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5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality product & new approach to a star wars RPG, 2 Aug 2013
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Matthew D. Hayward (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (Hardcover)
First off, the quality and presentation of the book is excellent. Everything is clear and examples are given, from game elements, concepts, character creation, to running the game. There are a lot of rules and procedures but the book guides the reader through them step by step.

This is a story-driven RPG. It's focus isn't tactical combat, although combat is handled in a streamlined and fun way. Players coming from a more numbers-heavy, grid based/miniatures RPG will find this quite different. I would say that more improvisation and lateral thinking are required than for many RPG systems.

The system uses custom dice Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG Dice Pack. The player and GM add dice to the pool and the total number of symbols that come up determine the results of the check. There are more results than just success or failure. This is where interpreting the result in the scenario in case comes in.

This is the first in a series of 3 products that will tie together. There are also upcoming supplements to Edge of the Empire, so FFG are clearly serious about supporting this new Star Wars line.

Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good version of Star Wars, 7 Feb 2014
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M. Bell "Matt Bell" (Swindon, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (Hardcover)
Well I have been very surprised at how good a version of Star Wars this is. I am glad that FF got hold of the SW franchise as they have done a brilliant job with it. This core rulebook is nice and packed with plenty of material and artwork that really is in the flavour Star Wars.

So the rules, are they any good. Well, yes. FF have made a great change by changing the way we use dice to tell the story and create results to our actions. The GM is left with a lot less when it comes to rolling the dice. The only time they need to is when combat starts, else even opposed rolls are taken care of by the players. This leaves the GM with telling the story.

The results on the dice also help to tell the story, as Advantages and Threats (there are more) are rolled and used to flesh out more detail to a scene or an action.

Overall our group is really enjoying this system and what they are able to do with it. I’ve had one member really comment on how Star Wars it feels. Now that can’t be a bad thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It may seem very basic at a glance but give it a spin a few times and start to invest time and experience in the game and you ma, 22 Aug 2014
This review is from: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook (Hardcover)
Having purchased ALL of the products currently available in this line and also the Age of Rebellion line as well - I'm staggered by the quality of the system. It is simple, elegant and rules-light but also exceptionally engaging and rewarding to run a campaign as a Storyteller/DM/GM and as a player as well.

It may seem very basic at a glance but give it a spin a few times and start to invest time and experience in the game and you may just find it to be exceptionally rewarding and fun. We certainly have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awesome game!, 29 Oct 2013
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If you like Star Wars and rpg's this one is a MUST own!
The game mechanics are solid, and the book itself is one of the most gorgeous I ever saw.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for RPG groups, 4 Aug 2014
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It's a great RPG if you are interested in Star Wars and a different system to many out there, focuses a lot more on story than dice rolling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy To Have, 5 Mar 2014
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This is handy to have if you're in an RPG group running this - yes you can share them but handing across the table eventually gets annoying and slows gameplay.

Having this will also ease your GM's job and hopefully not make them as vindictive :D (they do after all get a Dark Side Point for each Light Point you spend) it enables you to look up most of the information you need for the game and limits disputes as you have it at hand for things such as the cost of items, it also means that the GM can continue the game instead of listing the the properties of items to people
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