Fantasy Flight Explain The Thinking Behind Edge Of The Empire

July 4, 2013 by brennon

On Monday I wrote about Fantasy Flight Games exploring an encounter in Star Wars: Edge of Empire. Well, it’s out and about in the world now and the video above should give you a run down of their thoughts when building this game.

Star Wars - Edge of the Empire

Edge of the Empire seems to be the role-playing game we’ve been waiting for. A lot of the complicated systems behind the Saga series have been done away with and it looks like a fresh and exciting narrative experience.

I like the new narrative dice and their ability to drive the story forwards, even in combat. It reminds me a lot of Gurps and other systems where the dice aren’t the be all and end all of your experiences. There is also a conversion table for those people who don’t have the dice!

The one thing I am in two minds about is the addition of The Force. Of course it’s a big part of the Star Wars experience but I always worry that everyone’s going to want to play a Jedi or Force Sensitive hero! I guess it’s up to games masters to deal with this but I personally will be looking to play as a Smuggler or Bounty Hunter!

As well as Edge of the Empire Fantasy Flight also explore the additional books in this growing series which explore the war against the Empire and the Jedi themselves. It seems to follow the trend we’ve seen with the Warhammer 40,000 system.

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