional talents?

I'm currently preparing for my first saga edition game as a gm and I'm using a few houserules others made and also I'm thinking about a few myself. As this I have no real experience with talents ...
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Is a burst attack impossible to shield from with your body?

I was playing a Togorian Elite Soldier wearing a Heavy Battle Armor. He was trying to protect a little girl that was about to get bursted by 3 mercenaries, so he put himself in front of her and kneel ...
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Where are the rules about fire damage?

I have a flamethrower, which deals fire damage, but I don't know where to find the rules about it. Where in the core rule book (or any other book) can I find it?
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Why is a Blaster Rifle worth more than a Blaster Carbine?

I am perplexed by the difference between Blaster Rifles and Blaster Carbines. According to Table 8-4 on page 127 of the Core Book, they are both medium rifles, have the same damage, stun damage, ...
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How Do I Adjust The Star Wars: Saga Edition Challenge Level Formula for More Players?

The guidelines for building encounters in Saga Edition use an average of the total CLs of the enemies and hazards and divides it by 3. A result that is within three levels of the average level of a ...
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In Dawn of Defiance: The Traitor's Gambit, when do the PCs level?

I've been playing no-XP Pathfinder for quite some time and I've gotten out of touch with the XP grind. As an introduction to Star Wars Saga Edition, we're playing through the free campaign Dawn of ...
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How do I read the challenge level in Dawn of Defiance's encounters?

When trying to solve this question, I stumbled over the format of the encounters defined. The first encounter, Promenade Shootout, says "Challenge Level 1", so I awarded my players 200 xp to split. ...
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Should I buy second-hand core rule books?

The problem is that for the particular game which I am playing, Star Wars Saga Edition, the books are out of print. I am relatively new to Star Wars RPG. If the books were on shelves in stores I ...
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Does helpless confer a penalty on ability checks?

If you have to roll an ability check while at the last stage of the condition track before helpless, you take a -10. When you are helpless, do you also take this -10 on things like, say, your "not ...
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Should this encounter have been this easy?

While playing through Dawn of Defiance: The Traitor's Gambit, my 3 first-level PCs defeated the first encounter (CR1) within a single round. Are we misreading some rules or are they meant to be this ...
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What do the skills listed in the starship block do?

I'm just starting a new Star Wars Saga campaign, and the GM has provided us with a (very nice) ship. I'm a bit confused as to what the starship skills section does. Example: Skills Initiative +0, ...
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Does defense bonus from class increase as you level up?

In the Star Wars revised saga edition, classes gain a defense bonus. My question is do they increase as they level up, or do they constantly stay the same unless you multiclass?
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Are there good Star Wars game resources?

I'm working on a Star Wars Saga Edition game, and I was wandering if anyone has any good encounter or adventure sized resources? Particularly, I am looking for interesting locations (such as a droid ...
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Does Hammerblow stack with Mighty Swing or Dual Weapon Mastery?

I'm trying to make a character based on STR and DEX to do great unarmed melee attacks. Now I am wondering: does the Hammerblow talent of the soldier stack with the Mighty Swing feats? As far as I ...
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Star Wars Saga Edition for the 3.5 player

So I'm starting in a new Star Wars Saga Edition game (set just after the end of the Clone Wars) and I've never played this system before. My background is heavy on 3.5, and I read a bit of the first ...
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Can I take Talents as Feats?

While the rules as written seem to imply that talents and feats are seperate, I have noticed that a lot of guides and suggested builds (even answers on this site) seem to imply that you may choose a ...
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How can I pimp my Jedi?

I've just joined a group, starting up a Star Wars: Saga Edition game, beginning at. Naturally, I picked a Jedi, and I've decided to be a Zabrak. The one thing that worries me is, I'm not going to be ...
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Is making a skill check in place of another check still considered the original skill?

I have an ability that allows me to make a "Use the Force" check in place of a "Stealth" check for the purposes of avoiding detection. Is it still considered a "stealth check" and i am just using my ...
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What does crewing and maintaining a ship cost?

Where can I find the rules for hiring/upgrading a crew for a ship? And where I can find maintenance fees?
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Good resources for Star Wars Saga Edition

I was wondering if anyone knew where some good resources for SWSE (Star Wars: Saga Edition) would be. They closed down their official site besides the Dawn of Defiance campaign.
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What is the closest system to Star Wars Saga edition that's still in print?

I'm playing a game of Star Wars Saga Edition with friends, but I was horrified to find that due to ownership of names, and systems etc the book is no longer in print, and getting hold of a copy is ...
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How similar is Star Wars Saga to DnD 4th edition?

Before Dnd 4th ed came out, a lot of articles were printed saying that Star Wars: Saga Edition was like a "preview" of Dnd 4th ed. Now I find myself going the opposite direction: taking a group ...
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Most effective lightsabre dual-wielder at low levels?

It's been implied that my current Jedi character in SWSE might die/be handed in by the party, whilst the GM plays him as an NPC. In that eventuality I'd like to bring out another Jedi but focus on ...
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If I train a skill via a feat, do I get to retrain that skill?

If I have previously trained Perception in Star wars Saga Edition, and I later buy Force Perception (Train Perception, and roll UtF for it instead) can I retrain the skill training lost? The ...
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A Cheap Seeing-Eye Droid?

After a discussion with my GM for our Star Wars Saga edition, I'd like to get a seeing eye droid to help convince my party and NPCs that my Miraluka is actually a blind human. But as I was informed ...
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How can I make the most of Use the Force?

So I have a Force wizard character I'm making for a Star Wars Saga Edition game, who has specialised in the Use the Force skill. There are various ways to use the Use the Force skill in place of other ...
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Why do Decoy Glow rods weigh more?

In the Saga Edition of the Star Wars game, you have the option of buying decoy glow rods. They allow you to store a small item inside of them and they light up (fooling authorities). The only issue ...
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Combining Fight through the Pain and Force of Personality?

In Star wars Saga edition, if I have both Fight through the Pain and Force of Personality can I add my Cha bonus to my will defense and use it for my damage threshold as a reaction, or is 'testing' ...
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What are the differences between Star Wars Revised Edition and Star Wars Saga Edition mechanically?

What are the mechanical differences between Star Wars Revised Edition and Star Wars Saga Edition? Are there any benefits in playing one over the other?
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Can Force Grip rules be applied to an AT-ST?

I have a question about the effectiveness of Force Grip on an AT-ST in particular. On normal targets it will restrict them to only one free action next round but this seems to be rather extreme when ...
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How can I improve my ability to react to spontaneous events in Star Wars: Saga Edition?

I like the spontaneousness of being the DM. My players can surprise me with "Hey, I am gonna throw grenades and detonators to blow up the reactor of a capital ship." and they pass the skills checks. ...