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Full-round action and Heroic Surge Feat

I am playing Star wars d20. My character is a soldier who can do multiple attacks as a full round action: Full-Round Action. A full-round action consumes all your effort during a round. The only ...
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How to deal with a non-force-sensitive character trying to harvest a saber crystal?

Three of my characters are close to lvl 7 and plan to enter the crystal cave on Mygeeto to harvest their own kyber crystal for their future weapons. This will be a standalone sidequest for them. One ...
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Is losing dex bonus to reflex the same as being flat-footed?

Many talents and feats require a target that is flat-footed, others state that the target loses their dexterity bonus to Reflex defense. To my group's understanding they were the same thing but there ...
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How not to remove the urgency when all PC are too wounded to continue?

I'm running Traitor's Gambit (SWSE) for the first time, for a group of 4 PCs (currently lvl 1). The campaign is designed for 4 lvl 1 PCs. The first arc contains 3 main encounters. Problem is, after ...
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How is starship armor bonus used in calculating Reflex defense in Star Wars Saga Edition?

In SWSE, the armor bonus is supposed to be part of the Reflex defense, but the numbers don't add up. For example, the YT-2400 has an armor of +15. According to what I'm reading, the calculation ...
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How do I prepare backup plans for if my players don't recognize a major plot hook or fail the checks to find it?

For context, I am the GM of a Star Wars Saga Edition game. We haven't had our first session yet, but we will soon. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... An exiled Gungan (PC "Aaron") ...
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How to deal with obtaining more Force Powers than available?

Because high wisdom is relatively easy to get halfway up the level curve, as is multiple iterations of the Force Training feat; it is quite possible to have a copy of every Force Power ever printed ...
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Does a Noble's wealth pay out when multiclassing?

The Noble's talent Wealth adds credits to the character each time a level is gained. It seems unclear whether this is Noble levels, or any levels. Does any general rule in the game shed further light ...
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Does a power that says “targets in an area” let you choose them?

In Star Wars Saga edition, when a power says “targets in an area”, can you select which are hit?
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What is the duration of an energy cell in a vibro weapon?

How long does an Energy Cell last in a vibro weapon? Specifically want to know for a vibrobayonet. The only thing I could find was regarding the 'special energy cell' for lightsabers that lasts "...
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Star Wars Saga Edition; Cover and blocking LoS

My group encountered a big problem. Our DM made us fight some enemies (level 5 or so) that used to take cover behind crates/walls/even cars, and used the following order of actions: -move to cover -...
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Is the Jedi Power Mind Trick OP?

I'm GMing a Star Wars Saga Edition campaign, with a party of 2 Jedis (lvl 3). One of them took the Mind Trick Jedi Power and he takes advantage of the (basically) unlimited use per day (with only a 1 ...
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Confused about how CL is calculated for multiple and single enemies

New GM here and I'm not quite sure how CL is calculated. So, the CL of an encounter (involving multiple enemies) is suppose to be the combined CL of all enemies/3. But that doesn't make sense. That ...
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What does "minimum" mean in the Force Training feat?

The "Force Training" feat reads: You add force power suite equal to 1 + Your Wisdom Modifier (Minimum 1) Does this mean that the feat gives a bonus of [(1 + Wis mod) or 1, whichever is higher] or [...
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Does one's threatened area extend behind and to one side?

We have recently started playing Star Wars Saga Edition after Episode VII rekindled the fire. Each of us are taking turns in Game Mastering, but it's been nearly 15+ years since I last had any ...
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How much does a custom droid PC pay to have extensions in its locomotion systems?

A player of mine has decided to create a custom droid as a PC, and as I have gone through the rules to create one, I couldn't find any specifics about this. The rules state that Medium-sized droids ...
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Do custom PC droids start with Basic language and vocabulator by default?

I have a player who decided to play a droid, and when I was going through the rules to create custom droids, I couldn't find anywhere what automatic languages they have. The best aproximations to ...
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Does the "heroic level defense bonus" make armor pointless for DEX based characters?

I admit I'm a bit confused about the way how "Star Wars - Saga Edition" handles it's defenses, especially because of the addition of the heroic level. Reflex Defense: 10 + [your heroic level or ...
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Where are the rules for Ride skill and beasts?

The ride skill (not pilot) in SAGA edition core rule books states: Use this skill to ride any kind of mount, such as a tauntaun, dewback or bantha Obviously these are types of beasts, as opposed ...
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Where do all the numbers come from when building a character?

The issue I've encountered with my recent attempts at character creation are that, we'll I don't really understand where some of the numbers come from, the rules say do it 1 way and on character Stat ...
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What is the maximum number of attacks a single character can make in 1 round?

Introduction A friend and I were discussing our builds for an upcoming venture into Star Wars: Saga Edition and we're dabbling with multiattack characters: one melee and one ranged, and need some ...
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Can I use Force Push or similar force powers without killing the opponent?

I have a Jedi character in a Star Wars Saga edition game, who does not want to kill without good reason. If he uses a force power like Force Push, it causes a set amount of damage which usually kills ...
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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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Does Force damage bypass DR?

I am running a game of Star Wars Saga Edition and one of my players is insisting that force damage, which is done only by a few force powers (e.g. force lighting), completely bypasses damage reduction....
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How to prevent a droid from denouncing you? [duplicate]

I'm preparing a campaign of Star Wars Saga Edition, and I'm stuck with two of my player's backgrounds. The campaign takes place in 3 659 BBY, and the party is mainly composed of Sith. The characters, ...
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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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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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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 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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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, type,...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I take Talents as Feats?

While the rules as written seem to imply that talents and feats are separate, 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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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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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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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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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 I already have via a feat, do I get to retrain that skill?

If a character trained in Perception in Star Wars Saga Edition later buys Force Perception (Train Perception, and roll UtF for it instead), can the character 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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What is the closest system to Star Wars Saga edition that's still in print? [closed]

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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