… What else should Fantasy Flight do?
Now, many people will probably, say the usual, starship, race, gear, etc books.
These ARE great, but I had an idea.
Why not release setting boxed sets? Now I don't just mean time periods such as the old republic, or legacy era. What I mean is a boxed set about one particular planet or system. For my example, I'll use Bespin. The boxed set would include a booklet packed full of information and lore, all fluff no cruch, with the history, who's who and other tidbits of info - great for those of us who like collecting Star Wars stuff, and great for the non RPG player. Also include a double poster map of the city, possibly a refinery, carbon freezing chamber and possiby a cantina or something. Next, a nice little adventure that takes place in the location, and stats for some new items or vehicles, characters, etc, or ideas on how to use this setting. Stuff "needed" for the adventure such as tokens. Wrap this all in a nice sturdy, beautifully decorated box.
Now do this with other famous planets, such as Tatooine, Coruscant, Corellia, Hapes Consortium and so on and so on. This could make a product that many will buy to flesh out an area as it would work for all the books from Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion and beyond. Not necessary, but enticing enough, and hopefully pretty enough to display on a shelf. Think of it like the Essential guide to whatever Star Wars books - an Essential guide to whatever boxed set.
The advantages of this are:
- Constant content for the RPG
- could be marketed to non RPG players, who want the lore.
- Much of the info is already written, but new players will want it, and old players will buy it again (search your feelings, you know it to be true) for updated info to the newest RPG system.
Now, is the idea perfect. Of course not. But, I think a viable idea for the RPG, and different enough from products of the past. Couple that with Fantasy Flights high production values, I think this could be a winner.