Role Playing Games

Break out your character sheets and 20-sided die. One might say that the foundations for the Expanded Universe (now Legends) started in the role playing games (RPG’s). Writers started establishing the rules of the Star Wars Galaxy, creating new characters and new story lines for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Similar to how younger children created their own adventures with the action figures, older kids established their adventures in a more sophisticated (some might say more complicated) way.

Companies like West End Games (1987 – 1999), Wizards of the Coast (2000 – 2010) and currently, Fantasy Flight Games have published volumes of Star Wars source material for these games. Some of the more famous Star Wars authors cut their teeth doing writing for these RPG’s, before having one of their novels published. Needless to say, the RPG’s are a big part of the Star Wars galaxy and how it has developed. Dave Filoni’s Clone Wars and Rebels are full of references to the RPG’s.

If you’re looking to add to the story, you can keep yourself busy with all the books devoted to this end of the Star Wars Galaxy.

WEST END GAMES

The Star Wars Sourcebook1987
Campaign Pack1988
Tatooine Manhunt
1988
Strike Force Shantipole1988
Battle for the Golden Sun 1988
Imperial Sourcebook1988
The Star Wars Rules Companion1989
Starfall1989
Otherspace 1989
Otherspace II: Invasion1989
Scavenger Hunt1989
Riders of the Maelstrom1989
Crisis on Cloud City1989
Galaxy Guide 1: A New Hope – 1st Edition1989
Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin- 1st Edition1989
Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back- 1st Edition1989
Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races – 1st Edition1989
Rebel Alliance Sourcebook1990
Black Ice1990N
The Game Chambers of Questal1990
The Isis Coordinates1990
Death in the Undercity1990
Galaxy Guide 5: The Return of the Jedi – 1st Edition1990
Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters1990
Cracken’s Rebel Field Guide1991
Death Star Technical Companion1991Y
Domain of Evil1991
Graveyard of Alderaan1991
Gamemaster Kit1991
Gamemaster Handbook1991
Planets of the Galaxy Volume 11991
Heir to the Empire Sourcebook1992
Dark Force Rising Sourcebook1992
Planets of the Galaxy Volume 21992
Mission to Lianna1992Y
Planet of the Mists1992
The Abduction1992
The Politics of Contraband1992
Gamemaster’s Screen1992
Movie Trilogy Sourcebook1993
Dark Empire Sourcebook1993Y
Planets of the Galaxy Volume 31993
Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook1993Y
Supernova1993Y
Wanted by Cracken1993
Twin Stars of Kira1993Y
Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley1993
Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts1993
Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim1993
Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters1994
Galaxy Guide 11: Criminal Organizations1994
The Last Command Sourcebook1994Y
The Planets Collection 1994
Creatures of the Galaxy1994
Cracken’s Rebel Operatives1994Y
Classic Campaigns1994
Classic Adventures Vol 11995
Classic Adventures Vol 21995Y
Flashpoint! Brak Sector1995Y
Galaxy Guide 12: Aliens – Enemies and Allies1995
Galladium’s Fantastic Technology: Guns and Gear1995
Heroes and Rogues1995
Platt’s Starport Guide1995Y
Goroth – Slave of the Empire1995Y
Alliance Intelligence Report1995
The Darkstryder Campaign1995Y
Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook1996
Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook1996
Shadows of the Empire: Planets Guide1996
Tales Of The Jedi Companion1996
The Jedi Academy Sourcebook1996
Truce At Bakura Sourcebook1996
Classic Adventures Vol 31996
The Best of Star Wars Adventure Journal Issues 1-41996
Operation: Elrood1996
Instant Adventures1996
Darkstryder: The Kathol Outback1996
Darkstryder: The Kathol Rift1996
Darkstryder: Endgame1996Y
Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook – Special Edition1997
Rules of Engagement: The Rebel SpecForce Handbook1997Y
Cynabar’s Fantastic Technology: Droids1997
Secrets of the Sisar Run1997
Cracken’s Threat Dossier1997Y
Platt’s Smugglers Guide1997
Pirates & Privateers1997
Stock Ships1997
The Player’s Guide to Tapani1997
Wretched Hives of Scum and Villainy1997
The Black Sands of Socorro1997Y
Lords of the Expanse1997Y
Gundark’s Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear1997
Classic Adventures Vol 41997
Mos Eisley Adventure Set1997
No Disintegrations1997Y
Star Wars Introductory Adventure Game1997
Tapani Sector Instant Adventures1997
Hideouts and Strongholds1998Y
Alien Encounters1998Y
The Far Orbit Project1998N
Classic Adventures Vol 51998

WIZARDS OF THE COAST

Star Wars: Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook2000
Character Record Sheets2000
Invasion of Theed 2000Y
Secrets of Naboo2000Y
Gamemaster Screen2001
Living Force Campaign Guide2001Y
Rebellion Era Sourcebook2001
Secrets of Tatooine2001Y
The Dark Side Sourcebook2001Y
Alien Anthology2001Y
Starships of the Galaxy2001
The New Jedi Order Sourcebook2002Y
Tempest Feud2002
Star Wars: Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook2002Y
Power of the Jedi Sourcebook2002
Arms and Equipment Guide2002
Coruscant and the Core Worlds2003Y
Ultimate Alien Anthology 2003
Hero’s Guide2003Y
Galactic Campaign Guide 2003
Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds2004
Ultimate Adversaries2004Y
Saga Edition Core Rulebook 2007
Starships of the Galaxy (Saga Edition)2007
Galaxy Tiles 2008
Threats of the Galaxy2008
Star Wars Gamemaster Screen 2008
Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide2008
The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide2008Y
Scum and Villainy2008Y
The Clone Wars Campaign Guide2009
Legacy Era Campaign Guide2009
Jedi Academy Training Manual2009Y
Rebellion Era Campaign Guide2009
Galaxy at War2009
Scavenger’s Guide to Droids2009Y
Galaxy of Intrigue2010
The Unknown Regions2010

FANTASY FLIGHT

The Fantasy Flight game has 3 divisions – Edge of the Empire (EE), Age of Rebellion (AoR), and Force & Destiny (FnD).

Beyond the RimEEY
The Jewel of YavinEE
The Long Arm of the HuttEE
Mask of the Pirate QueenEE
Dangerous CovenantsEE Y
Enter the UnknownEE Y
Far HorizonsEE
Fly CasualEE Y
No DisintegrationsEE
Special ModificationsEE
Lords of Nal HuttaEE Y
Suns of FortuneEE Y
Under a Black SunEE
Onslaught at Arda I AoR Y
Friends Like TheseAoR
Stay on TargetAoR Y
Desperate AlliesAoR
Lead by ExampleAoR Y
Forged in BattleAoR Y
Fully OperationalAoR
Cyphers and MasksAoR
Strongholds of ResistanceAoR
Chronicles of the GatekeeperFnDY
Ghosts of DathomirFnD
Keeping the PeaceFnD
Savage SpiritsFnD
Endless VigilFnD
Disciples of HarmonyFnD
Unlimited PowerFnD
Knights of FateFnD
Nexus of PowerFnD

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