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 powerful?
As they were spotted by the informants, the Noble of the party was engaging in the classic "pretend to recognize someone and hug them so you can whisper secrets" gambit with Maya. Therefore, when the Stormtroopers arrived, they were standing side by side. Our Scoundrel went first, firing her Ion Pistol and missing. With instructions to take Maya in alive, one Stormtrooper shot her with a stun bolt while the other fired a lethal bolt at the Noble. Maya was hit and stunned into unconsciousness, while the Noble was missed. The Noble then dropped both informants with autofire from her blaster rifle, and the Jedi dropped both Stormtroopers with Force Slam. End of battle.
Did I run this badly? Should the PCs be doing that much damage? Or is it just that Star Wars has a lot more lethal combat than Pathfinder (which is what we're used to) and our expectations need to adjust?