Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game boxed set announced
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire has been written about pretty extensively since the release of the beta back at GenCon this year, on this site no less. Now, Fantasy Flight Games has shared at least some of their plans for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG with the announcement of the Beginner Game. Reminiscent of the old D&D Red box (and other similar products that have become popular in recent years), the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a box set meant to provide an introductory experience to the roleplaying game while still giving you everything you need to play. The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game includes a 32-page adventur5e, 48 pages of rules, four character folios (pregens, although more detailed that the characters that term is usually used for, since these include eight pages of information), 14 of the oh-so-controversial custom dice, a double-sided map, and some tokens. I could not find a price at the time that this was written. The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a “complete, standalone product” according to this announcement, but it does contain a simplified version fot he rule set found in the full game and does not include rules on character creation, fewer talent, and cutting other ‘character development options.’
I’m actually generally for products like the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game, especially for a licensed game that is probably going to attract a lot of people that aren’t familiar with roleplaying as a general rule. What it lacks in versatility, it – hopefully – will add in ease of use, at least that is the idea. Obviously, I’ve already shelled out for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta, so this product isn’t aimed at me, but I imagine it will attract some attention, with its nice shiny box and included dice and full color tokens, on the shelves of the mainstream stores that I’m sure it will inhabit. If the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game brings new people into the hobby, I’m all for it.
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