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Tips and help on doubts for our first FATE adventure [closed]

We have just started a Star Wars adventure with FATE. As with every game, we found the first actions that for which we don’t know the best rule to apply. Can you help me? The jedi want to move a ...
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Sources for Benchmarks of Prices in the Star Wars Universe

I am planning to run a Star Wars campaign, and I would like to get a better feel for the setting's economical 'realities', such as approximate relative prices of things and services. I understand that ...
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No Setback Die to Reduce

Assume a situation where i can reduce setback by 1 die but i have no more setback to reduce/eliminate; Does that remaining reduction disappear? Some of these features that allow setback reduction are ...
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How can I make my Sith Lord Boss fight have multiple enemies?

So, as you may have seen from my earlier question about this campaign, I am a DM in a Star Wars D&D campaign. The climax of a long series of adventures is a fight with a Sith Lord. After ...
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How to run a month-long chase in Star Wars D&D

I am running a D&D 5e Star Wars campaign. The characters received a prophecy that told them the only way to prevent galaxy-ending destruction was to kill the Sith Lord, and that it must be done ...
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Is this homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses?

Is the following homebrew Oath of the Jedi paladin subclass balanced compared to the official subclasses? Oath Spells You gain oath spells at the following levels: 3rd - Jump, Catapult ...
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How can I meet the needs of players in a party whose characters have opposite alignments?

I am currently DMing a Star Wars D&D campaign. One character has a backstory that includes 'setting orphans on fire'. Needless to say, he is a murder hobo and a Sith. One of my other characters ...
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How can I keep my players motivated?

I am running a Star Wars (d20) campaign in which the players are playing as a group of smugglers. Originally, I was going to use debt as a motivator, and I gave them 350k credits of it (mostly for ...
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What should I keep in mind when running a Star Wars game?

It is our group's first time running a Star Wars campaign ever, and it seems that the role of GM has fallen to me. (For context, our group has previously played: D&D 5e AD&D 1e Call of ...
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How to determine treasure for characters who aren't materialistic?

I am putting together a campaign for my daughters - late high school / early college age - using the SW5e ruleset. Effectively, this is a total conversion of the standard D&D 5e rules into the ...
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How can my players take on a bigger-sized ship?

A friend and I have been alternating mastering a game of Star Wars D6 by WEG. It's not really a full blown campaign, more like a series of one-shots loosely linked together. And we came across a major ...
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Player is obsessed with shaving my wookiee

We're playing the Star Wars RPG but this problem isn't system specific. It's normal for this group to drop character, usually for jokes and chatter, so that isn't something that can be addressed. ...
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What do smugglers earn?

The newest bounty hunter book at least has information on what bounty hunters earn for what job. Is there anything similar for smugglers somewhere about what they earn, and if so where can I find it?
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Points in Pool of Destiny

I'm trying to understand how the Pool of Destiny works in Star Wars. In Edge of the Empire page 28 it says ...players could theoretically "lock" all the Destiny Points and simply not spend any ...
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Where can I find more information about the Kel'Dor? [closed]

I'm joining a Star Wars Pen & Paper Roleplay Group. I already generated my character with the GM; a Kel'Dor. I was searching in the rulebooks we have for more information about the Kel'Dor and ...
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How should I deal with players who prefer "realistic" approaches to challenges?

this is my first time asking on here so I hope I'm asking a viable question. So I'm currently GMing for a four man party in my Force and Destiny game. The party is made up of three Force-users and a ...
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How to embed a Force user (w/ metaphysical powers) into a technical party? [closed]

We're gonna start a Force and Destiny Star Wars campaign soon, and as the Star Wars expert and hard sci-fi fan I'm (happily) the GM. The issue is that one player is into high fantasy so as a Force ...
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Is it possible to buy weapon attachment modifications?

In SWEotE, according to core rules, you buy weapon attachments / add-ons - as many as the weapon has slots are possible. You can then modify them by spending 100 credits and passing a hard (3x ...
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How do you heal a crippling critical?

Note: Follow up to: Can permanent critical damage be healed/prevented? SWEotE has one specific entry in the Critical Injuries table: Crippled: One of the target's limbs (selected by the GM) is ...
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Can permanent critical damage be healed/prevented?

I'm trying to understand how healing critical damage /critical injuries in SWEotE works. The rulebook is clear for the easy stuff: if you get a scratch, or are stunned e.g., the effect is (...
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Melee vs. short Blaster in SWEotE?

We had a situation where my blaster pistol wielding character was attacked by a opponent with a melee weapon. What ensued was that the opponent closed into melee range and attacked, then on my turn ...
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Making sense of Weapon Modifications in SWEOTE?

