In September, I received the Beginner's Box Set for my birthday. I played it and had a blast. I down loaded The Long Arm of the Hutt and the crew of the Krayt Fang lives on with a cargo bay full of Hutt Markers. I received the Core Book, GM Screen and Beyond the Rim book. The characteristics are too expensive. The Minons and Rivals have better characteristics. Only during character creation and gaining the Dedication Talent can characteristics be improved. A Wookie starts with a Brawn of 3. What utter balderdash, If skills, talents and specialization can be increased, why not characteristics. If I am missing something, please share your feedback, opinions and ideas.