Does anyone know the name of the role playing game from around the 80s (or possibly 70s) that was sort of a Star Wars ripoff?

  • There was combat, experience points you could earn.
  • There were tall Jawa type creatures with glowing eyes that had swords like lightsabers.
  • There were bug type aliens.
  • They used something similar to the force but it was called something slightly generic.
  • The characters could be mercenaries or humans, and when character building you could only have a dyed color of hair.

I don't think it was Star Frontiers, and I can't recall if the dice used was D10 or D20.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the site! Take the tour. Can you remember any other details about this system (such as names, artwork, or dice involved) that could help identify it? \$\endgroup\$ – MikeQ Feb 27 at 2:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Reminder: Don't answer in comments (including partial or speculative answers). If people think they might have an idea of what RPG the OP is thinking of, they should leave that as an answer. If they're not confident of their answer, they can ask for further clarification about specific aspects of the remembered RPG before leaving that answer, e.g. if there are many RPGs that might fit the description, or if they think OP might be misremembering a certain detail. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 27 at 3:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ Were the only aliens the Jawalike dudes and the bugs? Were the bugs sentient like in Alien or drones like in Starship Troopers? Were the Force powers so generic as to be called simply psionics? Was mercenary a race like human? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Feb 27 at 15:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ What was the production value of the books/materials? Was it commercial TSR-looking stuff or did it seem more home grown? Did it come in a boxed set with dice or was it just a book/booklet? \$\endgroup\$ – krb Feb 27 at 17:54

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