There is a thing in Star Wars Edge of the Empire with regard to weapon modifications (Chapter 5: Equipment)* that I just don't get: It states that if you get a Despair symbol, the equipment is ...
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Wanting to start a Star Wars D&D campaign, but I want to really have deep political depth [closed]

I feel good as far as the star wars base setting, however I am struggling with how to add political depth to it. I would like to add some tough decisions that could change the way the game plays ...
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Edge of the Empire -- what Sith exist in this period? [closed]

Does anyone know where I can find a good resource to see the generally agreed upon living sith/jedi in the edge of the empire time period? I suppose the game justifies that there are living, trained ...
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What Should I Bring To My First RPG?

So, I'm playing my first tabletop with other people this weekend, and I have no idea what I need to prepare or bring with me. It's an event for newbs like me at a local store (it's a Star Wars RPG if ...
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How much does a holocron weigh?

Despite every D20 flavor of the Star Wars RPG dedicating several pages throughout multiple books to the subject of holocrons, not a single one of them appears to mention their weight. My gaming group ...
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Is there a lifepath system for the Star Wars setting? [closed]

I'm looking for a system for generating characters similar to the system used by the MechWarrior Third Edition RPG. At each stage in a character's life from early childhood into adulthood the player ...
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Which Destiny should be given to a player who wants to rebuild the Jedi Order? [closed]

Introduction I am currently running my first-ever campaign in Star Wars: Saga Edition: a mildly revised version of the module Dawn of Defiance. Dawn of Defiance, for those of you who do not know, ...
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How do I Force Move (pull) a weapon or item out of someone's hand?

I've read the rules of the Move power a few times. If I lift an object I need to make a discipline roll against the silhouette of the thing lifted. But if I try to pull something out of another's ...
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Is the Slave 1 not a Firespray?

I've tried to rebuild the Slave 1 from its wikia entry but ran into the problem that I didn't have nearly enough hardpoints to build it on the Firespray chassis. Am I overlooking something here? Or ...
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Calculating damage on hit in Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Weapons in Star Wars: Age of Rebellion generally deal x damage on a hit + 1 damage per uncancelled success symbol rolled. Since, from what I understand from the rules, you need to roll at least one ...
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How much does it cost to add hardpoints to armor?

I am looking to add the stealth mod in the main book to armored clothing. The mod requires two hard points to be applied to any armor. Armored clothing only has one hard point. Is there any way to add ...
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New Obligations in Edge of the Empire

My regular Edge of the Empire group has managed to overcome their obligations as we started with the beginner adventure and tailored obligations based on the pre-gens provided to get us started. We ...
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Can impact driven thrown weapons be treated as Brawn instead of Agility?

Looking through the rules for Star Wars: Edge of the Empire role-playing game, I noticed that thrown weapons such as grenades and nets are agility based being Ranged (Light). I was wondering why it ...
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What is the point of force sensitive only talents being marked in a talent tree for force sensitives

In Star Wars: Edge of the Empire there is a single force talent tree called "Force Sensitive Exile". In the blurb about this tree it says "In Edge of the Empire, the primary way one becomes a Force-...
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Droid hacking in Star Wars? [closed]

Are droids hackable in the Star Wars universe? For example, could an Imperial hacker hack into C3P0's memory (let's say while the poor robot is in pieces in the Cloud City, before Chewie finds and ...
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What are the critical differences between WEG's Star Wars 2nd Ed. and Star Wars 2nd Ed. Revised and Expanded?

What are the major differences between West End Games' d6-based Star Wars TRPG 2nd Edition. and Star Wars TRPG 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded? Is the latter seriously better? If so, why? Are the ...
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Keeping Lightsabers Out of the Hands of Non-Force Sensitives

One of the weird quirks I've seen with the good ol' Star Wars d6 system is that Lightsaber is a Dexterity skill. This means that anybody can pick one up and use it reasonably well, even if they aren't ...
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Does Star Wars d6 (West End Games) have Throw Lightsaber?

While flipping through the Core Book (2nd ed, Revised & Expanded) the other day, I realized that I did not see any Force power or skill relating to throwing a lightsaber as a ranged attack. I ...
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How to play a character that has an alien mindset and thought process?

I have a character that I am currently portraying who is not human, and I would like to increase the obviousness of his non-humanity ( mainly through dialog and actions ). The character is a ...
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How does attacking and defense work in Star Wars D6?

I'm running a d6 based star wars game (Second Edition, blue cover) and the combat system is still a bit befuddling; which is annoying me as the combat is becoming a roll the dice and work it out ...
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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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d20 Star Wars (RE) imperial classes?

Which of the d20 Star Wars Revised Edition (not Saga!) books offered playable Imperial (prestige) classes (if any)? If none, which pre-RE ones are worth looking into? Edit: I've added the 'prestige' ...
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How many people does it take to steal a Star Destroyer?

The stats for the Imperial class Star Destroyer in West End Games's Star Wars RPG list the skeleton crew for the vessel as 5,000 people. They define the skeleton crew as "the absolute minimum number ...
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Who took the Star Wars RPG license over from WotC in 2011?

Lucas Licensing and Wizards of the Coast announced in the beginning of 2011 that WotC is not renewing their license for the Star Wars RPG. Who has taken it over from them? Solid facts please (as ...
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